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Massey: "Women's Ballon D'Or is a Joke"

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There's very little that Ben Massey and I see eye-to-eye on, but there are rare exceptions, and this piece he put together for Maple Leaf Forever is one of those. To sum up, Massey argues that by allowing voters who have less than a passing interest in women's football to vote for the best players of the world, it distorts what is reality. He's always been known for liberal use of statistics, and all of them lead to one conclusion: whoever was voting, did it all wrong. Read the story at the link above. As if FIFA doesn't grind enough people's gears already...

Christina Pedersen Gets an F(-Bomb)

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For years, Canadian comedy troupe the Royal Canadian Air Farce have been firing chicken cannons and F-Bombing worthy targets for scorn on their annual New Years' Eve TV special. Past targets have included former President George W. Bush (chosen as top target many times during his Presidency), and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. This year, as chosen by their viewers, they've included a special target -- skip ahead to about 41 minutes in, and you will see. She didn't quite beat out a haggle of corrupt mayors, but it's damn close. Our national healing is officially complete -- thank you, Air Farce! (N.B. -- The video is Canada only...oops!)

Linkage: SB Nation and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

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So very late on linking to this, but LBC's parent network SB Nation has been tearing up in their coverage of the Olympic Games from London, so if you're a fan of the summer stuff - or even on the fence - take a stroll through the hub at our link above.

A List of SEC Olympic Athletes and Coaches

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Here's your list of Olympic athletes and coaches with ties to SEC institutions. It includes Missouri and Texas A&M, of course.

Nick Delpopolo, US Judo Star from Montenegro

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Neat little story about a guy who was adopted from an orphanage in Montenegro (Crna Gora), now he's ranked no. 1 in the US, competing on the Olympic team. Says he's fighting for the US but also representing Montenegro. For what it's worth, I've been to Montenegro once and they all were some of the nicest people I've met. We were even invited to a Thanksgiving dinner a Rotary club was having there.

Simon Whitfield's tweets ";)" after being named Canada's flag bearer for London 2012

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;) ... Remind you of anyone?

British food pledge for Olympics

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London 2012 said while 20% of food would be supplied by sponsors McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Cadbury a wide choice of food would be available.

Women's boxing added to Olympics

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There will be three weight classes of women's boxing added at the 2012 Olympics. In order to accomodate the additional athletes, one weight class of men's boxing will be dropped. No word on which weight class will be eliminated, or which weight classes in which women will be able to compete.

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