Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mark Spitz

You know what? He did it without the technological suits, without a swim cap, hairy, with a mustache. Michael Phelps might be the winningest Olympian in history, but my money is on Spitz still being the best.

Kim, Brooke, Sadie, and I viewed the heritage festival. No pictures, unfortunately. Still, it was a good time.

"He was a Buffalo Soldier"...

6 comments:

Kimber said...

Good times. My feet recovered nicely. :)

Drunken Chud said...

ummm... considering spitz has no world records and phelps set 5 or 6 these games alone... i'd re-think your "best". seriously, you're gonna use hair, and swim suits as an argument? swimming is the sport least impacted by technology. maybe running. or javelin. ok, the track and field events, gymnastics, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, swimming... those are all pretty static over the years.

now if you were making the argument of jack nicklaus v. tiger woods, you'd have an argument. if jack had the same tech when he was competing at a high level, would he have won morer? who knows.

but the spitz argument is asinine.

cassdawn said...

maybe he's just expressing a man crush.

i have to say that for the life of me i don't understand why spitz didn't shave though. hair actually does make a difference. both friction wise and the jarring sensation to the skin.

Drunken Chud said...

he had planned on shaving the mustache, but when everyone started talking about it he kept it as a novelty. one of the russians asked him why he had it, he gave some bs answer about it redirecting water from his nose and helping him go faster. the next year all the russians had mustaches.

cassdawn said...

okay - that sounds too whacky to be true but either way that is effing funny

Drunken Chud said...

seriously, google his ass. that should come up a lot. he laughed a lot about it. he totally pulled one over on the commies.