So Maria Menounos was at Sunday's Celtics-Lakers game and we really don't have any sort of story to tell you here. Yes, Maria is still all together at 33-years-old. The arms aren't getting droopy. The face isn't starting to fall apart. But, this is how bad things are for the Celtics organization. Not only is the basketball team ancient, so is the superfan. Not that we'd kick Maria out of bed. However, when your superfan is 33, the program is in trouble. JUMP!
Via: After two sixth grade teams played at the Holy Name School in Springfield, Mass., for the boy's championship basketball game, police received a report of a disturbance. Police said the assistant coach of the losing team, Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, of Springfield assaulted the coach of the winning team after the game and bit off part of his ear. The victim was rushed to the Baystate Medical Center emergency room in an ambulance to reattach the ear. #SMH
Oklahoma City's own Kevin Durant is giving Seattle the old heave ho. At least, he's giving his old Seattle pad he heave-ho. So, his franchise got up and moved from one of the coolest cities in the west to one of the, uh.... Waffle House-havingest cities in the west. Durant held onto his Seattle pad even after his franchise bolted, but hell, it's time to unload. KD's old pad, which we're pretty sure Bigfoot p*ssed on, is on the market for $2.8 million. Here's a look.
Welcome to our old friend, the 'Ladies of March Madness' series that always makes its appearance during this time of year when basketball is king for four weeks. The goal of the series remains simple: find hot cheerleaders from schools in the NCAA Tournament. While the office dork next to you is worried about who he should take in the Alabama vs. Creighton game, you're familiarizing yourself with ladies Verne Lundquist will be lusting after. Today we meet Caitlin - JUMP!
Of course you guys are going to drill us for another 'guess who ______ is dating' story, but this one really has value to your March Madness brackets. Syracuse senior guard Scoop Jardine enters the NCAA Tournament as the boyfriend of Michael Jordan's daughter, Jasmine. Why is that a big deal? Um, you think MJ wants Scoop coming around his house - with his daughter - is the 'Cuse get knocked out by Vandy? Nope. JUMP!
BC reader Michael Y sent this to us last night: Not quite a ESPN error, but a CBS one on the widely viewed selection sunday show. Apparently the 8th Seeded Wildcats in the East Region are 32-2. Good work, Michael. For those of you always bitching that we pick on ESPN, suck it. We'll gladly pick on CBS interns, too. Just so we're all clear, K-State finished the year 21-10 and do have a quality win over Missouri. Plan your bracket accordingly.
You can now go about life for about 10.5 months without hearing Joe Lunardi tell you his 'Last Four In' during your dreams. However, you'll be stuck with Seth Davis rambling nonsense until about 12:35 a.m. EST for the next three weekends. If there's nothing more American than apple pie, there's nothing more American in March than somebody being p*ssed off at a basketball analyst during March Madness. Last night the venom spewed. JUMP!
YAAAWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNN. Oh, sorry, just reacting to Jay Bilas & his #1 Final Four. This scenario has only happened once (2008) in the modern tournament era (since tourney was expanded to 64 teams in 1985). Plan your bracket accordingly. So the trendy picks are Vanderbilt & Florida State...because they beat #1 seeds on Sunday? Makes total sense to us. (Alert: pick opposite of trends.) Kentucky is our pick. On a limb. Let's get rolling!
The NCAA Tournament selection show was tonight and they announced the number 1 seeds. Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State and North Carolina all were selected as those number 1 seeds. Are you looking for all the of the seeding and bracketology? Well Busted Coverage has you covered. We have the south, east, west, and midwest region seeding all for you. Watch the SEC get completely hosed. JUMP!
Well this Ohio State fan is definitely having some fun at the Big 10 Tournament dressed up in full XXXXL jersey, facepaint, and hoop net hat. This is the last game before the selection Sunday show and all of the brackets are set. The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans faced off in the final of the Big 10 Tournament tonight for the crown. Tom Izzo got T-ed up for cursing out a referee in this game. JUMP!
Yes, that is the mother of Anthony Davis and yes she is wearing a little white batman style mask. His dad also looks like he is missing some teeth. What can you expect from a Kentucky team? In the last game of the SEC Tournament, the Vanderbilt Commodores took on the Kentucky Wildcats for the crown. It's selection Sunday, so be prepared to see if your team made it into the NCAA Tournament or not. JUMP!
Duke's Quinn Cook drove to the basket against multiple FSU defenders and made an absolutely outstanding basket even though he was fouled. This all went down in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament where the FSU Seminoles took on the Duke Blue Devils. North Carolina fans watched in the crowd to see which team they would play in the ACC championship game. Photos and video after the JUMP!
