The folks at EA Sports went nuts this week setting up a legit football field (field turf!) in Bryant Park so a few old timers (Jerry Rice, Dan Marino) could play football with/against hot chicks (Chrissy Teigen, Maria Menounos). What went down during the game? Scouts tell us that Teigen showed great hands and Menounos went 10-for-17 with 145 yards passing. The numbers and skills helped both land free agent deals with the Buccaneers. JUMP!
Ahh, 'Bama, we love you so much. It's rare to find another state that combines university fanaticism and meth labs like Alabama. Tennessee, Georgia and Ohio are a close second. But this is Alabama's domain. This is where families stick together during tough times, like living in a Motel 6 with your 59-year-old mother. That's the life of David Wayne Barton. He's 38, looking rough and cooking some hillbilly heroin with him mother. Details - JUMP!
The Tennessee Titans surprised a lot of people when they drafted Jake Locker, but it appears they had a plan for him all along. Locker is performing errands during training camp for the Titans organization before he settles into his regular job of holding a clipboard while Matt Hasselbeck quarterbacks the team. Guess JUMP!
There are strict requirements for any person interviewed on BC. The individual must be capable of telling a sports-related story and actually have favorite sports teams. Today we catch up with Penthouse Pet Aimee Sweet, a New England native who has interesting rooting interests. She's a Celtics, Patriots and Bruins fan. And a Yankees fan. Seriously. It's like one of the most taboo choices a Boston fan could possibly make. Her reasoning & a party story with Lonnie Paxton - JUMP!
Somehow we came across news today that Bengals' QB Andy Dalton got married July 9 without a single sports blog publicizing his wedding registry. By the way, any other QBs out there get hitched this summer that we missed? Flacco, Roethlisberger, Romo, Dalton. At this point, Colt McCoy has the length of marriage lead in the AFC North. Must admit, this Dalton kid is just too damn cute. The wife - Jordan Jones - ain't too bad either. JUMP!
C'mon, ESPN. Quit making yourself look silly. We get it, you have sources. And a source. Here we thought things were bad yesterday when there were 5 'sources' on ESPN.com. This morning there are 8 sources/source and 1 report. Someone wake us in mid-August when it's time for our fantasy draft where we'll be going with the 2 Girls & 1 John Clayton name this season. Beat that. You can't so don't even try.
Looks like our post on Bernie Kosar's nipple-sticker-wearing daughter, Sara, has finally made its way to the Internet's underbelly where shady characters try to shake us down for Ms. Kosar's porn site URL. To be honest, if the schiester wouldn't have contacted us we would have let the whole Sara Kosar and nipple sticker post fade off into infamy. Not now. We think one of you will give it up for FREE just because. PICS, EMAIL, JUMP!
How would you celebrate if you just got a contract that will pay you $10 million a year with $24 million in guaranteed money? Well, if you're New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes, you'd pause your video game, get up and pound a bottle of Cristal. Hell, we'd have done the same thing. Boss move we totally approve! Now, get camps open ASAP. JUMP!
Nothing to see here, people. Just Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian enjoying a moment with the Pac-12 medicinal weed dealer. How refreshing to see the new conference stay true to its roots with Sgt. Pepper being welcomed to media day. Meanwhile, in the SEC they were freaking out over "I Hate Auburn" guy who showed up in Birmingham. And then you had the Big 12 with 6-foot-10 cheerleader freak. JUMP!
Imagine our surprise this morning as we were going through our regular routine and figured out that the Oakland Raiders will soon debut the NFL's only grandmother cheerleader. And here we thought the big news from the Raiderettes this year would be Tony LaRussa's daughter. Now comes Susie Sanchez. Is NFL fan ready for a grandmother on a sideline shaking her pom poms? We're about to find out. JUMP!
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has a lot of things going for him -- frontrunner for the Heisman, a bright future in the NFL. However, good personal hygiene is not among them. Luck showed up at Pac 12 media day looking more like Grizzly Adams than the last great Stanford quarterback, John Elway. At least the Amish will have a Heisman contender to cheer for this Fall. Photos! JUMP!
Major props to the Big 12 Conference this year for spicing up media day by including school cheerleaders, according to Star-Telegram reporter Mac Engel. We've been to a few media days in our lifetime and they're giant sausage fests where TV guys walk around looking for mirrors. Finally, a little something for the print guys to look at instead of Internet porn while Art Briles mans the mic. Photos - JUMP!
