Does anyone else feel like this whole “Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte: THE COMPETITION” media invention is a bit overblown? Before all of the stuff for the London Olympics began, I always heard that Ryan and Michael were friends – or, if not friends, then friendly and nice to each other. Now it’s like everyone is trying to make this into the biggest rivalry ever. Anyway…
Phelps and Lochte went head-to-head in their first competition yesterday. Long story short, Lochte won gold and Phelps didn’t even place. I know a lot of people are “over” Phelps for being over-hyped and for seeming like he doesn’t even want to be there, but I still believe in Phelps. I think not even placing in the 400 meter individual medley was just the ass-kicking Michael needed to get his head in the game. Phelps isn’t going to win eight golds this time around, but he’s going to win some, and Lochte is going to win some, and it’s going to be fine.
As for Lochte… he’s incredibly cute. Did you see the video thing of what Lochte was doing to train for London? That enormous tire?!! Good God. But he’s a beautiful swimmer, he has a gorgeous body, a sexy smile and he’s a winker. I love a winker. However, I am not a fan of his diamond grill.
Lochte and Phelps will be in the 4 X 100 relay later today – so they’ll be on the same team. Isn’t this event where they won gold the last time? Phelps pulling out all of the stops and winning the gold by a hundredth of a second? Maybe it will happen again. And then Phelps and Lochte go head-to-head again on… Wednesday, August 1.
PS… Did anyone else watch girls’ beach volleyball? We don’t have any photos from that event, but I’m concerned about Misty and Kerri. I love those girls with all my heart, and that Aussie team almost kicked their asses.
Photos courtesy of PCN.