So, there is an update to our story this morning on the Brett Favre Twitter account story. This is going to confuse many of you. Stick with us. Brett Favre's media coordinators want you to know that someone hacked @BrettFavre4 on Sunday night. The account prior to March 5 was legitimately Brett Favre. Everything since March 5 is the work of the hacker. Full statement - JUMP!
An in-progress, greatest Internet troll of all-time nominee, was ended abruptly last night. You see, someone actually talked Twitter into verifying the @BrettFavre4 account. The legitimized it to us, fellow bloggers and even Randy Moss who exchanged tweets with the fake Brett last night. Even mainstream outlets fell for it. Something said in the Moss tweets eventually brought down the fake account. It was just too damn good to be true. JUMP!
The Rock has a new place to call home in Miami. He picked up the former home of Miami Dolphins tackle Vernon Carey for a cool $3.45 million. Not bad for a six-bedroom, six-bath joint with a resort-style pool and a home theater room with a ticket booth. That's right people! A ticket booth! You gotta have that ticket booth in your pad, yo! Here's a look inside The Rock's new digs, if you smell what we're cookin'. JUMP!
So the Jon guy who served Peyton Manning at the Angus Barn in Raleigh and then uploaded it to the Internet has been fired. You might remember yesterday where we figured out that Peyton left Jon a 45% tip. Well, the lady who runs the fine dining restaurant was not happy at Jon putting the photo on the Internet. Yep, she fired him. JUMP!
So far we're enamored by the Brett Favre Twitter Experience @BrettFavre4. Yes, the account is verified. This is the real deal. When Brett tweets, "I know I kept coming back to the NFL, but I think it's safe to say that Im officially retired," it brings a tear to our eyes. The guy has only been tweeting for a few days, but he's already leaving us with such gems as "Man, I love my wife." The real shame here - only 1,400 followers. What are you guys waiting on? JUMP!
YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO! DO YOU LIKE ANTOINE DODSON? HANDS DOWN BEST DRUG ARREST NEWS STORY YOU'LL SEE THIS WEEK...THIS YEAR...EVER! Anyway, enough with the bold red fonts. If you're at work and can't watch, please come back tonight and watch as these homeboys are kinda pissed at the cops for busting drug dealers in their hood. Of course this is sports-related. Do you see that guy's Marques Colston jersey? JUMP!
Not sure what grocery store has advanced to this stage of ripping off kids, but AP photographer @evanvucci shows us that stupid plastic balls are officially history. In Linsanity news, the star is fading fast. Sure, he had 20 last night, but Tony Parker had 32 and the Spurs shot 54% from the field in a 118-105 win. The Knicks free fall continues as they are now 18-21. Meanwhile, the NY Post has turned to 'Texas Toast' headlines. Let's get rolling!
Rachel Connor goes by the nickname 'Chill.' From the look of her booking photo this morning on DUI charges in Florida, the LPGA Future Tour member was pretty mellow, smiling for cops. From her Twitter account it seems she was taking part yesterday in the Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic. She golfed with Eddie George. Then, early this morning, Eddie was in her car when she was popped for DUI. Rachel says she had two vodka cranberries. Where were they headed? JUMP!
Peyton Manning got released by the Indianapolis Colts today, in case you haven't heard. After his farewell press conference, Manning jumped on a private jet and went down to... Miami. Guess who needs a quarterback. Guess who is expected to make a run at Manning. The Miami Dolphins, that's who. While there's meeting scheduled between the Dolphins and Manning, it must be nice to have Peyton already in town if you're Miami's GM. Here's the evidence and the story. JUMP
One final presser. One final moment to thank Colts' fan for 14 years of support and $173 million in his bank account. Remember, folks, the NFL is a business. Peyton Manning benefited and so did Jim Irsay. Us non-Colts fans were just outside observers to the greatest this generation will ever see. And along the way we appreciated Manning in multiple ways. BC's favorite way to appreciate Peyton was via Manning Faces. And today he left us with a few classics. JUMP!
Gotta love Brian Billick. Would you ever see Adam Schefter go with the stubble on ESPN? Chris Mortensen with some fuzz while chatting with Linda Cohn? Never. We want you to take a look at this Twitter feed from @CoachBillick. The guy rips off days and days of NFL tweets and out of nowhere drops a beard shaving tweet. Just out of the blue. This Manning story is driving everyone insane - literally.
Did you hear? PEYTON MANNING TO BE RELEASED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS! OMG! FIREBALLS! WORLD ENDING! Yeah, so the Colts had no choice to release Manning, you morons. So they keep him, pay $28 million and hold back the franchise from rebuilding? Delaying the inevitable? Of course they were going to release him. Manning knew they had to release him. But there are idiots out there who can't say goodbye. Here are 27 of them. JUMP!
Big news floating around Raleigh, North Carolina this week where a Peyton Manning tip is bigger news than Peyton Manning not getting a $28 million payment from Jim Irsay. You see, Peyton was in Raleigh/Durham last week working with his old Tennessee offensive coordinator, David Cutcliffe. A guy has to eat so one thing led to another and Manning was picking up a tab at the Angus Barn. Bigger news, Peyton over tips. JUMP!
Think Auburn fan has forgotten about what Harvey Updyke did to his/her trees at Toomer's Corner? You know, time heals wounds. Nope, not happening to War Eagle. What we have here is one of the all-time greatest trolls by Auburn fan who somehow talked Updyke into believing he would have a free ticket to the BCS Championship back in January. Harvey fell for the scam and there is audio & proof of the troll. JUMP!
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!