Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Michael Phelps...

Sure, a great story, and that relay race was one of the most exciting sporting events you could do (wow, I didn't know that Gus Johnson liked swimming!), but now I learn that not only does he go to Michigan, but also a Baltimore Ravens fan?

After the relay Phelps' sister tossed him a custom Baltimore Ravens jersey, Phelps' hometown and favorite team, with his name and the number 08. The entire team had autographed it for him.

Later on, after a 200-meter butterfly heat, Andrea Kremer of NBC asked Phelps what the jersey meant to him.

"I was so pumped," he said. "My sister threw it down to me. I just remember after I got my medal I walked back to the ready room where we were sitting, and everyone said, 'Let me see, let me see.' and I held up the jersey. They're like, 'No, no, the medal.' I was like, 'Well, I'm excited about the jersey.'"