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There’s a bracket challenge for just about everything this time of year. You can roll with snack foods, adult beverages, soft drinks and myriad options. Well, Disney got into the mix as well, creating a bracket challenge featuring the attractions from both Disneyland and Disney World. I’m a fan of many of these attractions, but [...]

We talk frequently about the marketing and sales opportunities available to athletes when pondering possible moves in free agency and desired landing spots. Where are the big dollars to be made? Well, you know about the reach of fast food restaurants. Just take a drive down the street and carry a counter like the doorman [...]

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I saw this bit earlier this morning and it made me chuckle. I love the idea of the personalized operating system from the movie “Her.” Here’s the premise of the movie from IMDB.com: “A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.” And, of [...]

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I saw this on my timeline earlier today from ESPN Denver. I don’t think I need to add anything to John Elway’s words.

The 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night gave us a number of memorable moments – the pizza guy, the “selfie,” a new type of advertising via Samsung and, uh, Adele Dazeem. That is to say, John Travolta offered a tremendous introduction to Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go.” Unfortunately, he failed to stick the [...]

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The image above displays one of the new items being introduced by Taco Bell as the Yum Brands seeks to compete with McDonald’s in the breakfast space. As put forth in this Yahoo! Finance article , Taco Bell will produce four new items. Check out the list below. – A.M. Crunchwrap — scrambled eggs, a [...]

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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 [...]

Bootsy

I always say that the world could use a little more Bootsy Collins. As I ponder suit choices for Super Bowl coverage in New York, I can’t help but thing that one of these numbers would bring down the house. Listen to Bootsy’s tribute to Peyton Manning.

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 [...]

The week started strong with a 2-1 record against the spread on Thanksgiving Day. The late touchdown from Roethlisberger to Cotchery (failed 2-point conversion) gave us a curious win. We can keep the discussion of the Mike Tomlin play rolling, as I’m sure the NFL will chime in soon. Game Straight Up Against The Spread [...]

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Anybody familiar with my work at Yahoo! Sports, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports Radio knows of my affinity for “The Shawshank Redemption,” an obsession that began at its release. It’s on that top-5 leaderboard of movies that you must watch to its conclusion if you spot it on cable television. It’s true. Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman [...]

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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 [...]

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What happens when the owner of a team speaks out about his former quarterback’s time in town? Well, when it’s Jim Irsay being quoted about future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, people are going to sit up and take notice. They’re going to read between the lines and parse every word for a hidden meaning [...]

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Every once in a while, you see a headline that stops you in your tracks. In the sports world, nods to injuries or silly rants/comments by owners, GMs and “bulletin board” material usually garner the most attention. Hell, the “Homecoming” game for Peyton Manning in Indianapolis is the No. 1 bit of the week. But, [...]

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The Raiders were obliterated by the Broncos on Monday Night Football, as Peyton Manning posted the highest completion of his career (more than 20 attempts). Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker all caught touchdown passes. Demaryius Thomas recorded 10 receptions, and the running backs reportedly played rock-paper-scissors to decide who got the goal-line carry. [...]

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Cranston, Paul, Odenkirk, Fallon and even a Jay Leno appearance. “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” takes on “Breaking Bad” as the host goes rogue in “Joking Bad.”

After a strong Week 1 (12-4 SU, 8-8 ATS), Harmon is back to fire up his selections for the games of Week 2 of the NFL season. The Jets are heavy underdogs against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. Danny Amendola is out indefinitely (2-6 weeks) and Rob Gronkowski is still out, so can Tom [...]

Call me a nerd. I love to watch shows about how things work. Those who have followed my ranting on this site and FOX Sports Radio and past stops in the media world know that I love to cook. I’m able to claim some proficiency in chemistry by doing so (pad your stats). I don’t [...]

“Rocky” was a huge movie back in the mid-70s, an underdog story that thrust Sylvester Stallone into Hollywood superstardom and launched a series of movies. We all celebrated one-liners of the first two films and superior fight footage. “Rocky III” gave us Mr. T’s arrival as “Clubber Lang” and the brilliance of Hulk Hogan’s “Thunderlips.” [...]

As you know, “The Fantasy Freaks” on FOX Sports Radio embrace all types of social media outlets and celebrate the huge pops and trending topics in the Twitterverse. On Thursday night, a new pop culture phenomenon occurred in the form of a campy summer movie titled simply “Sharknado.” Hell, the official movie poster (see below) [...]

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Harmon’s Podcast 7.15 includes chatter on the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby, trade rumors and a lot about social media and pop culture. The Zimmerman-Martin decision came down on Saturday night, and many athletes took to Twitter with a response. For Roddy White and Victor Cruz, their word choices were regrettable [...]

I actually thought about checking out the “Kings of the Mic” tour when it hit Los Angeles and the famed Greek Theater. LL Cool J, De La Soul and Ice Cube were among the top names on the bill. Who doesn’t drift into “Today Was A Good Day” and talk of playing craps on the [...]

The holiday weekend was dominated a pack of adorable, mainly incomprehensible yellow beings. Sure, Steve Carell has top billing in “Despicable Me 2″ as Gru, the former supervillain turned family man, but in my house, the Minions were the main draw. My daughter ran back and forth yelling “Bi-Do! Bi-Do! Bi-Do!” for days in advance [...]

It’s been a whirlwind week of updates in a sporting world that is normally quiet in late June. The Stanley Cup Final concluded on Monday night. The Blackhawks’ Game 6 win against the Bruins was about the only normal thing to occur. The hammer dropped on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in [...]

Don’t forget. There was some reality involved in “Goodfellas.” Here’s a piece from The New York Post talking about the need to dig up the driveway of the person portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the classic Martin Scorsese film. Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, known as Jimmy Conway in the film, was a Luchese family associate. [...]