Phelps Comes From Behind Again To Reclaim Title

Last summer, when Michael Phelps dominated the news from the 2008 Beijing Olympics with his record 8 gold medals, who would have possibly guessed that he would still be a celebrity today? In our 24-hour news cycle world, celebrities are made and forgotten seemingly overnight, and really, who cares about competitive swimming, anyways?

Michael Phelps

Yet, here we are in 2009 still talking about Phelps, and for good reason. Even apart from his escapades on dry land, the guy’s fun to follow and dominant in ways you only see in people like Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan. Yesterday, in a rematch of his amazing come-from-behind gold medal butterfly performance, he once again surged from behind to beat Milorad Cavic to win the 100m butterfly world championship.

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CNN Stamps Trivial Olympics Headline On T-Shirt

The moon landing. McGwire’s 61st home run. And … news of algae potentially affecting sailing competitions in this year’s Beijing Olympics. Not to play the role of Carnac here, but it’s pretty evident what all three of these stories have in common. You all remember EXACTLY where you were when you heard about them. But how, oh how, can a nation capture these moments?

CNN t-shirt on Olympics

Why, on a t-shirt, of course. Now, if you want shirts with the moon landing or No. 61 on them, you’re on your own. Fortunately, CNN has us covered (at least the torso and shoulders) with their new endeavor, “CNN Shirt.” Read more…