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 [...]

On Friday, I’ll load up some audio and video rants about the first round of the NFL Draft. I thought I’d close out the first day of activity, including that funky Namath-Simms exchange, with a random video that crossed my path today from AwfulAnnouncing.com. Whatever we thought of the top picks, the surprise twists and [...]

How’s that for a headline. This came straight out of a script from the old “Weeds” series. I could Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) getting involved in such a plot to move merchandise across the border. Apparently, a woman who makes the drive from Mexico to San Diego for work each day called the police to [...]

Legendary actor and Hollywood heavyweight Harrison Ford stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE” on Wednesday night, the latest stop in his promotional tour in support of 42. As I have written extensively on the Dome, I enjoyed and was moved by Ford’s portrayal of Branch Rickey in the film. He spoke with Kimmel for several segments, [...]

I had written a review of the new film 42 that appears within the SwollenDome.com site. During Sunday’s “Fantasy Freaks” show on FOX Sports Radio , I launched into a lengthy chat of the film. Fantasy Freaks 42 Discussion

For the past two weeks, we (sports media and sports fans) have spent countless hours on-air, online and in our local watering holes debating what is deemed to be “proper” conduct for coaches in the wake of the Rutgers practice footage. Was Rutgers right to fire him? Should the outcry from the media, the Twitterverse [...]

As I worked back and forth on Monday night, I had the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines in one room and the radio on in another. It was tuned to the “FOX Sports Tonight” program on FOX Sports Radio and I heard the name “Steve Borden” come [...]

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Michael Strahan attended Sunday’s WrestleMania XXIX festivities, and then called out the new champ on “Live! With Kelly & Michael.” John Cena crashed the set and talked about his pre-fight exchange with Strahan.

The hot topic of the week was not the on-court battle for a slot in the NCAA Men’s Championship. Unfortunately, the NCAA was front and center for a negative topic, as video surfaced of Rutgers (now former) coach Mike Rice berating and physically confronting players. In a quick turnaround, Saturday Night Live put together a [...]

According to The Chicago Tribune , Carlos Marmol has lost his closer role to Kyuji Fujikawa following another terrible performance on Saturday. We’ve been watching this situation and sounded the alarm before the season started, so go check your waiver wire now. On Sunday morning, CBSSports.com noted that vandals had taken to Marmol’s Wikipedia page [...]

FOX Sports Radio host Jay Mohr took his show to Dodger Stadium to celebrate the opening of another baseball campaign. You know the comedic chops. If you know Jay’s work at all, you know of his love and passion for sports. Toward the end of the three-hour program, he took a break from the impressions [...]

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I saw the headline and had to distribute. A man was arrested in New Jersey after swiping a whopping 21 tons of cheese from a Wisconsin dairy. I understand how someone in desperate times could leap behind the wheel of a truck carrying televisions, computers and gadgets. When I first read the headline, I thought [...]

I remember having a friend text me about a segment produced on the ESPN “E60″ show in late-2011. It chronicled the career and struggles of Scott Hall, known as “Razor Ramon” in the WWF (now WWE) and part of the nWo with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. Naturally, the success of the movie “The Wrestler” [...]