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    Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian


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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    "I let my swimming do the talking." - Michael Phelps.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Of course he thinks it should be a British athlete



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Spitz had nine gold medals when he retired at the age of 22 after the Munich Olympics. It would have been interesting to see how many he would have finished with if he had competed in Montreal in 1976


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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    It's a good point, though, that you can't just look at the medal count. A good swimmer can get a lot more medals than people in most other sports can.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Best ever by a huge margin, not even a discussion to be had.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    I am not sure if he aint right. Swimming has so many chances of medals compared to a lot of other sports. Like Owens only had a few events he could compete in. I would even say Carl lewis competed in a few different things that were different i.e. 100 meter sprint is differnt than the long jump.
    I realize there are different strokes and so on in swimming. Just way more chances to win medals.


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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Coe is a track and field guy. He is biased.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Haters are going to hate.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Just because there are more medal opportunities doesn't mean that just because you can swim automatically means you have a chance at all these medals. The fact that he is/was so good in so many events is proof of how much better he is than anyone else.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    is this guy in subway commercials?

    that's what I thought




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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    One thing on his side is doing what he did in back-to-back olympics. That's very hard to do in a sport where people are over-the-hill quickly.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Coe is a track and field guy. He is biased.
    track athletes could do as many events as Phelps if there were talented enough.

    Phelps does a variety of distances, most track athletes/runners do one, maybe two, but usually just one, like many swimmers who specialize in one stroke at one distance.

    The fact that Phelps does a variety of strokes, a variety of distances seems somewhat comparable to me.



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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    is this guy in subway commercials?

    that's what I thought
    I thought Subway dropped him from the commercials after the bong incident.

    And despite my comments in the Olympic thread last night, I do think he probably is the greatest Olympian. I just think he could be having a better 2012 Olympics.


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    Re: Michael Phelps "probably" is not Greatest Olympian

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Spitz had nine gold medals when he retired at the age of 22 after the Munich Olympics. It would have been interesting to see how many he would have finished with if he had competed in Montreal in 1976
    He also won all his medals with a big *** mustache.



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