August 13, 2016
Michael Phelps, an amazing swimmer: 28 olympic medals, 23 of them gold - including his final event. I was stunned four years ago in London; I think we all were. No matter what you think of him, this is a massive accomplishment. Given the scrutiny on doping this year, I have to think it was done cleanly. All of that, however, was still not enough to draw me in to this Olympics to any extent: the NBC coverage and commentary was, from what I saw, horrible. And such incredibly sexist comments from all media made left and right, it was breathtaking.