The University of Kentucky actually paid for this billboard to be put up in New Orleans of Anthony Davis. They said it was done to promote the Big Blue Nation for the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. The Florida Gators took on the Kentucky Wildcats in the semifinal of the SEC Tournament today and Casey Prather of the Gators just slammed a dunk right in a Kentucky's player's grill. JUMP!
BC reader Jason, at LSU-Shreveport, checked in last night. "Saw this during a timeout of the Cincinnati upset over Syracuse... And he is #25." See what happens during March Madness? People start watching college basketball. Rakeem Christmas has started ALL but one game this season. Sidenote: he was born December 1, 1991. In NFL news this morning, the Colts are now an expansion team. Here are the roster casualties. Let's get rolling!
Someone please make it end. This tournament week just can't end fast enough for the ESPN Intern Department. We were asked on Twitter why we keep saying ESPN is firing interns over these f-ups. Well, because these errors couldn't possibly be made by competent employees. There are still plenty of games to go. Have your eyes open and when you send us ESPN fails, make sure to use the 'large' function on your iPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would Jeremy Lin, compared by many as the Tim Tebow of the NBA for his Christian beliefs and ability to bring Skip Bayless to his knees, be in a nightclub with his Knicks teammates? Here's what we know about this photo that is starting to make its rounds on the Internet: that's Landry Fields (upper right) and Jared Jeffries in the Marines shirt. As for the two guys hanging with the white chicks? JUMP!
King's College, situated in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has a women's Division III Sweet 16 game at 5 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. Meanwhile, in Cancun, one of the school's all-time leading scorers will be enjoying sun & whatever else kids do on spring break. Paige Carlin might have drained 1,000 career points at King's, but she chose to leave the team after Saturday's game and hit the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Sweet 16 with teammates vs. spring break? Who you got? JUMP!
The one area where Michael Jordan has been solid in his GM duties for the Charlotte Bobcats has been in the dancer department. What, he's not in charge of hiring dancers? Um, he should be claiming responsibility because the basketball team he puts on the court is horrid - 5-32. The only good news at a Bobcats game? You get to see Lindsay shake it during timeouts. Otherwise, this basketball outpost is a giant waste of time. JUMP!
At this point next week ESPN will need like 40-50 interns to replace all those fired this week over lazy errors during conference tourney action. Sure, the WWL has hundreds of thousands of minutes of coverage in a year, which will result in logo errors. You see, SDSU has a jackrabbit logo. Like these. Anyway, in MLB news, you have to see the fortune Indians manager Manny Acta got at P.F. Chang's. Let's get rolling!
BC can preach to ESPN staffers until we're red in the face about getting some rest before conference tourney Thursday. 49 f-ing games today. Of course ESPN was going to f-up along the way, but this garbage is just so blatant there should be an intern packing his backpack over this one. Lucky for us, BC reader Travis was watching and reported: ESPN needs to fire their intern. SMH. Shaking our heads indeed, Travis. NOT EVEN THE RIGHT CONFERENCE! SHAPE UP!
USA! USA! USA! If you really want to stick it to someone who's Hispanic or, we presume, some other nationality, you should just break out the USA chant. Why? Well, all the kids are doing it. It's hip. It's cool. It's the thing to do! Actually, we're just kidding. It's probably not the thing to do. In fact, it's probably totally idiotic. Some kids in San Antonio did it anyway after their predominantly-white high school beat a predominantly-Hispanic high school in hoops. Now they're in real trouble.
Nope, Mo Williams doesn't play for the Cleveland Cavaliers these days. He's actually a Clippers scrub. However, that isn't stopping Cavs.com from congratulating him - today - on his NBA All-Star game appearance - in 2009! Guess there is a glitch in the system because this splash page was live at 9:47 when the guys at Waiting For Next Year brought it our attention. By 10:17 the crack web crew had fixed things. Good work, boys.
Not sure what grocery store has advanced to this stage of ripping off kids, but AP photographer @evanvucci shows us that stupid plastic balls are officially history. In Linsanity news, the star is fading fast. Sure, he had 20 last night, but Tony Parker had 32 and the Spurs shot 54% from the field in a 118-105 win. The Knicks free fall continues as they are now 18-21. Meanwhile, the NY Post has turned to 'Texas Toast' headlines. Let's get rolling!
Yesterday we met the mini cheerleading dynamo that is South Carolina's Taryn. After a little more digging, BC Spirit Editor Asher is back with another round of this 5-footer with insane abs and even more bikini photos. Yes, we're trying to keep you SEC guys entertained. We know that boring SEC basketball tournament is of little interest. That said, here's one more shot of Taryn to enjoy this afternoon while listening to Finebaum. JUMP!
