Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Swimming gets me wet

Guest post by Beth who reminds us she was the first guest post-er in LOV history when she argued that Michael Vick was overated. I checked, she's right. Nice work Beth. Too bad you didn't include the dogfighting thing. You really would have freaked us out.

Anyway she writes about swimming (trials or something on TV or not on TV, enjoy!) and the title has a double-meaning of course.

On to the meat of the sammich.

This is my second guest post (LOV trivia – I was the first guest poster ever on LOV and used it to argue Michael Vick was over-rated) and I could use it for a memorial for UGA VI, or to talk about Chipper or to bitch about the Thrashers and how little they’ve done since they joined the league.

But since nobody but me on LOV really cares about those things and they’re only really important locally, I figure I’ll post about something nobody but me on LOV really cares about but is at least important not only nationally but internationally. And by that I of course mean swimming.

It doesn’t seem to be getting much play in the local papers or nationally from what I can tell, but I think everyone is missing out on the accomplishments of an athlete who may be as dominating in his sport as Tiger is in his and MJ was at his peak. (No, this is not a NASCAR “look, I can turn left!” post.) I’m talking about swimming and Michael Phelps. He currently holds 6 world records and has set a total of 24 of them over his career, often lowering his own times. All this and he just turned 23 the other day. He won 8 medals at the 2004 Olympics (4 gold) and should win more medals with more gold in Beijing. (If he wins 7 or more gold medals this time around, he gets a $1 million dollar bonus so that’s just extra motivation.)

The reason I’m choosing right now to bring this up (besides the need for a fill-in poster) is that the US Olympic swimming trials are going on right now in Omaha. They’re getting very basic coverage, in that USA, and occasionally NBC, is only doing an hour of coverage/highlights each night, but so far several world records have been set and we’re only about halfway through the trials.

So if you find yourself in the evenings looking for something to watch (EP says: instead of crusing the net for porn?, I’d recommend you tune in to the trials. Besides, if you don’t mind a few muscles there are some very cute and athletic women on there in swimsuits (look for Amanda Beard and Natalie Coughlin especially).

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Beth said...

I need the 1st comment on my guest post.

El Padrino said...

so do we

blue said...

great job beth

El Padrino said...

bulletin for keef :

I have secured fireworks for Friday.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I have major issues with Natalie Coughlin.

blue said...

a dude here in denver got arrested for selling fireworks out of his garage, he had like 1300 pounds of fireworks.

keith would have really hated that guy

El Padrino said...

arrested for fireworks is ridiculous

Beth said...

"I have major issues with Natalie Coughlin."

She beat your sis in a race or something?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

New York Fireworks Laws


CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically Permitted None


Specifically Prohibited Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, bombs, and sparklers.




I'm calling the police on you.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"She beat your sis in a race or something?"


No. I want have sex with her repeatedly.

Beth said...

"No. I want have sex with her repeatedly."

That doesn't sound like having "issues" with her, that sounds like being male (or being female for some of us).

blue said...

"arrested for fireworks is ridiculous"

you do realize how much 1300 pounds of fireworks is, right?


it's not like he had some sparklers and a roman candle.

tem said...

good post.

aren't all the swimming records being broken because they have some new motorized suit or something?

El Padrino said...

"I'm calling the police on you."

go ahead, they'll laugh at you
they no not to come around bensonhurst on the 4th, it's "understood"

tem said...

"you do realize how much 1300 pounds of fireworks is, right?"


yeah, 4.39 rev's worth of fireworks.

El Padrino said...

"you do realize how much 1300 pounds of fireworks is, right?"

i do, i just meant they should be illegal, only explosives should be illegal

not cakes, firecrackers and what not

tem said...

also i am not telling tall tales when i say i was at a lesbian bar eating pizza last night at 11pm.

tem said...

bensonhurst sounds like a ritzy place.

El Padrino said...

Boom Dizzle on the clips is weird?

blue said...

oh, i agree, fireworks shouldn't be illegal

blue said...

and anyone who doesn't like fireworks is a commie

Beth said...

"aren't all the swimming records being broken because they have some new motorized suit or something?"

Wow, tem's halfway paying attention, I'm impressed. :-)

It's actually some state of the art no-drag suit by Speedo. It's so cutting edge that swimmers are breaking sponsorships and incurring fines to wear it. But yeah, many say that's definitely contributing to the world records currently being broken.

