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|4 days 21 hours ago||I admit I'm not giving enough||
I admit I'm not giving enough deference to Lewis' accomplishments but I think Bolt's resume is easily more impressive given the manner he dominates. He doesn't even lose outside of the Olympics.
You do fail to mention that Lewis won one of his golds because of Ben Johnson's dq. Also, that Lewis himself failed 3 drug tests leading up to those Olympics. Lewis openly lamented the use of PEDs ruining the sport. Perhaps he was well-versed in their use.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I still think the flly is the||
I still think the flly is the most similar stroke to freestyle but we're not going to change each other's opinion.
Phelp's specialty is butterfly. Anyone that is great at fly will probably be at least good at freestyle. I agree that the fly is the most difficult stroke and not everyone can master it.
Why do you consider me pro-Bolt? Because I provide counterarguments to the pro-Phelps guys? I appreciate both guys for different reasons. Bolt is so dominant. Has he ever lost? He's also very cocky in a manner that is likable and not off-putting. People question why he doesn't participate in more events and I think the simple answer is there's no money in it. I don't think there would be any ROI if he tried to win long jump.
I also respect the hell out of Phelps' accomplishments. I won't see them rivaled in my lifetime and he's truly a special athlete. The sheer amount of will, determination, discipline, and athletic prowess he possesses is truly unique. He's a generational talent like Spitz was before him. Just like Owens was before Bolt.
One final point to consider for those that use medal count as a reason for Phelp's superiority: The list of Olympians with the most medals is littered with swimmers and gymnasts. Don't you think that weakens the argument?
|4 days 23 hours ago||Did you consider the context||
Did you consider the context of the post to which I replied? I even stated it would be ridiculous for him to compete in other events. Pro Phelps guys always seem to point out the fact that Bolt doesn't do any events outside of his 3. I don't think these guys realize that the mechanics of butterfly and freestyle are very similar. Phelps isn't swimming the wide breadth of disciplines as they seem to imply.
|5 days 15 min ago||First of all, I'm not your||
First of all, I'm not your son and I didn't "site" anything. Given your attitude, I would think using your middle finger would be a natural reaction and typing "c" would be easier than "s".
Second, when did I claim "Phelp is tainted?" I replied to a poster mentioning the 8 Golds in Beijing. That's a feat that I don't see being surpassed. I was pointing out that Phelps had a lot of help in that accomplishment because he was on the best relay teams.
And LOL at your citing golds for Lewis and Johnson in non-sprinting events. Bolt is a sprinter though I have no doubt he woud be one of the best in the 400m.
It's too bad you don't appreciate Bolt's accomplishments because he's not trying to be Jim Thorpe or Jesse Owens. What's wrong with just sprinting and being the best at it, ever? The fact you put Carl Lewis in the same conversation with him is laughable.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Phelps got to 8 golds because||
Phelps got to 8 golds because the US has the strongest swim team in the world and therefore have most of the strongest relay teams. No way you're winning all those relay golds without help.
I give him a lot of credit for being strong enough in breast and back to dominate IMs but I'd hardly call that pushing "himself to compete in strokes he wasn't the best at." Again, he's not competing in backstroke or breaststroke. It would be ridiculous and foolhardy for him to try.
You're being so obtuse by pointing out multiple runners have won the 100 and 200 in the same Olypmics. While that may be true, no one has ever accomplished that in 2, let alone 3 Olympics. You also neglect to acknowledge that swimmers' careers are longer than sprinters'.
