Bob Costas Interviews Michael Phelps After Setting Olympic Medal Record… Shames Him (Video)

“What went wrong?”

After setting the all-time Olympic record for most medals ever Bob Costas interviewed the Greatest Olympian Michael Phelps…
And he shamed him.
From the interview:

Bob Costas: “Let’s talk about that 200 butterfly. You had the lead much of the way. You were out-touched by Chad Le Clos of South Africa 5 one-hundredths of a second. It’s hard to say that when you win a silver medal that something has gone wrong but your standard is so high that I guess we can put it that way. What went wrong?

Michael Phelps: Um… It”s probably the finishes I’ve done in workout. It ended up coming out here. There are times I go slow into the wall or touch lazy and it showed. But at the same time I’ve had a great career. And that’s my fourth Olympic final in the 200 fly. And, sure I’d like to have been 6 one-hundredths faster but there’s nothing I can do about that right now, it’s time to move forward. And I have a couple of more events coming up and that’s what I’m preparing for.

Bob Costas: But virtually anybody else’s standards you’re still working like a demon but in 2008 in Beijing you were at the peak of fitness, peak of talent and technically you were also better than everybody else… Is it fair to say that even a little bit, where things are measured in one-hundredths of a second, even just a little bit, you’re not quite where you were in ’08?

Michael Phelps: No, that’s obvious… For me I’m just having fun. Being at my fourth Olympics. Representing the USA, the greatest country in the world.


Bob Costas: You’re one of the greatest competitors ever but I get the sense things are winding down in your career…

This interview took place moments after Michael Phelps set the record for most medals of any Olympic athlete ever.
What a jerk.

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  • Bitter Clinger

    The term “jerk” immediately comes to mind….,sigh……

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  • PJay

    The way Costas treated him makes me wonder — is Michael Phelps a Republican???

  • Granny

    Wow. Sounds like the interview was preset and Costas planned on Phelps losing. What a jerk.

  • Stonedome

    Well, condescending is a word that comes to mind…just an envious little media dwarf. With all of his limo rides to work, bet costas couldn’t even walk a mile without falling over.

  • Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B.

    If I ever, Heaven forbid, suffer a serious brain injury I’m going to get a job as a sportscaster. “Uh, Al, the team with the most points usually wins.”

  • This is what the media calls “Man bites dog” story. In this case, it was an attempt to manufacture one. Everyone knows Phelps is slowing down, we all slow down at some point. I know it, Mike knows it, dumbass knows it. But unless it is said by Mike on Dumbass’s show, it doesn’t count.

    Small small minds with big egos.

  • Mark S.

    Hold up. was this at the beginning of the interview or later in the interview? If this was later in the interview then you have to be kidding me if this is your big whine about the whole thing… if this was the purpose of the entire interview then I can see your point.

    Hell, Phelps himself said this was his last Olympics (or likely his last)… i forget which. So his career is winding down..

    Big F’in deal.. so where did he shame him?

  • Ace

    Leftist Pagan Festival.

  • uncle jj

    Bob Costas is a liberal dick.

  • PS

    PHELPS you are amazing! CONGRATULATIONS on all your accomplishments! Don’t listen to this negative JERK! Winning another Silver is NOT a disappointment. Then to follow it up with another GOLD to become the most decorated Olympian ever!!! We couldn’t be prouder. GOD BLESS YOU, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • OCDick

    Mark, asking the question once is fine. Alluding to it a second time is poor form. Obviously, your parents didn’t teach you manners or you’d know better. Are you an orphan?

  • Mark S.

    I see two different q’s and one opinion

    1) What went wrong? -= What went wrong in the race? Did something go wrong in that race?

    Phelps answered… quite succinctly at what he even admitted he might have done wrong.

    2) you’re not quite where you were in ’08? – So have your skills slipped any?

    Phelps answered… again, quite succinctly… No, what Costas asked was not correct, he didn’t think his skills slipped.. different question (and a reasonable one)

    3) You’re one of the greatest competitors ever but I get the sense things are winding down in your career…

    Again, by Phelps own words, He’s calling it quits in terms of Olympics… So Costas tried to get a confirmation.

