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!
Yes, it's officially Jay Cutler-Kristin Cavallari day, but we have perfectly good reasoning for each post. And the fun-fest is capped off with news that the couple's wedding registry has officially hit the Internets for their July 7, 2012 wedding. Can't get the ball rolling too early. It's a BC tradition to get a gift for the millionaire couple, so we went with a $3.95 yellow reamer. Reasoning? Not sure, but it's handy. JUMP!
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is not a smart man. Here's more proof -- he sports the same facial expression no matter what he's doing. Is it confusion, stupidity, indifference? Who knows. At least he has a hot girlfriend in a bikini to distract us from it. Seriously, the guy can't even sit at the Raleigh in Miami and drink booze without making a stupid face. At least Eli has an excuse. JUMP!
Here is what we learned about Jimmer Fredette's day of golf today at the American Century Classic: he's out of his league. As if being a bad golfer wasn't enough of an embarrassment, the ACC folks just had to partner him with Tim Tebow and Herm Edwards. Two holy rollers & Mr. Speech Pathologist. Snoozer. Meanwhile, Jimmer's girlfriend was being hounded by the horny bros walking the course. JUMP!
In all honesty, a Cuban boating company has not signed Kelly Brook to an endorsement deal. That was just a headline we allowed Kevin The Intern to come up with to fulfill one of his internship requirements. Truth be told, Brook is titillating the locals in Italy where she's obviously getting R&R before her next red carpet appearance. Tough job, you know. Imagine living with 'those' on a daily basis. JUMP!
Dude, seriously, you let her walk out of the house and to the Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Diesel show wearing a 5.2 carat, $125,000 ring? Don't have a 1.25 backup? Seriously, bro, she's literally just a broken heal away from taking a digger into the front row black guys and that ring going flying into the cheap seats. C'mon Jay, use your head. Explain to her there is a lockout. Christ, you're in trouble. JUMP!
A single tweet from a 20-something daughter of a SEC football coach can send an entire football conference and at least two fan bases into a frenzy. Don't believe us? You need to see what Nick Saban's daughter, Kristen, tweeted Wednesday night as Cam Newton's face was blasted across ESPN during the ESPYs. Think Ohio State-Michigan is brutal? You ain't seen nothing yet. TWITTER WAR! JUMP!
Busted Coverage 5 Questions Editor Joe Student emailed headquarters earlier this week to know if he should take an interview with Houston Texans stud RB Arian Foster. We get these opportunities quite often and most athletes are completely boring. Not Foster. He opens up on the NCAA about its stupid rules and who on the Texans is getting fat during this lockout. Here are questions the Houston Chronicle won't ask Arian. JUMP!
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sat down for an interview recently with Men's Journal and also posed for the lead photo with two handguns. Dude went nuclear on Roger Goodell, teammates, other NFLers and society. But there is a perfectly good reason for all of this. "I was misquoted," says Harrison. Uh, huh. The Steelers LB took a grenade for his boys in the NFL and now it's time for some backtracking! Details - JUMP!
For those of you who are married, you understand that it's usually not kosher to compliment a woman on her body in front of your wife. But, if the wife compliments the woman on her figure it's all good. Enter Cowboys' punter Mat McBriar's wife last night at one of the pre-ESPYs parties. We have a feeling someone had a few drinks and just couldn't resist a drunken tweet to Kim Kardashian about The Giant ASS®. Take it away, Erin! JUMP!
Normally we wouldn't go two consecutive days of Tim Tebow Fedora coverage but this is an exception. Yesterday we introduced you to Timmy going hipster with his hat and today we find out from the folks at Xbox that the Broncos' starting QB stopped by their ESPY suite to get in a few rounds. Fedora never came off. He was there with his posse and Erin Andrews stopped by. So, too, did Jenn Brown. Other than that we have nothing. Tebow fedora golf - JUMP!
It's the O-H-I-O photo that is sweeping the Internet and giving Roy Miracle a postmortem chance at going viral. If you didn't know, BC HQ is in Ohio. Make fun of us all you want but the people of this state are passionate, even in death. There are no good statistics on it, but you can be sure more than a few Buckeyes are buried in one of these. One look at Roy's obit and we know that he was just a good Ohioan who fought for his country and loved the Bucks. JUMP!
Just a couple hours ago there was a posting on Deadspin where A.J. Daulerio dove into his email inbox to address a scumbag trying to get money to reveal a story alleging that one of Bernie Kosar's daughters is doing/did/done porn. Well, Internet, you know what comes after one of those allegations. An investigation. Busted Coverage editors jumped into the fray, first figuring out the Kosar family tree and then pinpointing one daughter that just happened to have a nipple sticker photo on her Facebook. More - JUMP!
