Funny Phelps Facebook Page

February 16, 2009 |

One of our listeners recently forwarded me a group invite to a new page on Facebook.

It’s called “I be I can find 1,000,000 people who don’t care Michael Phelps smoked weed.”

You can click the link above to check out the page and join if you so please. At this point, the page has about 371,000 members.

Of course, you have to be a Facebook member to view this page. And if you’re not on Facebook at this point, you also might want to trade in your record player for and iPod.

Last week, I blogged about the “dirty little secret” of national-level swimming. A lot of these athletes party…hard.

Most of the best swimmers on the planet are in their late teens to mid 20s, and they act as such on Friday and Saturday nights. Compound that with the most rigorous training regime in athletics, and you get an athlete looking to blow off some serious steam.

But when you’re arguably the most famous athlete on the planet making millions of dollars, you have to show better judgment than what Phelps showed in November.

You can’t get caught in a strip club pounding booze, you can’t get caught with “escorts” entering your hotel room, and you certainly can’t get caught doing drugs.

And in the era of camera phones, if you’re famous and do something wrong in public, it will not go unnoticed.

Yes, Phelps was wrong. Yes, he was stupid and should have shown better judgment.

But, no…I really don’t care. He made a mistake. We all do at some point.