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!
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!