Expect Michael Phelps to Disappoint

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The 2012 Olympics are officially underway in London.  While still days away from the swimming portion of the games to begin, many Americans are excited for the All-American duel of Michael Phelps vs Ryan Lochte.  Not so fast my friend.

After winning a record 8 gold medals in Beijing, Phelps has understandably scaled back his preparation for London. Competing in less events, starring in TV commercials and caught smoking marijuana are just some of the distractions facing Phelps. Now he's shown up to the 2012 games dazed and confused, as evidenced by his official Olympics photo.

Ryan Lochte meanwhile has improved his times from Beijing and has bulked up as well. Expect Lochte, and not Phelps to win the most events in the pool this time around. Which isn't such a bad thing. Because in the end, a win for either is a win for Team USA.

@JeremyGarrison is one of the voices of The Sports Hangover and an avid tweeter.

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