Can we blame Jimmy Clausen for being two minutes behind Cam Newton getting into Carolina Panthers HQ? Of course not. Jim had to throw on his bracelets, figure out which bandwagon shirt to wear and what hat would scream "The starting QB job is mine." Exactly how does one prepare to hold a clipboard? Huge hit to the ego, no? Anyway, Cam's in camp and remaining stoic. Tim Tebow is in, too. Dude looks like he's ready to run over a Gatorade machine. JUMP!
Seriously, had mushrooms for lunch and totally regretting it right now. About 25 minutes after finishing off the last fungus, it just happened that BC came across the Dave Duerson brain dissection video that The Guardian has uploaded for the world to see. Dave was serious about this brain research stuff, going as far as texting his wife “Please, see that my brain is given to the N.F.L.’s brain bank." Well, Dave, it happened. And here is the video. JUMP!
Look, Alabama, we aren't out to get Julio Jones. To those of you freaking out over the earlier story about his 15-18 different suits, just relax. We totally figure his family sprung for the new threads on a weekly basis. It's all good. No hard feelings. Now we move on to this guy's brand new 2011 Porsche Panamera. Um, those wheels sell for between $75k and $135k. Looks like someone didn't listen to Herm Edwards. JUMP!
Denver Broncos' defensive back Perrish Cox is in some serious trouble today after investigators dropped the hammer on the former Oklahoma State stud over an alleged sexual assault in 2010. Douglas County, Colorado authorities have charged the 5th round pick with two sexual assault charges via an explosive report on how alcohol, possible date rape drugs and women turned into a blurry night of sex and other acts unbecoming of an NFL player. Arrest affidavit - JUMP!
Maybe you heard last week some SEC coaches crying about players needing some walking around money and how many of these guys are broke. Well, as legendary SEC blogger Clay Travis points out this morning, it seems awfully weird that Julio Jones was able to buy at least 10 different suits and wear them for 'Bama's Walk of Champions. Oh, did we mention Clay is hot on the trail of a 'Bama suit store with ties to the football team? More - JUMP!
So we were three days off with our prediction of the NFL and the NFLPA settling their new 10-year CBA. Say hello to your 2011 NFL season this morning and the craziness this week will bring. NFL.com writer Steve Wyche breaks it all down for you. And no, that Brett Favre garbage isn't true. First lesson in fandome is to never believe what Philly radio blowhards are selling. BC is just getting its Monday rolling. Plenty of NFL to come. Stay tuned.
Nothing like entertainment show dork Billy Bush dropping a huge entertainment/sports-world bomb in the early morning hours of a Saturday night/Sunday a.m. According to Bush, "Kristin cavallari and jay cutler engagement is off. Source super tight." Of course this is huge news for Busted Coverage. We recently dropped $5 on a Melamine Reamer off the couple's wedding registry. Um, that better be returned. ASAP. More details - JUMP!
It's official, there is a Mrs. Roethlisberger. Of course the BC office had $500 on the 'He Calls It Off +260' moneyline. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette went front page with the news with this playful story of the locals celebrating with front lawn tailgate parties. Meanwhile, the Tribune-Review busted out its best 1998 newspaper design with this above-the-fold cheesy McGee front page. So far we haven't heard of any arrests. Stay tuned. Photos - JUMP!
Ever since starting the Busted Coverage Cribs® series a few weeks ago, there have been glaring issues with each house - in our eyes. Maybe it's the kitchen, or the pool area. But today's subject - Jared Allen - is unloading what has to be the biggest bore-fest house yet. Carpet in Scottsdale? The average temp. from Memorial Day to Labor Day is over 100-degrees. No thanks. The Vikings DE wants $1.4mm. We'd give him $950k & tear out the carpet. JUMP!
So the guy who Cedric Benson destroyed on a Austin street corner over the weekend isn't just some dude he used to run with that turned into an enemy. The guy - Clavens Charles - was close enough to Benson that he was at the NFL running backs July 4th house party that we documented a couple weeks ago. The two were bros. Beach party bros. House party bros. Close enough bros that Charles would hang in Cincy. More - JUMP!
About an hour ago we spoke with Jeremy Shockey, our source this week, who told us on Monday that the NFL lockout would virtually end today. The owners have indeed approved a 10-year CBA tonight via a 35-0 vote. Now the contract goes to the players. Shockey tells us tonight, after speaking with Drew Brees, that some teams will allow players& free agents into team offices Saturday to take physicals. More - JUMP!
While the NFL and players continue to dick around with their labor agreement, we found some photos of actual NFL players in uniform from today. Are they getting ready to play some ball? Of course not! They're just shooting a commercial for Verizon, but it's your very first look at J.J. Watt in a Texans jersey and Mark Sanchez ready to go 6-for-23. JUMP!
