We live in a cynical time full of cynical people. So, it seems an obvious question to ask, while Michael Phelps chases history in Beijing.Â When will the backlash begin?
Take it from a guy who has spent the last three weeks calling various sports figures douchebags, someone, somwhere, has decided they don’t like Phelps, and they are waiting for the right moment to attack.Â
I’m not sure what it is that will bother them. If it’s someone like that creep Skip Bayless, they won’t like the way Phelps celebrates, or will be angry that he gets the majority of the credit when some of his races are relay events.Â Maybe it will be someone like TMZ, who attacks the kid once he gets home, for taking advantage of his moment in the sun and acting the way any 23 year old kid would act with newfound fame and fortune.Â
I don’t know what it will be, but the sad thing is, I know it’s coming.Â And there’s nothing anyone can do about it.