Michael Phelps: Man or Bionic Swimming Robot
But this need to win every single medal in the Olympics? It's kinda bothering me. Oh, I love winning. I'm big on contests and being competitive and all, but at some point is it too much? Does he really NEED 8 gold medals? What is he going to do with his grand total of 14 medals? How do you even display that much gold?
I think what bothers me is that I know that if I were up against him, I would give up because really, what's the point? Nobody else can win against him. I think that at some point he becomes a deterrent to other competitors. How can someone do their best time and time again knowing that they can't ever win?
Maybe at some point there needs to be a limit on the amount of medals that one person can win in one sport. Is 8 too much? I think so. Is 5 too few? I don't know. But when one athlete takes over the games, it doesn't feel sportsmanlike to me. It almost feels like Phelps is a bully of sorts.
The thing is, he's really really good. He is born to win. That's obvious. But when does it become kind of sour? When does it feel almost like it's rigged (it obviously isn't, but I bet it feels like that to other competitors)? When does it feel like "what's the point of competing against Phelps"?
I don't have any answers. But I know if I were Phelp's mom Debbie I would be so proud of him. And if I were the mom of any other guy competing against him, I would be plotting some injury to knock him out of competition. Just kidding. But I would be pretty damn annoyed knowing that MY baby doesn't have a chance next to that robot. Stumble It! JBlog Me