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Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
From your blogs, it appears that your writing style is very similar to that of Ted Rall and Rosanne Barr. Their articles/blogs also usually consist of outlandish statements not supported by logic. How else can you explain your assertion that winning 2 sprint gold medals (track) is more of an accomplishment than winning 8 gold medals (swimming)? Also, please explain how a blowout (Bolt) is more exciting than a come from behind victory by 1/100th of a second (Phelps). I'm not much of a swim fan but what you stated in your blog just does not make any sense whatsoever.
2008-08-20 @ 08:47
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
You don't have to agree with it, but my reasons are pretty well spelled out.

1). Track & field's much more of a real sport than swimming.

2). It's much, much, much easier to win multiple events in swimming.

3). Bolt's blow-out win in the 100 was a pure sports jolt, whereas Phelps' wins wouldn't have caused anyone to raise an eyebrow without the Olympic hype context.

A guy blowing away everyone else in a sprint is something that would get your attention anywhere.

2008-08-20 @ 14:51
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
I think you are as insane as Insane Bolt is.
2008-08-20 @ 15:40
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
Thanks. I'll take that as a compliment. Especially from a guy who proudly dubs himself Booger.

2008-08-20 @ 15:48
Comment from: Rohan [Visitor] Email
Phelps was the great American hope before the olympics started now he's the great Olympic champion. NBC created a great gigantic lovefest for Phelps with their brainwashing, they're now peddling the DVD. I respect the man's achievements no doubt. 8 gold medals in one games? hard to dispute that's a phenomenal achievement. But still he won 6 in Athens so it's not much of a stretch. As Chris said it's much, much easier to win multiple medals in swimming than in track. To win 8 medals at an Olympics a sprinter would have to run 100,200, 400, both relays, 110 and 400 hurdles and something else. long jump or something. It's physically impossible for a track athlete to do it so this 8 gold versus 2 golf has no basis. Its a specious argument. You then have to look at the performances. Simple fact is those 2 races by Bolt are burned in the memory of anyone who has seen them. The only Phelps win anyone remembers is the 100 butterfly which to tell the truth I cant believe he still won.
2008-08-20 @ 20:46
Comment from: enigma [Visitor] Email
Don't know quite what you're saying about Sergio. Paddy has won 3 majors but he's 8 years older and at Sergio's age his record didn't compare. Sergio has a special brilliance and flair - that's why people watch him
2008-08-23 @ 18:25

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