Blog Jam: In a Pickle w/High Jumper Blanka Vlasic

Darren Rovell of CNBC finds a dilly of a delectable Olympian in Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic.

Blanka Vlasic Olympic high jumper

• KEZINS favors us with images of the new Madden 09 covers featuring Brett Favre in full Jets regalia.

• And YAHOO’s SHUTDOWN CORNER offers a review of the fab football video game, and shares the adventures of trying to buy a copy.

• THE SPOILER punches up news that Brad Pitt is boxing in Beijing.

• SIMON ON SPORTS chows down on the massive amounts Michael Phelps eats for a typical breakfast.

• JOE SPORTS FAN tosses up a gut-busting photo essay of Cubs fans, featuring the finest folks at the Friendly Confines.

• DEADSPIN catches up with the columnist who dared criticized Erin Andrews’ work attire and the responding backlash that ensued.

• THE GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS suggest how Rays fans can cope while Carl Crawford & Evan Longoria sit on the DL.