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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Snake View Post
As a parent of 2 boys who know who Phelps is and admire what he did at the Olympics, I'm a little disappointed. But as a guy who smoked a fair amount of weed myself when I was young, I can't hold it against him. Hypocritical, I know, but such is life.
imo, folks need to find role models for their kids other than athletes. not that some athletes are great well-rounded persons who bring a wonderful soul essence to their life and community but this automatically because they are bigger and stronger and faster than other people, they are role models for are kids is dumb. how about doctors, scientists, humanitarians, firemen and firewomen, folks who make great sacrifice to their community, these are the people that should be touted as role-models?
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jay-Bird View Post
Whoa, there's a BEER in the photo too! What a scandal!
beer is ok since its not a performance enhancer
post #21 of 30

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Originally Posted by ganjagolfer View Post
imo, folks need to find role models for their kids other than athletes. not that some athletes are great well-rounded persons who bring a wonderful soul essence to their life and community but this automatically because they are bigger and stronger and faster than other people, they are role models for are kids is dumb. how about doctors, scientists, humanitarians, firemen and firewomen, folks who make great sacrifice to their community, these are the people that should be touted as role-models?
I agree, but I didn't say Phelps is someone I pointed out as a role model to my kids. I said they know who he is because they saw what he did at the Olympics and they thought it (and he) was cool. Do they look up to him because of his athletic accomplishments? Sure. Does that mean he is their role model? No. Hopefully their mother and I are their biggest role models, not athletes, musicians, doctors, lawyers, etc. because we are the ones who set the examples for them and raise them to the best of our ability. We don't depend on others for that.
post #22 of 30

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Well its only a bit of weed........not really a big deal. Do you really care, do you think all the little kiddies in the world will start speedballing in the morning....

Nah....if anything he deserves a puff...I mean the strees he was under to get all 8 must have been hard going... Let him relax he did you all proud at a poor olympics for you..
post #23 of 30

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Originally Posted by ganjagolfer View Post
beer is ok since its not a performance enhancer
as you can tell by the picture, this guy's a real athlete! He drinks light beer!
post #24 of 30

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Felt bad for kids who looks up to him.

Phelps just got mixed up with the wrong crowd and needs to make better choices with the crowd he hangs out with and smokes pot with.

I heard the cops raided the house where the picture was taken and apparently the home owner was trying to sell the pipe on ebay.
post #25 of 30

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This is the greatest thing in the world right now. Phelps just gave hope to all the pot heads in the world that they can still be great at something other than video games. We all need a little inspiration.
post #26 of 30

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I like him better now than I did before.
post #27 of 30

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Originally Posted by steviesouthpaw View Post
I like him better now than I did before.

+1

It was a private party, he is a grown man. He knows the consequences.

Here's a question for you, would you prefer your teen son/daughter to smoke pot or Tobacco?

Curious to the answers to this one...
post #28 of 30

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Originally Posted by steviesouthpaw View Post
I like him better now than I did before.
He is so much better than the competition I was starting to wonder if he was a human being or an alien. I'm not put off by him smoking weed at all. He just needs to be more careful in the future.
post #29 of 30

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Can't argue with the gold medals. I think he should be considered a swimming role model, not a character role model.
post #30 of 30

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"If Michael Phelps smokes pot why can't I?", "You can, right after you win twelve gold medals for your country"
http://www.hulu.com/watch/56636/satu...michael-phelps
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