|QUOTE (Patch @ 16-Feb-2009, 10:27 PM)|
| I doubt that MJ gave him tremendous burst's of energy to win the medals.|
I think what Stoirmeil was implying was that no matter how much the boogeyman bong was puffed it didn't prevent our young Mr. Phelps from winning an unprecedented number of medals. Hence any propaganda about the negative effects of wayward weed wheezing on achievement are, at least in his case, exaggerated. Of course we don't know how often he indulged. Anyway, its water under the bridge now, and the boy will have to go a'grovelling for endorsements when initially all he had to do was answer the phone. If he wins another impressive series of medals in four years, and his popularity soars again, perhaps everyone will forget about his little tryst with THC and once again he'll exemplify the all American boy-next-door heroic sportsman parents wish their budding young swimmerlings to emulate. The only ones who will remind us of his famed moment of youthfull foolishness will be the media, who prefer everyone's dirty laundry to remain perpetually sullied and ratings worthy - burning on the line under the blazing sun of their relentless exploit-o-vision. There's no better balm to ones self esteem than to point out the flaws in others.
Yr hen Gymraeg i mi,
Hon ydyw iaith teimladau,
Ac adlais i guriadau
Fy nghalon ydyw hi