Michael Phelps

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Asian and Latino Population Growth Isn't Translating into Votes Just Yet

    Over the past few years, political journalists and social scientists have pointed out a critical flaw in the GOP's rightward lurch: with staunch anti-immigration, anti-social service, and anti-reproductive rights policies, as well as hostile racially coded rhetoric, the party risks losing women and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Marijuana Is Career Poison for Olympic Athletes who Are Not Named Michael Phelps

    While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of greatest Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate Games allow him this.Judo practitioner Nicholas Delpopolo is no Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    World Anti-Doping Agency Asked to Dump Marijuana From List of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Among the Drug War's finer ironies is the treatment of marijuana by the world of sport, which has taken a deliciously schizophrenic view on the miracle/devil plant: It's a gateway drug that dooms its users to a lifetime of apathy, ignorance, and nonproduction. It's also a performance-enhancer, in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Tim Lincecum: Come Be the SF Weekly Pot Critic

    Tim. We saw that you got busted for pot, and obviously we find it appalling. Will this end your promising young career?Or will your sinewy, 261 strikeout-throwing arm have to atrophy in the dugout for some unspecified amount of time? Hard to say. But if you are out of a job, we'd like to be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    TiVo Alert: Bacon Comedy!

    Pale blond Irish Midwestern comedian Jim Gaffigan likes to talk about food in his act.As Bonnie Hunt introduced him on her show: "He has a wonderful fascination with bacon."Cut to Gaffigan's stand-up, an excerpt from King Baby, currently showing on Comedy Central:"Even the frying of bacon sounds lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Breakfast of Champions

    SFGate reported last week that two tons of Olympian Michael Phelps' Corn Flakes boxes were donated to the SF Food Bank, and promptly flew out the building. As it turns out, there are other San Francisco businesses who have found new and artistic uses for the now ultra-rare and recalled item. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Michael Phelps, Motivational Speaker, Headed to San Francisco -- 'Get Fired Up!'

    Michael Phelps, who deviated from a training-driven lifestyle that put Communist Chinese programs for 12-year-olds to shame only to channel Frank "The Tank" Ricard with a boozy, druggy bacchanal at the University of South Carolina is coming here.A full-page spread in the Sunday Chronicle pitched the ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Going for Gold

    Academy of Art’s new sports program is about spirit, marketing — and the chance to break even more rules.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Limited Perspective Playhouse: The Olympic Diet, Part 2 - Michael Phelps Edition

    By Meredith Brody These are the things I know about Michael Phelps (besides his current number of gold medals – I think I heard he’s looking for eight?), without even trying – it’s in the ether: his height is 6’4”, his wingspan is 6’7”, he was born in Baltimore, he has the Olympic r ... More >>

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