Draft15

On Thursday night, the NBA welcomed its latest draft class. After months of speculation, the top pick went down without incident. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns from Kentucky, the first of a long parade of John Calipari disciples. Calipari had six players selected overall, including four in the lottery. I digress. Calipari was one […]

lebron

Earlier this week, the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals (4-2). I’ve heard the arguments all week about how the health of Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving flipped this from a Cleveland sweep to a Warriors victory. That’s some specious thinking, to my mind, to say that […]

MJSD

The Rolling Stones hit the stage on May 24th to open their 15-city “ZIP Code” tour. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards led the band through a 20-song set, including many of the classics. The band re-released the classic “Sticky Fingers” album this week, thereby opening up the legendary album for consumption by a new generation. […]

I first saw this teaser trailer over the weekend and winced. My South Side Chicago roots are no secret, and my affinity for the Bears comes through in my radio/video work with some regularity. So, when the cracks show from the legends, the heroes of your youth, you sit up and pay attention. Tuesday’s edition […]

Kobe

On Thursday night, the Lakers welcomed LeBron James to Staples Center for their annual visit. Kobe Bryant, who has been sitting out with increased regularity in recent weeks, established a new career mark with 17 assists. Unfortunately, Bryant and the Lakers were outdone by James and the Cavaliers by a score of 109-102. During the […]

metallicaferguson

On Monday night, the “battle of the bands” in late-night talk was to begin. Metallica was scheduled to begin its run on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.” Bono and U2 were locked in to do a week on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Unfortunately, a Central Park biking incident put the U2 frontman […]

Avengers

“Age Of Ultron,” the second installment of the ridiculously profitable Marvel series, is on the way in May of 2015. On Wednesday, the first trailer appeared for the movie and took the internet by storm. I appreciate the inclusion of the classic “Pinocchio” reference in the trailer. But, as you know from my entries herein, […]

ScottShafer

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer took to the podium after Friday’s loss to Louisville and left us scratching our heads. You’d expect some anger or disappointment following a crushing home loss. Instead, Shafer couched his opinions on the team’s shortcomings or coaching decisions and started talking about the world’s problems. We recognize the greatness of […]

jeterfallon

Derek Jeter is certainly enjoying the early days of his retirement. He launched a new website, as I’ve chronicled here on SwollenDome.com, and has taken to the streets of New York. On Thursday, Jeter visited Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” He signed a few autographs (the “I need to retire” jokes are getting old) […]

We know of Snoop Dogg’s affinity for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as evidenced by the vitriolic rants posted against offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He’s been a leader of youth football in the greater Los Angeles area, and several players have elevated their games to the NFL level. We’ll, he’s also the proud father of a player […]

FavreMicro

Everyone in the sporting world rushed to take their shot at former NFL MVP Brett Favre once the first of his MicroTouch ads hit the airwaves this week. I’ve called Favre the “Yoked-Up Santa Claus” on the radio for quite some time now, so I was sad to see the beard go. Some derisively mocked […]

GregDulli

Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs, currently on tour in support of “Do To The Beast,” visited Steve Gorman Sports! on FOX Sports Radio. The frontman discusses Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame, his beginnings as an artist, top concerts and dream band mates. You even get some reading tips with a Civil War […]

kellymichael

This showed up in my timeline earlier today, a random, juvenile joke from the “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” show. Given the gravity of many of the sports stories we’ve been tracking over the past several weeks, this random bit of a chuckling Strahan opposite a straight-faced Ripa was a nice diversion. <iframe width=”574″ height=”350″ […]

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared on CP24 News in Canada to promote the arrival of his one-man show “Undisputed Truth” to Ontario. Host Nathan Downer asked Tyson about his relationship with Rob Ford and referenced the former pugilist’s rape conviction. Tyson then unloaded on the host with a string of profanities. <iframe width=”668″ height=”400″ […]

Mike Harmon of SwollenDome.com rolls up a quick preview of the Thursday opener. All the yapping is over.

StewartMedia

Tony Stewart gave an emotional statement regarding his return to racing this weekend in Atlanta. You can watch the video and read the full text of Stewart’s comments below. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my […]

WelkerShark

As we know, the fantasy football world is stacked with pundit and scribes looking for clever phrasing to complete their analysis. I would raise my hand and proudly declare myself to be one of those analysts seeking to make a point with a (sometimes) witty analogy or turn of phrase. Well, that point has not […]

On Friday night, the sporting world was overrun with thoughts about Week 1 of the NFL preseason and the ceremony welcoming LeBron James back to Ohio. However, there was one baseball highlight that captivated the imagination of fans and the viewing public from a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Brewers hosted the Dodgers and second-year […]

stuart

There isn’t much to add. I was on-air at FOX Sports Radio on Wednesday night as the annual ESPY Awards telecast occurred. The social media response to Stuart Scott’s speech when receiving the Jimmy V Award left me anxiously awaiting my arrival home to hear it. It’s a mighty powerful eight minutes and three seconds […]

Jeter

On Tuesday night, America will be introduced to the next wave of heroes in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on FOX. The Home Run Derby on Monday night featured up-and-coming players such as Yasiel Puig, Yeonis Cespedes and Giancarlo Stanton. I would have liked to have seen Mike Trout (his manager held him out) […]

Suarez

Amid a loud outcry from soccer supporters and journalists worldwide, FIFA is formally investigating Tuesday’s incident involving Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Suarez bit the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, the third such incident of his career. According to the report at The Hollywood Reporter, a disciplinary committee will present its findings, including video evidence, to […]

joebiden

During the first half of Monday’s highly-watched FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, there was a moment that sent fans scrambling for the DVR remote. The first-minute goal by Clint Dempsey obviously got a ton of run immediately and dominated the highlight shows and Jozy Altidore’s injury stopped everyone in their […]

We’ve covered the Donald Sterling controversy in Los Angeles with the proverbial blanket, breaking through the economic and societal impact while learning new legal jargon at every turn. It’s become the neverending story, with new medical and legal information arriving on a daily basis to disrupt the sale of the Clipppers. Now, a trial is […]

spellingbee

The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee concluded on Thursday night with a tie after they ran out of words. I’m not sure how that happened, but it did. It was the first tie in the past 52 years of competition. But that wasn’t the story of the night. A young speller named Jacob Williamson earned […]