Today in “Ryan Lochte, Douchebag”

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I can’t do it anymore. Can’t do it. I tried. I tried really hard to ignore this on site, but I can no longer. 

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (and if you’re not, shame on you) have probably noticed our latest running series, Ryan Lochte, Douchebag, in which we chronicle the post-Olympics douchebaggery of Michael Phelps’ foil.

First, there was the whole thing about Lochte not having time for a girlfriend this go-around (he said he had one in Beijing– and yes, I’m totally assuming he paid $5 for her when he landed at the airport). Lochte’s mom, showing that her apple didn’t fall far from the tree, told reporters about all her son’s one-night stands. She later clarified those comments, saying that she meant Ryan doesn’t want to hurt girls because he’s so busy and yada yada yada.  

Here’s what Lochte had to say about wooing those willing victims:

"Some guys keep staring, but I'll give her a wink and come back later, because it keeps her thinking," he explained.

He also spoke about what confuses him most about the opposite sex: "It's impossible to know what they're thinking. If I could have one superpower, I'd be like Mel Gibson in What Women Want, where he reads women's minds," he said.


That’s actually a little bit creepy. Anyone who winks at a member at the opposite sex has a complex. If a guy does it, he’s a self-absorbed prick. If a chick does it, she’s undoubtedly a slore coming off a breakup who needs to get laid (AND GET LAID NOW, DAMMIT!) to legitimize her self-worth. There’s also a high likelihood that at some point in the evening she’s going to get so drunk that she farts on your lap and doesn’t even realize it (I’m speaking from experience here).   

Lochte's game (and those mysterious winks) were presumably on display at whatever London night club he stumbled out of last week…

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… but surprise, surprise, now that the Olympics are over, he suddenly wants to settle down (and be the next Bachelor), which is something he told this Extra reporter on the set of 90210 yesterday: [Just re-read that last sentence and tell me you don’t want to punch yourself in the dick as hard as you can.] 


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He’s a bonafide nerd, who, thanks to working out 14 hours a day, is build like a Greek god. Saying “I want a girlfriend to give all of myself to” is code for “I am a hot commodity right now and I’m going to strike while the pussy iron is hot by disarming any leery conquests. Come get me, you guys, I’m fucking vulnerable!

As you’ve gathered from that clip, Lochte wants to be on Dancing With The Stars, too. He’s openly campaigning for it, in fact. So… there’s that. 

You also probably noticed that he speaks like something is legitimately wrong with him. His lack of interview skills (or, really, just his general inability to string together complete thoughts) has already been dutifully chronicled by this magical world a interweaved webs:

I watch that video sometimes when I’m down just to feel better about myself.

He wears self-branded shirts: 

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And finally, what put me over the edge to write this: Today it was reported that Lochte applied for a trademark for his dumb catchphrase… wait for it… jeah!

Jeah, he did: [TMZ]

According to the trademark docs,  Ryan wants to use the word on sunglasses, workout DVDs, gift cards, mugs, drinking glasses, trading cards, calendars, posters, swimsuits, swim caps, sports hats, and water bottles.


His official website is already all over it:

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Here he is explaining jeah. I apologize for making you watch this one:

My God, the humanity.

Lochte brought this all on himself. He spent that past year talking about how this was his time and all that, completely pretending that his American teammate wasn’t the greatest Olympian ever. If Lochte had just shut his mouth, swam, won one individual gold, a team gold, a couple silvers and a bronze, everyone would be talking about what a great swimmer he is. Instead, it’s again Phelps who wins the day. Lochte was able to beat Phelps in the 400 individual medley (I’m convinced Michael was asleep for the first two days of the Olympics), but then Phelps came back and won four consecutive gold medals, in two individual and two team events (one with Lochte). He’s likely not much different than Lochte out of the pool, but escapes these sorts of posts (I’m not the first to call Lochte a douchebag) by playing up the fact that he’s just an awkward kid who happens to swim the butterfly with the ease of the Loch Ness Monster on an early morning leisure lap. He embraces his goofiness, knowing full well that his messed up smile does him more good than harm. Oh silly me– I won another gold! – flash gums –

Lochte, on the other hand, has gone on a post-Olympics tear, talking about everything from his love of fashion to his desire to meet a soulmate to his Young Jeezyisms. And the media is eating it up. 

We can do better, America. We can do better.


30 Responses

  1. Yeah, Lochte is a douche. Kind of beating a dead horse at this point, though. Not to mention, it seems that CB is more US Weekly or TMZ than sports commentary. Not a good look.

  2. This is the second post this week that Nessy has gotten an oh so sudden reference. Do you know something?

  3. He was on The Tonight Show last night and it was the most uncomfortable interview ever. Jay and Kristen Bell (who was interviewed right before him) pretty much carried the conversation while Ryan gave short answers or sat there silent. Look for a video later today

  4. Sweet the second post this week about you not liking Ryan Lochte. Most people do like him and most people come to CB to hear about Philly sports….

  5. He’s a tool. You hit the nail on the head.
    Agree on the lochness monster comments though, been watching River Monsters a lot and I’m pretty sure we’re getting close…..JEAH!!!

  6. So here I thought I’d be reading a recap of last nights Phillies game, only to see the first post around 10-11am is about how an Olympian is a douchebag…, here I come.

  7. The Olympics are over which means this guy will be forgotten in like what 3 weeks tops?
    I like the accurate Phillies recap though, well played sir.

  8. heres a Phils recap: lee pitches well, bullpen implodes, phils stink, theres always next year. the end.

  9. Kyle – can we get 2,000 words on chain wallets and their impact on the fashion world in the post-grunge era? I’d rather see that than any Phillies coverage.

  10. dont be mad that ur girl looks like a horse and lochte bangs hot chicks because he swims. get over it loser. and so what if hes marketing dumb shit. jersey shore pple r makin millions of doin it.

  11. Kyle – i think you should make your little special blue box pink for breast cancer month. just a thought, enjoy the beach.

  12. Funny that Kyle makes this huge post about Lochte being a nerd when in fact Kyle is a huge tool bag. Why you mad that he gets his dick wet and you can’t?

  13. Let me make a prediction. He loses money on the glasses. Only a Damn moron would market glasses that only a damn moron would wear.

  14. Reading this post made me want to punch Kyle in the dick, not this swimmer guy.

  15. Did you already know about it?!
    Video with member of this forum was uploaded on YouTube!
    Its is so shoking…
    You must know about it.
    You must see it!
    It is really he – just look it carefully.
    Here is URL:

    Sorry, it was removed on YouTube!
    Uploaded video here:
    So, hero…
    What you will say to your parents after that?

  16. Nobody takes the cake for more of a douchebag than Bill Schuffenhauer, the abuser bobsled. Might as well be nicknamed Battered Bobsled Billy

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