It’s been a while since our last post and a lot has happened since. The world is changing. We’ve seen some firsts in the world of sports and we’re only a few weeks in to 2013.
We followed the Manti Te’o saga from start to finish—and some people have chased it even further. MTV made a show called “Catfishing” which documents teens who are in love with the phantom at the other end of their Ethernet cable. Nev Schulman, host of the series and fellow online relationship victim, helps teenagers find and reveal the identity of their online muses. Like Te’o, most of these love-struck morons end up finding out their relationships were a lie. It’s a weird show. Check it out.
(From a journalistic standpoint, it really makes you wonder why editors and writers don’t check their facts more thoroughly)
Then there’s the Super Bowl. The Harbaugh Bowl. Ravens vs. 49ers. Well that’s all fun and games—and commercials. What really matters, though, is the Ravens’ superfan: aka Michael Phelps. That’s right. Michael Phelps the winningest Olympian of all time is the self-proclaimed biggest Ravens fan. In light of recent fact errors (remember the above paragraph? Te’o, fake girlfriend, still published) we have gone to great lengths to ensure that Phelps is in fact, a diehard Ravens fan. And here is the evidence:
He tweets about them all the time:
So we’ve made it clear that Phelps is a big fan. Why does this matter? Because we here at Not Your Typical Sports are curious about what this guy does, now that he’s retired and all.
One thing he’s done is change is style:
And apparently all he does besides trying new styles is play golf. Not a bad life, huh?
Now these only make up two of thousands of recent events, but there you have it folks, a brief review of the wacky world that is sports. Stay tuned for much, much more.