The 'Call Me Lochte' Video Pits Phelps Against Lochte

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Jul 31, 2012 • References: https & youtube
The 'Call Me Lochte' video brings the Team USA rivalry of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte out of the water and into the limelight. There are few better ways to do so than with a rendition of this summer's most covered song.

Refreshingly, this is not just a video of somebody lip-syncing to the lyrics. Instead, it features a presumable swimming fan who outlines Lochte's career plight of racing in Phelp's shadow. The song highlights Lochte's recent Olympic Gold medal in the 4x100 meter Men's Freestyle final, beating a legendary Phelps who shockingly failed to medal.

Lochte's win not only gave tabloids the 'triumphant underdog' angle to work with, but also spurred a flurry of widespread doubt in Phelp's ability. Fans all over the world will have to wait to see whether the reign of Michael is over, although his performance in the 4x100 Team USA relay would suggest otherwise. Stats for Olympic Swimmer Rivalry Parodies Trending: Older & Average
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