    I don’t get the big deal…

  • bg


    how do you spell progressivism??

    P E S S I M I S M

    so sick of the negative aspect that is consistently being applied
    to just about everything all the time, that goes for blogs too.. 😡


  • OCDick

    I agree with you, Mark. You don’t get it.

  • bg


    Thank You for being a true American Michael..

    you are the greatest representing the greatest!!


  • Jerry C

    I agree with you OCDIck, Marke S. don’t get it. He’s probably slowing down too & a loser, even if Mark S. just happens to win a medal to become the winningest Olympic ever. Whoops! That’s right, Mark S. ain’t done squat.

  • OCDick

    Costas is a wannabe, who lives his life vicariously through the athletes he covers. His athletic prowess is limited to limbo dancing. His diminutive stature is perfect for clearing the bar.

  • EBL

    Funny. I was literally thinking the same thing, but about Bob Costas when I flipped on the Olympics. He is getting old. Not quite as sharp. Does NBC have a farm where they send guys like Bob Costas to hang out and play pinochle?

  • just-saying

    I agree with Mark S. Much ado about nothing. Costas is supposed to interview, not kiss up.

  • Flintstone F.

    I don’t think it’s a big deal that Costas asked what he did and it wasn’t disrespectful.

    However, it is annoying as has been mentioned above the way liberals phrase the issues. Such as: “Things are wonderful for you but what about…?” The tone always go to the heart-strings “don’t feel too good about it though” attitude.

    They all do it:

    Diane Sawyer last year featured the “Thanksgiving feel good story” of the year. It featured a couple with children struggling to go to college and raise a family who couldn’t afford Thanksgiving dinner, who took it upon themselves to try to help other, poor struggling, college student families to be able to eat dinner.

    Feel good story to liberals. There you go.

    It does get old.

    Congratulations to Phelps. He’s got a couple more chances to add to his medal total.

  • bigL

    maybe he is mad because he has all his loot in Greek
    Phelps should have walked off.
    Once again it is the donks creating an Alt. history interview. So in 20 yrs this interview will come
    up on the search engines (which are run by donks) instead of what Phelps accomplished.

  • blackfish

    Hey costas why don’t you get your swarley butt in the water and see what you can do. NBC has TOTALLY screwed these Olympic games…it is the worst coverage ever.

  • noway

    well nbc enough said! they are the lowest of the low jmo.

  • JustSaying

    Bob Costas is a first class A$$ – period…..If I were Michael Phelps, I would have turned Costas words around and said to him….”seems to me you are past your peak in broadcasting” Greatest swimmer ever and this is all Costas can come up with!
    The commentators that NBC assembled for these events are all past their prime…these Olympics are choppy to say the least!

  • TXPatriot

    You know, Bob, the coverage of these games hasn’t been as sharp as in the past. What do you think is wrong? Have you just gotten lazy about it, or is there something else?

    And what do you think about the annoying tape-delayed thing? Isn’t that a little out of step with the times? I mean with the Internet and… I don’t know… RADIO, we all know who won hours beforehand. Doesn’t it seem a little disingenuous to sit there and report on this as if it is happening now and you haven’t known the outcome for six hours?

    What about your career, Bob? After such a disappointing year covering these Olympics, do you think it’s time to consider passing the torch to someone with new and hip ideas that aren’t stuck in say 1988?

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    What does having to be the greatest swimmer of all time have to do with Bob Costas? It’s all about Bob. Everything is about Bob, Bob’s opinions, Bob’s thoughts, Bob’s speculations, Bob’s meandering. Michael who? Let’s get back to Bob. No one talks as endlessly and endlessly and endlessly about vague references to obscure historical glory of “The Games” than Bob. I want to hear more of Bob’s thoughts. Groan.

  • Sasja

    TXPatriot. Excellent!

  • BridgetGB

    Maybe Costas should have shut off all the lights, gone sickly green and interviewed the truly stellar athlete – Michael Phelps – by candlelight; like that moronic NFL crap not too long ago; to truly highlight Costas’ foul smelling liberal stripes.

    Real Americans remain absolutely in awe of this fine athlete, Michael Phelps and his incredible achievements.

