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This is every male hockey player's dream woman.
This is every male hockey player's dream woman.

Using the picture above as an example, and with conceptual help from PPP member Fergus30, I thought I'd use this morning's FTB to bring you some gold medal moments from these Winter Games.

(Click the caption for the picture. This isn't one of them.)

"I am not a crook!" We'll see what W.A.D.A. has to say about that.

This isn't a gingerbread cookie. I've been lied to.

White man can jump. The guy in the red bib cannot.

YAR! I be a gold medal eating pirate!

She had to win gold; any other medal would have clashed with her outfit.

In a rewrite of history, this German luger won the Battle of the Bulge.

I love the smell of silver in the morning. Smells like second place.

You see this medal? This is platinum son. Real gangsta shit.

On to some links:

Congrats to the Canadian women's team for winning their 3rd gold in a row [The Hockey News]

A look at the betting odds for medal winners [Behind the Net]

Canada's women's netminder Szabados wins gold, hopes to make the pros [Fourth Place Medal]

A preview of the semi-final matchups tonight. Canada v. USA for the gold part deux on the horizon? [Hockey Centric]

If you haven't read the story about Brian Burke dealing with his son's death and the Olympics, you definitely should [Sports Illustrated]

A look at the average finish for nations in the Olympic hockey tournament [Mirtle]

Don Cherry wants a Canada-US rematch: "I said we are going to win the gold. This was before the game against Russia. I said, we’re going to meet your guys in the final and we’re going to kick your ass." [Truth and Rumours]

Speaking of sour Grapes, Russia's president has canceled his visit to the Games' closing ceremonies [CBC]

Q&A with Sidney Crosby on the Slovaks; possible rematch with USA [NHL]

Why is Phil Kessel wearing chef's hat and apron? Friday Youtube Yoinkage [WWoLD]

A nice little roundup piece on all of the Maple Leaf related trade rumour floating around [TML Fan Fury]

Morning Additions

Emergency resupply of 8,500 condoms en route to the Olympic Village. Giggity [Market Watch]

New Maple Leaf calendars featuring Phaneuf and Giguere [Changing on the Fly]

A pretty good explanation of the advanced Corsi stat [Five Hole Fanatics]

For future reference, celebrating a gold medal victory on the ice with beer, cigars, and champagne may not be the best idea [Fourth Place Medal]

Ahh screw that! Live it up ladies! [general borschevsky]

Eight NHL teams have the chance of having all three medals won by players [Eyes on the Prize]

Playing off of that, NHLers in medal contention [Mirtle]

Will the Leafs ever again have an end of the year All-Star? [Vintage Leaf Memories]