Sometimes it just seems like the officials have it out for your team and maybe they do, but we've never seen anything quite this blatant, especially at such a high level. We've got video of a referee pushing the ball forward after it was spotted to, seemingly, try to give Wake Forest a first down in their game against Florida State. Wake Forest would win 35-30. Home cooking? You be the judge.
Well, well, well the day finally arrived when Steve Spurrier and the University of South Carolina had enough of Stephen Garcia. (The guess is that we'll be hearing about an arrest or worse in coming days.) An Oklahoma football reporter's tweet about a failed urine test sent the Internet into a frenzy this afternoon. Um, like we told you guys Garcia was pounding brews a couple weeks ago. Dayglow party, anyone? Send your Stephen Garcia party memories: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via our Internet sources, the Green Bay Packers ticket office this week sent out notices to fans who are on the team's season ticket waiting list. One guy (@MikeJMacco) reports that his spot at 26,210 is after joining the wait when he was 15 years old. The form is almost anti-climatic. Sorta like, 'What are you waiting around for?' The Packers waiting list is now officially bigger than the Sunday circulation of the city's newspaper. At least 88, 595 are on it. JUMP!
Maybe you remember Cris Carter dissing Calvin Johnson back in August. Last night was Megatron's official coming out party and he didn't disappoint, grabbing 5 balls for 130 yards & 1 TD. The performance from the Lions was so great that Mitch Albom could only start sentences this morning with one word, 'Change.' Now 5-0, the Lions get San Fran and Atlanta at Ford Field in consecutive weeks before a roadie to Denver. Tix still available.
Broncos QB Brady Quinn got passed over Tim Tebow in yesterday's loss to San Diego. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, gymnast Alicia Sacramone tore her Achilles while training in Japan. The couple may be cursed, but they're still in love, dammit! And why not? She's gorgeous & he has no reason to stay in Denver now that the Jesus Boy era has begun. We salute your level of commitment Brady Quinn and we'll do it with a gallery of your hot girlfriend. Check it!
Kevin Ridley, a photojournalist for WCNC in Charlotte, N.C., took this shot during yesterday's Saints-Panthers game. Upon first glance we were drawn in by the Halloween costume, but quickly realized this was a 'situation.' It appears that dad has hijacked his daughter from a nice day at home where Lucy would be playing with dolls. Instead she's creeped out by daddy's fascination with a 1-4 rookie. It's ok, we're told police have investigated & it's not an abduction. (via @kjridley)
Busted Coverage has been to three ESPN GameDay live shows this season. And we've been behind the gates for all three. Yes, we've touched Erin Andrews. Shirt on shirt contact. Photos have been taken. There has been chitchat exchanged. In other words, she likes us. We're not idiots like Boomer Sooner fan at this weekend's Red River Shootout (yes, it was straight up murder). Toolbag @ryandavidreaves & EA went at it yesterday over an incident in Dallas. JUMP!
Saturday at Tennessee vs. Georgia was the last official trip Busted Coverage has planned this fall. There might be a last-minute, game-time decision type trip but not likely. So this was the last hurrah to a season of tailgating, debauchery and ladies in sundress/riding boot combos. What did we learn in 2011? BC keeps getting older and SEC girls stay the same age. It's ridiculous. What else? A 'Now Accepting Volunteers' shirt attracts the chicks. JUMP!
For those of you forced yesterday to watch the Jets get manhandled by the Patriots and without the super-awesome NFL Red Zone channel, there was this incident in the NFL. It was the resurrection of Tim Tebow. He's back. He's trending on Twitter. Will He start next week? Will John Fox be forced to start Him? Never before in the history of this league has a third-string QB caused this much commotion. After the jump, the NSFW hate speech from Week 5. JUMP!
BC reader Blake S. sent word very early this morning: "My friend got this yesterday." After 10 minutes of Google searches it seems that Blake's friend is the very first mentally stable person to get a giant Al Davis calf tat after the passing of the 82-year-old Raiders owner. It's not the tat we would have gotten, but it's not our leg. In other NFL news, it wasn't sexy last night, but the Packers went to 5-0 with a second-half comeback on the Falcons. Let's get rolling!
Want to know what's great about this job? Walking into an airport hotel bar, finding a seat at said bar, having a Mexican cross dresser on your left (seriously) and the Tigers-Yankees on a TV to the right. A couple of construction workers head to their room and you move right. Minutes later you ask the guy on his iPad thingy how the Tigers went up 2-0. Three hours & a few beers later you've met a friend. Clemson fan, Chris. (Not pictured, that's some random tool.)
Erin Hawksworth is really hot. She's also a sports reporter for Seattle's Fox affiliate. That doesn't necessarily make her bright, though. Hawksworth was live on air prior to last weekend's Seahawks game when she quoted a fan in a chat room verbatim, dropping a nice f-bomb along the way. It doesn't look like she noticed, but the rest of the crew surely did. Here's the video and some photos of Hawksworth the whet your appetite. Check it!
Remain calm, Michigan fan, we've yet to confirm that Denard Robinson has a raging ex-WAG that is correct in that her boyfriend was a low-down, two-timing, dirty dog. We were on the scene this morning as a WAG let loose on Denard's account with claims of hurt, neglect and love gone awry. Just another reason why college athletes shouldn't have a Twitter account or is this an attempt by a rogue to destroy an undefeated season? Make the call. Tweets - JUMP!
Before we go any further, please realize that Ashley Ferrara is an Oklahoma University law student. Like, the real deal. Buys books. Walks amongst the football players. She's not just some random bikini model living in Tampa who says she roots for the Sooners. Ashley has a vested interest. And then realize that she agreed to shoot, exclusive to Busted Coverage, some Scar-Jo mirror pics for this week's Red River Rivalry. Boomer Sooner, indeed! JUMP!
Sent to us this morning regarding yesterday's report on Tommy Rees's sister arrest at Purdue game & possible slutty ways: "u guys got a lot of nerve printing a story about his sister like that..one so many can read.. maybe her parents.. her brother. you have really put the knife in her.. and your so cowardly to boot.. not printing the guys names.. if i was rees and knew someone, like the mafia, i would have u hurt badly...george cunningham" We'll leave the light on, George.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is loaded. How loaded? He just forked over $70 million for a gigantic luxury yacht called The Lady Anne. Maybe he can throw another $40 million at Albert Haynesworth and use him as an anchor. We've got the particulars, we've got the photos, and we've got the story of Snyder's latest purchase, which says "I'm a bigger baller than you could even dream of!" Check it!