Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Michael Phelps (right) defeated his old rival Ryan Lochte (left) one last time yesterday in the 200 IM.
By Josh Kramer
There is no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Michael Phelps owns Ryan Lochte. Even though 2012 was supposed to be Ryan Lochte’s “time,” it surely hasn’t been (at least since last Saturday’s 400 IM). Yesterday, this fact was confirmed when Phelps defeated his “rival” in the 200 IM, becoming the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three consecutive Olympics. Michael Phelps has left no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is the greatest Olympian of all time. Anybody who had any doubts or questions heading into London, likely has dismissed those thoughts.
Things in London started out so bleak for Phelps with a very disappointing fourth place finish in the grueling 400 IM. Phelps appeared ill-prepared and disinterested. Since then, the “GOAT” of Olympic swimming has added to his medal collection with two golds and two silvers. Phelps has 20 overall medals, the most ever for an Olympic athlete (two events left to go in London). The US male athlete with the second most medals: Ryan Lochte (11). Amazingly enough, since 2004, Phelps and Lochte have combined for 31 medals (likely have more on the way). This combined total since 2004 would rank them in the top 20 as a country for overall medals since Athens (2004 Olympics). Continue reading
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost an overtime thriller to the Denver Broncos back in January. Peyton Manning (pictured above) will do all in his power to get Denver another victory over the Black and Yellow in Week 1.
By Josh Kramer
Opening night is still well over a month away (September 5th), but anticipation for the 2012 NFL season is mounting. With training camps, fantasy drafts, and more, people are all ears in regards to the 2012 NFL season. The following is a guide for the upcoming season with a game a week to have circled on your calendar regardless of your fan allegiance.
Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos
The Word: What transpired on January 8, 2012 left a bitter taste in the mouths of Steeler Nation. Tim Tebow may be gone, but Peyton Manning has arrived. Continue reading
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