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Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:00 PM


If you happen to see this and aren't watching - turn it on!

Alvandy  (Level: 232.9 - Posts: 7602)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:12 PM

U.S. wins Gold Medal !!!!!!

# 8 for Michael Phelps

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:23 PM

Wow - that was amazing to watch!

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:28 PM

Wish I could have watched. Scott is currently on remote control guard where we are switching back and forth between three horrid movies. Blade anyone?


Bigbird  (Level: 242.9 - Posts: 3316)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:40 PM

What a race! But they have all been amazing. Now poor Mrs. Phelps can rest. I was crying along with her.

Ladyvol  (Level: 207.6 - Posts: 5536)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:40 PM

Michael did it! He broke Mark Spitz's record with 8 gold medals...I still think Mark Spitz is cuter...LOL

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:49 PM

What a great kid. What a triumph!!!!

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:55 PM

they just gave the medals - man that is so cool - phelps just looks so excited and humble and amazed -

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 16th Aug '08 11:57 PM

He'll start looking really rich soon of course!

Tazmaniac72  (Level: 190.3 - Posts: 213)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:10 AM

Me, my wife and kids were all on our bed, and trying to help the last guy swim his legs off to win the race. It is totally amazing, what he has done. It's been a blast watching it as well.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:11 AM

Even I watched the relay race and saw him
bring the Americans back into the lead !!!!

Taco24  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 589)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:14 AM

Truly a remarkable experience. I was in tears watching him go to his mother and sister. That was awesome!

WTG Michale and the U.S. team!
We are proud of you all.

Bbear  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 2296)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:16 AM

YEA!!! He's not a man, he's a machine. Oh.....that's another movie

Taco24  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 589)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:20 AM

and WTG to the Aussies!
What a great rivalry. Love it!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 7:58 AM

And the biggest winner is GE/NBC. Phelps brought in a lot of viewers who might not have watched otherwise.Will those new swim fans stick around for another week?

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 8:07 AM

I hope he gets on a Wheaties box, I collect them.

Mplaw51  (Level: 181.2 - Posts: 1581)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 8:34 AM

That was awesome wasn't it? The record of 8 gold medals will last for a long time. He made it look easy and he was breaking world records 7 out of the 8 times.

Madmario  (Level: 27.3 - Posts: 33)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 8:48 AM

As much as I hate seeing an American beat us Aussies, you've got to hand it to the man (or machine lol). I think he deserves to go down as the greatest olympian ever. Man, it hurts to say that.

Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 12:24 PM

Check out the video of the eighth gold medal:

Bbear  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 2296)
Sun, 17th Aug '08 1:00 PM

Snookerballs -- You collect Weaties boxes? That is soooo cool. Who do you have? I want a Mary Lou - got one of those?

Do you eat the cereal?

Tuzilla  (Level: 137.0 - Posts: 3789)
Tue, 19th Aug '08 11:23 AM

And lest we forget, he has done all of this while dealing with ADHD all of his life. That is another statement all of its own.

Oldcougar  (Level: 222.0 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 19th Aug '08 11:45 AM

I didn't know about the ADHD but when I saw his face it fit the profile for Fragile X (like my son) & his mannerisms fit, too (I wonder if he's ever been tested, most children diagnosed as ADHD have not, which is a problem). These often display as high functioning Autistic or Asperger like symptoms. They include repetition, incredible strength & total ability to focus. No wonder he's such a winner & it looks good on him

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