Thursday, July 14, 2011

Busted Coverage: Booze, Ladies And Football: “Nice Cork Screw, Two Headed Snake & James Harrison [Daily WTF]” plus 9 more

Busted Coverage: Booze, Ladies And Football: “Nice Cork Screw, Two Headed Snake & James Harrison [Daily WTF]” plus 9 more

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Nice Cork Screw, Two Headed Snake & James Harrison [Daily WTF]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 09:30 AM PDT

You have no idea how stuffed our email gets with random photos of ridiculous 'stuff' that really has no immediate home on Busted Coverage. The solution was to hire an editor who will bring you the best of the best from the inbox. Have a photo for this series? Send it in. If it makes the cut, it'll be published.

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Filed under: Daily WTF

How U.S. Government Vs. Roger Clemens Goes To Mistrial On Day 2

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 09:03 AM PDT

Just as we were preparing ourselves for Debbie Clemens to take the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, the U.S. government goes and screws up its case on Day 2. Seriously, a mistrial was just issued on Day 2! The government, today, played a video of Roger answering questions from Rep. Elijah Cummings. The video included pieces that the judge in this case had barred. The jury saw the video, Clemens’ lawyers objected and Judge Walton just ended the case.

According to tweets coming out of the courtroom, Judge Walton will allow for a hearing on September 2 for a new trial. The judge has told the jury that the “testimony has come before them “in direct violation” of his previous ruling.”

He’s also told them that “we’ve expended a lot of your taxpayers money to reach this point.”

Truer words may have never been spoken.

Reset your calendars. September 2.

[@NYDNSportsITeam]

[@jimbaumbach]


Filed under: Baseball

Arian Foster Rides Mechanical Bull, Talks NFL Lockout & The NCAA [5 Questions]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 07:18 AM PDT

Filed by: Joe Student, Busted Coverage 5 Questions Editor

How serious is the NFL Lockout? Well, 2010 NFL rushing and touchdown leader Arian Foster of the Houston Texans is working at Subway.

“The opportunity presented itself for myself and Subway to get together,” All-Pro running back Foster, 24, said prior to a charity benefit event in Los Angeles held by the restaurant chain Wednesday. “So me and Jared Fogle are out here hangin’ out and helping people in need.”

Foster was in Los Angeles Wednesday as Subway launched its Pullin for a Cause initiative with an all-star barbecue featuring its BBQ Pulled Pork sub.  The restaurant chain has asked consumers to text "FOOD" to 27722 to donate $10 to the West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB), a non-profit organization devoted to feeding victims of the recent natural disasters as well as relief workers rebuilding the area known for its barbecue. Subway has pledged to match each donation made through the end of July.

It was a busy day for Foster. The second-year pro out of Tennessee was nominated for three ESPY awards to be handed out Wednesday night on ESPN: Best NFL Player, Castrol Edge Performance Under Pressure Award and Best Breakthrough Athlete.

He wasn’t too busy to talk about the 2011 NFL season, who he’d like to present an ESPY with and how he’d react to an NFL player being openly homosexual.

There will be a mechanical bull at  the charity BBQ today. Will you get on it?

Nah it’s too risky, man. Too risky. My contract says I can’t ride motorcycles or do anything that might get me hurt. I don’t want to take the chance.

As a former undrafted free agent, you know all about being in limbo, as the 2011 NFL season is right now. Has your experience in waiting things out made it easier for you, or do you feel jinxed?

A little bit of both, really. It’s good to be away from football some times, you know? You need to find a balance, so in that way, it’s been helpful. But I have been looking at my old playbooks. I have been doing some workouts with teammates and other players.

Do you think a new CBA will get done in time to keep the season on schedule?

I’m really not sure. I get all of my info from ESPN, just like everyone else does. All I know is when I get called by the coaches to come and play, I’ll go play. We can’t do anything else but wait.

How much communication have you had with your teammates during the NFL lockout?

We talk and meet. We’re not going 100 percent in workouts, though. If anyone says they are, they aren’t telling the truth.

Why not?

We’re not insured. If we get injured during these workouts, we are of no use to an NFL team.

Have any of the guys gotten fat? Who can eat the most on your team?

