Now that everyone has digested the big, "Gronk might have hooked up with 16-year-old in Aruba" news dropped yesterday here on BC, let's get to even more Gronk Fiesta nuggets. What would you say if we told you Meathead flew from Aruba to South Padre for another week of spring break? Of course you'd say that there are some broads that should be on notice for like five days of Fiesta(ing). You've been warned. JUMP!
There's a good chance this week you'll be hearing quite a bit about Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Laura Vikmanis. Laura holds the NFL record for oldest cheerleader - 43. Of course her story dominated the cheerleading circuit in 2011 when it became a sensation. The offers soon followed Guess what comes out this week? Yep, the book. And there are boob references. JUMP!
Guess how happy Ryan Clady is to not have to run a zone-read offense next season with Baby Jesus under center? Very. The Peyton Manning to Denver news is spreading around the world one tweet, Facebook message and ESPN headline. Of course this means Baby Jesus will be shipped out. Can you say Tebow to Jacksonville for a 7th round draft pick. Gotta feel bad for the Denver radio host who got the Tebow tattoo last fall. (@RyanClady)
Is it possible that Bret Bielema didn't go on a honeymoon this week and instead is busy promoting cars at a Chevy dealership instead? Via the Bielema Twitter account: Like this new ride? Only purchased by the most passionate badger fan! That was posted yesterday afternoon. Then, today, Bret posted this photo of construction at Camp Randall. As we've been mentioning, Bret married his 20-something smokeshow on Saturday. Is his Twitter account being handled by some intern?
Tried to tell the Internet that Gronk was going hard this week in Aruba. Ho-hum, we'll just go along with our reporting while the Boston Herald sits on its hands. Anyway, looks like your hero last night took his Fiesta to Senor Frogs for some me-time with the ladies. The guy is still only 22 and living the life you bros can only dream of. Spring Break broads being swatted away like pesky mosquitos. Life is tough for this guy. JUMP!
For those of you wondering what sunny locale Rob Gronkowski is bro-ing out at this week, the answer is Aruba. Your hero has shunned Florida for the Caribbean getaway where Americans have spotted Yo Soy Fiesta in the hotel and at the pool. Of course some guy who goes by Partyboy on Twitter ran into Gronk at what we presume to be the resort bar. JUMP!
And here we figured today would be all about college basketball and 18 hours of sitting at the bar. Nope. The New York Daily News became sh*t-stirrers this morning with a 'report' that Jeremy Shockey was interested in a return to the New York Giants. It just happened that old teammate Amani Toomer was reading tweets and saw this news. He responded. Shockey responded to Toomer and it was go time. JUMP!
Hines Ward once told Architectural Digest about the dream home he constructed in Atlanta: “Before I built my dream house,” Ward says, “I spent years clipping pictures from magazines. I watch design shows on TV; I make mental notes wherever I go—friends’ places, hotels. You can be amazed at what you pick up just by paying attention.” The place was his pride and joy. Years in the making. Yep, now it's on the market. JUMP!
We’re only two days into the NFL’s annual horse trade known as free agency and things are already out of...
Maybe you missed the news this week that Matt Leinart was released from the Houston Texans, making him a free agent with a career 8-10 record. If this really is the end of the road he walks away with $23,260,000 in career earnings. Makes us wonder why he'd waste time in March throwing with Carson Palmer and Matt Barkley while there are cold beverages waiting at the bar. Why bother throwing? (via @MattLeinartQB)
This is the first time since February 13, 2008 that Jennifer Walcott has been featured on Busted Coverage. After her Chihuahuas were killed in a tainted meatballs attack, she and her ex-NFLer husband Adam Archuleta pretty much fell off the map. Of course a tainted meatball attack is something a Playboy Playmate doesn't get over very easily. Thankfully, Mrs. Archuleta is back with a new(ish) shoot. JUMP!
Via: Cops are investigating whether a star NFL wide receiver with a rough-and-tumble reputation punched a woman in the face at a Chelsea nightclub, sources said Wednesday. The young woman filed a police report against Brandon Marshall, saying the 6-foot-4, 230-pound wideout smacked her in the eye outside the Marquee nightclub about 4 a.m. Sunday, sources said. Sources said cops are looking to speak with all the parties involved. The Bears response? JUMP!
