Amazing stuff. Seems like a nice guy, too.

One of the truly great athletic performances of all time.

Kudos to Phelps, and kudos to the team. Great final IM race, again. 8 for 8 for Phelps. Incredible.

I’m 49. I’ll be surprised if I see this one topped. It’s been a great life for me, a sports fan and aging ex-jock, between Federer and Woods, Maddux and Payton, Howe, Hull and Gretsky, Michael Johnson and Edwin Moses and all the others I’ve neglected to list.

If one uses sports as a metaphor for human progress, sans drugs, we’re doing OK.