Feud Nation: Ryan Lochte vs. Michael Phelps

My brother is known in my family for his humor, intelligence and hard work. Apart from his “day job”, he is also has his own YouTube Channel called “Feud Nation.”

He selects usually two categories of a movie, comic book, T.V show, or video game and he picks the pros and cons of each item and decides which one is the “best.” He has a group of very loyal fans that will usually comment on his videos and tell Adam which one they thought should win the feud.

My brother is many wonderful things. His only flaw is that he knows absolutely nothing about swimming. As a former swimmer myself, it has consumed my life and over the years (but mostly the last few days) I have tried to teach him all that I can about the sport.

With his new found “knowledge” him and I decided to make a Feud Nation episode involving not only swimming for the first time, but sports in general. In light of the Olympics being over, we thought we would debate on the two greatest male athletes this sport has ever seen, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.

Obviously, both of these swimmers are talented, hard working and have done so much for this sport and their accolades show it. Yes, we are aware some of the videos/pictures are not Ryan Lochte but hey, he is just learning and it’s just a fun video.

Go to Adam’s YouTube channel and vote as well for your opinion on how won the debate. You can also watch more of his videos there, enjoy!

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Oh come on, this is not a debate. It was only ever a media rivalry. Two people aren’t rivals if one wins 90% of the times they compete. That’s called domination


Yep, it isn’t, only for those who fall for the media invention. Phelps is the Tiger Woods of swimming. Neither ever had real rivals just pretenders, no matter how much the media wished for it.

phelps swims 200 breast rio

400 IM at 2008 Olympic trials, Shanghai 2011. Sigh. Those were the days. I’m sorry, I lost my train of thought. What was your question?


Oh god this is painful to watch.

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