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8.15.2008

Yes, I Love Technology

The race involving Michael Phelps was shown on a hi-def TV in a Mexican restaurant I was in tonight. The diners actually stopped and cheered. I'm not sure I've ever seen that in a non-sports bar atmosphere. But, man, it looked like Phelps came in second. But I'll trust technology. And this opening sentence from the AP story describes the race perfectly: BEIJING - With history hanging in the balance, Michael Phelps decided to take one more stroke. His long arms soared above the water, windmilled past his ears and slammed into the wall. In the next lane, Milorad Cavic was gliding to the finish, just inches from the gold, his arms no longer driving but just reaching for the end. (Actual photo of the ending above. Phelps on the right.) Edit: Better photo from Sports Illustrated.

20 comments:

Corrosion of conformity said...

Thank god it is in H-D , I can see everything so much clearer. Yep, swimming is still gay !

Anonymous said...

The performance of Michael Phelps has been phenomenal, truly. However, I have been watching the Olympics this year faithfully and have been impressed from ninght one. Amazing. It makes my little run at the track seem more worth it.

M-M said...

The Serbs filed a protest. The backup clock system showed the exact same time that the primary system did. The judges watched the finish in slow motion and determined Phelps won. They showed the slow motion tapes to the Serb folks and they were satisfied with the final outcome. So, as quick as the controversy was ignited, it was extinguished with good technology. This just added more interesting drama to the whole Phelps saga.

Anonymous said...

it was clear that the other guy won the race, right up to the very last stroke..the one that counted..GO PHELPS..GO USA..!!

Anonymous said...

Michael Phelps is a true champion and a great American, he makes me proud to be white.

Anonymous said...

he said stroke uhhhhh hh

Anonymous said...

I, too, have greatly enjoyed watching Phelps's victories and the variety of ways in which they have come.

In watching the split screen conversation between Phelps & Mark Spitz last night, Spitz showered (no pun intended) Phelps with praise about his abilities, his work ethic, his conduct and the way he has represented his country & on & on - deservedly so.
However, I kept waiting for Phelps to respond with some appreciation for Spitz's accomplishments from 36 years ago, but it seemed to me he intentionally avoided doing that. Did any one else pick up on that, or am I just reading something into nothing?

Anonymous said...

ME LUVS ME SUM WHITE GULS....

Anonymous said...

Shame on you 9:08.

Anonymous said...

Phelps is an amazing athlete. The numbers don't lie. Those of you who (actually I think it's just one dried up wanna be athlete) think swimming is 'gay' - your words............ are 'gay' - my word.

Anonymous said...

This is off the topic, but it does have to do with water. lol! Anyone know a nice little bayside/oceanside place along the east coast that is a good place to vacation? Yes, it should be a little touristy because I like activity, but would like a place to sit close enough by on a deck outside and watch either the boats coming in to port or the waves rocking into coast. Needs to be affordable and not extravagant. Anyone know of a place like that? Coastal village type?

Anonymous said...

If it wasnt for that swim cap his Dumbo ears would have cost him 3 seconds. Well maybe those angled narrow teeth could make up for the ears.

liz said...

Does anyone know what time Michael goes for his 8th gold tonight?

june cleaver said...

10:31,
I noticed the same thing. I don't think Phelps has the "gift of gab." I don't think it was intentional but I was thinking the same thing as you.

Anonymous said...

What does "gay" have to do with a wonderful young American and his contribution in the world of sports. It really irritates me for people to use the word "gay" in a derrogatory tone. There are acutally gay people in this community who could run circles around you educationally, culturally and financially. They have actually made something of themselves and contribute positively. It's really easy to sit back and criticize. So, 1:41, live a purposeful life and tend to your own.

Anonymous said...

There's a tone for gay other than derogatory? Um, the's a novel idea-we'll see how that pans out.

Anonymous said...

I'm not lettin any gay man run circles around me for fear of what he would do while behind me.

Anonymous said...

Shame on 1:41!!

Sounds like you might be just a bit jealous of Phelps. He is an amazing athlete.

Go jump in a ten foot pool and see how fast YOU swim.

Jerk.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:25...besides making a stupid comment, what makes you think you would be his type? I would be willing to bet not. You sound like a bigot and I can only hope you aren't a parent. It, again, is a parent like you raising children that is the true problem in our world today. By the way, I'm not a democrat.

Anonymous said...

No one knows of a good coastal community for vacation spot? Guess I'm not alone. Dern!