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A little originality, please … Is Phelps greatest?

August 1st, 2012

Fab Five? Come on. That nickname was already taken. At least twice, that I know of.

There are almost twice as many people in England covering the Olympics as there are athletes competing in them. So can someone please come up with an original nickname for the USA women’s gymnastics team? Or just don’t use one that is already used up.

While we’re at it … we’d already reached the limit on Flyin’ Hawaiians and Hawaiian Punches. So please, no more after Shane Victorino and Brian Viloria.


Nineteen medals (most ever) including 15 golds, and counting. Does that make Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian of all-time?

Perhaps. But for discussion’s sake, I’d include Carl Lewis (dominant in sprints and long jump), Nadia Comeneci (first perfect 10 gymnast), and many others.

And how about this sleeper: Teresa Edwards: A record five medals in basketball, four gold and one bronze.