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Ben & Jerry's Creates Frozen Yogurt Flavor Inspired By Jeremy Lin!

Taste The Lin-Sanity

Have U been watching all the Linsanity unfold this year as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin continues to rise as a top competitor in the NBA?

Well, now you can taste it too! If you live near Harvard, at least.

Ben & Jerry's has honored the player with his own flavor of frozen yogort called Taste The Lin-Sanity! The Vermont-based company has only released the new concoction at its at Harvard Square location because Jeremy is a graduate of the prestigious university.

According to a spokesperson, the limited time promotion will run through the school's basketball season and also raise money for a to-be-determined Cambridge nonprofit.

It's a pretty big deal to have your own ice cream flavor and should be taken as a sign that Jeremy has truly made it. Other celebs who have influenced the ice cream makers to create a unique flavor include Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls character on Saturday Night Live.

The frozen yogurt, which blends vanilla with lychee honey swirls and a fresh waffle cookie on the side, caused some controversy too.

Originally, the company included pieces of fortune cookie in the their new flavor, which we can only assume was a nod to Lin's Asian heritage. Some people took offense to the cookie's inclusion, as Ben & Jerry's general manager for Boston and Cambridge explained:

"There seemed to be a bit of an initial backlash about it, but we obviously weren't looking to offend anybody and the majority of the feedback about it has been positive."

Everyone in the Harvard area can now relax and Taste The Lin-Sanity without feeling like they are supporting any damaging stereotypes because the flavor is now fortune cookie free!

As for the rest of us around the country, we'll just have to settle for tasting the company's new Greek frozen yogurt instead.

[Image via Ben & Jerry's.]

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College Basketball Game To Be Played On San Diego Aircraft Carrier Tonight!

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It's actually happening!!!!

Last November, we heard that Michigan State wanted to play North Carolina on an aircraft carrier, and tonight that is exactly what they'll do!

Check out the news report (above) about the exciting event, which will be attended by President Barack Obama himself!

Happy Veterans Day!

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Kris Humphries Was 'An Absolute Jerk' In High School!

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Kris Humphries was a jerk

Kris Humphries' senior year of high school was a long time ago, but apparently, he was quite the "jerk"!

While in the process of being recruited by college basketball teams, he visited the University of Kansas as a hot prospect for their team, the Jayhawks.

The coach at the time, Roy Williams, may have been "really impressed with [Kris]", but the rest of the team wasn't!

Former Jayhawk's guard Keith Langford calls Kris "an absolute jerk" in Beyond the Phog: Untold Stories from Kansas Basketball's Most Dominant Decade, explaining:

"He really wanted to come here. But no one on the team liked Kris Humphries. He was arrogant. He told everyone he was going to come in and be the leading scorer as a freshman and that we'd all have to take a backseat to him."

Langford writes that his bad attitude cost him a spot on the team. Even though the prospect "was a big deal" and the coach "wanted him to commit on his visit", Roy Williams listened to his players. Langford recalled in the memoir:

"We told him, 'Coach, you can't bring this guy in. You'd figure Roy would say something like, 'Let's work on him,' or 'Let's give him another chance.' Instead he told Humphries, 'Sorry, you can't come.'"

We're sure that was a big blow to Humphries ego, but hopefully he learned from the experience.

He went on to play for the University of Minnesota and then got himself into the NBA, so in his defense, he must have been doing something right.

Everyone makes mistakes! Don't waste time dwelling on the past and keep your head up, Kris!

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