  • Got to meet Costa’s and Dennis Rodman at a sports charity in Chicago, had my daughter who is a huge Bull fan with me. The phrase never judge a book by it’s cover could not have been so true. Rodman was great signing autographs laughing and having a great time with all his fans, talked to my daughter about basketball and answered all her questions even let us take photo’s, I was impressed.
    Bob was a little jerk just seeing who he wanted to see, and not very sociable.
    Never judge a book by it’s cover.

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  • clint

    What has bob costas ever done ??? Prick needs to be fired picking on a world class athlete.

  • Chris

    Jackass Costas and the media love to point out your failings after Phelps winning a silver for his 18th medal, he then wins his 19th which was a gold medal!. Bob go can go suck it.

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  • blackbush666

    Costas is a meat puppet. That skin job he got is frightening. The guy needs the blurry lens treatment a-la barbara wawa.

  • Poly Ester

    Mark S. – You wouldn’t be Mark Spitz would you? I can understand where you are coming from.

    Bad dye job on the hair Bob. Let it go grey. It will give you more credibility. The Olympics haven’t been the same since NBC took over. (I understand their eating their shorts on this one too.) ABC had the right Olympic spirit. Jim McKay was Mr. Olympics as far as I’m concerned. Rest in peace Mr. McKay.

  • Don Gwinn

    “No, that’s obvious . . . ” was a very classy way to point out what Costas was doing without complaining.

    “Good job pointing out the obvious. How much are they paying you to explain that being the winningest Olympic athlete in the history of the modern games should be disappointing?”

  • Patty

    I watched the interview and prior to the race where he won is 19th medal another announcer must have set the tone for Costas, when he mentioned this could possibly be Phelps last Olympics.

    19 and Counting: Phelps Is Most Decorated Olympian this is the end line.

    But instead of being Optimistic, Costas choose to negative. And personally, Costas should be replaced but remember another commentator who goes south, maybe he is looking to trip up Phelps but no matter what the intentions Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers in the world and he has the medals to prove it.


  • pink tie Republican

    Costas sucks, he is a huge putz, but that blonde ditz interviewing the swimmers is the worst. Phelps should have thrown her in the pool.

  • Freddy

    Bob is no longer happy as an announcer and was looking to smear Phelps in any way he could.

    Phelps should have asked Bob which hair coloring products he uses!

  •…………Win Gold Metal, IRS is coming after that Gold Metal….Taxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • jb books

    I watched Costas for a while and I don’t think he blinks anymore.

  • rammer12

    SO GLAD this guy left St. Louis. What a transformation to the dark side…

  • REY

    Bob Costas is a total jerk!!!

  • USMC Thomas

    Olympic’s are about the athlete, not this pint size bloviator. Costa is a pompous, self-important jackass who thinks his commentary is more important than the feat.

  • Conservative Ken

    Bob! Man you had the high ground! You took a moment to remember those killed at Munich in 1972!

    You blew it!

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  • jacny

    Bob has always been a no talent jerk. Name one good thing he has done in sports or broadcasting?
    When I see him I change the channel.

  • Patty

    Bob Costas: You’re one of the greatest competitors ever but I get the sense things are winding down in your career… 😆

  • Joanne

    Michael Phelps just got lazy in his attitude. He went to the Games to enjoy himself, as well as to compete. I am sure that if Phelps wanted to win every race he competed in, he could have easily done it. Sometimes mind over matter takes precedent, and I don’t think his mind was into it as much as his body was trained to be in it. It is soooo unfortunate, he didn’t capture the gold for that particular race, but you know, there is another man who is ecstatic about himself winning the gold. Sheite happens continually – we all have to deal with it.

  • GotFreedom

    Isn’t it time for Costas to retire? He’s always been a pompous A$$ who likes to hear himself talk. Just another reason we aren’t watching NBC or the Olympics. While we support the Olympians, we won’t give NBC the satisfaction of ratings and prefer to read about our team’s achievements!

  • American exceptionalism is — BAD.

    It has been deemed by our Supreme Overlords to be — VERBOTEN!

    Why can’t Americans accept that?

