Shark Week is coming up, and I get that they have to go bigger and better every time, but I do not get this one. Michael Phelps racing a Great White White 100 meters.
The race has already been filmed, and according to new details from Phelps, it was handicapped, on account of the fact that Phelps – human dolphin though he is – can swim about 8 kph on a good day, whereas a Great White can speed along at 35 kph and hardly break a sweat. You know, if sharks sweated.
Phelps had a mermaid-y fin on, but still.
The most compelling thing about it is the fact that there was be no barrier between he and the shark to protect Phelps from losing a fin. There were however, 15 divers in the water to protect him.
I’ve been wrong before, but this one reeks to me of a big Geraldo Rivera finding Capone’s vault empty on live TV-level dud.
WWFT (What would Fonzie think?)