Friday, August 22, 2008

Michael Phelps = Eli Manning + Gheorghe Muresan

During Michael Phelps' Olympic run the thing I noticed was not his pool prowess, but his resemblance to Gheorghe Muresan, with a bit of Eli Manning mixed in. It's not a perfect lookalike, but you wouldn't be surprised if at a Muresan family BBQ you turned and saw Phelps playing lawn darts or something.

UPDATE: FilteringCraig has great pictures illustrating the resemblance.

Michael Phelps on SI cover
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Gheorghe Muresan
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eli manning
Image source: NYPost