Just keeping our female readership, who totally lose 'it' when a photo of Tebow's veins popping out of a v-neck, happy this morning. Your boy is in L.A. this week for the ESPYs and the big news, via our Twitter sources, is that Hulk has officially caught the Fedora Fever. Adjust your schedules accordingly, jersey chasers, Timmy will be in Tahoe on Thursday to compete in the American Century Golf Championship. More of Tebow's fedora - JUMP!
Much is being made out of Pacman Jones being arrested - AGAIN - on disorderly conduct charges outside a downtown Cincinnati bar early Sunday morning. The guy, if nothing else, is a walking comedy of errors. Whether it's gun play, Making It Rain or the now infamous neck brace, this brainiac knows how to get a party started. According to one Cincinnati-based Twitter user, Pacman was destroying a club before going to the poke. Tweet party - JUMP!
We had all but forgotten about Allen Aldridge until today when we were up to our normal Google searches for NFLers & NBAers selling houses. Aldridge was a Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos and made $3,000,000+ in his final year (2001) with the Detroit Lions. Not exactly a household name these days, imagine our shock when we found out this is what the ex-linebacker is trying to sell. Um, looks like somebody was smart with his NFL cash. JUMP!
Joe Flacco, as we told you a couple weeks ago, got hitched this summer and there was a wedding photo embargo that was officially pulled today. Not content with the typical wedding party photos, Flacco and his bride went whimsy. Busted Coverage Associate Editor Monty isn't buying the act and has had enough of Flacco's New Jersey 'Situation' act. Get ready for Joe to get destroyed and more pics - JUMP!
We know how crazy you guys get when it comes to ogling athlete rides. Just last weekend our post on Joe Johnson's paint job on his Ford F-650 generated tens of thousands of pageviews. Now comes an NFLers truck that you can buy and say you're sitting in the same seat as 10-year-vet Hank Fraley. Have a spare $42,900 sitting around? This 2008 F-450 beast can be yours. More photos and full details - JUMP!
Crest Hill, Illinois Mayor Raymond Soliman would like you to know that he's protecting his town from the evil-doers from the Lingerie Football League. That's right, Ray has made a decision to BAN Lingerie Football League players from the Chicago Bliss, who were scheduled to appear at a photography booth. Wearing shorts. T-shirts. You see, there are government officials out there just trying to protect your children from EVIL hot chicks. The steamy details - JUMP!
It has been nearly two years since Paige Duke was first profiled on Busted Coverage. It was the Summer of '09 and we were running a Hottest Of The SEC post and needed a headliner. Paige was the girl, but we never provided you animals with her last name. Well, guess who's in the news this morning for 5 VERY, VERY NSFW photos that were posted to the Internet and since removed. Too late. She's lost her job as Miss Sprint Cup. Guess who has that '09 gallery? Here!
Brooke Daniels, the former Miss Texas being sued by Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams, has apparently gone from the majors to the minors. Daniels is now dating University of Houston infielder David Murphy and his .241 batting average. Our editors, as BC always does, went the extra mile and dug deep to figure out how a Houston baseball player is hooking up with Roy's ex. Dude goes from the bench to this. JUMP!
Late last week before most Twitter dorks shut down their operations for the three-day holiday pre-Casey Anthony verdict, Tennessee talking head Clay Travis was wondering about a tattoo. He, specifically, was talking about the rumor that Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was sportin' a 'Bama Boy' Jesus tat on his back. Well, after a little digging it has come to our attention that the tat does belong to McCarron, but it's on his chest. Evidence - JUMP!
Our Austin tipsters pointed us in the direction of Cedric Benson's house last night where there was a huge pool party & chance for ladies to scope out Ced's pad. The bash came complete with a theme name "Top of the World Independence Day Pool Party," an open bar, glow necklaces and a DJ spinning House. A bright spot in all this for Ced, the Bengals & NFL? No DUIs and/or headlines on TMZ! 68 photos from the bash at Ced's - JUMP!
The Internets are buzzing this morning over yesterday's July 4th parade antics in Upper Arlington, Ohio where it was laud Jim Tressel's day. However, the real parade gold near Columbus on the 4th was in tony neighborhood Dublin where the 28th annual Doo Dah Parade also featured spoof parade floats such as the Fine Lyin' Tattoos skit, complete with a politically incorrect blind, fake Jim Tressel. More - JUMP!
While there have been many sad moments in the life of JaMarcus Russell (like burning through 1st-overall cash) is the fact that the house he has for sale in Oakland is now online for all to see. That's usually not embarrassing, but when your worthless jersey is still hanging above the fireplace, it signals failure. Just a hunch - Tom Brady doesn't have one of his framed jerseys hanging above his fireplace. Full gallery and details of this pad - JUMP!
Happy Canada Day, everyone! To celebrate, we’ve put together a ton of CFL cheerleaders for your viewing pleasure. With the NFL not even close to returning later this month, us American football freaks are left with tonight's doubleheader featuring Winnipeg at Hamilton followed by Toronto at Calgary. If you have CBC on your cable box, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us we'll just be over here ogling the cheerleaders. JUMP!
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!