The Legend Of: Micheal Phelps

This is the first installment of a series that I am calling the #TheLegendOf. I will cover world class sports figures that I have been able to watch and enjoy in my lifetime. With the news tonight of Michael Phelps getting his 22nd gold medal, I thought starting with him would be fitting. Darren Rovell put it fantastically in a recent tweet. If someone bet me in 2003 that this guy would become the best Olympian ever, I would have lost a lot of $ #phelps pic.twitter.com/aN6aOTfTjz — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 11, 2016 16 years ago, the 2000 Olympiad Michael Phelps splashed onto the scene (Sorry about that, I couldn’t help myself). He was a 15 year old kid that still had braces on his bottom teeth. He finish fifth place in the 200m butterfly. His teammate and gold medal winner of that event patted Phelps on the back and told him, “The best is ahead of you,” according

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Women Are Our Best Athletes

No burying the lead here. Our best Athletes are Women. Not Lebron, not Steph Curry, not Big Papi, Tom Brady or Gronk for all you New Englanders, or any other male athlete as far as I am concerned. All the aforementioned athletes get to compete regularly in their sport against other top players, earn an unbelievable salary, get the best possible training, care and compete for championships year after year.  Women’s sports on the other hand, is grossly underrepresented compared to male dominated sports. Most or all female athletes make pennies compared to their male counterparts, likely don’t compete in well established leagues, and compete nowhere near as frequently. Our female Olympians not only have to beat out their entire peer group just for the opportunity to compete at the absolute highest level, the Olympic Gold is only up for grabs every four years. Throughout these first few days of the Olympics all I have been able to think about

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Rio is a disaster sure, but watch it anyway…

Every news outlet in the world has taken their shot at the upcoming Rio Olympics. The Olympic village is a disaster in a terrible part of town, the open water is a cesspool of disgustingness and the security of the events has been questioned from the start. Oh yeah, and Zika. The other big issue interestingly enough that the media has not over covered is the Russian doping scandal. The fact that government officials are suspected to have helped the athletes avoid detection and some of the best competitors in the world will not be there is a big deal. If true, government involvement is the exact opposite of the spirit of the games. Dispite this tweet: Not sharing this!!! Get your own! #zikaproof #RoadToRio pic.twitter.com/y3d8hnuEjk — Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 22, 2016 Hope Solo actually feels the same way that I do. She is quoted in the Seattle Times as saying this: “You look back in 2004 in Greece,

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