Bret Bielema is marrying Jennifer Hielsberg and in true Busted Coverage fashion we need to pick out a wedding item to buy these lovely kids. Bret is 41. His chick is 26. They're tying the knot this Saturday. Bret's salary comes in at about $1.5 million per year. In other words, we need to come up with the perfect item that says good luck and 'Boy, can't you afford your own $140 toaster?' We deal in registries for a living & Bret's is quite impressive. JUMP!
Welcome to the new Busted Coverage series simply called, 'I Partied With...' We know, from the photos sent to us, that it's a major life achievement for many of you to drink with your sporting heroes. But you need someone to publicize that experience. We want to hear your stories and see the photos. Today we get the opportunity to hang with Jeremy Shockey last night at the Guns N' Roses concert at The Fillmore in Miami. JUMP!
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been approached about doing 'The Bachelor.' The bad news is he appears to actually be considering it. The show and his people are in talks, according to host Chris Harrison. This makes us wince for more than one reason. We're sure the ladies' panties are getting moist by the thought though and hell, that's what makes good television. Here's the rundown, included the Florida Gators connection. JUMP!
The Buffalo Bills might not go to the NFL playoffs for 5 years or so but at least they'll have Stevie Johnson around to keep things interesting. The Bills today signed their star wide receiver to a 5-year contract, but not before Stevie made one last contract demand to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The two traded texts Friday morning and eventually Fitzpatrick had this on the side of his head. Of course we have the texts that led to this disaster. JUMP!
Via: Oregon starting wide receiver Josh Huff was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday morning, according to a Eugene Police spokeswoman. Huff was pulled over for speeding near campus just after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, and was given a DUI. He was also cited for driving without a license - the Eugene Police spokeswoman told KEZI-TV that Huff is not a licensed driver. His major? Undecided.
Our friends at SportsRantz.com want you to see this headline from ESPN via its tablet app. Is it funny to joke about 'Deep Waters' when referencing the Saints? It is at ESPN. Not that anyone in New Orleans has memories of 'deep water' or anything. Are we just being sensitive pricks? Probably, but what's next, 'Blown Away' referencing Indiana's exit from Big Ten Basketball Championship? Who can't enjoy a good tornado headline these days?
The big NFL news today - besides the Saints bashing Drew Brees - is that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a bounty program while working with the Saints from 2009-2012. You might remember two plays where bounties might have been paid. (a.) The shot Kurt Warner took during the 2010 playoffs, and (b.) the shot under the chin that Brett Favre endured in 2010. Peter King worked his sources and chatted with Favre. No biggie, says Favre. The NFL thinks differently.
Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is going to get married to whatever trollop he pleases, thank you very much. Actually, he's going to get married to the intern he cheated on his pregnant wife with, Traci Lynn Johnson. Johnson will be having her bridal shower this weekend. One problem. Tiki isn't even divorced yet. Somebody has to get paid before Tiki can run off and marry some chick half his age. Check it!
This probably won't end well. Not verified, yet likely legit, Brett Favre has joined Twitter this afternoon. His first tweet came just after 2 p.m. EST via @BrettFavre4. He's following three accounts: Donald Driver, ESPN & the NFL. Mark our words, this guy will have a gig on the WWL by the draft in April. No way he can possibly stay quiet through another summer. Few days a month in Bristol. Rest in Mississippi. It's coming, boys.
And here we figured Gronk couldn't bro-out any more than going duck face in his Zubaz while judging a bro dance-off at a Tampa gym. Then, last night, the guy is spotted wearing his Pac-Sun t-shirt repping the Young & Reckless brand. Buy one for $20. (Remember, this guy is still working on that rookie contract.) Tipsters claim he was hanging at some bar called Mangroves. Looks a little too classy, but Tampa is on high-alert for a Fiesta so we'll take their word. Let's get rolling!
They just can't find anyone who's culturally-sensitive to write headlines over at ESPN, can they? After tripping all over themselves when someone used the term "chink" in a headline about Asian-American New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, they went and did it again. This time, the victim was former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who's half Korean. Here's what they tried to slide by us this time. Check it!
Of course we weren't giving up without a full shot of this now infamous scooter Rob Gronkowski has been using this week in Florida. We first learned of this scooter after Sunday night's party at the Jason Taylor benefit and it's been an obsession ever since. The thought of the guy throwing broads over his shoulder and scootering back to a hotel room is intriguing. And now we get a full look at this beast ride. JUMP!
Via: “We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year,” Steelers President Art Rooney II told the team’s website, Steelers.com. "Hines’ accomplishments are numerous, and he will always be thought of as one of the all-time great Steelers. We wish him nothing but the best.” And the guy has the best retirement gift - EVER!
It may be the NFL offseason, but that doesn't mean the Tim Tebow news will stop. It will never stop because he's our Savior! And just what is the Savior up to now? Well, he's having dinner with country singer Taylor Swift and guess what? They might be dating! Ooooooh! Here's a rundown of what you've missed so far and we handicap whether this relationship has any chance of working out. Check it!
Remember when we introduced the Internet to Oakland Raiders cheerleader & grandmother Susie Sanchez? That's all it took for the Oprah generation to get excited about the possibility of regaining their youth via cheering for 24-year-olds from LSU & USC. Now comes fitness bikini competitor Sharon Simmons & her dream of cheering with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. She's 55, tanned like a Cuban castaway & wants to shake it for Romo. Dreams, gotta have 'em. JUMP!
Kudos to @DreadedDopeness for stopping in Kiln yesterday to snap this piece of tagging history we'd never seen. In other Brett Favre news, the Gunslinger recently posted for sale the cleats he wore in his 200th straight NFL start. Cost? $5,000. As a bonus, you get lots of small flakes of Lambeau turf still stuck to the shoes, an autograph and formal letter from Brett saying these are legit. He was 18-of-27 for 215 yards and 3 TDs during that November 2004 game. Let's get rolling!