Now that the Olympics are over (and I've filled my sport-free afternoons with Shark Week), I've been thinking a lot about the games:
1. Is it really fair to call Phelps the winningest Olympian? Sure, he's fabulous at what he does, but isn't it unfair to name him champion when he's in a sport in which he can win so many medals? Track stars are going to win, what, maybe three medals per games if they're lucky? Discuss.
2. We (as a human race) have spent the last several million years evolving away from monkeys. And yet here we are awarding top honors to the folks who have managed to combat evolution and do with their bodies what monkeys can do. Exhibit A: