Phelps goes for laughs instead of laps
Sweet vindication. I took a little heat for having some fun at the expense of Michael Phelps on one of my radio shows during his Olympic medal-fest. Got lectured by several talkshow callers (and my wife) for not treating our hometown hero's magical quest with sufficient reverence.
Well, I can't wait to see how Michael spoofs himself as the host on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live come Sept. 13. No word on how far the show will go to squeeze every laugh out of Phelps' appearance, but I'll make a prediction. Mark Spitz will show up to spoof himself, too, perhaps heckling Michael during his monologue.
The musical act will be Lil Wayne, one of the artists Michael listens to on his IPod before races.
Here's a thought: Why don't we brainstorm and come up with an idea for a skit.