El Padrino said...

yes, it's silly not liking fireworks

that's like saying you dont like cake

blue said...

"also i am not telling tall tales when i say i was at a lesbian bar eating pizza last night at 11pm."


i know you were temgaged for a long time so this might be news to you, but lesbian bars probably aren't the best places for you to meet chicks

tem said...

fireworks this retard.

blue said...

they have new fancy suits every olympic year though, so big deal

El Padrino said...

how is a new speedo with whatever design, causing swimmers to be faster?

is there an engine in the crotch?

i saw that story and it seemed extremely silly to me

tem said...

"But yeah, many say that's definitely contributing to the world records currently being broken."


all i know is that not many records were being broken, then people started wearing the magic suit and then a bunch of records started getting broken.

tem said...

"i know you were temgaged for a long time so this might be news to you, but lesbian bars probably aren't the best places for you to meet chicks"

i wasn't there to meet chicks. i was there to eat food. i was drunk and hungry so going to a lesbian bar seemed like a good idear.

blue said...

"i wasn't there to meet chicks. i was there to eat food."

so you had a chicken and tomato pie? were they all out of ham and pineapple?

tem said...

chicken and tomato pizza is awesome.

you are a commie if you think otherwise.

tem said...

also i should note that the lesbian bar is the closest place to walk to by my co workers house.

after playing the traffic game for a few hours i needed food and did not want to go far. nor did co worker who went with.

blue said...

was this co-worker 2?

is she your new drinking buddy

Beth said...

"how is a new speedo with whatever design, causing swimmers to be faster?"

It's called the LZR and they say NASA helped develop it. It's supposedly made with real lasers to where there are no seams and has extremely little drag going thru the water. It also supposedly takes 15-20 minutes just to squeeze into.

El Padrino said...

you work with drunks who make bad decisions, your firm must be profitable

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"It's actually some state of the art no-drag suit by Speedo. It's so cutting edge that swimmers are breaking sponsorships and incurring fines to wear it. But yeah, many say that's definitely contributing to the world records currently being broken."

What doe TYR have to do with all this?

El Padrino said...

i saw phelps doing a commercial for Rosetta Stone, he was learning Chinese

tem said...

"was this co-worker 2?"

it was co-worker 1.

co-worker 2 stayed at co-worker 1s place with my buddy and co-worker 1's husband.

tem said...

"you work with drunks who make bad decisions, your firm must be profitable"


we are very business savvy. we have keen intellects and keen leadership.

El Padrino said...

a double keen

tem said...

also we invest a lot of money in the Powerball and MegaMillions.

once we win those we will be sitting pretty.

Keith S said...

"yes, it's silly not liking fireworks

that's like saying you dont like cake"


We've gone over this before. Having fireworks in your hands is awesome. Going and watching fireworks at a park or whatever is lame.

Beth said...

"What doe TYR have to do with all this?"

Well TYR is pissed that some of their swimmers are switching and wearing the Speedo LZR suit. So they have filed a lawsuit against Speedo's parent company for supposedly misleading statements, and they've also sued the US swimming coach for supposedly urging swimmers to switch to the LZR.

tem said...

fireworks are the worse

Keith S said...

It's supposedly made with a real "laser" to where there are no seams and has extremely little drag going thru the water

*fixed

Keith S said...

But it's good to see jug is involved with swimwear now

tem said...

why do they even wear suits?

blue said...

to reduce drag

El Padrino said...

my balls would defintely slow me down

Keith S said...

There are lots of lesbian bars in Columbus

tem said...

the KC chiefs are banning standing at their home games....

tem said...

Chiefs

Beth said...

Keith, I almost put "laser" in quotes when I typed it the first time. :-) That's one movie I AM familiar with!

Keith S said...

I got a fucking ticket driving home last night because there were 4 fucking cops with someone pulled over about 500 yards from my freeway exit and I "failed to move over 1 lane for an emergency vehicle".

tem said...

"There are lots of lesbian bars in Columbus"

yes

Keith S said...

Then while I was pulled over, 3 more people got pulled over. Fucking cops were on a mission last night

El Padrino said...

asshole cops

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

BANG!

Bachelor party golf has been scrapped. We's goin' salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

tem said...

"failed to move over 1 lane for an emergency vehicle".


here it is move over or slow down.

so you never really get busted cause you say you slowed down.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

"He won 8 medals at the 2004 Olympics (4 gold) "

I care about swimming, used to be a swimmer. beth with some shamford-esque-ness. Phelps won 6 golds.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

amanda beard is overrated, somethings scary with her facial bone structure

Keith S said...

