my problem with Michael Phelps

Clearly the guy is great swimmer.  But come on!  All this talk of him being "the most decorated Olympian ever" is absurd.  There are roughly 16 unique swimming events, all of which have gold medals to be won. If he's a good swimmer, he better win a pile of them! He's the best swimmer ever, but I believe the title best Olympian ever is stretching things a bit far.

The point is this: The best basketball player in the universe only has one gold medal to win.  The best swimmer in the universe can win 16 - at each Olympics. 

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