Yes, the US swimmer is, in my opinion, the greatest athlete I think we’ll see for a long time.
He’s up there with Tiger.
But the most amazing thing — as one credit card company would say — the most ‘priceless’ thing — is that my daughter and I got to watch his races over and over again on our laptops this weekend.
We shared the exhilaration of that fingertip win… of his power in the water … of his commitment to his sport.
As I told my 15-year-old, who has now ordered every poster there is of Phelps, I didn’t have that luxury or chance to watch Mark Spitz over and over when I was a teen. (Stop counting the years…).
It makes you realize how powerful, and amazing, the Internet can be. Something I think we all tend to forget now and then.