Thursday, July 03, 2008

Best Little Thought on the Old Passion

The swim races at the 2008 Olympics are going to be unreal. At the trials we've got people breaking records left and right, swimming as fast as it seems human beings could go. We're nosing up against the barrier of swimming sound, about to burst through into the impossible. I mean, people are going 47:5's in the 100 M Free. That should be an impossibility. And to have multiple men able to swim a sub-minute 100 M Breast, this is like the fall of communism, something many couldn't admit to ever expecting to see in their lifetimes.

13 year olds, 23 year olds, 33 year olds, 43 year olds. Unreal.

5 comments:

M said...

probably steroids. one day, michael phelps will retire and write and expose about it.

Brig said...

I choose to believe these are Gods among men.

The Youngest Barnes Brother(Gregory) said...

Unfortunately swimming is a real sport were mere strength through steroids will not give you the edge and powers of the greatest swimmer who has ever lived Arthur Joseph Curry. Or so I like to believe…
Furthermore swimming is too pure of a sport to be tainted with steroids

Anonymous said...

It's those new suits! They're amazing (which is why they cost hundreds of dollars apiece!)

M said...

to the youngest barnes brother, you are probably too young to remember the german steroids scandal. but you can read about it here if you like...

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9D0CE1DA1731F930A35751C1A967958260

and sorry to have to be the one to break it to you.