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!
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!