Michael Phelps Mania!


In case you have been living in a cave, Michael Phelps collected his 8th Gold Medal on Saturday night, beating Mark Spitz's record of 7 Gold Medals in a single Olympics.


Is he the greatest Olympian of all-time? I could debate this for hours...


Regardless of whether he is the greatest, he is certainly one of the greatest, and the American face of this Olympics. This newly released Sports Illustrated cover doesn't lie.


Phelps is also now rumored to be worth 100 million dollars in advertising contracts (over the course of his lifetime). Not too shabby!


And...perhaps most impressive of all, a la Chuck Norris, Michael Phelps has begun to acquire the cult celebrity status that necessitates a Michael Phelps Facts website.


Remember, "Michael Phelps doesn't tread water; water treads Michael Phelps."

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Aug 19, 2008 8:09PM EDT

I don't know about anyone really being the greatest since it is a bit hard to compare different sports and times with each other. It kind of makes me think as if "we" believe a sport is much greater than another, which is not the case. But I do agree that he is definitely one of the greatest! With each Olympic he has been in, it really shows his hard work and dedication to the sport and it's something I can't help but say I look up to.I checked that link and all I have to say is "hehe". They really brought a smile to my face. xP

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Aug 19, 2008 10:51PM EDT

Way to go, Michael! I never really watched swimming before this Olympics, and then I couldn't stop, rooting him on to yet ANOTHER gold medal. What an amazing job both he and his teammates did, and how much fun it was to watch them! Go USA!

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