Posts Tagged ‘Michael Phelps’

NEW LEVEL OF CELEBRITY

August 17, 2008

TMZ.COM POLL

Michael Phelps is on a roll. And not just in the swimming pool. Yesterday the celebrity website TMZ.com ran one of its “Who’d You Rather?” polls. This one featured the Olympic swimmer versus actor George Clooney.

Congratulations to Phelps. He won the poll hands down. With over 100,000 people voting, Phelps had 56% of the vote, Clooney 44%. After one week in the pool and on NBC, more women would now rather have sex with Michael Phelps than George Clooney.

8 FOR 8

August 17, 2008

MICHAEL PHELPS

Michael Phelps made even more Olympic history Saturday night in Beijing. The American swimmer won his record eighth gold medal with a U.S. victory in the 400-meter medley relay.

The eight gold medals in one Olympics is a new record surpassing the seven golds won by American swimmer Mark Spitz in Munich during 1972.

 

PHELPS AFTER WINNING HIS EIGHTH GOLD MEDAL

MICHAEL PHELPS CONSPIRACY THEORY

August 16, 2008

A website has been created alleging that American swimmer Michael Michael Phelps’ .001 second victory in the 100 meter butterfly Friday was actually a loss. The website contends there is a conspiracy between Phelps, NBC, the company that makes the timekeeping equipment (an official Phelps sponsor), FINA, and the American government.

Geeze, they had me until the “American government” part. Obviously, the government can’t do ANYTHING right.

MARK SPITZ: NOT BITTER AFTER ALL

August 16, 2008

MARK SPITZ

As it turns out, former Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz is not the bitter-old-man caricature that he has been portrayed as by bloggers.

American swimmer Michael Phelps’ tied Spitz’s Olympic record of seven gold medals Friday with a miracle win in the 100 meter butterfly.

Following the victory, NBC arranged a joint interview with Phelps, Spitz and studio host Bob Costas. In that interview, Spitz did not come across as bitter at all. He was gracious in his praise of Phelps.

Neil Best of Newsday (the best sports media critic in America) has a complete transcript of the interview on his blog today.

Phelps attempts to break Spitz’s record and win an Olympic record eighth gold medal later tonight.

MICHAEL PHELPS WINS SEVENTH GOLD IN CLOSEST RACE YET

August 16, 2008

MICHAEL PHELPS PHOTO FINISH WIN

United States Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps edged Serbia’s Milorad Cavic by just over 1/100th of a second Friday to capture his seventh gold medal of this Olympiad. Phelps’ victory in the men’s 100-meter freestyle adds to his already record setting performance.

Although it was the only event in seven where Phelps did NOT set a world record, it was perhaps his most impressive win. He was actually in seventh place after the half-way point of the race. Phelps won the race with a brilliant closing flury.

Phelps is competing in one more event at this year’s Olympics. If Phelps and the U.S. team capture gold in the relay event in which they’re favored, the swimmer will have set the record for most gold medals in one Olympics. An eight gold medal would break American swimmer Mark Spitz’s record of seven golds.

OLYMPIC SWIMMER MICHAEL PHELPS BEING CALLED “SAVIOR” OF NBC

August 15, 2008

ACTUAL PHOTO OF MICHAEL PHELPS THAT APPEARED IN TODAY’S NEW YORK POST

Not only has American swimmer Michael Phelps dominated the Olympics, but now he’s being given credit for single-handedly saving an entire television network.

According to today’s New York Post, before the tv ratings and ad revenues were released for this year’s Olympics, General Electric, the parent company for NBC tv, was said to be planning to sell the fourth rated television network. Now, in light of record ratings and over a billion dollars in Olympic ad revenues, NBC has been saved.

Experts consider Phelps the sole reason for NBC’s turnaround. Viewers that have turned in to watch Phelps are the sole reason this Olympics has outdrawn the 2004 games in Athens. Although Super Bowls are still the biggest single day events in television, this year’s Olympics have sustained monster ratings over an entire week. So far 168 million Americans have watched at least part of the Olympics on NBC. That doesn’t even count the viewers on NBC’s sister stations (CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and Oxygen.) Every time Phelps has raced between 24-33 million Americans have been watching.

Advertising are flooding NBC looking to get on the Phelps/Olympics bandwagon. So much so that NBC’s sales have increased across the board for the entire network. No wonder today’s Post article called Phelps a “savior.”

TWO MORE GOLDS AND COUNTING

August 13, 2008

SWIMMER MICHAEL PHELPS NOW HAS MORE GOLD MEDALS THAN ANYONE IN OLYMPIC HISTORY. HE IS OVER HALF WAY TO BREAKING MARK SPITZ’S RECORD OF 7 GOLD MEDALS IN ONE OLYMPICS

WEBSITE UNVEILS MICHAEL PHELPS “TRAINING REGIMEN”

August 10, 2008

MICHAEL PHELPS

The website Busted Coverage has come up with a photo of Olympic superstar swimmer Michael Phelps. The photo shows Phelps pursuing not one of eight gold medals, but rather a blonde and a Miller Lite.