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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. [...]

I’m a sucker for these type of shows, as longtime readers/listeners know. Here’s one from a series of chats put forth by The Hollywood Reporter featuring comedic actors. It’s a collection of actors that includes some of the biggest shows on television in the past twenty years. You’ve got “Friends” (Matthew Perry), “Modern Family” (Eric [...]

Anyone who has perused the pages of SwollenDome.com or listening to me ranting on the radio or podcasts knows my affinity for the business side of everything I watch. I love watching dollars move in sports and entertainment, from ticketing to merchandise to the super-sized TV rates charged to the networks. One of the shows [...]

On Monday afternoon, news broke that The Rolling Stones would welcome a special guest to the stage for the final show in the three-show Chicago run. That special guest was country-pop sensation Taylor Swift. My daughters know “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and a few classics. I figured they could wait a few [...]

Every once in a while, you see a note about a unique piece of sports memorabilia that makes you take pause. Sometimes, it’s a bat used to slam a franchise-identifying home run. Sometimes, it’s a jersey, a helmet or a baseball that fans blow up. And then, I saw a reference to this gem from [...]

Harmon returns to the microphone for today’s podcast, talking up the NHL Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, Flopping master classes and fines, MLB and randomness. McDonald’s bosses respond to letters with – “It’s not junk food” — and “Human Centipede 3.” Huh? Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

When I walk into Disneyland with my family, I get those heart-swelling, feel-good moments while I see the sea of smiles and squeals of delight from the throng of children. It takes about 20 minutes for my inner cynic to take over before those faces become dollar signs. Think about it the next time you [...]

Brady Hoke appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” on FOX Sports Radio Tuesday morning. He started to talk about rivalries and scheduling before taking a detour and calling out the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Hoke broke out the term “chickening out” to describe Notre Dame’s option to cancel the series in the future while continuing [...]

If you’ve ever visited one of the Disney resorts, you’ve probably wondered about the secondary lines that exist. You recognize the “Fast Pass” system that is in place, but that couldn’t be the end of it. There are too many people wandering past you. Are they all celebrities? Come to California. You’ll see your share [...]

We rank things. That’s what we do. Everything in our world is a competition to decide which player, team, condiment is No. 1. Each year, the good folks at MAXIM Magazine release their list of their “HOT 100.” There’s always a little bit of buzz regarding some of the selections or omissions, and this year’s [...]

I don’t know that I need to say anything more about this photo. It was posted on TMZ.com and fulfills our desires for the sequel. Brick’s got a trident!

Twitter and other social media outlets can be your best friend and an invaluable source of information exchange. Take the communal involvement in the aftermath of the Boston bombings or the daily silliness in 140-character blurbs about sports and pop culture. If you are a fan of a league, a team or a particular television [...]

Wrestling legend Ted DiBiase used to shout out “Everyone’s got a price … for the Million Dollar Man!” The bit was that DiBiase would offer someone out of the crowd cash to do something and then mock their efforts. “Doing your best just isn’t good enough … for the Million Dollar Man.” Would you get [...]