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Like Linsanity, other sports-inspired ice cream flavors

February 26, 2012|RedEye

Linsanity continues, for better or for worse.

And for Ben & Jerry's, it was for the worse. The ice cream-maker had to apologize to N.Y. Knicks star and cultural phenomenon Jeremy Lin for its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" yogurt offered in Cambridge, Mass., featuring fortune cookies. In case you've missed the link: Lin is of Asian descent.

"We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," the store said on its Facebook page. "We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge sports fans. Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin's accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate.

"We try (to) demonstrate our commitment as a Boston-based, valued-led business and if we failed in this instance, we offer our sincere apologies."

The fortune cookies were replaced by waffle cones in the Lin-Sanity flavor.

If Lin can receiver the ice-cream treatment, then certainly other sports stars deserve their own flavor, no? Let's find them.

Kobe Bryant

Call it "Showtime": flakes of gold are sprinkled throughout this blueberry-banana swirl—theL.A. Lakers' colors, duh! As you might expect, it tastes bitter. Always bitter.

Danica Patrick

The NASCAR star's "Pint Patrick" ice cream features the taste of melons, peaches and just a hint of motor oil. Looks a lot better than it tastes, obviously.

Tom Brady

Wait until you dig into "The Brady Crunch," featuring white chocolate chunk and peanuts in a dark chocolate ice cream. If you don't like it, don't say anything or Gisele will yell at you.

Jay Cutler

The Bears quarterback gets the desert treatment. What's the flavor? Doesn't matter what it is or how good it is, you won't like it. And it'll leave you with a heck of a brainfreeze and possibly an injured thumb as you dig into the hard-as-a-rock frozen treat.

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