PEOPLE, REMAIN CALM. THE PLANKING FAD WILL END. Might be tomorrow. Might be over the three-day weekend. Might end July 22. Rest assured, it'll end. But for now, roll with it. Embrace it. Never before in the history of the Internet have we seen more photographs of black athletes NOT in a jail then right now. Um, but have the Pouncey twins officially taken this fad too far? A triple plank on top of a fridge? Too gay? Photos - JUMP!
And the trend of uploading bar bills to Twitter rolls on with DeSean Jackson showing off his trip to The Colony the other night. The final tally: 17 minutes after pulling into da club = $10,335.82. Look, all for these ballers bragging about how much they spent on booze. Would totally be doing the same thing. But, guys, at least black out those bottled waters tallying $48. That just screams moron. On the other hand, the 4 Ace of Spades commands respect - JUMP!
Cincinnati media is going nuts today over the news that Carson Palmer's suburban 5,500 sq. ft. house has sold for $1,915,000. The 5 bed, 5.5 bath house has "Pool, Spa, Golf Green, Pond & Lush landscaping" according to the real estate listing. From what we can see, it's also a pretty boring pad. But this is the sign, for most Bengals backers, that the QB is serious about this plan to never play for the team ever again. The house was bought for $2mm & change in 2003. Pics - JUMP!
Our boy Cam Newton was in Vegas over the weekend for the Warren Moon Sports Dream Foundation Charity reception with other luminaries such as Michael Irving, Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis, Too Tall Jones, Eric Dickerson, etc. But the big news for Busted Coverage was that our future meal ticket (in case you didn't hear, we own his BCS pants - value skyrocketing!) was having some bro time with his big brother Cecil Newton Jr. at the craps table. Go crazy, SEC Nation!
It was an exhaustive process tracking down the 42 most important college football Twitter accounts of 2011, but that's what interns are for. Kevin The Intern's Associate Intern, Garrett, was tasked with researching and tracking down the most influential, creative and must-reads that'll get us through college football '11. If you are on this list, congrats. It also means Busted Coverage will have at least 6-7 pairs of eyes on you at all times. Make us proud, boys. Full list - JUMP!
If you listen to NFL Draft sites such as NFLDraftScout.com, you'd know that Nebraska WR Brandon Kinnie is ranked as the 41st WR available for the 2012 Draft. Yes, that's too many uses of Draft in one sentence. Deal with it. Anyway, Kinnie could play in the NFL, but we figure he'll now be forever known as the first college football player to pull off the regulation basketball hoop planking. Yes, this is now the 3rd planking post today on BC. Deal with it. JUMP!
Big news from the NFL Lockout® front where QBs are getting married at a dizzying rate. Joe Flacco went very low key over the weekend and managed to get married with only 2-3 Twitter messages even mentioning it - and no photos! The lucky lady is Dana Grady, his high school girlfriend of 9 years. Nope, she doesn't have a unibrow. That's her with Vanilla Ice. Seems like a lovely lady. What else can we report? The couple was registered at Crate & Barrel. More - JUMP!
It's the summer of wedding gift registries around here. First it was our purchase of a knife sharpener for Tony Romo's nuptials, then a $25 napkin for Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries and now a $5 Lenox napkin for Ben Roethlisberger's wedding. The big news, right now, surrounding the Roethlisberger ceremony has to be the nearly $5,000 in gifts THAT HAVEN'T been bought for the Steelers multi-millionaire QB and his fiance Ashley Harlan. Details - JUMP!
Wes Welker and Anna Burns are still together. The two were first outed way back in January of 2010 & relationship updates could be literally counted on one hand. So imagine our glee this morning when we saw Dickie V. with the couple at this weekend's Miss Hooters International pageant. Burns has a non-existent online profile and Welker hasn't updated his Twitter account since May 28. We actually beat the Boston Globe to a gossip piece! New photos of Anna - JUMP!
Late last night the one and only Ines Sainz, we suppose, nearly gave Rex Ryan a heart attack after posting this photo of her feet with this message. "Que se traen con mis zapatos? Saben lo dif q es autosacarse una foto de ls pies? Va P el q la pidio!" Remembering back to our foggy high school Spanish, that says something like, "What do you get out of my feet? It's difficult to take photo of my feet. This is for you pervert Rex Ryan!" Or something like that. Anyway, full photos - JUMP!
BC associate editor Monty sent us this dispatch: I was pretty sure there couldn't be anything funny about a middle-aged dude trying to have sex with a minor, but then I watched this video of now-former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' luxury seat manager Brian C. Weiss, who was arrested Sunday. The 38-year-old Weiss traveled to Clermont, Fla. with the intention of meeting a 14-year-old girl's guardian, who would then allow Weiss to have sex with the girl. Screencaps! JUMP!
If you said Kim Kardashian, you've just won a fabulous washer/dryer set! Actually, no. We're not giving you anything, but former USC and probably soon-to-be former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush is dating a woman who looks exactly like his ex, Kim Kardashian. How much does she look like The Giant Ass? They could be sisters. A closer examination - PHOTO Gallery! JUMP!
Normally we won't get into a race bait story but gotta step into the ring on the story of New Mexico football player DeShon Marman being arrested last week for not pulling up his pants while boarding a U.S. Airways flight from San Francisco to Albuquerque. Video of Marman's semi-confrontation with a U.S. Airways pilot is making its rounds but the big news today is a woman snapping a pick of a old white dude crossdresser who was allowed to board a plane in THIS! JUMP!
BC writer Monty tonight sent us this dispatch: Earlier today, some idiot who will remain nameless did a story "exposing" Auburn and their practice of using paid hosts and hostesses to take care of recruits while they're on campus. The hostesses, known as Tigerettes, and hosts, known as Tiger Hosts, are students who do indeed get paid for doing actual work. Kind of like when they paid me to mop the racquetball courts when I was in college.
Now think about this for a second, some sculpture artist named Franco Castelluccio has been working on a Tim Tebow piece that he hopes will bring $12,000. Don't misunderstand us, art is wonderful. The BC office has a couple of beautiful pieces we've picked up on trips to Santa Fe. We also understand that there is this thing called exploitation. How dare Franc play on the emotions of the hundreds of thousands of Tebow worshipers. Don't do it, people. It's just Timmy breaking a tackle. JUMP!
Our buddy Brandon over at BroBible, who considers himself a big fisherman, begins his day by checking Busted Coverage so let's give him something this Monday morning to wrap his head around. Of course Brandon doesn't care that Jacksonville Jaguars draft pick Blaine Gabbert is about to choke on his fly fishing pole. LOOK at that Rainbow! Nice one, eh Wenard? First thing ladies see is Blaine's runway good looks. First thing a fisherman zones in on is that fatty. Full shot after the JUMP!