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” [...]

Every year, fans flock to Austin for what has become a fascinating mix of film and music. When the schedule gets released, travel plans come together and lobbying for tickets to the different venues begins in earnest. This year, fans celebrated the announcement of Prince as the headliner for Saturday’s activity. He gave a huge [...]

No. Jermaine Jacksun is not plotting a change of venue. And, don’t chide me for a typo, one of the members of the legendary singing group changed his name. Earlier this week, there were reports in Los Angeles about Paris Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, joining a cheerleading squad at The Buckley School. [...]

I saw this the other day and thought I’d circle back to it. It’s never too early to have a coach barking at you. And, as always, it comes down to kickers. Enjoy this stretching session at a spring practice.

What do I need to say? Doesn’t the title of this post capture it all? I saw them on sale during Super Bowl week in New Orleans. And, of course, I saw them on Bourbon Street when Baltimore fans invaded the city. The New York Times featured Zubaz on Wednesday, prompting memories of old school [...]

We have entered the most derisive and polarizing week of the NFL calendar. OK, perceived draft-day errors enrage fan bases and send the social media realm into a tailspin. This week, NFL coaches, management and the media horde descends upon Indianapolis for the annual right of passage, the much-maligned and often-mocked NFL Combine. From “T-Shirt [...]

It’s that time of year again. The dust has settled on Super Bowl XLVII, though the advent of this week’s NFL Combine puts the spotlight on the next class of would-be heroes. The NCAA Tournament is still one month from tipping off and the NBA and NHL Playoffs are still some two months away. I [...]

This video has been making the rounds over the past 72 hours. Evidently, a couple of Savannah State students decided to make a play at getting into Super Bowl XLVII … for free. I guess the old story of “act as if” applied here. “We’re filming a documentary.” At several points in the short short [...]

They call it “owning the moment.” Beyonce took to the stage for a press conference at the New Orleans Convention Center to talk about her upcoming appearance as the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLVII. Instead of opening the floor to questions immediately, the savvy singer asked attendees to stand and promptly belted out a [...]

I’ll get back to the football breakdown and the myriad storylines heading toward our journey in New Orleans. Trust me. There are far more stories to explore and data points to review that the battle between the Harbaugh brothers or the neverending retirement of Ray Lewis. I take pause for a moment to share a [...]

The headline drew me in, but this was a much bigger, more expansive operation than I could have imagined. Sweden issued international arrest warrants for a pair of smugglers who circumvented the customs process to the tune of $13.1 million in taxes over a two-year period. That’s right. The smugglers moved large shipments of Chinese [...]

In a recent video posting by the Forerunner Christian Church, the longtime co-star of “Two and a Half Men” opens up with his thoughts on the hit sitcom. Angus T. Jones, who plays “Jake,” derides the sitcom in no uncertain terms. He ties the show’s content to religious themes. “You cannot be a true, God-fearing [...]

It was the rage in the blogosphere last week, a scathing, vitriolic review of Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant “Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar.” Pete Wells wrote a lengthy take on the fare at the celebrity chef and restauranteur’s new spot in The New York Times. As you’d expect, Saturday Night Live responded this [...]