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Mike Gundy

A YouTube sensation four years ago with his "I'm a man" outburst following an unflattering story about one of his players, the Oklahoma State football coach is now riding high after being voted coach of the year by the Football Writers Association of America Thursday. And to think he called newspapers "garbage."

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Colorado Avalanche fans

At 14-17-1 this season, the Avs may have slipped somewhat from the Joe Sakic era, but at least the faithful can still achieve a Rocky Mountain high. At just 26 cents (U.S.) an ounce, Colorado has by far the cheapest beer in the NHL, according to the Team Marketing Report, far below the Montreal Canadiens' league-leading 62-cent mark. If only the Habs were owned by a brewery. Oh, wait ...

Lindsey Vonn

The U.S. snow queen may know her way down the piste, but she's woefully out of her depth in the PR stakes. "I am NOT dating Tim Tebow," was what she tweeted in response to rumours of an affiliation with one of the hottest – as in popular – athletes in all of sports, not just the NFL. And here we thought everybody was Tebowing these days.

Lamont Peterson

Having gone from a homeless kid on the mean streets of D.C. to world welterweight champion with a $650,000 (U.S.) payday after Saturday's points win over title holder Amir Khan, you could say Peterson has had a good week.

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Tom Cruise

Why is it some egos have no limits? The Mission Impossible star is insisting he could turn David Beckham into a film star with the right script: "I'd love to do action movies with Beckham. He would be great, he could kick ass." Yes, because taking free kicks and corners for the Galaxy is precisely the kind of method acting to turn metrosexual Cockneys into masters of international espionage.

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