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It's over, there are no arguments … Phelps is the best ever

Updated: August 13, 2008, 5:10 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Grab some bench, Carl Lewis.

Turn in your leotard, Nadia Comaneci.

Thanks for the memories, Jesse Owens.

And see ya later, Mark Spitz. Here's a hankie. Now stop crying about nobody flying your smug self over here. History is unfolding just fine without you.

You all had a nice run as the greatest of Olympians, but it's over. You have been replaced on the throne by Michael Phelps. No disgrace being shoved off Mount Olympus by Poseidon ...

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