Weekend Sports Open Thread

For sports discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Michael Phelps.

I know people probably want to discuss something other than the Olympics, and they should feel free. However, did last night's extraordinary finish by Phelps seal his status as an American sports legend? If you haven't seen it (or even if you have!), please watch this video of last night's race (available here). Pay particular attention to the super slo-mo which shows Cavic in clear position to touch the wall first, but a determined Phelps doing the seemingly impossible.

Also, don't miss the stunned expression on Michael's mom's face, as well as the coach's reaction. This video is really one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

Finally, check out what Mark Spitz has to say.

Sports Open Thread