(Laughs) Everybody seems like they’re keeping it together…As far as eating the most on the team, I can eat with the best of them.

You have become an NFL star during a digital age and are very active on Twitter. Some players have gotten into trouble this off-season. Is social media a minefield for athletes?

I think it’s a platform. It allows you to interact with fans and others, but sometimes people take themselves too seriously and get in trouble. I don’t take life too seriously –it’s actually part of my profile description on Twitter.  If you’re in a fishbowl, you have to be careful of what you say and do, though. I don’t care if you’re Joe Blow down the street, you can say something that can be controversial when taken out of context. …I just don’t understand how people can be so critical of someone else’s thoughts. They are their thoughts, not yours. You have to let them live their life.

 

Last week, Desean Jackson became the latest of many players to need to apologize for his comments deriding to homosexuals. In your opinion, would it be difficult for a current NFL player to declare his homosexuality?

I can’t speak for how other players would react, but if someone chooses to proclaim their homosexuality, it’s got nothing to do with me; it’s their business. I know people who are against homosexuality and I know people who are homosexuals. I think that too often we focus on our differences rather than celebrating what we have in common. I think you have to love all people the same.

You had a pretty amusing series of tweets recently about things that are greater than the NCAA. How do you and other NFL players who played at BCS schools view what the NCAA has become?

College football — college sports in general — is a big business and the employees don’t get paid much. People will say that ‘you get a free education,’ but it’s not free; it’s a lot of hard work to stay in a program. …It’s not fair, because even other students on scholarships can work jobs and make some money. If you’re on a full scholarship, you can’t get a job. It’s not an option. It’d be nice to see it change.

We know you’re a gamer. What’s been your go-to game during this off-season?

Probably “Call of Duty.” That’s the one I’ve been playing the most.

The newest one? ( “Call of Duty: Black Ops”)

Nah. I haven’t played that one. I’ve been slackin’.

You are nominated for three ESPY awards. How do you view the ESPYs with respect to other awards?

It’s my first experience, so I’ll reserve judgment, but it’s an honor to be nominated for any award. All of us that are there are there to celebrate a good cause (the V Foundation), so it’s a nice way to do that and help

If you got to present an ESPY with a female star next year, whom would you choose and why?

(Laughs) That’s a good question…I’d probably say Candace Parker. She’s held in high prestige and also from Tennessee; I know her. She’s very well respected and a great athlete. It would make for some good, playful banter up there.

You are the reigning NFL rushing champ and now nominated for ESPYs: Has it made you a bigger target for groupies and fans who are a bit too forward?

Nah, I’m low-key, man. I get recognized occasionally, but, you know, we wear masks, so we’re not getting people all over us unless you’re the poster-boy for your franchise. I’m nice to most people, so hopefully they’ll be nice to me. I don’t get recognized too much though.

What was it like to win the NFL rushing title in 2010 after what you went through to play in the league?

It was kind of surreal initially. I didn’t recognize the magnitude of the accomplishment. It hits you once you rest…I don’t hold myself higher than anyone else in the world. I hope that keeping focused and thinking about what I want to do, rather than what I’ve done will let me reap the benefits of my work.

To support Subway’s Pullin for a Cause initiative text "FOOD" to 27722 to donate $10 to the West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB). Subway has pledged to match each donation made through the end of July. Subway’s BBQ Pulled Pork sub is available for a limited time only. Sandwich sales from the Pullin For a Cause event will benefit the WAFB.


Filed under: Football, NFL

ESPY Ladies: Serena Williams, Brooklyn Decker & Justin Bieber [30 Photos]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 06:09 AM PDT

In case you are like us and refuse to watch award shows between Memorial Day and Labor Day we are here this morning for your hot chick photo roundup. You guys demand it and this really isn’t a bad job on a Thursday morning. The highlights: Serena Williams in her porn-ish BangBros.com secretary outfit and Selena Gomez bringing her girlfriend along for the fun. 30 photos of the fun should be more than enough to get recapped.


