The Actual Best Thing About Michael Phelps and #SharkWeek was This Guy on the Water Bike Baiting Sharks
I, like many of you, was incredibly disappointed by the Discovery Channel's "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." I, like you, questioned how it could happen in the first place and why barely a year into retirement Michael Phelps would risk his life for the often a let-down, #SharkWeek.
But, he didn't risk his life and he barely even came close to racing a shark. Internet backlash was so fierce after the "race" aired that the Discovery Channel issued a statement, "The show took smart science and technology to make the challenge more accessible and fun. All the promotion, interviews and the program itself made clear that the challenge wasn't a side by side race."