Talking Points: Of sequins and real sports
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Talking Points was watching rhythmic gymnastics in the Olympics, wondering if it should be considered a sport.
One commentator began talking about the dedication of the competitors and how hard they train, often even in full costume so they can replicate competition.
Then the other commentator added: "And not only that, but when you're working with an apparatus, you don't want it getting caught on a sequin or something."
Thanks for settling that debate for us.
What's next after the pool for Michael Phelps?
Improving his golf game.
Golf Channel said Phelps has signed on as the next star of "The Haney Project," the series that depicts Tiger Woods' former swing coach trying to improve the game of a celebrity guest.
Now retired from swimming, Phelps said he's looking for things to keep him motivated.
The question now becomes: What does Phelps do the first time he hits a ball into the water?