“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” is white-hot out of the gate. The latest viral sensation to come out of Fallon’s production team features NBC News anchors Brian Williams and Lester Holt. The editing effort is positively brilliant.

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My musical preferences have been well established here inside the Swollen Dome. Well, The Afghan Whigs have announced a tour for 2014 in support of their first album in 16 years – “Do To The Beast.” The tour includes a visit to Coachella in Indio, but you’ll have to wait for that live experience and [...]

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NFL history is filled with big plays, heroes, villains and unforgettable figures. Bill Romanowski was one of the most outspoken and dominant defensive forces in the game during his career. Romanowski played 16 years in the NFL, spending time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in four [...]

We’re rapidly approaching the deadline for highly-coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. According to YES Network, Tanaka has sorted through the proposals and whittled the number of candidates to two. The Yankees are reportedly one of the remaining teams in the mix after removing Alex Rodriguez’s cash from the books. The other team on the short [...]

Football fans celebrated a huge NFC Championship Sunday with a dominant performance by Peyton Manning and the Broncos and a hard-fought, knock-down Seattle win. Your quick synopsis: New England appeared flat out of the gate, and we watched Manning and the Denver offense chew up clock and decimate the Patriots defense. The Seahawks intercepted Colin [...]

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Before he departed for Sundance, Rainn Wilson stopped by “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk about his lifelong love of the Seahawks, the role of Fantasy Football on “The Office” (and Harmon’s sit-start advice failings) as well as his new television and film projects. Come on. Tell me you don’t want [...]

One of the most passionate voices in sports talk, Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR in Seattle, joined “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk up the rivalry, Joe Montana’s critique of Colin Kaepernick, extreme concession stand treats, the “Twelve-Cent Starbucks” promotion, the buzz around the greater Seattle area and, of course, the [...]

“The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio welcomed Heisman Trophy winner and NFL legend Eddie George to the show to talk Ken Whisenhunt’s arrival in Tennessee, Chris Johnson’s future, Championship Weekend and what it would take to lure him to the top spot in Cleveland. Take a listen to Eddie George. ————– You can [...]

We tried to keep it short, so rolling out Marvin Jones, replacements for Jordan Cameron (concussion) and throwbacks to players like Jordan Todman and company couldn’t be done. Of course, as this Championship Week rolls on, numerous players are being shut down. Matt Schaub is back into the mix for the Texans. Ben Tate is [...]

As I made my rounds to procure the vital pieces for the holiday dinner (read – liquor and desserts), I heard an interesting piece on NPR that just seemed so appropriate. We’d noticed a change in the shelf considerations at the local grocery stores this fall. The craft beer selections have been creeping into the [...]

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On Thursday, November 21st, the cast of “Anchorman” got together in Los Angeles to perform a live reading of the first film. Naturally, the arrival of cast members to Los Angeles opened the door to appearances on talk shows. Will Ferrell, in the guise of Ron Burgundy, made an appearance earlier in the week with [...]

I came across an interesting blog on MLB.com that discussed the infectious hit “Royals” by Lorde. Evidently, the Kansas City Royals are an inspiring bunch – straight to the top! – by signing baseballs. “Royals” as a buzzword to inspire art. I suspect that the tune becomes integrated in the 2014 marketing push. Get More: [...]

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Vince Vaughn’s new movie – “Delivery Man” – is set to hit theaters later this week. Vaughn plays a man who generously donated (frequently) to a sperm bank. He’s now faced with over 500 individuals seeking to know their biological father, and he’s got to get his head around becoming a father. Vaughn joined FOX [...]

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When the NFL schedule came out long ago, this Thursday’s NFC South battle between the Falcons and Saints was one of the games circled as a huge test for Matt Ryan’s squad on its path to New York. Alas, injuries and inconsistent play by the offense coupled with a sieve-like defense have sent the Mike [...]

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With the season finale on tap for Sunday, Donovan McNabb and the FOX Sports Live panel discussed NASCAR and drivers’, particularly Jimmie Johnson, standing in the sports world as “athletes.” McNabb declared point blank that Johnson was not an athlete, prompting rage in the Twitterverse & social media. Of course, it raised the age-old topic [...]

UFC President Dana White was outspoken about the judges’ decision in the George St. Pierre – Johny Hendricks battle at UFC 167 on Saturday night. White blasted the decision to award St. Pierre the victory, thereby causing a wave of responses in social media. He joined Jay Mohr on FOX Sports Radio on Monday morning [...]

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As I’m sure you’re well aware, “Anchorman 2″ will hit the big screen during the holiday season. On Sunday morning, FOX Fantasy with Mike Harmon and Mike North on FOX Sports Radio will welcome one of the stars of the film, David Koechner, to the big show. We’ll be chatting about this film, the legacy [...]

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You know I’m a sucker for the “How this works” and behind the scenes-type productions. Each year, “The Hollywood Reporter” does a series of roundtable discussions with filmmakers, actors, directors, etc. This time out, it’s a 54-minute discussion about the screenwriting process. Here’s the description: “Superstar scribes Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John [...]

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“The expectations of athletes to perform at a increasingly high level has never been more relevant than it is in today current sporting climate. As the NFL seeks to extend the regular season and currently partakes in Thursday night football, the pressure to stay healthy and excel is pushing the envelope in not only traditional [...]

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After reading myriad reports across the social media landscape about the latest sensation in the trading card world, Mike Harmon talks to Tracy Hackler of Panini America. The topic of discussion is “Flawless,” a high-end ($1,250 per box) issue that has collectors and investors rolling the dice to find a big hit. The base cards [...]

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Harmon rolls up on The House of Blues – Anaheim (in Downtown Disney) for another LIVE podcast to chat up Week 8. Listen live here. Follow Harmon on Twitter @swollendome and look for rankings, injury updates, waiver picks and general madness on SwollenDome.com.

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Monday’s game between the Vikings and Giants ranked among the worst that we’ve sat through in some time. Both offenses struggled markedly, and Josh Freeman’s frequent overthrowing of his receivers (16 times) became the subject of derision and scrutiny across the social media landscape and the broadcast network airing the game. I shan’t repeat some [...]

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