So remember how superhuman Michael Phelps was going to race a great white shark for Shark Week?
Well, the big event went down on Sunday night on Discovery Channel, as people gathered around their televisions to watch the Olympic legend literally race a shark...
Seriously, people cleared their calendars just to watch it:
I guess we all just collectively assumed Phelps would be in one lane and there would be a huge shark right next to him. Instead, both Phelps and the shark swam 100 meters in the same waters but not at the same time — and the race was put together using CGI:
As the internet started to realize the truth, people had A LOT of feelings:
They felt silly...
...and even ROBBED.
The whole thing just wasn't what some people envisioned:
The truth is, real shark or not, the event was a highly entertaining night of television...
...even if Phelps ultimately lost to the great white shark.
Don't worry, though. The Olympic legend is ready for a rematch whenever the great white shark is:
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So, did you think Michael Phelps was going to race a real shark?
vote votesYES, I DESERVE TO SEE A MAN RACE A REAL-ASS SHARK.
vote votesObviously fucking not. That would be dangerous AF.
vote votesI thought so, but I'm realizing now that wouldn't have worked...
vote votesI thought there would be like a wall or something between them...