I heard some news over the weekend that legitimately got me FIRED ALL THE WAY UP for Shark Week this year (July 23rd, 7pm… I gotchu)… What what was the big news??
Well, our golden boy, the 23-time Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is evidently going to be racing a Great White Shark…
I know this is absolutely ludicrous because #1 sharks obviously swim WAY faster than humans (and are SO MUCH bigger), and #2 I’m picturing a shark and Phelps swimming side-by-side which is ridiculous, but the imagery alone has me completely hooked (setting myself only up for disappointment, but still…).
Earlier this year there was a LOT of to-do about Arian Foster claiming he could fight a wolf to the death if necessary, and I think the Discovery Channel was like, “Wow, that’s brilliant… People love these ridiculous scenarios. Let’s cash the FUCK in on this!”
And of course, my favorites… Twitter naturally had a freaking FIELD DAY with this:
Michael Phelps is gonna race a great white shark for #SharkWeek 😳
Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/WlIWnmCZLr
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) June 16, 2017
You can't tell me for one second that Michael Phelps wasn't hitting a bong one night and thought, "I could out swim a shark" #Showerthoughts
— Showerthoughts (@rShowerThoughts) June 18, 2017
This about to be Michael Phelps against the shark😂 pic.twitter.com/fD6Y8tvwxZ
— dulce😇 (@Lovelyy_Deanna) June 18, 2017
Honestly, I'm more excited for Michael Phelps racing a great white shark than I am for the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Just me though.
— Jason Dockter (@DrGeneva1560) June 16, 2017
Great white sharks versus the greatest white swimmer!!
Shark Bait Hoo HaHa,