Found August 18, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Now that Michael Phelps has announced he will officially retire from swimming, Ryan Lochte will be the star of the show for Team USA in the pool. Anytime the most decorated Olympian of all time is not competing, other swimmers have a better chance to take home a medal. While no Phelps could mean a better shot at a gold for Lochte and others in 2016, Ryan says he is going to miss the rivalry and camaraderie.

“I’ve been racing against him for eight years, and every time I go up on the blocks he’s right there next to me, so I’m used to it,” Lochte said on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday according to US Weekly. “He’s one of the hardest racers I’ve ever had to come across so I’m definitely going to miss him.”

When asked about the rivalry between the two, Lochte said that only exists in the water.

“We kind of leave everything in the pool,” he explained.

Outside of the pool, Phelps and Lochte appear to get along. They have been known to compliment each other on Twitter and can often be seen joking around with one another. The good news for Lochte is that he might have a little less competition now when trying to sell his lame apparel and promote his bizarre catchphrase. The good news for Phelps is that he no longer has to be in the pool next to Lochte when he pees in it.

 

Also from Larry Brown Sports:

Hope Solo makes more shocking revelations in her new book

Photos: Notre Dame unveils hideous new uniforms

Could these photos land Michael Phelps in trouble?

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Michael Phelps’ Louis Vuitton photos could have him in trouble with IOC

The Olympics brand police was active throughout the Games, and they may have a new target: Michael Phelps. The record medal-winning swimmer appears in an ad campaign for leading fashion designer Louis Vuitton, but the photos could cause problems with the International Olympic Committee. The photos were not scheduled to be released until after the Games ended, but they began popping...
CASH IN

Ryan Lochte to trademark catchprase

Olympic swimming champ Ryan Lochte reportedly has filed paperwork to trademark the phrase "Jeah!" so he can use it on various kinds of merchandise.

Phelps' agent: Leaked pics not an IOC violation

Michael Phelps' agent has dismissed any suggestion that the retired swimmer may have violated International Olympic Committee rules when pictures from a Louis Vuitton ad campaign were leaked on the Internet during the London Games. IOC rules prohibit athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during a nearly monthlong period around the games. Peter Carlisle, Phelps'...

Ryan Lochte’s Epic Vegas Pool Party

Disclaimer: The last thing we want to do is become a gossip site. RSVLTS.com is all about high-brow content and being the ringleader in all things awesome. But when photos of American Olympic hero Ryan Lochte having the time of his life at a Las Vegas pool party fell on our lap it’s our duty as American men to share them with you. Sure, Lochte is a little douchey for trying...

Michael Phelps Plays in Weekly $25,000 Poker Game, Which Could Have Some Friends Concerned

One man's salary is another man's buy-in. Guess which part of that equation applies to Michael Phelps. Well, since there aren't many $45 million poker games going on these days, surely you figured out that Phelps is the one dishing out salary-sized wagers. Phelps, a known poker enthusiast, plays in a weekly $25,000 game, according to Chipist -- a website described as...

Forget Gambling, Fashion Will Be The Demise Of Michael Phelps

While I was blithering on like some handsome buffoon yesterday about the Turtle of Michael Phelps’ entourage complaining that the celebrated swimmer was spending all of his money on poker and not shoes for his friends, I was missing out on a huge scandal. Apparently some nogoodnik released two photos from Phelps’ upcoming Louis Vuitton campaign, and that’s a huge offense to...

Breaking: Ryan Lochte isn't the sharpest tool in the shed

Ryan Lochte is well known around the interwebs for his gold medal swimming talent... and his somewhat-less-than-gold-medal interviewing skills.  On our podcast yesterday, Michelle Beadle talked about her excitement interviewing Lochte and said, "Interview wise, he's a good looking kid."  That's being kind.  Just watch this Access Hollywood segment with...

Video: Ryan Lochte on '90210'

Ryan Lochte swam to five medals including 2 golds at the Olympics, now he tries a little acting.  The video above is Lochte behind the scenes on the set of 90210 talking with Access Hollywood. The epsiode will air Monday night, Oct. 29.

Ryan Lochte shoots “90210″ cameo

Still into Olympic stud Ryan Lochte? The Gold medalist recently filmed a cameo on 90210 and let’s just say that acting probably isn’t something we’ll see him heavily involved in, “JEAH” Speaking of his catch phrase, Lochte has plans on trademarking “Jeah”… yeah, my thoughts exactly. You can catch this episode of 90210 in October. [...]

Ryan Lochte Shows Off Questionable Interview Skills in Chat About '90210' Role (Video)

Ryan Lochte is a good swimmer. That much no one can argue. His acting skills, on the other hand, leave a lot to be desired. So, too, does Lochte's explanation of his conquest to add acting to his presumably limited list of skills. Lochte's foray into acting will be documented on an upcoming episode of 90210. "Memorizing lines," Lochte told Access Hollywood when...

This Week In YouTube Commenter Swooning: Ryan Lochte Wants To Date Blake Lively

Like most U.S. Olympic athletes, swimmer Ryan Lochte has been on a whirlwind media tour since returning home from London, but the truth is that the nation’s love affair with the multiple gold medal-winner began long ago. Throughout the Olympics, interviews with Lochte popped up left and right, and the question on everyone’s mind was: “What’s next for this handsome, single...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.