    Now go be the best mediocre you can be, America.

    It’s only — FAIR!

  • Little David Puddy

    It’s hard to say that when you win a silver medal that something has gone wrong but your standard is so high that I guess we can put it that way. What went wrong?

    How many Olympic Silver medals do you have, A$$hole.

  • paul52

    Maybe Costas will sit for an interview after he wins a tin or a scrap iron medal at the next Midget and Dwarf Games for Seniors. Always with the negative at NBC (Nuthin But Crap). Did I miss the Wind Surfing Finals? OMG!

  • Jeannie

    You know, Costas had a mentor and I think the correct question to him as he was interviewing Phelps would have been.

    What would Jim McKay do?

    Wannabe Costas used to report on sports. Now he shows up to “PRESENT BOB COSTAS TALKING ABOUT SPORTS”

  • Jeannie

    For those of you too young to know who Jim McKay was he was the epitome of a sports enthusiast with class. wouldn’t even do you harm to read about him.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Bob Costas is a smarmy runt who stands 5’4″ on a box of soap.

    Pay him no attention.

  • Jeannie
  • Jeannie

    Sorry, reading up on McKay reminded me of what we’ve lost. Anybody else whose Sundays were incomplete with Wide World of Sports growing up know what I mean.

    Jim McKay, Olympics and ABC announcer, dies at age 86
    Updated: June 8, 2008, 1:24 PM ET news services


    NEW YORK — Jim McKay, the venerable and eloquent sportscaster thrust into the role of telling Americans about the tragedy at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has died. He was 86.

    McKay died Saturday of natural causes at his farm in Monkton, Md., said son Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports.

    The broadcaster who considered horse racing his favorite sport died only hours before Big Brown attempted to win a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.

    He was host of the influential “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” for more than 40 years, starting in 1961. The weekend series introduced viewers to all manner of strange, compelling and far-flung sports events. The show provided an international reach long before exotic backdrops became a staple of sports television.

    McKay provided the famous voice-over that accompanied the opening, in which viewers were reminded of the show’s mission (“Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports”) and what lay ahead (“the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”).

    McKay — understated, dignified and with a clear eye for detail — covered 12 Olympics, but none more memorably than the Summer Games in Munich, Germany. He was the anchor when events turned grim with the news that Palestinian terrorists had kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes.

    It was left to McKay to tell Americans when a commando raid to rescue the athletes ended in tragedy.

    “They’re all gone,” McKay said.

    The terse, haunting comment was replayed many times through the years when the events of Munich were chronicled.

    “I had to control myself. I was full of emotion,” McKay recalled. “But when you are a professional, it is important to communicate what it is like, to capture the moment.”

    Sports, McKay said, lost its innocence that day.

    “Jim was at his best during what had to be his most difficult assignment, hosting with skill and sensitivity ABC’s blanket coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics hostage crisis,” President Bush said in a statement. ” We are also grateful for Jim’s service to his country as a Naval officer aboard a minesweeper during World War II.”

    He won both a news and sports Emmy Award for his coverage of the Munich Olympics, in addition to the prestigious George Polk Memorial award.

    “In the long run, that’s the most memorable single moment of my career,” said McKay, who also was in the studio for the United States’ “Miracle on Ice” men’s hockey victory over the Soviet Union in 1980. “I don’t know what else would match that.”

    A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, McKay was the first on-air television broadcaster seen in Baltimore. He worked at CBS Sports briefly, but did his most memorable work at ABC Sports when it dominated the business under leader Roone Arledge.

    “He had a remarkable career and a remarkable life,” McManus said. “Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t come up to me and say how much they admired my father.”

    McKay was the first sportscaster to win an Emmy Award.

    His 12th Emmy, in 1988, was not for his talents as a broadcaster but as the writer of the openings for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500, the British Open and the Kentucky Derby. He is the only broadcaster to have won Emmys for sports and news broadcasting and writing.

    “Jim McKay was an icon, a legend in broadcasting. He helped build ABC Sports and the Indianapolis 500 through a true partnership and always remained a friend and a fan,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George said in a statement. “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway family offers its condolences to his family.”

