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Winter Olympics: Indiana Skier Finds Way to Part in U.S. Slopestyle Sweep

By Zach Huffman | BSU at the Games

It’s not even been three years since the International Olympic Committee brought slopestyle skiing into the Winter Olympics.

But it is what kids have been doing across the globe at ski areas and resorts for years. In terrain parks in the U.S. from coast to coast, skiers were riding every rail they could find and hucking themselves off mounds of snow wherever possible.

Among those kids was Nick Goepper, a member of the U.S. freestyle skiing team. When he started slopestyle skiing as an 11-year-old in southern Indiana, he was hooked.

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‘SNL’ Taps ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons as First March Host

We haven't heard much from 'SNL' since Melissa McCarthy hosted the pre-Super Bowl installment on February 1, but given NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, late night took an understandable back seat. Now, with the long-running sketch comedy series due to return on March 1, 'The Big Bang Theory' Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his hosting debut!

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"Star Wars: In Concert" At The Orleans Arena In Las Vegas
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If the Winter Olympics Were Held During the Battle of Hoth from ‘Star Wars’ [Video]

What's better than watching Star Wars?  Watching The Empire Strikes Back, of course!  But what's better than that?  Star Wars taking over pretty much everything that happens in the world!

Here's a good example.

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New Sports Bar Catering To Women Is Offensive To My Delicate Lady Sensibilities

I am a woman. A woman who happens to enjoy sports. And while it's not often that I'll go to a sports bar to take in a Lions or Tigers or Red Wings game, it's been known to happen. Generally, the only thing at a sports bar that will irritate me while watching a game is the overly enthusiastic bros at the giant table who yell and high-five each other every time something even remotely positive happens. "The Lions didn't score a touchdown, but no one fumbled the ball! High five, bro!" *everyone slaps hands while I roll my eyes so hard it gives me a migraine*

That being said, I find no reason for there to be a sports bar that caters specifically to women, especially when it's done the way this new bar in New York City is. What way is that exactly? The wrong way. 

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Jacky Chamoun of Libya skis during the Women's Slalom event. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Lebanese Olympic Beauty Jacky Chamoun in Deep Trouble for Her Topless Video

The Olympics have been pretty wardrobe-malfunction-free so far this year, which is very disappointing to all of us, I'm sure.  We were inches away from a nip-slip, but so far, no full-frontal.

Until now.

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Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
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Зимние Олимпийские игры: Сцены из Сочи (Winter Olympics: Scenes from Sochi)

By Taylor Irby | BSU at the Games

So it begins. #travelday #roadtosochi #ballstate #airport http://t.co/Wu3JpwQgLi

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) February 4, 2014

 

@DavidPolaski I'm on my way to the Olympics. #boom

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) Februar

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