"here it is move over or slow down.

so you never really get busted cause you say you slowed down."

I didn't argue w/ the cop, but there was a car in the middle lane next to me, so I couldn't move over because we both slowed down. And I was at my exit ramp, too. I might try to fight it. I don't really feel like sitting in traffic school for 8 hours

Beth said...

Oops, I misread wiki. It's 4 golds in individual events, 6 total. Thank god pphav was here to correct me.

tem said...

"amanda beard...somethings scary with her facial bone structure"


roger that, her face is wierd.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

i thought it was funny that TYR had a shitload of people in the stands wearing TYR shirts so they would be seen on camera when showing the swimmers right before the start, but every swimmer had speedo suits on

tem said...

"I didn't argue w/ the cop, but there was a car in the middle lane next to me,"

car next to you is why the "slow down" part is put in here. they don't want people just changing lanes and crashing.

i'd send fmkeith to fight it.

Beth said...

"amanda beard...somethings scary with her facial bone structure"

I'll 3rd that actually. She's like the chick from that Seinfeld episode - sometimes she looks amazing and sometimes she's kinda scary.

tem said...

Oops, I misremembered


*fixed

paula pierce has a vagina said...

if i dont misremeber, i think phelps got a gold for a relay he didnt actually compete in the final in, but he did help qualify

El Padrino said...

summer olympics >>>>>>>>> winter olympics

Keith S said...

On August 20, in the 100 m butterfly final, Phelps defeated American teammate Ian Crocker (who holds the world record in the event) by just 0.04 seconds. Traditionally, the Olympian who places highest in an individual event will be automatically given the corresponding leg of the 4x100 m medley relay. This gave Phelps an automatic entry into the medley relay but he deferred and Crocker swam instead. The American medley team went on to win the event in world record time, and, since he had raced in a preliminary heat of the medley relay, Phelps was also awarded a gold medal along with the team members that competed in the final.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

that 100M butterfly final was awesome, phelps was trailing by half a body length or so and caught up in the final 20 meters video here

watch at the very end takes hime around 5 strokes to erase what is considered a pretty big lead

Keith S said...

You said strokes

tem said...

HUNGRY

Keith S said...

Go stalk her

paula pierce has a vagina said...

got damn furcal is a pussy, plays a AAA game, then wakes up with back discomfort, WHO DOESNT wake up with back discomfort? everytime he is a couple days away from coming back he has back pain then gets shut down

paula pierce has a vagina said...

beth watch that youtube clip, itll get you wet

paula pierce has a vagina said...

celtics made an offer to maggette, haha i hope he goes there, they will definitely not win any more titles if he does

paula pierce has a vagina said...

he would have to take a pay cut so its not likely

Beth said...

"beth watch that youtube clip, itll get you wet"

I'm pretty sure I was watching it when it happened, but still an amazing finish by Phelps.

What's amazed me watching the trials is how much better his turns are than everyone else. Not just a little but a LOT.

Keith S said...

riveting

paula pierce has a vagina said...

yea other swimmers need to watch some game tape

Keith S said...

wall huh

El Padrino said...

deke nightmare, giant beer

Beth said...

"riveting"

Hey, tell us some more about your ticket... :-)

Keith S said...

Ticket this, retard

Keith S said...

We can't all suck off a cop to get out of a ticket

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Weird day so far.

isiah thomas said...

I'd do Amanda Beard.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

on the news, they were showing cops giving out cell phone tickets, fucking cops started at midnight

paula pierce has a vagina said...

lakers are interested in brent fucking barry , ugh

blue said...

magette is fucked, nobody is going to be able to offer him more than the mid-level because they can't sign/trade him anymore....except GS & Memphis, and maybe Philly depending on what they do with Igoudala

isiah thomas said...

the old guy here is really moving around a lot today - it's annoying.

sit down old timer before you have a slip-n-fall and break a hip.

isiah thomas said...

nice post beth.

way to step up.

ns

isiah thomas said...

isn't 23 swimming yrs old really like 35 yrs old in real life?

El Padrino said...

like in tennis

El Padrino said...

remind to me to look up this jews for jesus thing

they always talking nonsense and handing out flyers in the subway

JFreak said...

EP, look up jews for jesus.

