Monday, March 25, 2019

It’s pretty impressive that something managed to penetrate the Super Bowl saturated sports news of the day.

Ah….the news of the day…..

Olympic God, swimming sensation, world phenom Michael Phelps was caught! Not cheating or taking steroids but (pause for dramatic effect) for smoking the ganja! *Gasp*


People are freaking out over this. This is why people should not be put on pedestals. When they fall off, everyone is devastated. For a moment, I too, was just absolutely horrified. Appalled! How could he smoke the marijuana! I thought about revoking his title as SportsMan of Style of 2008.

Then I realized, I don’t give a sh*t.

Seriously, more props to the guy if he is a stoner and can go out there and be all motivated to swim and win gold medals. And somehow not get the munchies cuz there is not an ounce of fat on that hot swimmer’s body. I have a lot of friends who partake in the pot and I’ve watched them barely have the motivation to get up and make their munchies.


Phelps made an official apology to the public for his actions:

“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgement,I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”

It brings up the issue about public figures being held to a higher standard and code than the rest of us mere mortals. If it was any of us that got caught–well, no one would give a pahtootey. But if they did, we’d just have to answer to the law.


Michael Phelps has to answer to all of us because he is packaged and branded as the perfect role model. Someone the kids look up to. Someone that will make billions of dollars on his image. Yeah, well, look at Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Kids worship them. The MVP of the Super Bowl used to sell drugs on street corners!

Is all of this right? Is it fair?

Have I totally lost interest in this already and hate that I will be stuck hearing about for weeks….


Stiletto Sports still stands behind Michael Phelps (and not just to look at his fine tushy). Don’t care if inhaled, didn’t inhale, got smashing drunk, hit on the ladies, or anything else they say he did. The guy won 8 gold medals and lives the life of a monk for years at a time while training. He deserves a party every now and again.

He is still my SportsMan of Style for 2008.

BTW, Ashton Kutcher stood up for him too. Funny story!

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4 Responses

  1. Akirah Said,

    I agree that it’s a shame that we will be hearing about this for the next two weeks, but honestly, as talented as Michael Phelps is, he doesn’t come across as the sharpest tool in the shed. I’m not convinced that he should be killing his brain cells with pot because when he talks, it doesn’t sound like he has many brain cells to spare.

    That boy needs to say no to drugs because he can do bad all by himself, without the help of pot.

    And perhaps he should find more trustworthy friends or go to secluded parties where people don’t take pictures of other people taking hits from bongs.

    His body is scrumptious though.

    Posted on February 2nd, 2009 at 8:55 pm

  2. Stiletto Jen Said,

    He does seem to be a little water logged in the brain! I’m so sick of this story already and it’s like Day 1. This will not die for weeks!

    Posted on February 2nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

  3. Stacy Said,

    Geez the guy wasn’t shooting heroin or chasing hookers, give him a break. However, he just should have been a little smarter about not getting caught because children do look up to him and kids need someone positive to look up to instead of the above mentioned Paris Hilton. I forgive him, he just needs more common sense.

    Posted on February 5th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

  4. Stiletto Jen Said,

    hahah you crack me up!!

    Posted on February 5th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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