I was stunned to read this article in the Washington Post with the headline:
The dominance of Michael Phelps has crushed the Olympic dreams of these 27 swimmers
I clicked through mostly because I didn’t think the article was what I thought, based on the headline. I was mistaken. It was exactly what I thought: the article lamented the missed gold medals by swimmers who came in second to Michael Phelps. So I thought it was a joke … you know, an Onion story or a ha-ha or something. And there was a bit of a light tone about alternative histories and all that, but the point was made: maybe Michael Phelps should step aside so others can win gold medals.