When none other than Joe Namath, Bill Bellamy and NBC political analyst Chuck Todd tweet about your rookie performance, that means something. Seriously, just look at those three names. POWER. Prestige. Bellamy is such an NFL fan that he tweeted this morning: My team is the Giants! We got Ely [SIC] Manning. the Costco version of Peyton . Damn we need a better QB!! Anybody coming out of jail? Anyway, Cam's opener. Time for us to gloat. JUMP!
Just received an email from Austin who writes to us about a naked man running around a football field on Saturday: "Hello BC, wats good, On saturday our Grizzlies whomped the shit out of Cal Poly, and my buddy's roommate went streaking with an entire student section screaming his name... "Dan the Man!" Then there was a video and a Twitter search revealed that naked guy wasn't arrested. Montana - Where Dong Runs Wild! JUMP!
Welcome back to another year of Saturday mornings with Busted Coverage and our ESPN GameDay Signs project where we give you the best of the best from Ann Arbor. It’s Michigan vs. Notre Dame tonight in what has been billed for months as the biggest non-Ohio State home game in Michigan Stadium history. First night game - ever. Did we mention - ever? EVER! Fans are pumped. UM students are witty. Let's get rolling!
Yes, Erin, it was a horrible play seeing as how the Buckeyes offense is kinda pathetic. We totally won't make such stupid decisions next week. Anyway, BC is back to the grind after attending that Michigan-Notre Dame thriller. If there was ever a team capable of getting beat on an 80-yard-drive with :30 to go, it would be the Domers. What else did we learn this weekend? Cam Newton just made those pants a little more valuable. Let's get rolling.
The ASU campus was on high alert last night for an all-out blackout as their Sun Devils faced Missouri for the right to go 2-0 and become the latest team for ESPN GameDay to coo about. But a few ASU chicks took blackout to mean that they needed to really blackout and get all painted up (via @Jose3030) . Of course we'll be efforting the frat house video of the hosing off process. Anyway, we're headed to Ann Arbor. See you there.
This is what it has come to for NCAA football programs: Twitter accounts that look fake, but aren't and are actually advising boosters on how to behave in society. The above tweet came down this morning from the OSU Compliance Twitter account. Too good to be true? Totally legit. Gene Smith follows. You might remember him as one of Jim Tressel's biggest supporters and as A.D. of thee Ohio State University. More compliance fun facts - JUMP!
So let us get this straight: you show up to Lambeau looking like you huffed a few cans of spray paint, root for the Saints and then want to get in on the ass slapping after yet another Packers touchdown? Is this some sort of joke? What a loser. Anyway, the Aaron Rodgers machine rolled along, the home team covered and Oklahoma State covered. That means we pushed for the night. In other news, it's Friday. Let's make this painless. (via @JoeSportsFan)
By now you are fully aware that an NFL game will break out tonight after Barack finishes off his worthless jobs plan speech. Packers-Saints, 8 p.m. But there is also a college football game going down. Arizona at #9 Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Our friends at Tempe12 emailed earlier today reminding us that if you need a fix of Arizona chicks during the game, their sister site Tucson 12 has you covered. Gallery! JUMP!
Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has some new kicks and while they might ooze patriotism (in honor of 9/11, of course), they might be the ugliest shoes we've ever seen. We like where your heart is, but you're sense of style has obviously left the building. Although, if Osama Bin Laden were alive, we're sure he'd be terrified. Check out these monstrosities.
It's a shame that we'll go through most of, if not all of the 2011 season, without Peyton Manning running up and down the offensive line calling out assignments and pointing at linebackers. The news out of Indy today is that Peyton has undergone his second neck surgery. ESPN is freaking. CBS is busy changing its 4 p.m. games and fantasy owners are jumping off bridges. Jim Irsay gives us the latest, via Twitter. JUMP!
Think about it. What was the greatest football game you ever witnessed in person. You were there. You breathed the same air as the players. Were freezing your ass off when the game-winning catch was made. A game you'll tell your kids about one of these days. The question was thrown out to BC writers and correspondents. Of course Kevin The Intern was the only guy to not respond. Remember, he goes to Purdue. JUMP!
Of course we weren't watching The Today Show this morning where Matt, Al, etc. set up shop because otherwise America wouldn't be watching tonight's Packers-Saints game. But the local media was given field passes to document the proceedings. That meant Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Charles Davis could snap photos, including fake Brett Favre meeting with Tony Dungy. Seriously. Like, NBC went out of its way to get this guy more publicity. JUMP!
Twitter user @ColinDeval was on his way to Green Bay yesterday and just happened to catch the Packer Mobile rolling up the highway to the Promised Land. The weather has changed. Fall rains have arrived. Temps are barely breaking 70. Football is in the air and officially kicks off tonight. But...you'll have to wait until Barry is done with his jobs speech. Want to hear Kid Rock on network TV? Not happening. Dammit, Obama!
Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber may be jobless, devastated no one wants him and more or less universally despised, but at least he still has 20-something girlfriend Traci Lynn Johnson. Here's a good glimpse of what Tiki gets to look at every night after he's unable to look at himself in the mirror. Not bad. Check the photos!
Doug Flutie made a minor news ripple in Canada Monday after showing up at a football game in London, Ontario. It wasn't a Canadian Football League game. Instead, Flutie was in town for a Western Ontario game. Yeah, that's a Canadian college. It seems his daughter, Alexa, is dating some dude from Massachusetts (Peter Giannikopoulos) who is playing Canadian college football. Relationship killer, bro. JUMP!
Brady Quinn typed on his iPhone last night: Those Terps uni's are sick. Can't wait for NIKE to take over the NFL next year! And then clarified when followers destroyed him: “@B23Hunter: @BQ9 comeon brady they look like crash test dummies” true..and yes I realize they are made by UA, just excited for NIKE next yr. Then, today, Brady told us he was getting Chipotle for lunch. Suck it, Raiders Nation. (via @BQ9)
While most football blogger dorks are busy taking part in some sort of "blogger college football rankings" dork-fest, Busted Coverage was busy last night compiling the first known NCAA Cheerleader Power Ranking list. The idea is simple: rank the college cheerleader programs based on performance, team performance & oddities that earn each program special points. 10 teams are recognized each week of the regular season. Week One - JUMP!
We're back to full strength after a much needed three-day mini rest break after going strong for well over 6 months on BC without a break from Twitter, Facebook and WordPress. If you do this stuff for a living, try it. The Internet will be there when you return. Anyway, Week 1 is in the books. What did we learn? LSU should be #1 & that trip we have planned to LSU-West Virginia in a couple weeks should be explosive. Let's get the day rolling!
While the BC i-Team investigation unit has been busily tracking everything Oakland Raiders granny cheerleader Susie Sanchez, we'd be remissed to not provide you with the latest concerning another famous cheerleader. Tony LaRussa's daughter, Bianca, made her debut in her daddy's old stomping grounds in the preseason. Our investigation unit seems to think this is the first MLB manager-NFL cheerleading daughter combo in sports history. JUMP!