    ABC calculated that McKay traveled some 4½ million miles to work events.

    He covered more than 100 different sports in 40 countries. In 2002, McKay received the International Olympic Committee’s highest honor, the Olympic Order.

    “He was a founding father of sports television, one of the most respected commentators in the history of broadcasting and journalism,” said George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN and ABC Sports. ”

    Bob Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said: “Jim was a regular guy who wrote and spoke like a poet. He loved sports. To him, sports defined life — full of drama, adventure, accomplishment and disappointment. The thrill of victory for some, the agony of defeat for others. Jim was as likable off camera as on, a true friend to all those who worked with him or watched him.”

    McKay’s first television broadcast assignment was a horse race at Pimlico in 1947. It was the start of a love affair — horse racing captivated him like nothing else.

    “There are few things in sport as exciting or beautiful as two strong thoroughbreds, neck and neck, charging toward the finish,” he once said.

    Racecaller Dave Johnson worked with McKay during horse racing telecasts.

    “How many Saturday afternoons did we spend with Jim McKay?” he said from Belmont Park. “Maybe more than with family members. Never a cross word out of him, such a decent human being.”

    Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics, worked with McKay for six years at ABC Sports.

    “He was truly the most respected and admired sportscaster of his generation and defined how the stories of sports can and should be covered,” he said. “While we all know what an absolute titan he was in his chosen field, I will always remember him as an extraordinary human being guided by a strong moral compass.”

    U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth said McKay set a standard for sports journalism.

    “Jim is synonymous with the Olympic Games.” he said. “As host of ABC’s Olympic coverage, he brought into our homes the triumphs and struggles of athletes from around the world.”

    The New York Yankees paused to remember McKay before the national anthem Saturday, and fans at a packed Yankee Stadium responded with applause.

    McKay left his mark on countless colleagues. Bob Costas called McKay a “singular broadcaster.”

    “He brought a reporter’s eye, a literate touch, and above all a personal humanity to every assignment,” Costas said. “He had a combination of qualities seldom seen in the history of the medium, not just sports.”

    Al Michaels described McKay as the “personification of class and style.”

    “His enthusiasm permeated every event he covered and thus always made it far more interesting,” he said. “I always thought of him as a favorite teacher.”

    Mike Tirico, covering the NBA Finals in Boston for ABC and ESPN, worked four British Opens with McKay. He said McKay held a special place in the Tirico household while growing up in Queens.

    “Dinner wasn’t served on Saturday night until ‘Wide World of Sports’ was over,” Tirico said.

    Jim McManus (McKay’s real name) was born in Philadelphia on September 24, 1921, and moved to Baltimore when he was 15.

    He graduated from Loyola College there, then entered the United States Navy. McKay also was a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

    “Even with all of his national and international success, Jim never forgot where he came from, or his Maryland roots,” Orioles majority owner Peter Angelos said. “He built the Maryland Million to showcase the best in our state’s horse racing industry, and he was a valued partner in the Orioles ownership group.

    He will be greatly missed, but we are grateful for his life and legacy.”

    In addition to McManus, McKay’s survivors include his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, Mary.

    Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    Phelps – a WINNER-

    costas- a loser!

    What more can I say!

  • GT

    Here’s an example of what a douche bag Costas is. Just another moron liberal.

  • xiphos

    Randy Newman’s ‘Short People’ comes to mind after that ‘interview’.

  • sablegsd

    #21 August 1, 2012 at 8:22 am
    just-saying commented:

    I agree with Mark S. Much ado about nothing. Costas is supposed to interview, not kiss up.

    Then it’s too bad he doesn’t interview politicians.

  • Tricia Luna

    Congratulations Michael Phelps! What an incredible personal accomplishment and historical moment for the United States of America. It is a shame that the protypical irrerverent and arrogant media pundit such as Bob Costas was the initial person to interview him, shame on NBC for keeping this idiot around so long…:(

  • CommieJuice

    I was thinking the same thing. I turned it off saying how classy Bob is and that maybe he should have just flat out said you didn’t earn that medal without the government and 0bama.

    Bob is typical of NBC.

