Friday, February 06, 2009

Potty over Phelps

Quick post to express my sublime wonder at Michael Phelps' admonishment by the US sports authorities and sponsors. Even Dubya did pot, for heavens sake. It didn't get him booted out of the friggin' Presidency! Now I am no fan of Phelps even though he won tons of medals, but seriously, give the poor guy a break. In these times of financial crises I'd think this is the last thing anyone would care about but apparently not!


Anonymous DD said...

Our whole family was rooting for MP all the way since the Olympic trials, as we have a strong Baltimore connection (lived there 15 years). My 4 year old has two role models - Micheal Phelps and Barack O'Bama.

Notwithstanding, I firmly agree with the 'punishment' he has gotten. The kid gloves with which the U.S. Baseball Association has handled its drug pusher multimillionaire celebrities is pathetic and has completely discredited the sport. If Micheal Phelps is such a moron that he is not aware that EVERYONE at the party will have a camera-able cell phone and the probability that at least a few people will take his picture taking a bong-hit is very high and the probability that at least one of those will send it in (can you say $$$$$) is nearly 1.0, then he deserves to get a couple of his feathers trimmed. And don't mention the economy - it doesn't affect him the way it does me and (I'm assuming) you.

As far as dubya is concerned, I will withhold comment. No, wait! I won't. He is a MORON.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Ace of Spades said...

with such stardom, a bit of caution is required. the young punk should look up at lance armstrong if he wants a role model.
armstrong has for ages been defying critics who accuse him of taking performance enhancers. but if such an accusation is throw at phelps tomorrow, this sort of a past will not stand him in good stead.

sorry for the rant - but you know me and sports :)

12:55 AM  
Blogger Shuv said...

i think u overrated the recession in that last line of yours..for me, my child's role model is more important than lehman brother's bankruptcy.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Anup said...

bechara buddha phelps

7:32 AM  
Blogger Scout said...

i seem to have pissed a lot of alpha males off... but its just my opinion :)
maybe it'll change when i have a kid who looks up to a random celebrity...

7:35 AM  
Blogger Shuv said...

can u ever piss me off scout?

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Geoff said...

I think pot (and prostitution, for that matter) should be legalized, so I couldn't agree more. That said, I'm glad you're posting on this blog again and it's quite interesting to hear you've moved to Malaysia. I hope you're well and maybe we'll see each other somewhere, sometime soon.

6:48 PM  
Blogger s! said...

he's back from his suspension, and back on TV in a couple of ads, all of which seem kinda tongue in cheek

5:07 AM  

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