Let me say this: There is a girl, and she's been a part of Phelps' life for awhile. She's not famous. I've seen them together at events, and she's striking. She makes Lohan look like Amy Winehouse. We've even got a picture of them together. (How do you like that, gossip sites?) But you know what? Some things in a guy's life deserve to be kept private. He's been successful in keeping things quiet thus far, declining to discuss their status, which is both understandable and admirable. (She was at the U.S. trials in Omaha, Neb. What their status is now, I don't care to speculate.) Whether or not he won eight gold medals, he deserves to have a part of his life he doesn't share with the world.