Sunday, July 1, 2012
NBC decided to take the spotlight off that “other guy” this past week at the U.S. swim trials.
Normally the media is in a frenzy over the Golden Boy (Michael Phelps), but with Lochte nipping at the fins (um) heels of the “Subway Man”, the Network was inclined to profile the underdog.
“Everywhere I look, I spot you shirtless, even more than Matthew McConaughey,” Bob Costa gushed poolside in a one-on-one interview.
In response, wide-eyed Lochte grinned.
“In 2008, I gave up the fast-food. I focused on my diet and I weight-trained. I entered some iron-man contests, too,” he elaborated with pride.
“You’re in great shape,” Costa uttered up in a heartbeat.
“Milk does a body good,” Lochte beamed right back on cue.
Could it be that the cocky swimmer was pitching for a milk endorsement?
By the way, was it just a coincidence that he turned up on a commercial break flogging a Gillette shaver?
As to Phelps, well, he was pretty forthcoming about their relationship.
“We’ll always be friends no matter what happens. On the blocks, it’s every man for himself, though” he joked.
According to Lochte, he hasn’t tapped his potential yet, either.
"At the trials, first or second place doesn’t matter," Ryan spouted to Costa.
In London it’s a different matter, though, according to the rising superstar.
“I can go faster,” he boasted.
That upstart has quite the competitive spirit, too.
“I’m going to London for the gold,” he stressed no bones about it.
It will be tough, though, if Phelps is in the race.
Last night at the trials, it was close, for instance.
In one competition, Lochte lost out to Phelps by a whisker.
Lochte had better get shaving, eh?
Lochte has tattto of Olympic rings on shoulder!