Michael Phelps has officially been anointed. He has met the Mighty Opes!

Oprah’s Olympic special was taped today – have already heard from audience members lucky enough to be admitted into church … by all accounts it’s a great show. Another must-watch season opener from the most powerful person in the world.

As for Michael – seen here arriving at the studio – needless to say he was MiniVan perfect throughout the appearance but word is Phelps is not exactly the most engaging person when the cameras aren’t rolling.

It’s like he’s a machine now, devoid of personality, not the most charismatic person when you hit the “off” switch. Rather underwhelming for those who’ve actually been able to meet him. Which I guess is not surprising… but at the same time, it doesn’t do much for the quiver. I think I’m over it.

Just in case you’re not though – on the subject of a girlfriend, he clarified to People Magazine last week that he has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of a significant other. To me that sounds like he has one. And the issue of Us Weekly released immediately prior to the Olympics profiled both Lochte and Phelps, with Phelps admitting that there was indeed someone special.

Who cares?

It’s been too long since we’ve seen him in that LZR rolled half way down his ass. I still miss the Games. You?

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