Anyone know if this is an actual cellphone? If so, we're buying one. Let us know where we can get one: email@example.com In other basketball news, how is the Jeremy Lin Experience going? He was 4-of-13 last night in Dallas. The Knicks lost 95-85 and their record fell to 18-20. Yes, that puts them in the 8th playoff position. How bad are things for Linsanity? The NY tabloids say Linsanity is over. Let's get rolling!
Seriously, we understand you guys aren't getting much sleep this week. We understand Gottieb is P90Xing between Big East games. It's only Tuesday and one of your jerkoff interns goes and pulls this logo switcheroo. Get it together, team WWL. Need to crack the whip and realize that this is one giant f-ing mess before going live with it on SportsCenter. Who's producing this show? Doesn't this raise red flags. Have an ESPN fail we need to see? firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course BC knows you SEC freaks - besides Kentucky fan - is at home twiddling your thumbs not sure what to do in March before the big spring game. That means we need to entertain the rest of you until football returns in April. So we've told BC Spirit Editor Asher to get his ass in gear and find us the hottest of the hottest SEC cheerleaders. He visited Columbia, South Carolina and discovered Taryn, a tiny 5-foot firecracker. JUMP!
The price of gold on September 8, 2008 was $808 an ounce. Yesterday gold was $1,705 an ounce. A Chipotle burrito was $6.25. That same burrito today is $6.50. Costs are up everywhere. So why hasn't the cost of renting the UCLA cheerleaders gone up with the times. Way back in 2008 we discovered that it was possible to rent a UCLA cheerleader. The price was $100. Yep, it's the same price today. Still one of the greatest deals in sports. JUMP!
Kudos go out to @Saksadelic for watching closely during last night's 76ers-Bucks baby crawl competition. Gotta love Milwaukee moms going commando. We do. In case you were wondering, Bucks won 97-93. As for March Madness, teams last night punching tickets include: VCU, Saint Mary's, Davidson & Loyola (MD). Basketball junkies will be happy to know that the Big East tourney kicks off today at Noon. 9 televised games today. Let's get rolling!
So what if they can't spell at the University of North Carolina? They're ACC champs, dammit! Here's a lesson in taunting, courtesy of the North Carolina and Duke student governments. Rule No. 1 when chiding an opponent via Twitter is to know how to spell. Unfortunately, some people who go to UNC failed to observe this rule. Someone from Duke was, of course, happy to help them understand. Here's the rundown. JUMP!
We hired new BC Spirit Editor Asher away from his old gig at College Cheer Heaven because the guy is a genius when it comes to discovering untapped cheerleading talent at non-BCS schools. Take today, for example. The guy noses around the University of Louisiana-Lafayette until he finds this Parris chick. She's just cheering in obscurity and - BOOM - all of a sudden she's a star. Wait until you see her in a bikini - JUMP!
Have you noticed the new trend among black athletes? They have to out-cool each other with some sort of trendy accessory. Glasses, of course, are the new cool thing to wear on your face. Did you watch TV during NBA All-Star weekend? You know what we're talking about. Then we have LeBron James, yesterday, setting a new fashion trend that just might have taken out-cooling to a level only LeBron could. America didn't react well to this purse. JUMP!
Good chance you've never (a.) heard of a former basketball player from Louisiana-Lafayette by the name of Anthony Johnson, and (b.) watched an Air Asia ASEAN Basketball League brawl. Before broadband these Asian basketball league fights would be underground on VHS tapes. Today we get to seen Johnson yesterday drilling this Asian over a hard foul in a heated game between the Air Asia Patriots & the San Miguel Beermen. Seriously, that's the teams nickname. JUMP!
How about those Buckeyes getting their asses handed to them in the first half, only to make a huge comeback and grab a share of the B1G title - on MSU's court. Still, the #1 seeds have to be Kansas, UK, Syracuse, Duke/UNC, right? Better ACC performance gets the #1 seed in the West? In NBA news, who was guarding Rajon Rondo yesterday? Is that Jeremy Lin's guy? Rondo only went 18-17-20, giving Faux Bird some softball shorts wood. Let's get rolling!
You want a March Madness photo, punks? YOU REALLY WANT A PHOTO THAT PAINTS A PICTURE OF MARCH MADNESS. DO YOU? Ok, we are stuck at BC HQ watching these basketball games and happened upon this Illinois St. assistant coach. One of you knows his name. Drop us a line. We'd like to properly recognize this guy for those eyeballs. email@example.com
This little kid looks psyched for the Boston Celtics-New York Knicks game today. The other guy in the picture? Not so much. Jeremy Lin struggled in the beginning of the game so there wasn't much Linsanity. Spike Lee showed up in another ridiculous outfit. Doc Rivers gave us his best confused/what the hell just happened face. Steve Novak showed that he just does not miss 3 pointers. JUMP!