Imagine out shock today when a tipster (Ryan in Portland) sent us an eBay auction and it was for an Aston Martin supposedly belonging to Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Anderson. Our initial reaction was, "That's impossible. The guy has to drive a Ford F-450." But it's true, Horseballs is unloading this sick ride for a Buy It Now of $73,500. Still efforting if this is a cash play or if he's upgrading from the 2007 model. Details - JUMP!
Wow, what a Wednesday here at Busted Coverage. Kevin the Intern was busting through his duties with the Afternoon Dump when we showed him a new gallery of outtakes from Kate Upton's weekend work in Miami. "That's it, you figure out how to make it happen and I'll have sex with her," Kevin announced to the entire office. Woah, easy Tiger. You'll have to beat away 3/4 of the NFL and 4/4 of the NBA. Sister is in demand. JUMP!
In case you haven't heard, or live north of Cincinnati, or actually have a job, or don't get ESPNU, it's SEC Media Day! How serious is SEC Media Day? ESPN had a t-shirt printed just for SEC Media Day. It's also a chance for SEC media members that run web sites to actually leave home and listen to commissioner Mike Slive talk about improved academic standards in the SEC. One of those media dorks came to Birmingham sportin' this 'do. Appreciate. JUMP!
While the NFL meets tomorrow in Atlanta to finalize the new 10-year CBA, there are football cheerleaders in the same city who've already been going through training camp. (Yes, we're desperate for anything football-related so you're getting this.) The Falcons cheerleaders have been team building with camp activities like modeling this new Ford. Did you realize you can hire ATL cheerleaders for your birthday party? True. Details - JUMP!
The Pittsburgh media is continuing its around the clock Roethlisberger-Ash wedding coverage & BC is along for the ride. Today we find out, again, that Ashley Harlan likes church. Scratch that, loves church. The focus of this wedding remains - church. We know the church where the two will wed. We know the chuch will be I.D-ing guests. Can someone please tell us more about Harlan's church life? Tribune-Review? MORE, MORE! JUMP!
Minnesota Vikings punter -- that's right, punter -- Chris Kluwe is naming names... or naming douchebags, anyway. If a new collective bargaining agreement isn't finished stat, he's going to meet you on the playground after school, Peyton Manning. Kluwe, known for his ambitious tweets, doesn't pull any punches with his latest piece of work. The Tweets...JUMP!
While our new friend Jeremy Shockey is telling us that the NFL lockout will end Thursday and players will be reporting to teams on Friday, Santana Moss is busy preparing for a strip club party this Sunday. King of Diamonds, a player for the dollar of a man who appreciates a black booty, promises that this will be the biggest superstar party. There just might be a strip club missing it's host. Prepare accordingly, KOD. JUMP!
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is absolutely using his time wisely during this soon-to-be-ending NFL Lockout®. Dude seems to have been working out and staying sane by constantly tweeting with buxom 19-year-old SI bombshell Kate Upton. Maybe you've heard of her? Anyway, Gronk was up to his old ways yesterday with this masterpiece that caught Kate's attention. More of the Tweet romance - JUMP!
Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is letting everybody know who won Super Bowl XLV by tattooing a giant pic of his ring right where everyone can see it. Should give receivers something to think about this season. The year of giant tats that some of these guys will eventually regret later in life rolls along with this beauty. JUMP!
There are only 5 days remaining to buy Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley Harlan a gift from their public Macy's wedding registry. BC got in early, back in July, on one napkin for the lovely couple. The wedding happens this Saturday in Pittsburgh and figures to be as close to a royal wedding as the Steel City will ever see. Two-time Super Bowl QB tying the knot? HUGE. Anyway, here are 5 great gifts you should buy the couple. JUMP!
Just minutes ago, through our vast Rolodex of NFL contacts, we got off the phone with Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey who was busting it back to Miami from a Keys diving trip to pack his bags and prepare for the end of the NFL lockout. "The deal will be done Thursday and we're being told to report to Charlotte for a three-day camp the 22nd through 25th," Shockey said sounding like he was ready to hit someone. More details - JUMP!
Why do we continue to track Matthew Stafford's man cans? Because Busted Coverage happens to like the Detroit Lions and we see a guy who, photographed July 4th weekend, doesn't exactly look like he's been on a strict cardio regimen. It's no secret that Staffs likes his beer. We've documented his recent beer runs, yet Matt tells NFL.com that he's been staying fit during the lockout. JULY 4TH HOUSEBOAT BASH! JUMP!