McPhelps Gets Loaded

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    Feb 02, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/01/michael.phelps.marijuana/index.html

    Just FYI, I call him McPhelps because his nutrition is so bad.
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    Feb 02, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    I'm not a pot smoker myself but consider this minor. He's not competing so it's only his endorsements that may be at stake. His problem not ours.
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    Feb 02, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    His nutrition is crap....he's gonna need a heart transplant by the time he's 30. That said, his accomplishments are awesome.......and the 1x crack, er, pot smoking.....a mistake, no doubt.
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    Feb 02, 2009 6:33 AM GMT
    Haha, I had to look up his diet. I'm kind of in shock...you'd think an olympic athlete would be a little more conscientious about what he put into his body. Now that his brain's wired to eat all that white flour and sugar he'll probably wind up being diagnosed with BED (binge eating disorder) when he's retired.

    I'm not shocked about the pot at all. He's a college aged guy who was in a college environment. What do you expect? He's a great athlete, not a saint.
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    Feb 02, 2009 9:36 AM GMT
    After his first olympics, it was drunk driving. Not its pot. Is he under a lot unnecessary scrutiny? Probably, but looking at the business aspect of it, if he was fully ready for this and I am quite sure his mom made sure he was, he should know better, at the very least, his celebrity is pretty powerful stuff with kids and teens not much younger than he is. But who am I to judge? It's not my life.
  • captproton

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    Feb 02, 2009 10:32 AM GMT
    Phelps has led an unusually solitary life for a guy his age. He grew up in a single-mom household and spent the bulk of his time in swimming pools. That he was so single-minded about achieving his goal of winning gold at the Games is a testament to his upbringing and his ability to compartmentalize his life in a way most people can't imagine.

    That said, it's not surprising that he is "acting out" after the years of solitude and sacrifice. He is being the kid he has been denied all this time. That is not excusing his behavior, but is a way of explaining it.

    He is in serious need of adult guidance. I don't care that his chronological age technically allows him to be his own man. Because he has led such a sheltered life, his actions of late suggest his psychological age has yet to catch up with his actual one. He is, in effect, quite immature. He apparently has no real grasp of appropriate behavior for a guy who has been a worldwide symbol of athletic prowess and achievement.

    Someone needs to straighten him out before he does something truly and spectacularly awful. Maybe the cancellation of a few lucrative endorsement deals will help wake him up.
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    Feb 02, 2009 10:48 AM GMT
    Now we know why he enjoys eating all the junk food. I'll probably get blasted for this but it's pot we're talking about here, not crack. Pot? Who cares. The world would be a much better place if alcohol was illegal and pot wasn't.

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    Feb 02, 2009 10:48 AM GMT
    I think people should just give the guy a break. Who hasn't made these kind of mistakes? We expect far too much of people in the spotlight, it is almost as though they are not allowed to be human. The only person he is hurting with this, is himself and this is really, really small beans.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    He is ending the wrong mesaage! A drug is a drug is a drug! He suppose to be a role model for god sakes!icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    No one out there is really going to care. It'll blow over. We've all done stupid shit... even the best of us. I think Phelps is going to be embarrassed, but it will cease to be news in a week and he will have either learned something from it or not.


    However.... I think it's ironic that chuckystud, who actively encourages and engages in "better living through chemicals," is the OP for this thread.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    He's still a kid. Pot smoking and dating a waitress is light fare. Hopefully, the latest very visible episode will refocus him.
  • BerkleeBoy118

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    Feb 02, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    lol first hes caught drinking and driving and now with his weed. lol does he do this shit in a public square or something? lol christ.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    Tapper saidNow we know why he enjoys eating all the junk food. I'll probably get blasted for this but it's pot we're talking about here, not crack. Pot? Who cares. The world would be a much better place if alcohol was illegal and pot wasn't.



    Agree. Alcohol has killed and damaged a lot more lives than pot ever will. I am sure this guy is going to have a tough time of it. All those hours by himself in the pool, has probably affected him in ways that we will never understand.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidhttp://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/01/michael.phelps.marijuana/index.html

    Just FYI, I call him McPhelps because his nutrition is so bad.


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  • Sayrnas

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    Feb 02, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Gah, there are better things to be be worried about...like nazi zombies in texas.


    http://gear.ign.com/articles/949/949442p1.html
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Phelps cares because of all his endorsements, I am sure he will be getting the pipe out in private. He might of endeared himself to a lot of young people though. I must admit I have never understood the allure of pot. Could never stand the smell of the stuff.
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    Feb 02, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidPhelps cares because of all his endorsements, I am sure he will be getting the pipe out in private. He might of endeared himself to a lot of young people though. I must admit I have never understood the allure of pot. Could never stand the smell of the stuff.
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    Gah I hate that smell to. Makes me wanna...icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    Not a fan of either junk food or pot. I'd sure hate to be famous - having to keep an eye out for a zoom lens all the time.
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    BECAUSE ONLY EVIL PEOPLE SMOKE POT. The media attention is unnecessary. He is an incredible swimmer. There is no need for this to "blow over" that would insinuate that he did something wrong.
  • Aquanerd

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    The guy already has a DUI, a puff on a bong will have little long term effect, unless the media coverage gets in is head.

