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″ […]

tysonimage

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 […]

slash

I had the good fortune of attending Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Staples Center on Saturday. With the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings tied at one game each, the crowd was buzzing a full hour ahead of the puck drop. NHL Dignitaries lined the media area, and the […]

FallonDrums

For years, we’ve heard the comments about the striking resemblance of drummer Chad Smith and comedian/actor Will Ferrell. I still contend that Farrell has a bit of Mark Lanegan running up there. Anyway, Smith & Farrell agreed to a “Traditional Drum-Off” on Thursday’s edition of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” Ultimately, the Farrell earned […]

saban

Earlier this week, Alabama running back Derrick Henry posted a picture on Instagram that showed off his new car. As you’d expect, the post led to rumor, conjecture and speculation in the blogosphere. Former college football star at West Virginia Pat White fueled the story with a post on Facebook. White wrote: “Stop pretending like […]

samrams

Last weekend’s selection of Michael Sam by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft was an historic moment for the league. This summer, Sam will attempt to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. It’s a story that transcended the sports world and became a huge talking point across all media. […]

Lasorda

He’s one of the faces of Major League Baseball and chief ambassadors of the game. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is a legend in Los Angeles and has been making the scene for some 40 years. Of course, that means that he’s well-acquainted with embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Lasorda talked with WPBF 25 in […]

durant

The announcement of Kevin Durant as the 2013-14 NBA MVP was no surprise. On Tuesday, Durant was formally introduced as the winner of this year’s award, and his speech was a fantastic and emotional ride. Check out how he describes his teammates … and the message for his mom.