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!
The loyalists were out in Oxford, Mississippi last night where it was the bourbon drinkers vs. the Mormons in one of the stranger out-of-conference meetings of the year. You have the Southern, classy tailgating, lovable losers, Chicago Cubs of the SEC vs. a team that isn't allowed to have premarital sex. Ole Miss took a 13-0 4th quarter lead and it looked like the fans would go back to the grove for a victory drink. A recovered fumble in the end zone ended those plans. 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 Dallas. It's Oregon-LSU tonight in what looks like a BCS Championship elimination game. We have boots on the ground to give you a feel for what's going on at Jerry's Place. New cheerleader blood. New pop culture sign references. A new year. Let's get rolling! JUMP!
What did you do last weekend? Probably not anything remotely as cool as a few high school football players from Dubois County, Indiana. A trio of offensive linemen saved a pregnant woman from a burning vehicle by overturning it. If Ox were here, we're sure he'd say, "Forest Park High School football rules!"
What did we learn last night from college football? Very little. Yes, Wisconsin drilled UNLV (our NYC driver was a winner - UNLV +35). ESPN carried it and will drive it down your throat this morning. In true BC fashion, we went outside the box last night and were looking for great 2011 hair and came away with ASU Porn Stache. Name? No idea. Help us help Porn Stache a famous name amongst bloggers. email@example.com
In honor of the Wisconsin Badgers and the beginning of the college football season (about damn time!) we give you Holli, the hottest Bucky backer we could find. She's not only gorgeous, but she's ripped and she likes to fire off a few rounds every now and then. So, if you have a fetish for Wisconsin Badgers fans or hot chicks with guns then we've got the gallery for you! Check it!
All NFL cheerleaders are dopey. That was the perception 10-15 years ago as the league was going through its bloated bangs and laughable cheek makeup stage. The league is making strides in the cheerleader department. Whether it's grandmothers shaking it. Or famous MLB manager daughters. Or Doug Flutie's offspring. Now comes news that the Taiwanese/Chinese are invading our shores with brainy cheerleaders. Meet Cindy L. - JUMP!
Have $5.2 million laying around? Want a pool that will remind you of a Cancun all-inclusive resort, complete with what looks like a swim-up bar? Want to sleep in the room where former fantasy football #1 overall draft pick LaDainian Tomlinson used to rest his body? Need six garage spaces for your stable of Honda Civics? We have just the house for you. LT is unloading his San Diego pad & it's a beast. JUMP!
The four year anniversary of Busted Coverage is coming up in December and if one thing stands out over all those years, it would be the mass number of pretenders who think they know this business. They think BC was started with big corporate money. Big advertising deals. Not remotely true. The only way up the blog ladder was to be smart, creative and make people take notice. Take the obscure and make it interesting. Hence Peyton Hillis Jr. - JUMP!
So I was riding to LaGuardia yesterday and had a great conversation with a driver who was telling me about his anticipation for the college football season. How he'd been researching the gambling lines. How he usually throws $10 on a game. How he has eyes on tonight's UNLV vs. Wisconsin game. Rebels getting 35. The ride ends, we share pleasantries. I throw him a $20 & tell him to put it on the Rebels. Tonight, 8 EST.
There hasn't been much to cheer for lately if you're a Cleveland Browns fan. Except for running back Peyton Hillis, that is. The bruising rusher came out of nowhere last season to give Browns fans a ray of hope. Of course, they latched onto Hillis and made him into a local deity, much like Chuck Norris is to the rest of the world. Now Hillis is doing his best Walker, Texas Ranger impression to market his personal website and we've got the hilarious video for you. Bang it!
It didn't take long for two-time Amazing Race contestant & Cam Newton BCS pants model Jaime Edmondson to appear on Alabama sports talk radio to give the locals some background on the pants shoot. The guys at Eyes On Auburn stumbled over a few sentences, never really grasped the idea that these are the BCS game pants and in the end got the scoop on Jaime's shoot. The broadcast went out statewide but, as of yet, we've received no death threats from Auburn or Alabama fan. It's a feel good story - these pants. LISTEN (fast forward to final five minutes.) PHOTOS!
We know New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco likes to call attention to himself in public. Well, it appears he likes to call attention to fish in the privacy of the home he shares with fiancé Evelyn Lozada. Ochocinco has a custom-made fish tank over his bed and as a wall for his multiple televisions. Here are the pics, along with Lozada in a sports bra. Check it!
We're now closing in on the 24-hour mark to the start of the football season. Kegerators are installed. Tailgating RVs have had the oil changed. 30-packs of horribly cheap beer are purchased - as backup - if something goes wrong with the Kegerator. LSU fan is ready. Here is his pad, with nary a spec of dust or feminine tastes. This is a room where you live and die with your team after every play. Let's pray LSU fan doesn't destroy his beautiful cave after Saturday in Dallas.
You guys have no idea how much work went into making this Jaime Edmondson in Cam Newton's BCS Pants possible. This process started way back in May when we (I) dropped $1,525 for the pants. The emailers soon followed with hate mail and "Why would you possibly spend that amount of money for Scam Newton's pants?" The answer is simple: marketing. The idea was that the pants would take on a life of their own. Thanks to Jaime that happens tonight.
