“Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White.”

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  1. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I thought this was a cool idea, have Phelps swim a distance in the ocean and compare his time to a great white. Apparently some of the viewers are absolute morons. They are disappointed that he raced a CG shark, not a real one.

    PhantomAcct @phantomacct
    Michael Phelps race against a computer generated shark will go down as one of TV's most hyped flops. #gullibleTVviewers

    Hannah Bowen @HannahGBowen
    I honestly feel so robbed that I just watched an hour of a stupid show to see Michael Phelps race a FAKE shark. #fakenews

    Cole Hill @theSwoleCole
    Michael Phelps has been hyping up that he's going to race a shark for months now. He did it tonight and it was a damn CGI shark #FakeNews

    emu @emyrosa
    My friend was genuinely upset when I told her Phelps' shark was CGI lol

    Cindy @ESPNCindy
    YOU SAID HE WOULD FACE A SHARK, NOT A CGI SHARK

    Meg Conley @MegDownSouth
    Call me crazy but I thought they were gonna put Phelps up against a real shark not a simulation. I feel robbed. #SharkWeek#PhelpsVsShark

    Jimmy Kozeny @jkoz19
    Should've called it Michael Phelps vs a Computer Generated Simulation. Huge letdown @Discovery

    Jerod Breth @PhreshBreth
    Waited an hour for Michael Phelps to race a CGI shark.
    Discovery is receiving a strongly worded letter fur sure.

    Danielle Rae @dxnirxe
    I was so disappointed when I found out that Phelps didn't actually race against a great white [​IMG] #SharkWeek
     
  2. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Lol. Morons. I love shark week. But to think that he was actually going to race an extremely cooperative great white is ridiculous. You are correct. Some people just don't get it.
     
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    SGeoff Premium Member

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    you could just say, Phelps top speed is 7mph, while a shark can go 25, and just save the hype:rolleyes:
     
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    DADGAD Senior Member

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    I don't know how they thought the crew was going to corral a great white and make it go exactly when they wanted.
     
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    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    Did they jump the Phelps?

    :naughty:
     
  6. 2manyGuitars

    2manyGuitars Senior Member

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    I was hoping for...

    [​IMG]
     
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    LPMarshall Hack Senior Member

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    I'd rather watch a bare chested Putin wrestle a shark.
     
  8. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I'm in! That would be sharktacular!
     
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    2manyGuitars Senior Member

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    Heck, I would've even settled for...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Don't worry. Next, Conor McGregor is going to fight a shark. Underwater with shark fighting rules. He won't use is ground game.
     
  11. Brians Evil Twin

    Brians Evil Twin Poophoria Sōtō Zen V.I.P. Member

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    It's been done.

     
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    "I'm not scared of sharks...I think their probably more scared of me"

    Think again Rhonda...
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Never seen that but love it. Great post.
     
  14. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    [​IMG]


    {Loud crowd groan..}..




    :laugh2:
     
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    electric head Don't answer the phone Premium Member

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    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    Really. I'm amused they tried to make it look close. In truth, if you could get a great white to actually race you (without either eating or ignoring you), the shark would easily humiliate even the fastest human.

    THIS is power...

    GREAT WHITE SHARK JUMPS 25 FEET OVER THE SEA
     
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    Chicago John Senior Member

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    Phelps and the shark start at the same time, but Phelps has a 500 yard head start. Phelps only has to swim 100 more yards to safety- will the shark catch him in time? (assume Phelps swims @ 7mph and the shark @25 mph) :thumbs:
     
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    I'm pretty sure if you could attach a tether to a Great White, you could water ski behind it.

    Ski behind Michael Phelps? Naaa.
     
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    DADGAD Senior Member

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    I didn't watch it, only saw clips. The fact they made it resemble a close race is funny. A shark (25 mph) would have been literally "crawling" to be at the same pace as Phelps.
     
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    freak Senior Member

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    phelps will take him on dry land though.
     

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