Being on the cover of the Wheaties box is something that most athletes strive for," said Phelps, who has been linked to another breakfast food locally, pancakes at Pete's Grille. "It's a great honor for me to join the Wheaties family."
As for his other plans:
Appearing relaxed more than a week after he finished swimming, he said his short-term plans after his homecoming were to buy an English bulldog he wants to name “Chief,” and a black Cadillac Coupe DeVille. “The dog is definite,” he said. “I've been thinking about names and ‘Chief’ is the one that popped into my mind and it seemed like a pretty sweet name.”
The car is slightly less certain. “I want a Cadillac DeVille,” he said. “We'll see what happens.”
Of course, he's not taking much time off:
“The minute ... I get back to the States I'm going to start training in the water again, and get back to the big picture,” he said. Phelps said he plans to train on auto-pilot, with a series of drills that Bowman will provide him: “He's going to give me some practices, and I'm going to try to just go through the motions, and hopefully stay in some kind of shape.”
And no, I'm not one of these girls:
But Phelps may find things changed when he gets home. His mother, Debbie, said Sunday that the phone calls have already started. There were 50 messages on her answering machine when she returned home from Athens last week.
And there have been more calls since, mostly from star-struck girls. “You don't know me,” she said one young girl said in a recent call. But she just wanted to say that Michael “was so hot.”
“It's wild,” Debbie Phelps said from her home. “It really is.”
Baby, don't fall for those floozies! You need someone semi-mature and non-floozie!
“So I'm ready to head home,” he said. “And I'm ready to get my life back.”