|Hey, he has nothing left to prove against mere humans, right? But now in retirement, Phelps does need to parlay his legendary athletic career into high-profile gigs of various sorts, and so it is that he will star in this year's installment of Discovery's "Shark Week."
Here is the breathless blurb about the cable channel's "Great Gold vs. Great White" event, from Thursday's news release regarding its popular annual shark-stravaganza, set to air in late July:
"They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark - the race is on!"
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Was speaking at an event today for my company and he spoke about this. Said it was one of the highest things on his bucket list. Also, he is a big time Ravens fan, he went off on a tangent for a few mins talking about them.
I don't have to be faster than the bear. I just have to be faster than you.
Conor McGregor vs Flowd Mayweather?
The only way I'd watch this is if they were sharing a lane.
You'd be trolling along and suddenly a fin cuts the water and then silently submerges. The most ominous darn thing I've ever seen. You don't have any idea if he's still there or not...and then it appears again.
I'd scuba down there and saw huge barracuda, plenty of moray eels and even an octopus once, but never a shark. Good thing too, my heart would have stopped - in spite of the fact that the bubbles seem to disorient them and there's no documented attacks on scuba divers (or at least as far as I know which maybe a Mercy telling..
I don't think it's humanly possible to have less interest in watching this than I do.
But reality is, he barely beat other humans.
I really don't understand this other than the obvious thing which is some kind of money grab for someone or several. Just one of the dumbest things I've read today. This week actually