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!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!