Ed Reed, Michael Phelps
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed talks with Olympian Michael Phelps before a game between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. (Rob Carr, Getty Images /September 11, 2014)
In discussing his potential return to competitive swimming, Michael Phelps told The Associated Press that he doesn't want to be likened to another athlete famous for his unretirements.
"Just don't compare me to Brett Favre," he said.
Chris Chase, who blogs for USA Today's "For The Win," has done just that.
In a piece titled "Dear Michael Phelps, please don’t turn into Brett Favre," Chase writes that the most decorated Olympian "would be wise to declare his intent the instant he knows it. No one likes a Brett Favre."
Simply entering his name into the drug testing pool, as Phelps has done, doesn't guarantee he'll make a comeback. He told AP that "nothing is set in stone" and his coach Bob Bowman said that "Michael is just keeping his options open” in a text to The Baltimore Sun.
So, the "will he/won't he" debate will drag on.
What do you think?
Will he return to the pool?
And what was your take on the news Phelps has entered his name for drug testing?
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