Michael Phelps has come out of retirement. Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming (anyone, anyone, Bueller …). The Olympic GOAT just can’t quit the pool, and will swim in a meet (his first since the 2012 London Olympics) at the end of this month.
Even Michael Jordan needed a couple of brushes with retirement before resigning to a life of golf and questionable mustaches. Of course Twitter couldn’t resist breaking out the goods when reacting to Phelps decision. Commence weed jokes in 3 … 2 …
Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement; Needs weed money
— Verifried Drunk™®© (@VerifiedDrunk) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps’ return to action after famous dive season by luis suarez
— Muhammad Bassa (@Bassa_Mufc) April 14, 2014
If @MichaelPhelps is un-retiring, does he have to give back that nice trophy FINA gave him when he retired the first time?
— Chris Gorski (@gorskic) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps was retired?
— Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) April 14, 2014
— Erin Quinn (@ErinQuinn11) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps is unretiring from swimming. Whew! He almost drowned.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 14, 2014
— Swim Report (@swim_report) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps un-retires and Brett Favre starts trending on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/CbaXI4RYVA
— FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 14, 2014
Highest? I see what you did there! RT @SportsCenter: Michael Phelps has 18 Olympic gold medals,that’s twice as many as next highest athlete.
— Rachel (@RCVenezi) April 14, 2014
Even Michael Phelps came back before D Rose
— Eduardo B (@bolts1421) April 14, 2014
— max shanahan (@max_shanahan) April 14, 2014
Bravo to Michael Phelps. Way to avoid those unimportant swim competitions with their pesky marijuana tests.
— Smurf (@mimu1984) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps is to swimming as Brett Favre is to football.. Except I like Michael Phelps.
— Lauren Frodyma (@lofro12) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps? Seriously? Did he run out of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches already? @MichaelPhelps
— Tom B. Taker (@shoutabyss) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps. The Michael Jordan of swimming
— Max Rodrigues (@mrod1791) April 14, 2014
I guess that Subway commercial money is running thin for Michael Phelps
— Respectfully, Josh (@JJSaneda) April 14, 2014
Why did Michael Phelps retire in the first place? I seen 50 year olds at the Y swim they ass off… he only 28
— Stan B (@stanb93) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement… . pic.twitter.com/ekSvXXkT4s
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) April 14, 2014
— Back9Network (@Back9Network) April 14, 2014