Jewish-American swim stars buoy Phelps over Spitz
Well, this is a tad awkward . . .
It turns out that the person other than Michael Phelps himself who might be most responsible for Phelps surpassing the gold medal haul of famous Jewish-American athlete Mark Spitz is a Jewish-American athlete himself.
Yup, Jason Lezak, hero of the 4x100-meter relay is a member of the modest Jewish contingent on the U.S. team. And get this: So is another member of the 4x100 team, Garrett Weber-Gale!
And get this: So is . . . Dara Torres!?
It says so right here.
So when the Olympics are over, the thin pamphlet on the history of great Jewish athletes is going to need a new page or two.
You're welcome, Mr. Phelps.
With that . . . little or no blogging today. I'm going to act like a newspaper reporter and venture out of the basement to see what the sun looks like.