You probably know of Heath Evans as the bald former fullback who has an NFL Network gig. Tonight we know of Heath as the guy who is claiming his Twitter account was hacked with claims that Heath is using @HeathEvans to pull some poon. The tweet, posted this evening, was quickly RT'd by a few eagle eyes before the former Saints & Patriots lead blocker got control of things. Heath says there's a very good answer to this situation. JUMP!
What's my motherf@*&!n' name? Snoop Doggy Dogg. Actually, now it's just Snoop Dogg and Snoop-a-Loop has himself a new football squad of scantily-clad chicks called the Los Angeles Rideretts. Snoop is the owns the Rideretts, who will begin play in the Lady's Arena Football League this year. We're pretty sure this is going be a huge success. We really can't wait. Can you tell just how excited we are? JUMP!
As you might remember from last week, Busted Coverage broke the news that Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema had wedding registries at five different stores, possibly a sports/athlete marriage record. Of course we bought the lovely Mrs. Bielema an egg timer. You drop the fake egg into a pot of boiling water and it tells you when the egg is ready for Bret to pound in one bite. Anyway, the wedding pics are in & Bret left the Wisky track suit at home. JUMP!
Remember how Hines Ward was busted last summer on a DUI charge? Yeah, at this point not a major deal in the grand scheme of a 'we've moved on,' culture. But then TMZ went and got the arrest video. What did we learn about Ward? He dreaded the possibility of ESPN learning of his arrest and splashing it on SportsCenter. Remember, ESPN is owned by Disney, which owns ABC, which produces Dancing With The Stars. Can't choose your coverage, Hines. JUMP!
Guess we can now pencil in Tony Romo to be playing indoor soccer on Monday nights somewhere in Texas. Adjust your paparazzi schedule accordingly, fools. BC tipster Troy sent word that Tony was up to his normal offseason routine so we had our eyes open this morning for Tony ripping shots on some goalie who spends his days working in commercial real estate. Yep, Tony played soccer last night. JUMP!
So it seems Jay Cutler has been spending some time in Cabo San Lucas with his pregnant girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari. Guess who else is pregnant and looking like a lobster? Yep, Cuts. Our old friend looks like he's building a little jelly roll along the waistline. Then again, last offseason we raised concerns about Matthew Stafford looking porky and he put the Lions in the playoffs. JUMP!
No f-ing excuses. None. Don't even try. An intern's ass is on the chopping block after this disaster on Good Morning America - this morning! How exactly do you go three days without adding an 'h' to Hannah Storm's name during this piece on Manning to the Broncos? We could understand if this was some Middle Eastern expert on Iran's nuclear energy program. In that case, who cares about a forgotten H? Don't even laugh, CBS. We have your stupid ass coming up later this morning.
Mark Teixeira must be a little angry that Sean Payton leased his house for a year and then went and bought this gigantic pad in the Vaquero subdivision in Westlake, Texas. Let this be a lesson, Tex. You didn't have a disco room in your house. Payton moved a few streets away and now has 7,700 sq. ft. of rock walls, Mediterranean stylings and a room with chalkboard walls. JUMP!
If you're following the race for the Republican presidential nomination, then we've got big news for you. San Diego Chargers quarterback and country bumpkin Philip Rivers has endorsed conservative Rick Santorum. Its seems like Santorum's warm embrace of Christian values is right up Phil's alley. The endorsement also confirmed something we were long suspicious of -- Rivers is out of his mind. JUMP!
So, there is an update to our story this morning on the Brett Favre Twitter account story. This is going to confuse many of you. Stick with us. Brett Favre's media coordinators want you to know that someone hacked @BrettFavre4 on Sunday night. The account prior to March 5 was legitimately Brett Favre. Everything since March 5 is the work of the hacker. Full statement - JUMP!
An in-progress, greatest Internet troll of all-time nominee, was ended abruptly last night. You see, someone actually talked Twitter into verifying the @BrettFavre4 account. The legitimized it to us, fellow bloggers and even Randy Moss who exchanged tweets with the fake Brett last night. Even mainstream outlets fell for it. Something said in the Moss tweets eventually brought down the fake account. It was just too damn good to be true. JUMP!
The Rock has a new place to call home in Miami. He picked up the former home of Miami Dolphins tackle Vernon Carey for a cool $3.45 million. Not bad for a six-bedroom, six-bath joint with a resort-style pool and a home theater room with a ticket booth. That's right people! A ticket booth! You gotta have that ticket booth in your pad, yo! Here's a look inside The Rock's new digs, if you smell what we're cookin'. JUMP!
