Wednesday, November 30, 2011
View From the Stands: Swim Fans Rejoice!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Okay swim fans, is everyone here? There's A LOT going on, good stuff. How 'bout Urban Meyer going to Ohio State? Wait, wrong sport........ sorry.
First up, Speedo is about to unleash it's big secret today, the Speedo Fastskin 3. Guaranteed to make all you swimmers faster than Michael Phelps during the last 50 of a 200 fly. It's FINA-approved so it must "look" normal. I'll never forget everyone sitting around the Today Show in '08 looking like crosses between Aqua Man and extras from some rubber fettish film. I noticed there's not a lot of media yet (as of midnight the night before) but there's this:
Secondly, Ryan "Jeah" Lochte has been nominated by Kelli Anderson as Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. It's a great article. As a swim fan it makes me proud of "our" athletes who work so hard....usually not for the nearly the same fortune, fame and glory as say, an NFL or NBA player who is always on the cover. This is great for the sport. Kelli's article is here:
Lastly, 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships begin on Thursday in Atlanta. Our very own Chris Desantis and Michael Gustafson will be there so, if not for any other reason, check it out. They've worked really hard on their mash-up and they've got some some really hot dance moves. The psych sheet can be found here:
Good stuff! Yippee!!
Posted by The Screaming Viking! at 5:20 AM