  • jimstlmo

    I wonder if Bob will mix politics with sports and comment on Obama’s failed presidency like he did Bush’s in 2007.

    Hey Bob, even as a liberal you have to admit this is a failed presidency. Surely we can agree on that.

    Background here

  • peabody

    Michael Phelps is a wonder, and we should appreciate being able to watch him. Taking it easy for two years after 2008 seems to have set him back somewhat, but what he is accomplishing now is still something to admire. How many of you would stay at a grueling regimen as long as he has? It would be impossible to duplicate what he did in Beijing, but he is not finished yet. He is the greatest, and I am so proud of him!

    BTW, why do people who disagree have to name call and put others down?

  • Gregg

    OMFG, How I wish wish wish Michael had the guts to say this in response:

    Bob Costas: You’re one of the greatest competitors ever but I get the sense things are winding down in your career…

    Michael Phelps: Perhaps, Bob. But then I have all these medals and I’m the most successful Olympian ever in the history of the Olympics. On the other hand, you were never even a mediocre commentator, and your career wound down several years ago. So I’ve got that going for me…

  • Fred

    This is how the liberal media treats white athletes. No matter how good they are they always try to knock them down in some way. It’s that white guilt garbage all over again. It goes like this: If the athlete is black, he’s dynamic. If the athlete is white, he’s just lucky. I mean when have they EVER said anything bad about Muhammad Ali? Here we have one of the most arrogant, self-promoting athletes of the 20th century who didn’t have the sense to quit and now is a sad, pathetic, punch-drunk mess. Yet because he’s black and opposed the Vietnam War he gets a pass. That’s the liberal media for ya. Disgusting, isn’t it?

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  • Mark S.

    again, someone answer my question, and I’ll quit griping about the whining about the interview…

    Did he or did he not congratulate him on his success at the start of the interview?

    If he didn’t then you can complain all you want… if he did… Then someone tell me what he did wrong. WITHOUT Name calling… I tell my liberal friends (and not-so-friends), the moment they start the name-calling they lose, because apparently they’re out of arguments.

    I had to admit sable, I had to laugh at #64., cause you know it’d never happen 🙂 (looks I know Costas is a liberal / leftie, but when you guys convince me he did something wrong in the interview, then I’ll cede this argument, but not until.)

  • bg


    Mark S.


  • mg4us

    Costas is an armchair athlete. . .a.k.a. ass

  • EBL
  • Kay Chapman

    I was listening to this interview and the whole time I kept thinging what an ass. Here is this amazing athelete who has just accomplished a remarkable thing and all BOB the STUPID can do is belittle. He should be embarrassed. What an ass is to mild!!!!

  • Darren Long

    The Olympics would be much better without Bob Costas. He sucks. I would rather watch the events than all the stories too but I flip the channel when Costas is talking. NBC needs to fire him and cut ties yesterday.

  • SK

    Bob Costas needs to remember his place.

    He’s is not an athlete, has never trained or bled like one, has never left his heart out on the field of competition, has never fired up an entire nation’s hopes and dreams, has never felt the sting of defeat or the elation of triumph.

    He’s a gadfly, a straphanger, an opinionated observer. Yet in all his interviews he projects an aloofness, an arrogance, an air of superiority over the athletes he interviews.

    Thankfully I can bypass all his interviews and dim-witted commentary via the miracle of the DVR. I am at a loss as to why NBC keeps him around..?!?

  • jc

    I want to know what shoes Michael Phelp’s was wearing during the interview? Love them!

  • Turner Brown

    The interview was just interminable. Blame NBC if you want to blame anybody . . . they have their little themes that they must run into the ground, the interviews that are as boring as they are long – they don’t show enough of the actual events. I mean how many times have you heard that Michael Phelps is the greatest olympian of all time? A gazillion. What he did was incredible and amazing, but it’s not the only story of these games. Also, how many times have you heard about the Fab Five compared to the Spectacular Seven or whatever the f— they’re calling this year’s gymnastic team? Or comparing the Dream Team to this year’s basketball team. God, it’s just tedious.

    Congratulations, Michael Phelps, what you did was incredible . . . but beyond that you’re just a smug young man without much to say.

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