Human-Dolphin Phelps makes Olympics history
The most popular name on facebook.com nowadays is Michael Phelps, he is outrunning Miley Cirus and other hot celebrity names.
Eight gold medals in one Olympics this is beating records, as Wall Street Journal proclaims Phelps a new legend.
And of course, the most popular guy in sports is now ought to become rich with all the business proposals he gets after winning performance in LZR Lazer Speedo swimsuit.
“What is the value of eight golds in Beijing before a prime-time audience in the U.S?” WSJ asked Peter Carlisle, Phelps’ agent “I’d say $100 million over the course of his lifetime.”
Carlisle confessed that Phelps has been getting about 50 offers a day including bubblehead dolls, acrylic paintings, commemorative coins, car rims, tuxedos, and dog food ideas. The last one was pitched, given Mr. Phelps’s well-known love for his British bulldog, Herman.
Phelps was even offered things like all the pizza he could eat for a year, or free dental work. And certain female celebrities and athletes wanted an introduction from Mr. Carlisle. Perhaps, one of them was Paris Hilton? We all know her love of athletes. Remember the rumors how she was all over Cristiano Ronaldo in Villa LA hot spot?
Moreover, Phelps is sponsored by Hilton Hotels.
Now, the question is, will World record breaker make it as big as Tiger Woods? “They’re going to have to figure out a way pretty quickly to make him relevant on land,” says Mr. Swangard, the Oregon sports-marketing professor.
Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the victorious U.S. 400-meter medley relay team, breaking a tie with Mark Spitz for most golds in single Olympics.
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