So the Jon guy who served Peyton Manning at the Angus Barn in Raleigh and then uploaded it to the Internet has been fired. You might remember yesterday where we figured out that Peyton left Jon a 45% tip. Well, the lady who runs the fine dining restaurant was not happy at Jon putting the photo on the Internet. Yep, she fired him. JUMP!
So far we're enamored by the Brett Favre Twitter Experience @BrettFavre4. Yes, the account is verified. This is the real deal. When Brett tweets, "I know I kept coming back to the NFL, but I think it's safe to say that Im officially retired," it brings a tear to our eyes. The guy has only been tweeting for a few days, but he's already leaving us with such gems as "Man, I love my wife." The real shame here - only 1,400 followers. What are you guys waiting on? JUMP!
YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO! DO YOU LIKE ANTOINE DODSON? HANDS DOWN BEST DRUG ARREST NEWS STORY YOU'LL SEE THIS WEEK...THIS YEAR...EVER! Anyway, enough with the bold red fonts. If you're at work and can't watch, please come back tonight and watch as these homeboys are kinda pissed at the cops for busting drug dealers in their hood. Of course this is sports-related. Do you see that guy's Marques Colston jersey? JUMP!
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!
Rachel Connor goes by the nickname 'Chill.' From the look of her booking photo this morning on DUI charges in Florida, the LPGA Future Tour member was pretty mellow, smiling for cops. From her Twitter account it seems she was taking part yesterday in the Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic. She golfed with Eddie George. Then, early this morning, Eddie was in her car when she was popped for DUI. Rachel says she had two vodka cranberries. Where were they headed? JUMP!
Peyton Manning got released by the Indianapolis Colts today, in case you haven't heard. After his farewell press conference, Manning jumped on a private jet and went down to... Miami. Guess who needs a quarterback. Guess who is expected to make a run at Manning. The Miami Dolphins, that's who. While there's meeting scheduled between the Dolphins and Manning, it must be nice to have Peyton already in town if you're Miami's GM. Here's the evidence and the story. JUMP
One final presser. One final moment to thank Colts' fan for 14 years of support and $173 million in his bank account. Remember, folks, the NFL is a business. Peyton Manning benefited and so did Jim Irsay. Us non-Colts fans were just outside observers to the greatest this generation will ever see. And along the way we appreciated Manning in multiple ways. BC's favorite way to appreciate Peyton was via Manning Faces. And today he left us with a few classics. JUMP!
Gotta love Brian Billick. Would you ever see Adam Schefter go with the stubble on ESPN? Chris Mortensen with some fuzz while chatting with Linda Cohn? Never. We want you to take a look at this Twitter feed from @CoachBillick. The guy rips off days and days of NFL tweets and out of nowhere drops a beard shaving tweet. Just out of the blue. This Manning story is driving everyone insane - literally.
Did you hear? PEYTON MANNING TO BE RELEASED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS! OMG! FIREBALLS! WORLD ENDING! Yeah, so the Colts had no choice to release Manning, you morons. So they keep him, pay $28 million and hold back the franchise from rebuilding? Delaying the inevitable? Of course they were going to release him. Manning knew they had to release him. But there are idiots out there who can't say goodbye. Here are 27 of them. JUMP!
Big news floating around Raleigh, North Carolina this week where a Peyton Manning tip is bigger news than Peyton Manning not getting a $28 million payment from Jim Irsay. You see, Peyton was in Raleigh/Durham last week working with his old Tennessee offensive coordinator, David Cutcliffe. A guy has to eat so one thing led to another and Manning was picking up a tab at the Angus Barn. Bigger news, Peyton over tips. JUMP!
Think Auburn fan has forgotten about what Harvey Updyke did to his/her trees at Toomer's Corner? You know, time heals wounds. Nope, not happening to War Eagle. What we have here is one of the all-time greatest trolls by Auburn fan who somehow talked Updyke into believing he would have a free ticket to the BCS Championship back in January. Harvey fell for the scam and there is audio & proof of the troll. JUMP!
Bret Bielema is marrying Jennifer Hielsberg and in true Busted Coverage fashion we need to pick out a wedding item to buy these lovely kids. Bret is 41. His chick is 26. They're tying the knot this Saturday. Bret's salary comes in at about $1.5 million per year. In other words, we need to come up with the perfect item that says good luck and 'Boy, can't you afford your own $140 toaster?' We deal in registries for a living & Bret's is quite impressive. JUMP!