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 [...]

Listeners to our FOX Sports Radio show on Sunday mornings (9am-12pm ET), “The Fantasy Freaks,” and fanboys who spend time thinking of the leading ladies from their favorite Saturday morning or prime time shows will celebrate. The glory of television syndication allows us to revisit the past and celebrate those shows (catch BMW on MTV2). [...]

Louis C.K. will host Saturday Night Live this evening. The white-hot comedian has the honor and the pressure of delivering in a big spot. I remember Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and representatives from the NYPD and NYFD appearing on the post-911 Saturday Night Live as a very powerful moment. Some 11 years later, the people of [...]

I read this piece this morning and just had to extend its reach to the masses. Perhaps that was a bad line, but I thought this was a win. Frequent guest on my Sunday morning show on FOX Sports Radio, Todd Fuhrman, tossed up a column comparing two of the world’s greatest pastimes while offering [...]

The time has come for the next round of dominance in fantasyland. Remember, you’ve got several teams OFF this week. The Bears, Saints, Panthers and Jaguars take a seat to watch the festivities. Who do you replace Brees or MJD with this week? Are you running with Vick … Ballard, the new starter in Indianapolis? [...]

This is about as good as it gets. I rocked out to my share of Northwestern Wildcats band programs under the direction of John Paynter. On football Saturdays, the “Go U Northwestern!” rally cry still plays loudly. (You can save your commentary about Zordich of Penn State running over my beloved Cats this week.) I [...]

A new political ad for Barack Obama’s reelection bid appeared on Tuesday and it featured one of the speaking points that resonated after the first Presidential debate. It may get yanked, as “Sesame Street” requested, so get a look quickly. New Obama Campaign Ad Features “Big Bird”

1. Victor Cruz, NYG: 17 2. Danny Amendola, STL: 3. Dwayne Bowe, KC: 3. Dennis Pitta, BAL: 3. Hakeem Nicks, NYG: 6. Darren Sproles, NO: 7. Brandon Lloyd, NE: 7. Percy Harvin, MIN: 7. Jimmy Graham, NO: 10. Calvin Johnson, DET: 10. Brian Hartline, MIA: 10. A.J. Green, CIN: 13. Wes Welker, NE: 13. Santonio [...]

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AFC East: Patriots West: Chiefs North: Steelers South: Texans Wild Card 1 Ravens Wild Card 2 Broncos NFC East: Eagles West: Seahawks North: Bears South: Saints Wild Card 1: Packers Wild Card 2: 49ers Super Bowl in New Orleans Champion: Patriots vs. … Yeah, I want to drink the Kool-Aid. Everyone knows of my Chicago [...]

If you follow financial news or have a small stake in Apple based on your consumption of i-Everything, then you already know about the $1 billion fine exacted upon Samsung in a patent infringement case. If not, you can read about it here . There were tongue-in-cheek reports circulating on the ‘Net today that Samsung [...]

I saw the headline referenced on a Twitter feed last week and thought that I needed to evangelize. Oh, wait. That’s the point of “A Night for Unbelievable Fun” at a Saint Paul Saints home game in early August. The minor league squad is being sponsored for a night by the Minnesota Atheists. For a [...]

Walter Szulc Jr. decided to try his hand at paddle-boarding during a vacation to Cape Cod. Think about the feelings of calmness and peace experienced while paddling in the sun and pondering the vastness of the open water. Imagine then that the Zen moment is interrupted by people screaming, “Shark!” from the shore and a [...]

In case you missed it, NFL Network announced a new program that is certain to satiate the the appetite of even the biggest football fan. Anchored by my former colleague at FOXSports.com, Brian Webber, the show will traverse the NFL universe for the latest news and stories of the day. The premiere coincides with the [...]

The cast of Mad Men and creator Matthew Weiner took in the Season 5 finale with a crowd in Los Angeles and then did a question and answer session to discuss the development of the characters and plot lines this season. If you missed an episode, you missed a ton. John Halpin & I will [...]

The road to economic recovery is a long one. Obviously, families are tightening their budgets while trying to find entertainment for the upcoming season. They’re looking at day camps and activities to get things rolling. But, it’s all about keeping costs down. Here in Los Angeles, there’s been a bit of an uproar about the [...]

Stop the presses! The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have announced the prices for food and drink and fans are outraged. The source of their anger is the tag put on a pint. The Telegraph advises that a pint of beer will run approximately $11 during this summer’s festivities. Maggie Hendricks of “Fourth-Place Medal” [...]

I found this one on The Huffington Post‘s local section for Los Angeles. The content originally appeared as a report in the Los Angeles Times . In 2001, a full-blown adult film shoot was produced at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum. The general manager of The Coliseum at the time resigned from the position in [...]

Don’t call him Matt Damon. Don’t talk of him having an accent. He represents San Mateo. It’s Tom Brady having some fun at a Los Angeles area Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tom Brady’s Wicked Accent from Tom Brady

Want to go out in style? Before he was buried at Graceland, Elvis Presley was interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. You have the opportunity to be buried like a king if you win an upcoming “Music Icons” auction. Darren Julien is auctioning off the crypt on June 23. Included in the auction: the [...]

I saw this piece of news on the wire this morning, and I couldn’t help but shake my head. “Police in Fort Wayne, Ind. have arrested Aaron S. Stefanski, 29, alleging he drove out of a liquor store parking lot with four children strapped to the hood of his car.” What was going to be [...]

A French-American scientist has reportedly created a spray that makes its user drunk instantly and then has its effects dissipate as quickly as they came. “Reportedly, not only does the sensation of being drunk wear off almost immediately but the user would also supposedly be able to pass a breathalyzer test, verifying that they are [...]