    The number of Olympic Champions in swimming that were regular pot smokers is long and illustrious. I hope none that I no from direct observation make any negative comments about Phelps.


    And don't worry about his eating habit. Again, not different from most swimmers. Especially those that had natural talent. Only those of us with less talent and less work ethic needed to obsess about what we eat.

    Besides, don't believe everything you read, the media has a way of taking reality and printing it in a way that gets people talking, regardless of the how it reflect reality.

    Wouldn't it be great if everyone in the government and the media that has lit up in the past had a halo of smoke around their head. Maybe then we'd get a reality check on proper drug laws.
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    Aquanerd saidAnd don't worry about his eating habit. Again, not different from most swimmers. Especially those that had natural talent. Only those of us with less talent and less work ethic needed to obsess about what we eat.


    The statement goes beyond ignorant, and preposterous, it's simply very wrong. Nutrition, can, does, and always will have, a significant impact in sports performance. That's been proven in study after study, and in collegiate sports programs worldwide.

    Phelps once made the statement to Bob Costas that resistance training (which he just started a bit over a year ago) had added to his times. Imagine if he had received proper nutrition and been on a resistance training program. Babe Ruth was a natural talent, who ate like crap, and dropped dead from it, too.

    Imagine how much better Phelps could have been had he received the sort of expert level nutrition and coaching a guy like Lance Armstrong had. Some folks excel in spite of themselves. Phelps is such an example.

    The fact he might blow a few fatties is no big deal. He's a young man. The trick is not getting caught in a society with some very messed up drug laws.

    Nutrition is a KEY part of any sports performance program, and anyone who says differently is nuts.
  • Aquanerd

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    Aquanerd saidAnd don't worry about his eating habit. Again, not different from most swimmers. Especially those that had natural talent. Only those of us with less talent and less work ethic needed to obsess about what we eat.


    The statement goes beyond ignorant, and preposterous, it's simply very wrong. Nutrition, can, does, and always will have, a significant impact in sports performance. That's been proven in study after study, and in collegiate sports programs worldwide.

    Phelps once made the statement to Bob Costas that resistance training (which he just started a bit over a year ago) had added to his times. Imagine if he had received proper nutrition and been on a resistance training program. Babe Ruth was a natural talent, who ate like crap, and dropped dead from it, too.

    Imagine how much better Phelps could have been had he received the sort of expert level nutrition and coaching a guy like Lance Armstrong had. Some folks excel in spite of themselves. Phelps is such an example.

    The fact he might blow a few fatties is no big deal. He's a young man. The trick is not getting caught in a society with some very messed up drug laws.

    Nutrition is a KEY part of any sports performance program, and anyone who says differently is nuts.


    So All those Gold medals are nuts?

    And as far as "Just Starting resistance Training. That was in the long term plans of Phelps' coach. There have been a lot of evolution in training methods over the years. in my day, it was mileage, mileage, mileage, cross training (including weights) and mileage. It was not uncommon for us to swim 30-40K per day during Winter Break. Now, there are some elite athletes tht don't swim over 10-15K per day. So imagining is not something that Phelps needs to do. He has benn a "Real" success with the plan he, his coach, anf his mom, came up with when he was 10.
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
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    he's HOT and thats all that should matter.
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    I don't get this well all know that "elite Athletes are held to a higher standard it comes with the territory and having said that this business that Mr. Phelps is just a kid, as if he should get a free pass. He's an adult, young kids all over the globe look up to him. First he got pulled over for the drinking and driving in which not only was he a danger to himself but to others on the road.
    I can't imagine getting behind the wheel of a car after I have been throwing back cocktails or beer all night long. My heart still goes out the family in Florida who lost all three of their children and of course the drink lived.

    The best thing that Mr. Phelps can do now if he is really remorseful is do PAS's against the horrors of drug use and under age drinking to children.

    Other wise he would be just like the rest this is just lip service for getting caught.

    Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of Michael Phelps this just surprises me.
    Like someone said I would not want to live his life the pressure must be enormous!
    It also lends credence to the widely held notion that drugs impairs your judgment.
    I don’t think he would have allowed him to be in the position that he was and is in now if he had not been high.

  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    Who cares?