You can add this to the growing legend of the owner of the New Jersey Nets.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is spending this week living the high life in the French Alpine resort of Courchevel. The Nets owner arrived in France's resort with a group containing not one or two but 24 hangers-on who arrived via a fleet of six helicopters, according to the New York Post.

But that's nothing. Remember this is a man with a net worth of $18 billion according to Forbes.

After his security staff couldn't find any local restaurants with private rooms, Prokhorov, a bachelor, decided to fly in Wout Bru, the top celebrity chef in Europe, to personally serve him while on vacation. Bru, star of Europe's cooking challenge show "MasterChef," is reported to have made the NBA owner's favorite meal -- a crispy pork dish that is said to take a full 24 hours to prepare.

The Courchevel valley was host to the 1992 Winter Olympics, and it's also home to the world's seventh most dangerous airport, with the shortest runways in the globe at just 1,722 feet.

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When you think of sports in the Middle East, hockey probably doesn't come to mind.

But with more than a million Russian immigrants in Israel, the village of Metulah has become a surprising epicenter for ice hockey in the Jewish democratic state. Located on the border with Lebanon, Jews from Canada spent millions of dollars to build Israel's only regulation hockey rink.

Some teams travel more than three hours by bus to play games. The hills around the arena located between Lebanon and Syria's Golan Heights feature barbed wire and tank patrols, yet the small apple-growing village of fewer than 2,000 inhabitants doubles in size during large hockey tournaments.

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The Wall Street Journal reports the religious skaters rarely keep score as they travel around the ice with yarmulkes tucked under helmets. A few even sport payot, or side curls, drifting in the cool rink air.

Residents from the True North Strong and Free are largely to thank. The Canadians have donated all kinds of equipment, from uniforms to a used Zamboni to keep the ice smooth. Air Canada donated cargo space to bring the ice tractor to the town situated not far from the Mediterranean.

Under Rabbinical law, Orthodox Jews can't drive or be on ice skates by sunset Friday evening. So nearly 700 Orthodox and non-Orthodox hockey players have signed up for the league's Thursday night pick-up games, according to the Journal.

The sport is so popular, a second hockey rink is being built in a town in Israel's far southern region. Dr. Leonard Silverberg, a Canadian-born dentist, is behind the new $5 million skating center. The 68-year-old, who has experience running hockey rinks in Southern California, believes he will easily get 5,000 kids a week to play the sport.

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As we learned from the story of former Indianapolis Colts standout Mike Vanderjagt, kickers should be seen and not heard. But Ohio University punter Paul Hershey decided to let something other than his foot do the talking on Sunday, and he paid the ultimate social media price.

Upon hearing his Bobcats team got an invite to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, Hershey took to the Twitterwaves to voice his ... gratitude.

"Idaho??," Hershey tweeted, "Who the (bleep) wants to play there in December??"

Hershey then endured an an all-out blitz from followers and others, and did the equivalent of run out of the back of the end zone.

"As the punter," he tweeted to Toledo Blade writer Zach Silka, "obviously I don't want to play in the cold."

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Sure. Because it's downright balmy in Ohio, where Hershey plays now.

Instead of hanging in there to further explain his sideswipe to fans, Idahoans, and NFL scouts from cold weather teams, Hershey did the honorable thing and committed Twittercide. No word on whether he was told to kill his account or if he did it on his own. He didn't leave a note.

Hershey is a good punter. He was all-MAC in 2010 and even scored a touchdown. But unless you're all-world LSU punter Brad Wing -- and even if you are -- you shouldn't be ripping entire states. Especially Idaho, which supplies most of the delectable fries served at our nation's finest food establishments.

Ohio will be playing Utah State in the former Humanitarian Bowl. The Aggies haven't been bowling since 1997, so they probably won't be complaining about the Idaho weather.

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The proud city of Indianapolis has been momentarily shamed by a leaked video.

A clip of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter canoodling with Kim Kardashian? Oh no. It's a ripoff of the Super Bowl Shuffle.

The cute but awkward parody video of the 1985 Chicago Bears' famous fight song has lit a match on message boards all over the country.

The Indy Star reports the video shows hospitality workers attempting to rap -- in an effort to publicize the city's hotels and restaurants. Naptown supporters may like the rendition, but skeptics would say the video is more likely to give you a "reversal of fortune" as they say in the world of competitive eating.

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The new Shuffle was supposed to be a marketing gimmick, intended only for the eyes of meeting planners. That would have been fine had the folks at the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association not decided to place it on YouTube. A few sports bloggers with lots of free time found the video and, needless to say, hilarity ensued.

How bad was it?

Facebook users quickly put together a "Make the Indy Super Bowl Shuffle Go Away" page. Twitter dwellers also goofed on the video. The tourism agency finally said "no mas" and removed it from YouTube.

Despite the negative publicity, the Indy Convention & Visitors Association says they've gotten "nothing but positive feedback," from the target audience of the video. WISH-TV reports Indianapolis is closer to landing a convention thanks to the whole affair.

Maybe the video was leaked on purpose...

'Shuffle' vid not meant for public view: wishtv.com

Original Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle

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