Last week, we cordially invited you to RSVP for Jaime Edmondson in Cam Newton's Pants Party. Well, tonight tonight tonight - oh oooooooooh - it's going down at Hudson Station on 35th Street and 9th Avenue from 6-9pm. Don't live in the area? Didn't pony up the cash for a trip to NYC? No worries. You can watch our interview with her via live streaming video STARTING AT 7:30PM ET after the jump.
Want to know what what pisses off junior high football coaches? Missed assignments that lead to his running back being destroyed. It's that simple. So imagine our glee when this YouTube video was uploaded today. Say hello to Mike Singletary Jr. Not the real one. We're not even sure there is one. But this is Singletary-esque in its level of pain and destruction. Prepare to hear the crowd gasp at this collision. JUMP!
The college football season kicks off Thursday night with scrub teams battling BCS conference doormats. In other words it's going to be a boring night of college football. The real deal happens Saturday in Dallas when LSU meets Oregon. Of course that means that the Ducks' cheerleaders will also be making their 2011-12 debut. Last night the ladies were busy shooting a poster & being covered in a very, very dark bronzer. JUMP!
It's the day Auburn fan and straight male guy has been waiting for all summer. Yes, we've been promoting the hell out of Playmate Jaime Edmondson wearing those Cam Newton BCS pants that BC purchased earlier this year. HERE is the very first photo from our Jaime shoot.Hope you enjoy and will join us tonight at Hudson Station in NYC (official Auburn bar) where we'll reveal the rest of the photos. $15 open bar.
It's kinda sad when YouTube uploaders don't provide viewers with more information about the subject of their videos. For example, take this video of a high school football game. Here is the headline: "Laker football crazy football hit ben adams." That's it. So is the running back named Ben Adams? No. We're calling him Peyton Hillis Jr. You are about to see a defensive back get jacked into Week 8 via Jr.'s shoulder shot. JUMP!
Jim Tressel is breaking out of his cocoon thanks to the beginning of the 2011 college football season and the fact that Donna Shalala was in bed with a Miami-based scumbag. A few tattoos and lying to the NCAA doesn't look as bad when there are plenty of scumbags stealing The Vest's thunder. Jim went on Cleveland's ESPN affiliate Friday to talk about his love of Terrelle Pryor and what Jim will do on Saturdays in Sept. Brought a tear to our eye. JUMP!
At this point we've been teasing this for about three months and it's finally happening. Remember those Cam Newton BCS game pants? Playboy Playmate Jaime Edmondson has finished her photoshoot work and now Coed Media Group is ready to kickoff the college football season with a can't miss NYC party. Everyone is invited. If you are a struggling blogger, recent grad looking to break into the business or just wanting to be in the presence of Cam's Pants, be there. Official details.
It's football season and you know that that means. Football! It also means tailgating and that means grilling and drinking. In order to get your proper shine on before the game, we've compiled the best tailgating beers for you. Whether you're a distinguished gentleman or a broke-ass college student, you'll find what you need right here.
Bless his heart, Eli Manning tries so damn hard. He has that Super Bowl ring but is pretty much an after thought for the New York media because he's aloof and tucks his damn jersey into a pair of perfectly pressed kahkis. The Jets and Giants sent team reps to Bryant Park today for some "We Care" event and the media was able to get Eli next to Mark Sanchez. The results weren't pretty. JUMP!
Just as America was on track to stomp out racism and white face Halloween costumes were on the decline, ESPN The Magazine goes and imagines a white face Michael Vick. Not that the essay from Twitter legend Touré had anything to do with imagining a white face Vick. Actually, we skimmed over it. Surely it's good. But it's that white Vick that has white America losing its mind. Here are the best Photoshops & tweets. JUMP!
You guys are clamoring to read the LSU fight report so we'll give you what was provided to Busted Coverage by our Bayou informants. This is all of it. After you read it, go back to your message boards and fight amongst yourself. Light up Tiger Droppings. We're just northerners who don't really have a dog in this fight, but hope Jefferson is QBing Sept. 24 at WVU. See you then! Documents - JUMP!
It's kinda sad that The Vest has all but faded from our memory thanks to Donna Shalala. But Ohio hasn't forgotten Vest. He's still The Man at Graffiti Burger in Grandview Heights, Ohio, a suburban hideout for OSU fans. It's a HUGE week in Ohio for football. High school teams kickoff Friday night and there is much debate over whether coaches - as the state's football association is advising - will wear ties to honor Jimbo. Most won't. Maybe Jim isn't The Man afterall. (via @marcus)
Tommy Tuberville's final season as the head coach at Auburn was a complete disaster. It was 2008, just four years removed from a 13-0 campaign and his team laid an egg with a 5-7 record and no bowl game. He was promptly run out of town & some guy named Chizik was brought in. Tubs landed at Texas Tech but a big part of him was still sitting in Alabama, specifically on Lake Martin. A giant, million-dollar house still belongs to Tommy. It's STILL on the market JUMP!
The hits just keep coming for former Browns gunslinger Bernie Kosar. His U seems headed for serious NCAA sanctions, he's still selling Longaberger baskets and his daughter has returned to the porn game with a new release. Of course you remember Lexxi Silver and her cinematic debut at a yoga studio. Bernie's worst nightmare has to be that his daughter seems to be paying her bills via $%^ fests. Daddy isn't exactly flipping $100s at his kids. Lexxi's return - JUMP!