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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Here is something I stumbled upon earlier today.

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The headline on cover of Sports Illustrated this week should be:
"The single parent mom of Michael Phelps had her kid swim because she was afraid for her 6'4" son to play basketball with black kids in Baltimore."
Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals and setting seven world records was an amazing feat that may never be matched again.
He will go down as one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all-time, for his performances in Athens and Beijing, and probobly London in 2012 when he adds to his total.
The problem I have is that what he's done is not the most impressive thing at this yearís Olympics.
Usain Bolt, who followed in the footsteps of Derice from "Cool Runnings" as a world-class Jamaican sprinter, has been far more impressive.
He won both the 100 and 200 meter dash, breaking the world record in both. The craziest part is he won the 100 while only training for it over the last few months. The guy is a freak and is a far superior athlete to Michael Phelps.
Sure Phelps won six more gold medals but here is the problem, Michael Phelps is a swimmer, which is not that impressive of a sport. I'm not saying because itís an easy sport or that somebody doesnít have to be an athlete to swim, but because the competition in swimming is like putting a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in the Huntington, West Virginia beauty pageant.
Swimming pools in America, where Phelps has dominated in the pool since he was 15, are made up of a bunch of soft kids whose parents made them swim because they know their kids wouldn't be as good in traditional sports like baseball, basketball, and football.
Those same parents, who belong to country clubs, drive their Mercedesí, and live life in the suburbs far away from "Ricky in Boyz in the Hood."
So while kids who are real athletes, spend their summers running around playing and competing in all different sports, the kid swimmerís are swimming laps after laps, while dad is shooting a "92" with his $600 Ping g10 driver and Titleist Scottie Cameron putter, gold digging mom is flirting with the clubhouse pro.
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So while Phelps is competing against guys who only know how to swim, Bolt is competing against the greatest athletes in the world.


Why is that?
Throwing out Chad Johnsonís "Liberty City Swim Team," there arenít pools in the inner city. So blacks, who are the best athletes (as evident in the in the NBA, NFL, Track, and MLB before blacks stopped playing), generally live in Americaís inner cities are eliminated from becoming swimmerís because there are no pools and besides Terrance Howard and Bernie Mac in "Pride" are no swim coaches.
Even if there were beautiful pools, kids in the hood wouldnít swim because their parents would teach them the sport is gayer than Kordell Stewart, Jennifer Aniston's brother in "The Break-Up", and John Amaechi combined.
I mean, really, when is the last time you looked at a swimmer and were like, "Damn, he would beat the crap out of me."?
Those same athletes that Bolt goes against, if trained to swim since they were kids, could easily be a college swimmer. Phelps, on the other hand, could train his whole life and no way could his goofy ass play a real college sport. Phelps could only play one sport, a real athlete could adapt to many.
As for the white families who are watching Bolt get guys in the 100 and 200 so viciously, parents better be telling their kids he is a stud and a freak and more impressive then Phelps instead of what you're probably saying, "Look at this cocky Jamaican, show some sportsmanship."
You know why white people are hating and saying Bolt is cocky? Itís because they are jealous the black guy in the Special Olympics gets them in the 100 with there pathetic time of 18.73. Trust me white people would be doing TO, Ocho Cinco, Mayweather, and Bolt celebrations if they could do what these guys could do.
Why donít you watch Phelps every year? Or take your kids to see the local Division I college meet?
Oh I forgot itís boring as hell and the worldís top athletes weren't competing in it.
So when "Billy" comes home this October in tears because he got cut from the junior high hoop team, donít sign him up for the local swim team and tell him, "Son now you wonít have to compete against the black kids anymore."
Instead, tell him to stop being soft like a European soccer player, and work on a real sports team.
Just how white families move to the "hills" to get away from black people, they send the same message by shaving their kids bodies, putting them in a Speedo, and giving them a CapriSun after practice by having them swim so their kids wonít have to compete against the black kids.
So while all you went home and made sure you had your TiVo working so you wouldnít miss one Phelps' race, you were doing yourself a disservice for not doing the same for Bolt.
We all know if Bolt was an American, NBC would be swinging over everybody else like they are with Phelps, and everybody would be agreeing with me. But no, white people get sucked in once every four years to watch swimming and hope whomever NBC promotes, wins.
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I will post my response to this later as I am tired and do not want to get myself all worked up at this time. But this dude just sucks at life. He goes on to mention shit about how he knows about sports/athletes because he a) has black friends and teammates and b) is a division 1 athlete (pitcher specifically).

I think pithcer's are the least athletic people in all of sports. They work every 5 days, are complete headcases, and are often overweight, but I don't make stupid blog articles about how unathletic pitchers are because they are exactl what they need to be. And not one has been as dominant as Phelps.

