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02 February 2009 @ 09:14 am
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Thank God, It's Finally Time To Tear Down Michael Phelps!


Throughout the Olympics, we tried to get Michael Phelps.

We wanted to believe he took performance enhancing drugs, only we had no proof. We were stunned to find out he was clean.

So we begrudgingly called him a hero and went back to our everyday lives.

But now we got him. Not taking performance enhancing drugs, exactly, but drugs nonetheless.

We caught Michael Phelps smoking…a bong!

Yeah!  Get him!  Tear him down! Take his medals!

We’re Americans, damn it. And the one thing we do better than spending money we don’t have is tearing down our heroes.

I’d like to speak directly to anyone who thinks this is a big deal. To anyone who has written, or will write an article declaring Michael Phelps the devil, a scumbag, or worse…the Barry Bonds of swimming.

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You people, please, get a life.

Michael Phelps busted his ass training for the Olympics. He won more medals than anyone else. He did it in an impressive and, more importantly, clean manner.

A little pot, a drug that many people feel should be legalized anyway, shouldn’t take any of that away. Hell, if he were smoking pot during the Olympics, wouldn’t it make what he accomplished even more impressive?

A pot-head showing up on time for all those races would have been a miracle. Although, it would have explained the diet.

Anyway, point is, get a life America.

We have many, many people here worth tearing down. Our former president. The lousy CEOs who gave themselves millions while laying off thousands. The scumbags who decided to allow sub-prime mortgages and caused this insane housing crisis. The loser next door who signed for a mortgage he knew he couldn’t afford.

Plenty of people are worthy of feeling our wrath. Michael Phelps, medals, bongs, and all, is not one of those people.

Source: bleacherreport.com/articles/118455-thank-god-its-finally-time-to-tear-down-michael-phelps
 

 
 
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don't duplicate. just recipitate.jeah on February 2nd, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
AMEN!
Explicit Adult Content? You're soaking in it!yin_again on February 2nd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm a serious and dedicated lurker over here, but, damn...best. article. ever. Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention. It beautifully articulates my feelings on the matter, and does it much better than I ever could.

P.S. Did you read some of the comments over there? Hideous grammar.
Meganmeganrenee323 on February 2nd, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I don't really bother with the comments...most of it is BS anyway. ;) And welcome, btw!
dublincatdublincat on February 2nd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
so true
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Meganmeganrenee323 on February 2nd, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'll I've read lately is a rehash of his statement. But this is just what I needed. And written so well too!
Elle B. See: Phelps' abselbiesee on February 2nd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Perfectly written. Perfectly stated. And funny as hell.

*high fives author*
amkfsisterruth on February 2nd, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Meganmeganrenee323 on February 2nd, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Now that's and excellent article. Thanks for letting me know about it.
radrluv69radrluv69 on February 2nd, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
That article couldn't articulated my feelings any better about this mess. I forgave Phelps the second I saw the NOTW headline. It's Monday now, and the story is all over the place, and thankfully everyone seems to sticking by Phelps (except for Elizabeth Hasselbeck but who cares about her anyway). But what genuinely pisses me off is that no one seems to talking about Octagon's role in this matter, except for those of us who actually paid attention to how Octagon allegdly offered their client up like a cheap whore, sans the clear heeled stilettos and glitter eye makeup.

Yes, as a fan, I'm angry with Octagon. They got too greedy. If I were Phelps, I'd be using this as an opportunity to reconsider my options and maybe take Lochte's lead. It's so disappointing just because of the fact that they've handled Phelps since he was 16. What does one do if they have to question the trust they have in a business partner of 7 years?
amkfsisterruth on February 2nd, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to post this at ONTD_OLY and see what the response is over there. I've defended Octagon and Carlisle in the past, but this was just indefensible.
radrluv69radrluv69 on February 2nd, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Candace & Eve's next set of vlogs. I expect their reaction will be similar to the rest of us, but I'd love to see those two give Octagon a good tongue-lashing.
Meganmeganrenee323 on February 2nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
SO MUCH YES
radrluv69radrluv69 on February 2nd, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
...And I already have it planned to comment on GMM's blog as soon as he posts it. I've checked just now and it's not up yet.
Meganmeganrenee323 on February 2nd, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. He usually tweets about it as soon as it's posted, so I'm still waiting.
dublincatdublincat on February 2nd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
me too , i am waiting
dublincatdublincat on February 2nd, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
i agree octagon handle this very badly
Nikki H: I <3 MPfricknfrackfan on February 3rd, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I write for Bleacher from time to time and hadn't made it over there to check out the headlines. Thanks for posting this!

As for me about two seconds after I heard about it I was like well.. he's young I forgive him totally. Well confession time.. I've tried it too. I was actually younger than Phelpsy so I have no stones to throw.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck needs to totally sit down and shut up! She just makes me insane I can barely sit through and episode of The View anymore because of her. I just want to scream and throw things at my TV.