While Phelp's accomplishments are unmatched, you can also wonder what might have been if swimming were more lucrative in Mark Spitz's day. It's not unreasonable to surmize he couldn've had over 20 gold medals.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Bolt doesn't run hurdles||
Bolt doesn't run hurdles because he'd probably do as well as phelps would do if he competed in backstroke or breaststroke .
|6 days 5 min ago||Meritocracy. UM is a global||
Meritocracy. UM is a global brand and I have no problem with this.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Why would you give your||
Why would you give your competition or the public detailed injury reports if not required to do so? Just the threat of Caris returning probably required game planning by the opposition
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'm trying to vote but||
I'm trying to vote but apparently the website is down or experiencing a lot of traffic.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I still think Meyer is a||
I still think Meyer is a self-serving ahole. I don't think he would've commented if DPJ's mom didn't pen that change petition
|19 weeks 4 days ago||While it's true that his||
While it's true that his caddy is his buddy, I don't think Michael Greller would have any problems finding a bag if JS let him go. In fact, his phone would probably be ringing off the hook.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||He also capitalized||
He also capitalized "Ascending" so we can't assume anything about his intentions to capitalize or not
|30 weeks 14 hours ago||There are a couple guys still||
There are a couple guys still in this class that may be academic casualties so there's that
|30 weeks 3 days ago||This is quite a coup for||
This is quite a coup for Michigan. I just can't fathom, though, having an offfer from Northwestern and choosing Old Dominion; then going the PWO route at Michigan.
Does not compute
|38 weeks 5 days ago||That can't be true. Va Tech||
That can't be true. Va Tech would immediately be courted by the SEC if that ever happened.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Damn, was the last paragraph||
Damn, was the last paragraph necessary? Doesn't help your credibility
|46 weeks 1 day ago||You're going to have a hard||
You're going to have a hard time convincing this board that Hoke wasn't overpaid, myself included
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I think JD has children.||
I think JD has children.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||MSU is mostly a regional||
MSU is mostly a regional brand. They need Nike more than Nike needs them. No way they get that kind of bump.
How much leverage do you think OSU has with Nike? Do you think OSU would take the money if UA or Adidas offered a pile of cash? Make no mistake, as well as you're recruiting, it will take a hit if you switch away from Nike. Do you really think you'll move away from Nike if they don't offer a comparable deal to ours? I don't
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Well, if JH fails at||
Well, if JH fails at Michigan, Dennis Franklin will hire him.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||You realize they were still||
You realize they were still the most talented team in the league?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||He's wearing Nike shoes. Hmmm...||
He's wearing Nike shoes. Hmmm...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hold up. You're going to bury||
Hold up. You're going to bury your head in the sand and claim that it's believable the Bears had their whole staff filled but one and waited until the day after NSD to announce the RB coach hire?
On the other hand, you'll just accept Weber's assertion that he thought/was told he'd be the only RB recruited. This, after they went hard for Weber's good friend John Kelly and offered several other guys we know of. JH is a smart, direct man. I find it inconceivable he'd risk a hole in the recruiting class on the whims of a teenager. And, unlike Urban, I don't think he'd deliberately deceive Weber.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Another big difference is||
Another big difference is that Edwards came with 4 years of eligibility as opposed to 1 for Lyons. Plus, Lyons has shown himself to be a good, not great player and Edwards was one of the highest-rated recruits at the time
|1 year 29 weeks ago||There is the possibility that||
There is the possibility that there were factors not related to football ability that caused the staff to stop recruiting him
|1 year 29 weeks ago||The dude was calling the||
The dude was calling the troll (Toad) ignorant, just like Buckeye fans. Mr. Rational Buckeye takes offense and points out the irony of questioning others' intelligence while using poor spelling and grammar.
I informed Rational Buckeye that "ignorant" does not equal "dumb" and his retort wan't as clever as he may have thought.
Perhaps we all have lapses in reading comprehension.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||He said you were ignorant, not dumb||
He said you were ignorant, not dumb
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I don't think this is a good||
I don't think this is a good thing. JH isn't going to like that fact that a lot of people will think he's going back to college because he can't hack it in the NFL anymore. I think losing to Oakland hindered our chances of getting back our prodigal son.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Has he not cut his hair?||
Has he not cut his hair?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Been a while since I've had a||
Been a while since I've had a drink. Sipped on a Founders porter and had a two hearted with my crabcake.