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Old 02-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #76
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agree with Alobar. there have been a # of stories about Phelps just being a drunk obnoxious wanker since the Olympics
The edition of SNL that he hosted was absolutely painful. Also, this probably won't affect Phelps all that much, since WADA doesn't care, he has tons of cash already, and endorsers have memories of about 45 minutes.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:09 PM   #77
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:16 PM   #78
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My point is, isn't he already set for life?
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #79
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I'm having a hard time giving a **** about this.
Sums up my feelings exactly.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #80
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lol this will not hurt Phelps with endorsements 1 bit.

Kobe got his rape on and now gets any deal he wants.
http://www.askmen.com/sports/busines..._business.html

Kobe Bryant used to be the ideal choice for businesses looking for a celebrity endorsement: a stellar player with a squeaky-clean image. In February of 2001, McDonald's signed Bryant up to a $10 million endorsement deal.

That source of income dried up after the summer of 2003, when a 19-year-old woman accused Bryant of sexually assaulting her at a Colorado resort. The married Los Angeles Lakers star admitted to committing adultery, but said the sex was between two consenting adults.

Nevertheless, McDonald's dropped Kobe like a hot French-fried potato. Several months later, the company announced that it would not be renewing their three-year contract with Bryant, which expired at the end of 2003.

Ferrero, maker of the Nutella chocolate spread, also decided to abandon their endorsement deal with the beleaguered basketball star. Coca-Cola soon followed them, pulling their Sprite ads that featured Bryant and eventually replacing him with another young NBA star, LeBron James. An Associated Press report suggested that Bryant lost between $4 million and $6 million in endorsement income because of the sexual assault case.

As for the case itself, prosecutors eventually dropped the charges against Bryant. A pursuant civil lawsuit was settled out of court.



Kobe has done a good job of reestablishing a good public image but to say he or Phelps won't lose money is ridiculous. Obv they both have a lot, no skin off their back, but I would venture to guess both would like those extra monies in their bank accounts.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #81
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just a young dude, doing what young dudes do. Dumb to let himself get photographed but still, I don't think we should be crucifying this kid.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #82
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just a young dude, doing what young dudes do. Dumb to let himself get photographed but still, I don't think we should be crucifying this kid.
I think ppl want to crucify the person behind the picture. Would be nice if a certain 2+2 poster could shed some light on this.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #83
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Kobe has done a good job of reestablishing a good public image but to say he or Phelps won't lose money is ridiculous. Obv they both have a lot, no skin off their back, but I would venture to guess both would like those extra monies in their bank accounts.
O NOES HOW WILL KOBE LIVE ON HIS $30MIL/YR SALARY?????
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:34 PM   #84
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Seems weird to get angry at Phelps for jeopardizing future monies and then also get angry at the (obviously douchey but totally understandable) wannabe-paparazzi dude who snapped this and sold it off for what I'm assuming is a nice chunk of cash.

EDIT: Not really any story here unless you're some fundamentalist Puritan wacko, I guess is what I mean. Although it does seem dumb to be going to random parties and ripping off hits essentially in public if you're Michael Phelps...
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #85
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O NOES HOW WILL KOBE LIVE ON HIS $30MIL/YR SALARY?????
Your right, he should cease all money making activity because he makes a lot
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #86
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #87
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NBC tards will bring this up during the '12 broadcast with the solemn backing music and "it's hard out there for a champ" voiceover, and 99% of the viewing public will be like "wat....oh, yeah".

Non-story a month from, 23 yo white boy w/14 golds = bulletproof. Could cost him a couple bucks he'll never notice, but nothing Kobe, let alone Vick level. Might get him even more trim than he already gets. No need him for him to not go to the Supe; keep ya head up.

I wonder why loser waited this long to sell the photo, and why he didn't take a pic with Phelps actually inhaling/exhaling smoke (and I bet he can inhale mad clouds).
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:00 AM   #88
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lol this will not hurt Phelps with endorsements 1 bit.

Kobe got his rape on and now gets any deal he wants.
The difference is that Kobe gets to stay in the spot light all the time because hes a relevant star, and everytime he has a great game people forget a little more that hes a rapist. The world only cares about michael Phelps once every 4 years, so he gets no attention that isnt negative unless hes in the olympics, otherwise the only time we hear about him is when hes drinking or taking bong hits. Plus in 2012 hes going to be way past his prime and cant live up to the massive image he created in these olympics, so he will only be a disappointment in everyones eyes.

