Braylon Edwards and Michael Phelps are top athletes in their sport. But which is better? It's like comparing apples and oranges. Now Edwards and Phelps are combining their apples and oranges into a bet to see who is better.
Edwards and Phelps have University of Michigan ties and struck up a friendship. Edwards bragged before Beijing that he would more than double Phelps' gold-medal total with touchdown catches. After Phelps' record eight golds, Edwards needs to set another franchise record.
Edwards, who has been dealing with foot issues, may have gotten himself in over his head. He now needs to top his 2007 total of 16 touchdowns to claim bragging rights. Although I'm not sure that two NFL TD's equals an Olympic gold. Unless it's a gold medal in race-walking. That sport's just dumb.