Filed under: Features, Girls

Dumbest Cleveland Indians Bank Robber Of 2011 Candidate [Cuff 'Em]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 05:20 AM PDT

CC is that you? Columbus, Ohio police are on the lookout for a black guy who has sunglasses, a cellphone, tie, nice dress shirt and a Chief Wahoo Cleveland Indians hat with the New Era sticker on the bill. In one of the dumbest moments in Cleveland Indians bank robber history, this guy made a fool out of himself Tuesday morning. No gun, no weapon of any sort and the wrong kind of ice in his veins. Nothing like getting in a bank robbery during the all-star break.

From WSYX ABC 6 in Columbus:

According to the FBI, the man sported a “Chief Wahoo” baseball cap, dark sunglasses and was talking on his cell phone when he walked into the bank at 3680 Gender Road in Columbus about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Special Agent Harry Trombitas says the suspect walked up to a teller and handed her a note that stated he was robbing the bank and wanted money.

Although no weapon was observed, the teller opened her drawer to retrieve cash.  For some unknown reason, the man got “cold feet” and took off out of the bank with no money, Trombitas said.

Bro, seriously? You come in for the cash, see the cash and start seeing a multiple year jail sentence. Now, we aren’t ones to advocate robbing banks, but didn’t you think that after handing her the note it was all over for you? That’s when the robbery starts, you moron. FINISH THE JOB!

Now the FBI is on the hunt for Chief Wahoo and Columbus residents are fearing their lives as a cold-hearted robber in need of cash is on the loose.

If you know the bandit, but don’t really want to turn in your boy, email us. We’ll gladly take the reward money.

mail@bustedcoverage.com

['Cold Feet' Bandit Fumbles Heist]


Filed under: Cuff 'Em

Wild Girls At Western Ontario U. & Elin Nordgren Kissing New Guy! [Daily Dump]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 04:58 AM PDT

5 Best Brian Wilson Spandex Tux ESPY Photos [Morning Twitpics]

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 04:27 AM PDT

Thanks to Brian Wilson the ESPYs were watchable for like 15 minutes until Seth Meyers was done with his opening series of one-liners. Then they started handing out the hardware and it was time to bail. If you guys hate the Home Run Derby, how do you possibly sit through hours of ESPN coverage of an ESPN fabricated event. Did you watch Cowherd try to be funny on the red carpet? Absolutely horrid. In the end it was all about Wilson. And that’s a good thing.


Filed under: Baseball, Features

Ali Larter’s Sexy Cleavage & Russian Playmates [Afternoon Dump]

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 03:23 PM PDT

Steelers’ James Harrison Men’s Journal Interview: I Was Misquoted!

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 03:06 PM PDT

We had to chuckle this morning when BC saw Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison had ripped teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, as well as commissioner Roger Goodell, in an interview with Men’s Journal.

Obviously, he’d have to explain away the things he said about his teammates, if not the commissioner.

Of course, it was the hack journalist who wrote the article that “twisted” Harrison’s words, at least according to Harrison. Said hack journalist is none other than the highly-regarded editor of said magazine, Paul Solotaroff.

He obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing…

Anyway, here’s what Harrison is quoted as saying about Roethlisberger.

“Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain’t that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does,” he said, referring to Roethlisberger’s two interceptions in the Super Bowl.

He’s also quoted calling Mendenhall a “fumble machine.”

You know when anything at all is going on in the NFL, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is on the spot. Schefter spoke to Roethlisberger about this earth-shattering story and Tweeted, “Harrison claims the writer twisted many of his comments and it was not his intention to criticize the QB.”

Roethlisberger decided to believe Harrison and that’s supposedly the end of it.

Apparently, Harrison didn’t reach out to Mendenhall, but it didn’t appear necessary. Mendenhall Tweeted that he didn’t have a problem with Harrison’s comments because he “knows him.”

If I’m reading between the lines properly, Mendenhall knows Harrison is a dumbass.

Fair enough.

[James Harrison: Confessions of an NFL Hitman]

Unfortunately, Goodell, who Harrison called a crook and a devil, among other things, wasn’t offered any sort of apology.


Filed under: NFL

Cowboys’ Punter Mat McBriar’s Wife Blown Away By Kim Kardashian’s Ass

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 03:03 PM PDT

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!

[@ErinMcBriar]


Filed under: Football