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!
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You know who's destroying the ladies on press row? 'Blue,' the Butler mascot who cruised in to take photos, roll around & even had Jaime Maggio rubbing his head. Who the hell is Jaime Maggio? This piece we did on her should remind you. She's working for USA Today. Anyway, what we've learned today is that you either need to be pimping a smoothie (Romanowski), be a former Super Bowl champion (Bettis) or be a dog to really get people excited on press row. JUMP!
Sitting outside the doors to media row here in Indianapolis is the Lucas Oil Lego stadium. Besides Larry The Cable Guy and Sean Salisbury roaming around, it's the biggest 'get' of the week. TV guys are actually shooting video of this Lego display. Some guy spent like a year creating this and landed a prime location here at the JW Marriott. You want to get access here at the Super Bowl? Drop like $10k on Legos and get building. JUMP!
You know how many strip clubs there are between Boston & New York City? Lots. You know how many have sent us photos of their girls in Eli Manning jerseys? One. That would be the geniuses at Rick's Cabaret NYC (notably Lonnie Hanover). How does a strip club differentiate itself from the competition during the Super Bowl? Um, photographs of the girls rocking the home team's jerseys gets the job done. JUMP!
New Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has a pretty sweet yacht, at least until someone awesome like you buys it! Khan's yacht is on the block for a cool $112 million and when you see the photos of this 223-foot bad boy, you'll understand why. You've never seen a boat with so much crap in it. Some of that crap includes an elevator, a disco, a gym, a motorcycle hatch and a helicopter pad. You know, for when you're tired of traveling by sea. Check it!
About three months ago a photo started floating around the message boards of a Georgia cheerleader built like a dude. It turns out that Anna Watson is real and is probably stronger than 95% of BC readers. Her story is making its rounds this week, but many of the sites doing their thing forgot to aggregate Anna's best photos. JUMP!
It's not Inez Sainz. Now that we have that out of the way, it's your time to help BC investigators. Who was the ridiculous latina chick in the red dress at today's Super Bowl media day? We want name, bikini photo location, station, etc. Congrats to our buddy Bart Hubbuch from the NY Post for getting an ass shot. This is why his bosses sent him to the Super Bowl. Do work that men really care about. Bonus shot - JUMP!
BC reader AA sent this Super Bowl snack stadium to us last night: Please find attached a picture of our Super Bowl Snack stadium from last year. Dip bowls in the corner and the exterior was made of peanut butter and pretzel logs. This is what we love about America and football. In what other sport do you see fans creating stadium snack shrines? These people spent hours on this masterpiece only to destroy it over four quarters on a Sunday night in February. Full size pic - JUMP!