Michael Phelps

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by Buffy, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Angellou

    Angellou Senior Member

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    That's so dope.
     

  2. snaffle

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    I think it is pretty disgusting.
     
  3. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    :laugh:
     
  4. monizzle

    monizzle New Member

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    IF I won 8 gold medals and had the media pressure that he does I would be inclined to toke a little myself. He's an amazing athlete, he has reached feats that no other person has before, at 23 he has been expected to be more mature than most 35 year old men, and for that I believe he can have a bit of fun. Anyone that feels they can sit back at his/her computer and judge him is ludicrous! Let the guy live for 1 more month before he has to start back into training for 2012
     
  5. Joie

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    I agree monizzle. It's not really like pot is a performance enhancing drug. Athletic performance, anyway.
     
  6. Cadence

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    I don't mind the drinking nd partying in the casinos, however, pot is ILLEGAL. He is supposed to be a role model for others, and what he is doing is illegal. Sure, party it up, be 23, but be smart about it!
     
  7. alljackedup

    alljackedup New Member

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    I'm not a Phelps fanatic, but this is one article that I'm choosing not to believe for now. That pic looks nothing like him, and I'll give anyone the benefit of the doubt...once. All the press that he's getting, and the pressure, you gotta figure everybody's gotta have some kinda vice and outlet. Not that I'm a big proponent of pot, but it's better than him getting plastered and getting behind the wheel and killing someone. To each his own. ;) ::)
     
  8. Shell

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    My bf said all the interviews he's seen with this guy, his eyes were red and looked like he was stoned. No excuse from being the chlorine, when he wears goggles. :D

    Maybe it's his way of getting his mind to relax. If he was a total pothead he wouldn't be able to accomplish close to what he has already.
     
  9. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    Ditto to what Cadence said.
     
  10. darkhorse

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    Who cares? Give me a break. I know many people who have smoked weed and they are a far cry from potheads or dope feinds.
    The guy didn't do cystal meth. He smoked some weed. Talk about over reacting.
     
  11. Mass

    Mass Senior Member and Masscaster

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    This is what happens when we put "humans" on pedestels.


    He admitted he did it, apologized...move on.
     
  12. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    I've read a few comments about him being an asshole in real life...therefore maybe he should chill a little more often :)
     
  13. snaffle

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    I dont feel there is any 'over reacting' to anyone who does anything with drugs. Mariquana is considered a drug. It is illegal.

    If he had smoked the dope and it was prescribed by a physician it would be a different matter. Any type of drug CAN be mind altering. It says a lot about a person who wants to 'alter' their mental thinking, even if they feel it is for recreation reasons.

    What he did was illegal. He is in the limelight and stands as an idol and example to a lot of young folk.


    He has lost all of my respect.
     
  14. Angellou

    Angellou Senior Member

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    23 years old, he made a mistake and he admits it. Nobody's perfect, learn from it, move on. Didn't Obama admit to smokin' too?
     
  15. BUC

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    Pot will be legal some day. It is in almost every other country, hell it's legal in Alaska. All they have to do here in the good old USA is find a good way to tax it and it'll be in every convenience store :)

    There are a ton of prescription drugs on the market that mind alter....and thank God for that or there would be even more whacked out people in the world ;)

    Yep, he even inhaled :p
     
  16. Cadence

    Cadence New Member

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    Ummm he was arrested for DUI in 2004.
     
  17. darkhorse

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    A DUI is a big deal, however, I don't get why are people up in arms that he smoked weed? La dee f-ing da. I know many people who have, especially at his age, and they turned out just fine. (I know a few who still do once in a blue moon, and they are fine adults.) Now if someome saw him snorting coke or with a big ol' crack pipe, that's different. Pot, weed, whatever you wanna call it. Not a huge news worthy deal IMO.
     
  18. alljackedup

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    Well, I guess I'm just thinking that I did some really stupid stuff when I was 23. Don't know anyone that didn't, and if they say they didn't, they're lying.

    He fessed up and admitted it was stupid, we'll just wait and see if he does it again.
     
  19. snaffle

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    When I was 23.. I can honestly say that any stupid stuff I may have done..
    was never illegal.

    when I turned 23 I had 2 little ones.. a husband.. a house... dog.. couple horses..
    garden... life was wonderful!!
    (um.. I didnt have a horse trailer back then.. so life wasn't perfect ;))