El Padrino said...

assbag

El Padrino said...

"Jews for Jesus is based in San Francisco, California."

not reading any further, must be gays or something

paula pierce has a vagina said...

freak, details schmetails, the bonds ball is going in now

JFreak said...

"freak, details schmetails, the bonds ball is going in now"

my statement was stricken from the record.

isiah thomas said...

re: NASCAR

I can get how people can totally be not into NASCAR. Think its a bunch of rednecks who drive in circles (which is partially correct, although of the top 12, only 3 could be considered rednecks)....anyway I digest (sic)....

there are a ton of variables that go into nascar - the car's set-up, the track, the driver and other drivers. While it may seem boring, you're at the very least - always a split second a way from a violent and potentially fatal wreck - who doesn't like car wrecks?

to my point - tennis, swimming, track-n-field, and golf without tiger, etc are all equally if not more boring.

while what Phelps is doing is pretty damn impressive - it's also pretty damn boring. but I'll watch it anyway.

tem said...

"Go stalk her"

went to high beck today. no stalking.

tem said...

"Ticket this, retard"

i just got my arena bowl tickets in the mail.

tem said...

even golf with tiger is pretty boring.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"summer olympics >>>>>>>>> winter olympics"


truer words....

I get a chub every 4 years when we get to unleash our freaks on the world.

El Padrino said...

sausage and peppers is so money

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I don't like that shit.

isiah thomas said...

I'm surprised Pecos is a picky eater.

speaking of eating, hot dog eating contest is on friday. boo-yah.

you can do it Joey (isn't that the guys name, the defending champ)?

isiah thomas said...

deke have you ever tried to "drink" M&M's like professor klump?

don't lie.

El Padrino said...

finally a rick reilly piece that isnt trash

El Padrino said...

how can deke not like sausage and peppers?

how? are u saying you dont like sausage?

tem said...

"finally a rick reilly piece that isnt trash"

quit lying.

tem said...

the only rick reilly piece that isn't trash is his obituary.

isiah thomas said...

how can you like brats but not like sausage?

tem said...

joey something is an american hero.


today might be the 1yr anniversary of me calling off my wedding.

it's right around right now for sure.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"how can deke not like sausage and peppers?

how? are u saying you dont like sausage?"


I don't like peppers. Or Italian sausage.

El Padrino said...

joey chestnut

El Padrino said...

"I don't like peppers. Or Italian sausage."

shaking head from side to side in utter disappointment

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"joey something is an american hero."

Chestnut

isiah thomas said...

the old guy here really needs to swallow his pride and get a hearing aid.

his "inside voice" would be the equivalent of when you're wearing headphones and you speak real loud.

Keith S said...

"today might be the 1yr anniversary of me calling off my wedding."

Happy anniversary.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"shaking head from side to side in utter disappointment"


Oh well. I just think the shit tastes nasty.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

im not a fan of bell peppers

El Padrino said...

great knicks offered Duhon a 2 year deal, i hate dukies

blue said...

and they're talking about buyingout or trade starbury

El Padrino said...

"im not a fan of bell peppers"

i use long italian green peppers in my S&P with only one red bell strictly for color

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I have food issues. Mom & Dad used to force me to eat shit I didn't/don't like.

Like liver. & onions, & bologna, etc...

paula pierce has a vagina said...

bologna is awful

blue said...

so is liver and onions

blue said...

and brussel sprouts

isiah thomas said...

fried bologna sammiches are good

isiah thomas said...

steamed brussel sprouts with some grey poupon = A+

isiah thomas said...

never eaten liver-n-onions.

tem said...

i am a picky eater so i can't comment at all.

blue said...

and now lunch

isiah thomas said...

good call, that Rick Reilly column didn't suck.

ns

tem said...

"good call, that Rick Reilly column didn't suck."

was it his obituary?

tem said...

or resignation letter?

Beth said...

"isn't 23 swimming yrs old really like 35 yrs old in real life?"

Ask Dara Torres that question. She's a 4-time Olympian already and at age 41 has the top seed for the 50 free at the trials.

Of course she's a freak of nature, but there are several swimmers in their early 30's at these trials if I remember right.

Keith S said...

Brussel sprouts are the worse

Keith S said...

Summer Sanders needs to get back in the swimming game.

Keith S said...

On this day in 2000...

France stunned Italy, 2-1, and won the European championship at Rotterdam's De Kuip Stadium. For "Les Bleus," it was their first European title since 1984.

