Bucket list item: 'Breath the same air and be within an arm length of Kate Upton.' Yep, I can check that one off the must-do-in-this-life list. Done. Over. Happened yesterday at the Super Bowl radio row. First thing Kate told those of us on the FoxSports.com set was that she wasn't feeling so great. She then went on to have a stellar conversation with Fox Sports' Laura Okmin. Meanwhile, we were documenting this moment. JUMP!
Did you expect anything less from Busted Coverage and Coed from the GQ party last night here in Indianapolis? We gave the lovely Ashley Salazar (@ashleycmsalazar) a microphone, access to famous athletes/celebrities and let her go wild getting comments from men who were enamored with our sideline reporter. Was it a lack of journalistic etiquette when she got on stage to dance with LL Cool J? Like we care. GQ wanted to have a party, so we had a party. JUMP!
Of course the slob that was making his rounds at Radio Row at the JW Marriott over the last couple days was Curt Schilling. Of course he was rocking a two-day stubble. Hooded sweatshirt because they're comfortable to fat guys? Check. But the big question for us had to do with that backpack. The camo pack he was carrying around. That thing had to be 40 pounds. What's on tap in Indy today? Directv's Beach Bowl should be huge. For us: Maxim party tonight. Let's get rolling!
There's plenty of ass in Indianapolis this week for the Super Bowl. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow doesn't care though. While the chicks are (presumably) swooning and throwing themselves at the dreamboat that is Tebow, Jesus Boy is having none of it. We've got Tebow at a Bud Light party last night, surrounded by scantily-clad women, not giving a shit. We've got him with Kate Upton and Chrissy Teigen this morning doing his wholesome schtick. Way to score one for virgins everywhere, Tim! Check it!
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has the best toilet known to man in his place. Just ask receiver Wes Welker. As the questions and stories get dumber and dumber at the Super Bowl, Welker told someone the main reason he likes visiting Brady's house is because his toilets do all the work for you. What the hell are we talking about? Drop trow and read all about it here while you're sitting on your highly-inferior throne with a wad of paper in your hand.
Hate Stevie Johnson? Hate guys who wear read jeans, a chain wallet and a backpack with stacks of money printed on it? Then you really hate Stevie Johnson's look today as he cruises Radio Row looking to chat with media outlets. Other awards we're ready to handout include: Best Athlete Head of Hair and Odd Non-Athlete Promoting A Movie. JUMP!
We've spent the last two days in Indy covering the madness on Radio Row, but it seems the time has come to get out on the streets amongst the sh*t talking Colts' fans who are wearing shirts such as this one photographed by @Mick_Coons. The main goal is to document the reaction to Kate Upton on Radio Row. Did we mention she'll be playing beach football tomorrow inside the dome constructed at the baseball field next to Lucas Oil?
The big news yesterday on Radio Row at the Super Bowl was an appearance by Tim Tebow, but there was another face schmoozing that surprised us. What were the chances Ryan Leaf would show up promoting his autobiography? Slim to none. But there he was, making the rounds trying to get on radio shows. As for the SB XLVI line, the money has now moved to the Giants. The line is back to -3 N.E. We'll be back in Indy this morning. Follow along @bustedcoverage.
This is the part of the day when we sing "On Wisconsin." We don't do it every day, but Wisconsin is looking pretty good right now. Wisconsinites J.J. Watt, who happens to play for the Houston Texans these days, and Laura Kaeppeler, who happens to be Miss America, met up in Indianapolis today. Do we see a love connection? Not really. Her heart belongs to Aaron Rodgers. We've got all the dirt right here. Check it!
Madonna will be performing at halftime of the Super Bowl on Sunday, which will probably be the highlight of the game for us. That is, unless she channels New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz, who became known for doing the salsa after scoring a touchdown this season, is in The Material Girl's head. She told the media he influenced her to learn salsa, so if she breaks it out on Sunday, you'll know why. Here's our look at Madonna's relationship with Cruz and the halftime show. Check it!
Just got back from the Madonna presser and we can report that Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times, being the dirty old man that he is, asked the genius question of the day at the Madonna presser. The Around the Horn vet wondered in no certain terms, 'Will there be any Janet Jackson nip slips?' Madonna, who made sure to tell everyone about her midwestern roots, said extra caution has gone into what she'll wear. In other news, she'll perform 3 old songs and 1 new. Expect to be entertained.
The differences couldn't have been more extreme. Joe Montana, owner of four Super Bowl rings, walked around radio row today without an entourage. It was just Joe and his media handler. While Montana went about his tour of the JW Marriott ballroom with the precision of an experienced pitchman, behind him was the radio row rookie, Tim Tebow, and throngs of followers trying to get close. Tebow's first tour of radio row couldn't have been any bigger of a circus created by us - the media. JUMP!
Joe Theismann is cruising around radio row today and one thing that stood out about his appearance on the Fox Sports set was that he wears two giant rings, one of which is a Super Bowl ring. The other? Didn't have enough time to ask him. If that is a wedding ring it's the greatest wedding ring in history. Maybe an NFC Championship ring? We'll spend the rest of the day tracking down an answer for you guys. It's the least we can do and get paid doing it. More shots - JUMP!
Don't know who Chrissy Teigen is? She's the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who has invaded Super Bowl radio row today. Look, you can only talk to so many ex-jocks who want to break down the Xs & Os for the Giants and Patriots. We hear that tomorrow should include a visit by the one and only Kate Upton making her Super Bowl media week debut. Expect lots of cellphone pics showing up across Twitter. Stay tuned to @bustedcoverage for real-time updates.
Of course I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to finally meet my food photo uploading and ticket price providing Twitter hero Darren Rovell this week at the Super Bowl. @darrenrovell was the honored guest last night at a tweet up with his fans at a brew pub within the Indy city market. Doesn't sound exciting? Giants stud TE Jake Ballard stopped and stayed for about two hours. Name another party last night that included a guy playing in the actual game? JUMP!
Downtown Indy is perfect for encounters with NFL legends just wandering around. Take last night for us. Stopped at some bar called Loughmillers. Had a drink, got some food & headed for JW Marriott at about 11:45. Didn't think anything of the guy - by himsel - in front of us wearing a suit. Then, just before entering the JW, he stopped to chat with Dhani Jones. It was Kurt Warner. Of course he jumped on an elevator with BC. Just another night at SB XLVI. Let's get rolling!