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Damn, I thought he was actually onto something, right up before he said,"Michael Phelps is a swimmer, which is not that impressive of a sport". I thought he was gonna use my theory of swimming has too many events, but he just began to go downhill instead.

I don't know if this guy is black guy, or an angry white guy. But theresa couple things I'd like to highlight about this article.

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Sure Phelps won six more gold medals but here is the problem, Michael Phelps is a swimmer, which is not that impressive of a sport. I'm not saying because it’s an easy sport or that somebody doesn’t have to be an athlete to swim, but because the competition in swimming is like putting a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in the Huntington, West Virginia beauty pageant.
That's definitely not true. The other day I was speaking with my cousin about him going to Olympic trials for swimming, and he said that swimming is pretty much the most competitive sport in the US because its only the top 2 in country who qualify, and theres ALOT of swimmers in the states.

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Swimming pools in America, where Phelps has dominated in the pool since he was 15, are made up of a bunch of soft kids whose parents made them swim because they know their kids wouldn't be as good in traditional sports like baseball, basketball, and football.
Those same parents, who belong to country clubs, drive their Mercedes’, and live life in the suburbs far away from "Ricky in Boyz in the Hood."
Mmm, not entirely true, but not too false either. Swimming is an expensive sport and more dominant in affluent areas, and you honestly don't see many blacks or minorities participating in them. But that's not really the white people's fault, now is it?

But then again, you don't see TOO many white kids in basketball these days either.

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Why don’t you watch Phelps every year? Or take your kids to see the local Division I college meet?
Oh I forgot it’s boring as hell and the world’s top athletes weren't competing in it.
Bullshit, simply bullshit.

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Instead, tell him to stop being soft like a European soccer player, and work on a real sports team.
Just how white families move to the "hills" to get away from black people, they send the same message by shaving their kids bodies, putting them in a Speedo, and giving them a CapriSun after practice by having them swim so their kids won’t have to compete against the black kids.
That did it for me. This guy is something else. He can't be a redneck, cause he hates whites, and really, I haven't seen too many black guys berate soccer. Tis and oddity.

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We all know if Bolt was an American, NBC would be swinging over everybody else like they are with Phelps, and everybody would be agreeing with me. But no, white people get sucked in once every four years to watch swimming and hope whomever NBC promotes, wins
Well, NBC wouldn't shut up about Tyson Gay, before he lost. Now I haven't heard a word. But obviously, NBC has personal issues, so that's not the point.



This article is seriously f*cked. I've read it 3 times trying to figure out what this guy is, and I just cannot get it
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I think that guy has been to a few too many black supremacist meetings.
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Bolt > Phelps, rich kids tend to swim more than poor kids. Apart from that there is not much I agree with in there.
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I don't know about America, in Eng poor or wherever you live, it's no big deal to go to a swimming pool.
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This is clearly a piece designed to elicit a reaction, nothing more, from a site where anyone can publish an article.

You don't stop to analyze and rebut the arguments of the 'End is near!' hobos when you see them on the street, do you?

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This is clearly a piece designed to elicit a reaction, nothing more, from a site where anyone can publish an article.

You don't stop to analyze and rebut the arguments of the 'End is near!' hobos when you see them on the street, do you?
HAHA, jasvll with another great depiction as usual. I couldn't agree more. Pay no attention to the man behind the article.

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I didn't realize that anyone could post articles there. I thought this guy was an alleged professional.

I even read some of the responses people made. He claimed to be a division 1-a athlete on several occasions. He actually plays for Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. It is a community college. Which tells me he is either not smart enough for a 4-year or not good enough or both. Definitely not division 1-a though.

I don't think swimmers are very soft, but I agree that they aren't the best athletes out there for hte most part. Apparently in his view of athletes though guys like BJ Penn, Fedor, and GSP would be the best athletes period. Because he ask how many times have you seen a swimmer and said that guy can kick my ass. I have seen some women swimmers that would enjoy a serious advantage over kicking most women's asses. That is how he measures athletic ability.

Obviously people that have the means and ability are going to be more rampant in a sport like swimming, but that doesn't discredit what Phelps has done. Bolt won some races, good for him. He is a dominant runner and that usually last about a year in his sport. In swimming, we haven't seen this in what, 3 decades?

This guy mixes incomplete thoughts, terrible grammar and punctuation, and blatantly reverse racist points to make himself feel better about disliking black people for some reson. He even throws in the famous, "I got black friends" line later in the response to other people's post.

If I could neg rep him I would.

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that guy is on crack.
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