Keith S said...

I remember either 2000 or 2004 there was an Olympic swimmer from the PHX named Misty Hymen. What an awful name.

Keith S said...

natty

Keith S said...

I just checked the law for my ticket and it says "If changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe, proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions."

There's my out.

Keith S said...

mid-day wall

paula pierce has a vagina said...

summer sanders needs to get naked, in front of a camera

Keith S said...

Yes she does.

El Padrino said...

jeans tommorrow
this should be interesting

Keith S said...

Wear a tie with the jeans

El Padrino said...

what am i a fag

paula pierce has a vagina said...

wear white jeans

Keith S said...

Make sure that you have the white belt with the white jeans

El Padrino said...

jeaz-a-loo these are silly suggestions

isiah thomas said...

jeans, loafers with no socks, sports jacket with no shirt underneath and a tie.

do it.

Keith S said...

Wear lots of gold, too

Keith S said...

And chew on a toothpick

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Wait. New bach party idea.

Lakefront Brewery tour, then a quick booze cruise, then Cedars.

El Padrino said...

"jeans, loafers with no socks, sports jacket with no shirt underneath and a tie.

do it."

so like a Abercrombie and Fitch cover boy

Keith S said...

"Lakefront Brewery tour, then a quick booze cruise, then Cedars."

You left out the skiing

El Padrino said...

what happened to salmon fishing

blue said...

bastards

Keith S said...

salmon fishing >>>>>> Lakefront Brewery tour, then a quick booze cruise, then Cedars.

El Padrino said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
funny bones

blue said...

skiing>>>all that stuff

El Padrino said...

especially if your keeping those fuckers and eatin or smokin them

blue said...

where do you put the strippers in salmon fishing?

Keith S said...

They probably don't have Chippendales in Sconsin

paula pierce has a vagina said...

why is GS offering a schload of money to brand now? they must have really hated boom dizzle

paula pierce has a vagina said...

roll up the sleeves on the jacket too

paula pierce has a vagina said...

wear really light blue japris

paula pierce has a vagina said...

brand is supposedly gonna re-sign with the clips for about the same money per year baron is getting

blue said...

lincecum for prez's team is hitting like crazy

El Padrino said...

"wear really light blue japris"

with a headband

blue said...

Brand can get as much as he wants now, because the clips can go over the cap to sign their own FA, so BD has to sign first, then Brand can get his

paula pierce has a vagina said...

hoopshype says he is gonna verbally agree to 13.5 mill$ per

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"what happened to salmon fishing"

A little too spendy for some people(not me). Plus, we wouldn't get to the Cedar Dome until after 10pm, and they wouldn't stay open just to wait for us. Plus that would screw up the catering part.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

blue your team just doesnt hit for average

blue said...

"hoopshype says he is gonna verbally agree to 13.5 mill$ per"

I like hoopshype, they know their shit

blue said...

"blue your team just doesnt hit for average"

they hit .301 last week, you're team is hitting like .400, which is ridiculous

blue said...

my team sure as shit doesn't hit for power, 4 HRs last week total...awesome

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"especially if your keeping those fuckers and eatin or smokin them"

agreed

El Padrino said...

tp is upsetting us right now zeke

for shame

blue said...

now that TP has pujols back, he's a little bit of a tougher opponent, even if he never changes his pitchers

paula pierce has a vagina said...

"they hit .301 last week, you're team is hitting like .400, which is ridiculous"

were only 3 days into the week, i started out hot last week too and ended up losing badly

Keith S said...

"now that TP has pujols back, he's a little bit of a tougher opponent, even if he never changes his pitchers"

Did he put him back in the lineup? I think he was on the bench when I played him last week.

blue said...

keith is right, pujols is still on the bench, which makes it even worst

El Padrino said...

my hitting has been putrid though

isiah thomas said...

we all know deke was talking about catching the salmon with his bear (sic) hands.

isiah thomas said...

MML won't be denied this week, it's still early.

blue said...

twins are handling bidness

Keith S said...

kod saying cmweez was fat last night was hilarity

blue said...

i'm pretty sure that weazy always bragged about her being a runner and athletic, not fat.

but either way, it was enjoyable

blue said...

i hope joe saunders chokes and has a heart attack

Keith S said...

Maybe kod was on the Lysol last night

blue said...

sober kod would be an LoV first

Keith S said...

older

blue said...

and

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