Hes basically got a pretty narrow window to cash in, and hes effing it up.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:06 AM   #89
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Hes basically got a pretty narrow window to cash in, and hes effing it up.
You're right, but he's already set for life barring massive fail or embezzlement.

Nobody rational expects him to top Beijing in '12. Anything >=4 golds will be fine.

But don't get me wrong, he shoulda known better, but he was prolly too partied up & worn out by sorority girls to notice or GAF.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #90
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Hes basically got a pretty narrow window to cash in, and hes effing it up.
This is my feeling. A scorned "professional" athlete can at least make money playing their sport without endorsements, but my impression is that Phelps really, really, needs his public image. Can a swimmer like him get appearance fees for swim meets? Even if so, it can't be very much.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:24 AM   #91
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He swept his DWI under the rug pretty nicely.
Yeah, by disappearing for 4 years. That didn't exactly help his endorsement dollars.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:29 AM   #92
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This is my feeling. A scorned "professional" athlete can at least make money playing their sport without endorsements, but my impression is that Phelps really, really, needs his public image. Can a swimmer like him get appearance fees for swim meets? Even if so, it can't be very much.
Dude, he's set for life either way! As long as the pics of him and CK having secks don't come out.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:40 AM   #93
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Re: Picture circulating of Michael Phelps smoking a bong

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This is my feeling. A scorned "professional" athlete can at least make money playing their sport without endorsements, but my impression is that Phelps really, really, needs his public image. Can a swimmer like him get appearance fees for swim meets? Even if so, it can't be very much.
so many of you are judging him harshly. like you should have some say in what he should do with his life. maybe he wants to have fun and not make every decision based on $ev. How terrible of a life would that be to only do whatever is most profitable. just insane.

he is 23 and parties. get off your high horse. he is arguably one of the best athletes ever and until we see him complaining he is broke there is no reason to even discuss this.
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NBC tards will bring this up during the '12 broadcast with the solemn backing music and "it's hard out there for a champ" voiceover, and 99% of the viewing public will be like "wat....oh, yeah".

Non-story a month from, 23 yo white boy w/14 golds = bulletproof. Could cost him a couple bucks he'll never notice, but nothing Kobe, let alone Vick level. Might get him even more trim than he already gets. No need him for him to not go to the Supe; keep ya head up.

I wonder why loser waited this long to sell the photo, and why he didn't take a pic with Phelps actually inhaling/exhaling smoke (and I bet he can inhale mad clouds).
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:06 AM   #95
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hahahahahaha at u guys who are saying hes an idiot, hahahaha, hes worth 40 or 50 mill, hes set for life HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS AND HES LAUGHING AT U, FROM BEHIND HIS GOLDS
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:08 AM   #96
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forget smoking weed...the dumbest thing i see in this story is phelps admitting that was him
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:55 AM   #97
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forget smoking weed...the dumbest thing i see in this story is phelps admitting that was him
i absolutely dont understand that as well
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:17 AM   #98
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Is he really worth 40-50 mil?
Sounds like a lot but I'm not familiar with endorsement deals.
But I think the people saying he's set for life here are pretty shortsighted. Was he set for life after making his first 10 mil in endorsements? Most people would think so, so why keep pressing for the extra 40 mil, if the utility of this money goes down after the first few millions like some would say.

Alobar nailed it when he pointed out that this guy's window is very small.
Name some great olympic athletes of years past.
the drunken ski guy, Bodi Miller
the fast black guy Carl Lewis
the cute injured gymnast girl, kerri strug, coached by the scary eastern european pedophile, bela karoyli.
add a few iceskaters to that list and maybe a few hot women's volleyball or softball chicks and that's it. These people fall into obscurity pretty quickly, and these endorsements are their only chance to cash in.

There's a difference between being set for life in a (more than) modest lifestyle, and being super rich and known for it.

So Yeah, he was a bonehead for leaving money on the table. fortunately for him, he can afford to.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:20 AM   #99
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yeah from the pics i would not know it was him for sure.

i guess maybe his approach is the story is coming out due damage control ahead of time since he cannot be banned for marijuana.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:17 AM   #100
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I just find it funny that in some places smoking weed is career suicide, almost on par with killing dogs.

I haven't been keeping track, what kind of endorsements has Phelps had since the Olympics? What kind of existing money is at stake here? Anyone know?
Well, he's on the Kelloggs Frosted Flakes box in my kitchen cupboard as I type this, without the bong.
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