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Bolt or Phelps?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-Backs Hack, Aug 23, 2008.


Who was The Man at the Olympics?

  1. Usain Bolt

    27 vote(s)
  2. Michael Phelps

    41 vote(s)
  3. Somebody else

    1 vote(s)
  1. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    From the latest Jemele Hill thread ...

    ... So, as a result, I'm gonna start a thread.

    OK, who was The Man at the Olympics?

    As I posted previously, if I have to choose one, I pick Bolt.

    However, if the Phelps-Stephanie Rice rumors are true, I might reconsider.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Both did, I believe, unprecedented things. Bolt not only winning the 100 and 200, but setting WRs in both.

    Phelps and the great eight.

    As electrifying as Bolt was, and as cool as I thought his celebration at the end of the 100 was, I still have to say Phelps.

    We may never see someone win eight gold medals ever again.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Phelps, but not by much.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Since I'm supposed to care, 9-year-old Chinese gymnasts.

    Seriously, Phelps is the only person I made a point to watch.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Bolt by a smidge.
  9. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Bolt's ridiculousness of ease made it easy for me to forget about Phelps .0000001 second (or whatever it was) win. Next week, I will have forgotten about them both, but I think track athletes tend to have longer lasting appeal.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Phelps, because 8>3 and his events were shown live in (most of) the USA.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I've forgotten them already. Are we talking about Ken Phelps?
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Alvin Davis.

    Anyway, my vote is for Phelps. Spitz's 7 golds was the unbreakable Olympic standard of my lifetime. And Phelps pulled it off. (Oh, and say what you want about the Superman suits, but he did win six golds in '04 without 'em. I think he's plenty good on his own.)
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