Category Archives: Athletics

Get off the Phelps Bandwagon

Michael Phelps has been the talk of the sporting news the past week, and rightfully so. He won eight gold medals at the Olympics in swimming. I watched the two closest races and they were thrilling. But as impressive as his feat is, I am sick and tired of people calling him the greatest athlete of all time, or the greatest Olympian. There was a poll on ESPN today asking if what Phelps’ did this past week was the greatest athletic achievement of all time (as in ever). 73% of the freaking United States voted yes, which made me want to vomit. I like to think I give credit where credit is due, but this whole Michael Phelps phenomenon is to much for me to handle. Maybe the US media is blowing it out of proportion to take the attention away from the fact that China has almost twice as many gold medals as America. I just don’t get it. Anyway, the following link it to a good article about other Olympians who achieved greater feats.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/olympics/chi-080814-olympics-best-ever-hersh,0,1139778.story

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Nobody likes track? That’s wack!

Some sports have worldwide popularity, like soccer. Most sports America excels in, like football and baseball, are only popular within our boarders. The one sport America is the most dominate at, that is also popular with the rest of the world, is track & field. This article examines why track should be followed more closely, and it also looks at some of the reasons why it’s not

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3487979

800-Meter final and US Olympic Trials.

800-Meter final and US Olympic Trials.

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