SUMMER OLYMPICS

The Paralympics Begin In A Week, Have Already Been Rocked By A Sex Scandal

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The 2012 Paralympic Games are 6 days away and it’s safe to say that Oscar Pistorius served as just a sampling of the incredible inspiration that everyone can feel from the fearless athletes who compete in each of <a href="http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/sports/">the 21 sports featured</a> at this year’s games.

THE BACHELOR

Ryan Lochte Is Going To Cost ABC $750,000

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As was discussed last week, Olympic gold medalist and total bro <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/this-week-in-youtube-commenter-swooning-ryan-lochte-wants-to-date-blake-lively">Ryan Lochte will be making his acting debut</a> on 90210 while he sorts through the bevy of acting offers he’s received from shows desperate to improve their ratings.

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Gabby Douglas Is Safe Now With Oprah And Your Morning Links

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The other day we talked about the reports that Gabby Douglas’ parents were locked in a bitter divorce, and were fighting each other over the 16-year old Olympic superstar’s current wealth and all of the money she’ll make moving ahead.

WHO FARTED?

Forget Gambling, Fashion Will Be The Demise Of Michael Phelps

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While I was blithering on like some handsome buffoon yesterday about the Turtle of Michael Phelps’ entourage <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/breaking-wealthy-athlete-enjoys-gambling">complaining that the celebrated swimmer was spending all of his money on poker</a> and not shoes for his friends, I was missing out on a huge scandal.

TWITTER NEWS

Is This Nike 'Gold Digging' Shirt In Bad Taste?

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Now that we’re in the summer’s sports lull – albeit a shortened lull, thanks to the Summer Olympics – people need to find whatever they can to complain about.

TABLOIDS HAVE NO BUSINESS COVERING SPORTS

BREAKING: Wealthy Athlete Enjoys Gambling

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Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are behind us, we can officially say the same for Michael Phelps, he of the 22 Olympic medal fame.

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'Every Day I'm Whistling' Is The Dumbest Thing You'll Laugh At Today

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With more than 11,000 views since being posted yesterday, “Whistle Girl (Every Day I’m Whistling)” is well on its way for being a contender for its own “This Week In YouTube Commenter Outrage” post, but it still has a ways to go with less than 20 comments.

THE DREAM TEAM DEBATE

You Can Finally Play As The 1992 Dream Team

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The folks at 2K Sports <a href="https://twitter.com/2KSports">set the Twitters ablaze this morning</a> with the news that NBA 2K13 will give gamers the chance to once again play as the 1992 U.

Nintendo

The Morning Links Presented By Olympic Gold Medalist King Hippo

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The <a href="http://www.jest.com/article/187351/olympic-nintendo-gifs">fine people over at Jest</a> posted a collection of GIFs showing Nintendo characters competing in the Summer Olympics and I just love it ever so much.

THE DAILY MAIL

Nathan From The Nike Commercial Finally Speaks Out… And Just In Time

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From the earliest planning stages of the 2012 Summer Olympics, one of the (surprisingly and needlessly) biggest stories was about the involvement of McDonald’s with the fast food chain’s creation of its largest store yet, <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/07/lets-take-a-tour-of-the-worlds-largest-mcdonalds-at-the-olympic-park#page/1">right in the heart of London’s Olympic Village</a>.

YOUTUBE COMMENTERS

This Week In YouTube Commenter Outrage: The Kinks Performance That NBC Didn't Show Us

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From the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, NBC was bludgeoned with criticism and vitriol from the Internet because of the network’s decision to air events on delay.

The Internet

The Real Winner Of The 2012 Summer Olympics? Fans Of Camel Toe

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You know, I'm a little disappointed in myself, because I told myself last week, "Burnsy, you're special, you're a winner, don't listen to those mean commenters, and.

#PATRICK STEWART

Captain Picard Tried To Kill Ryan Lochte

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Well, I suppose I owe Ryan Lochte an apology.

THE BACHELOR

Ryan Lochte As The Next ‘Bachelor’? Sure, That Makes Perfect Sense

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Just like any world class Olympic athlete with limited appeal and a temporary window, swimmer Ryan Lochte is trying to make the most of his current fame and inexplicable sex symbol status by throwing his name out there for reality TV appearances.

VANESSA BRYANT

BREAKING: Kobe Bryant Is A Grade A, Gold Medal Poon Hound

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You may want to sit down for this news, because it will blow your mind, but apparently Kobe Bryant is trying to get laid again.

U.S. Men's Basketball Team

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Lead Team USA Past Australia 119-86

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Despite Patty Mills' 26 points, Australia's heart proved to be no match for Team USA.

TEAM USA

Move Over, Melissa Tancredi: Nicolas Batum Just Stole The Show

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While people want to turn video of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/melissa-tancredi-the-2012-summer-olympics-gold-medalist-in-poor-sportsmanship">Melissa Tancredi stepping on Carli Lloyd’s head</a> into the next Zapruder film, I think the majority of us can agree that Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/carmelo-anthony-usa-argentina-groin-punch-video">blatantly hitting Carmelo Anthony in the nuts</a> was one of the lowest points of Olympic competition.


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