Found August 06, 2012 on With Leather:
Despite the love affair with hating NBC for its delayed coverage and contempt for its stupid viewers, the 2012 Summer Olympics have had some amazing moments. Obviously, Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorious, Missy Franklin, and many others have had remarkable performances, and of course there were the pooping divers and Retta’s awesome Twitter analysis. But generating some serious buzz over the weekend was a commercial for Ragu that has absolutely nothing to do with the Summer Games, other than it aired during NBC’s coverage.In the commercial, a young boy has a book or something that he wants to share with his parents, so he just barges into their bedroom and catches them having sex. So does he fall into a black hole of trauma and psychotic outrage that will scar him for the rest of his life? No way, Jose. His parents make it up to him with a big, heaping plate of Ragu spaghetti. I’ve been told that pasta sauce is just as effective as heroin in hiding decades of mental ang...

Douglas' all-around title is redemption for coach

Liang Chow stood next to Gabby Douglas, looked over and figured it was time for a chat. Just a friendly talk. No need to mention to his star pupil that she was on the cusp of Olympic history. No reason to point out the only thing standing in the way of a gold medal was 90 seconds of controlled brilliance. Instead, the soft-spoken coach who is starting to make a habit out of molding...

Douglas' mom filed for bankruptcy

Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia. Documents filed in January in the Eastern District of Virginia show Natalie Hawkins filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which allows a person to reorganize their finances and pay down debt over several years. The documents list Hawkins as having assets totaling ...

Is Phelps diving into relationship?

Michael Phelps isn't quite ready to take the plunge, but he's making a splash in the dating game. Phelps has been pretty quiet about his dating life throughout his illustrious swimming career, but it looks like the most decorated Olympian ever is ready to take the next step with his girlfriend, Megan Rossee, finally appearing alongside the 25-year-old model on the red carpet...

A timeline of swimmer Michael Phelps' career

A look at the career of Michael Phelps, who retired after swimming his final event of the London Olympics on Saturday: 2000 - Makes first Olympic appearance at Sydney Games, becoming youngest male swimmer on the U.S. team at age 15. Finishes fifth in his only event, the 200-meter butterfly. 2001 - Becomes the youngest male (15 years, 11 months) to set a world record when he breaks...

Tribute to Michael Phelps: 5 Incredible World Record-Setting Olympic Gold Medal Wins

Seventh at the turn, an Olympic champion at the end. Make it 17 gold medals for Michael Phelps. What a way to go out in the final individual race of his career. With those long arms whipping through the water, Phelps was next-to-last when he touched the wall at the far end of the pool in the 100-meter butterfly but in a familiar position when he made the touch that counted Friday...

Swimmers seek better exposure outside the Olympics

Michael Phelps has always talked about changing the sport of swimming. He certainly made it more exciting by collecting more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. But where does the sport go now that its most visible star is retiring? Swimming doesn't have an established worldwide circuit, so the biggest chance its athletes have to be in the spotlight is at the games...

Megan Rossee Hot Chick of the Day (Pictures)

Today's hot chick is Megan Rossee.  Megan is the newest girlfriend of our Olympic friend Michael Phelps. She is also an amateur model from Los Angeles, California.  Phelps clearly is the best Olympian ever so why not grab a smoking hot blonde to hang on his arm when he sits at home and games all day during his retirement right?  Sounds like the life too me huh?  Hot pictures...

Michael Phelps, hockey player?

Sitting here in the blissful aftermath of what Michael Phelps has achieved, it’s hard to believe his storied Olympic career is over. Which may be why so many experts are saying he isn’t done, despite his public declarations that he’s hanging up the Speedo for good. But he’s right; he has nothing else to prove. That’s part of the challenge; how will he ever outdo himself...

Column: Done looking at the world through goggles

He says he's done looking at the world through goggles. And taking all his directions from the black line on the bottom of a pool. There's no need to restart the debate over whether Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, at least not on the night he walked off the pool deck and out of competitive swimming for good. Or so he said. ''I could probably sum it...

Michael Phelps live press conference (video)

On Monday the 6th of August, Michael Phelps the most successful Olympian of all time will be giving an exclusive press conference in London. We will be streaming the press conference live via a webcast that you will be able to watch here. Once the event is finished the player will switch to on-demand mode for anyone who missed it live. The press conference will start at 08.45 GMT...

Furious Pete tackles the non-existent Michael Phelps diet challenge

Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps? Who's your pick?

Who's really Mr. Olympics, Bolt or Phelps?

Women dominate Olympic headlines, and podium

Gabby Douglas. Jessica Ennis. Missy Franklin. Ye Shiwen. And don't forget the Olympics' first female judo fighter from Saudi Arabia. Some scoffed at early hype that the games would be a breakout moment for women, but 11 days in, female athletes have dominated the headlines. Save for a few bursts from Michael Phelps and the indomitable Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, it'...
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