Originally posted on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 7/27/12

Remember when Michael Phelps used to be interesting, fun and liked to let chicks take photos of him partying or smoking weed? Yeah, those were the days of MySpace. Seriously, four years ago we could do a MySpace photo search and find Phelps at a variety of University of Michigan houses getting smashed and chasing tail.


The guy is boring, doesn’t get publicly sh*tfaced and is at his final Olympics. Of course age (27) has something to do with that. And Subway doesn’t want to see you on TMZ throwing bills at strippers.

From a 2008 NY Times piece just after the Beijing Olympics:

“Michael Phelps is leaving Beijing as a global sports icon. He’s now with the likes of the Michael Jordans, Tiger Woods and Roger Federers and he’s earned every bit to be in that elite company,” said Michael Lynch, head of global sponsorship at Visa.

You know what happened next.

The Olympics start today and it’s kinda sad that hardly anyone even cares about Phelps. Sure, NBC will shove his rivalry with Lochte down your throat. Sure, Phelps will win a couple golds.

But the fun is over. The young chicks are no longer enamored. Vegas parties are old news. Michael Phelps is just another guy staring at retirement and pitching Subway sandwiches.

[Olympics: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte will kick off chlorine-soaked fun]

Filed under: Olympics
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

CC Sabathia checks into alcohol rehab, will miss playoffs

Report: Philbin told practice players to go easy on Tannehill

Report: 49ers bringing Terrelle Pryor in for a workout

Brady: Patriots gain advantage from teams changing coaches

Golic, Carter criticize Rex for being more 'dumb' than 'tough'

Brady: Cowboys still a 'very good football team' despite injuries


Joe Philbin fired by Dolphins; Dan Campbell to take over

Nationals fire Matt Williams after disappointing 2015 season

Did Suh make a statement with his footwear at practice?

Eagles C Jason Kelce: Offensive line is ‘a disgrace right now’

Report: Colts expect Andrew Luck to start Week 5

Dolphins DC Coyle more likely to be fired than Philbin

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 25 best NHL players under 25

Five fantasy things we learned about every NFL Week 4 game

Top 10 takeaways from Sunday’s Week 4 NFL action

Eight notable NFL Week 4 winners and losers

Jimmy Johnson: Move on from Kaepernick

WATCH: Ichiro Suzuki pitches for the Marlins

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker