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Well, you're in good company: Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson (recently) and all male swimmers not named Michael Phelps. So where's the beef?


I don‘t get all the fuss over this Phelps guy. He’s no Johnny Weissmuller.

Sure he has a bunch of records and more gold medals than Weissmuller. That's because he has it easier.

First off, there's no competition. Today's swimmers are pampered and lazy. They don't have the drive swimmers had back in the twenties.

Then look at the technology. Today's swimmers have goggles, caps, and water repelling Speedos. I’d like to see Phelps try to swim with a knife hanging from his loin cloth like Weissmuller did.

And the water. All purified and chlorinated and probably softened to boot. Weissmuller had to swim through crocodile-infested water. At the end of a race he usually had to kill a cheetah or something.

Today’s swimmers are a bunch of wimps.
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