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The Baltimore Orioles set a record low for attendance at their ballpark Camden Yards against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, drawing in only 9,129 people.

The day was not a complete failure however, as Olympian Michael Phelps was there showing support for the home team.

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Looks like nothing’s changed since the last time we saw him.

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Winning a gold and bronze medal in Vancouver this year are hardly the main accomplishments for Lindsey Vonn this year.

She has been featured on the cover of the official 2010 Winter Olympics video game, been given her own Wheaties box, and now has landed a role on the popular TV show “Law & Order”.

Vonn will play an office assistant named Alicia who has an important clue in the case, per Wall Street Journal.

She was well-received in her latest public appearance, where she delivered the game ball to a soccer game in Red Bull Arena. Watch the video below, and listen closely  around the 45 second mark. Captain Obvious says out loud what everyone is already thinking.


After achieving Olympic gold and greatness, skiier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarders Shaun White and Seth Wescott will each have their own individual Wheaties box.

There’s nothing Americans embrace more than the Olympics, so put the face of a prized Olympian on a cereal box and expect your sales to double.

Basically every major athletes of the past 50 years has been featured on a Wheaties box, but it’s only every two years that General Mills Inc. can incorporate an Olympian onto their boxes.

Vonn released a photo of herself and her new Wheaties box via her Facebook page on Thursday, and gave her thoughts on being selected for the coveted role.

“I’m thrilled to represent both America and the sport I love on my Wheaties box. Growing up in Minnesota, it’s an honor to share a local connection with the Breakfast of Champions. I cherish this achievement and hope to serve as a positive role model for future Alpine skiers who someday may earn rights to Wheaties box fame.”

Shaun White said that “It’s great being on a Wheaties box, I remember being a kid and looking up to the guys whose faces were on these boxes and thinking how cool it was. I’m just stoked that Wheaties wanted me on the box and I can represent my sport in such a great way.”

Seth Wescott showed how important a spot on the Wheaties box was, saying “To earn two consecutive gold medals means so much, and the culmination of now having a Wheaties box is the icing on the cake.” 

Huffington Post has pictures of all three new Olympic style boxes.

The cast for season 10 of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC has been announced to contain two athletes, Olympic gold medalist figure skater Evan Lysacek and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

While you may not associate athletes with something “unmanly” such as dancing, don’t be surprised if one of the above comes away with a victory. Five out of the nine seasons an athlete has won the competition, and four of those five have been either an Olympian or NFL player.

Emmitt Smith won it in season 3, Apolo Anton Ohno in season 4, Kristi Yamaguchi in season 6, and Shawn Johnson in season 8. The other sports person to win it was Indycar driver Helio Castroneves in season 5.

Emmitt Smith added to his legendary career and trophy case by becoming the first athlete to win the seemingly coveted dancing championship. Notice three Olympians won it as well, all from different sports.

Evan Lysacek seems like the smart pick this season. Is there a more graceful sport than figure skating? I think not. Did I mention he won a gold medal? Yamaguchi, who is also a figure skater, showed it’s a reasonable transition from the ice to the dance floor.

Ochocinco can’t be forgotten either, he may seem unorderly and may not put across a go-getter mindset, but when Ocho decides he’s going to do something, you can be sure he’s going to do it.

Roughly 40% of voters on TVGuide.com have chosen Lysacek as the favorite. The Olympics ended on a bitter note for Team USA when they lost the gold medal hockey game to Canada in overtime. You can bet most Americans want a feel good story this time concerning Olympians.

But I’m going with the upset. Or what most people would consider an upset. My pick to win season 10 of “Dancing with the Stars” is Chad Ochocinco.

Why?

If you follow Ocho’s career/personal life you know he’s a very outgoing and ambitious guy. My gamble is that he goes all out for this competition. His partner is Cheryl Burke, who was also Emmitt Smith’s partner when he won it in season 3.

ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews will also be a participant. The complete roster:

Buzz Aldrin (astronaut)

Pamela Anderson (actress)

Erin Andrews (reporter)

Shannon Doherty (actress)

Kate Gosselin (desperate)

Evan Lysacek (Olympic figure skater)

Niecy Nash (comedian)

Chad Ochocinco (NFL wide receiver)

Jake Pavelka (The Bachelor)

Nicole Scherzinger (singer)

Aiden Turner (actor)

More information: http://www.tvguide.com/Dancing-Stars/Dancing-Stars-2010-1015561.aspx