I first saw this teaser trailer over the weekend and winced. My South Side Chicago roots are no secret, and my affinity for the Bears comes through in my radio/video work with some regularity. So, when the cracks show from the legends, the heroes of your youth, you sit up and pay attention. Tuesday’s edition […]

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For some reason, I’ve always been fascinated by sharks. Perhaps an early expedition to the Shedd Aquarium spurred my interest. Or, more likely given my pop culture obsessions, I watched Quint, Brody and Hooper battle the mammoth great white in “JAWS” at too early an age. To tell the truth, “JAWS” maintains a “Shawshank”-like hold […]

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The Colts got creative on the official website today, posting a brief message from several players, including wide receiver TY Hilton, before explaining that all efforts were focused on Sunday. Ergo, the website was not available to browse and “Colts Nation” was advised to do the same. I like the creativity, but it’s forcing me […]

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Welcome to 2015. After an extended absence to celebrate the holidays, SwollenDome.com returns with a new, expanded focus. Sure, there will be a flurry of fantasy sports and statistical tidbits alongside the traditional ranking bits, but we’ll get deeper into audio and video elements while reviewing the good, bad and ugly from the sporting and […]

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The magnificent run of Matthew McConaughey added another chapter this week as the Academy Award Winner addressed the Texans Longhorns. Coach Charlie Strong brought McConaughey, a longtime Longhorns fan, to practice in search of some inspiration and, let’s face it, to relax the squad after a rough start. Of course, McConaughey channeled one of his […]

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For the past several weeks, stories related to Michigan football have been primarily negative and derisive. The team’s early struggles, combined with the Coca-Cola can ticket promotion, led to public skewering of head coach Brady Hoke and the program. On Saturday, Michigan faced Minnesota and absorbed a dismal, disappointing 30-14 loss. This was tabbed the […]

I was on the air Sunday morning when the initial Vine posts of this ESPN conversation starting popping up in my Twitter timeline.  Once I finished my show, I circled back to review the segment in question that included Ray Lewis’ comments about the NFL and its handling of the Ray Rice situation. Lewis talked […]

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared on CP24 News in Canada to promote the arrival of his one-man show “Undisputed Truth” to Ontario. Host Nathan Downer asked Tyson about his relationship with Rob Ford and referenced the former pugilist’s rape conviction. Tyson then unloaded on the host with a string of profanities. <iframe width=”668″ height=”400″ […]

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For months, the domestic violence incident involving Ray Rice and his then-fiancee dominated the headlines. The incendiary nature of the case crossed beyond normal sports reporting and became a huge national story. Monday’s release of the graphic in-elevator video renewed debate over Rice’s two-game suspension and the NFL’s treatment of this investigation. Now, commissioner Roger […]

I saw this story referenced as I traversed the Internet this evening during my post-show wind-down. Roy Hibbert captured a great moment during which an Indianapolis police officer produced an extra pair of boots from the trunk of his vehicle and presented them to a homeless gentlemen on the side of the road. Hibbert shared […]

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I always look forward to these reports. Every year, the firm of Challenger, Gray and Christmas puts out reports about the impact of hobbies and sporting events on the economy. We see it for the NCAA Tournament run each and every March. Well, the fantasy football report is in. The firm estimates a robust total […]

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I participated in an “Expert” league at the start of the summer hosted on MyFantasyLeague.com. It’s a 20-slot, 12-owner, “Best Ball” type of league. That is to say, we draft the league and watch things unfold without an ability to shift, substitute or replaced injured (or dare I say, suspended) players. So, here’s a snapshot […]

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There isn’t much to add. I was on-air at FOX Sports Radio on Wednesday night as the annual ESPY Awards telecast occurred. The social media response to Stuart Scott’s speech when receiving the Jimmy V Award left me anxiously awaiting my arrival home to hear it. It’s a mighty powerful eight minutes and three seconds […]

Enjoy the next round of World Cup competition. Save the endless spinning of the NBA Free Agency wheel. And hope that the offseason (pre-training camp) NFL chatter circles back to talk of camp battles instead of bathroom photos (Johnny Manziel) and legal woes (Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon). I’m going to slide off the grid momentarily […]

I saw this news item earlier today and smiled. Carmelo Anthony is one of the top prizes in this year’s NBA free agent class, producing nearly as many rumors and headlines as Olympics teammate and 2003-04 Draft classmate LeBron James. The NBA offseason has been more animated and energized than the 2013-14 regular season and, […]

Following the death of Ralph Wilson, a number of rumors surfaced regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills franchise. A number of home games in recent years were played in Toronto, thereby opening the door to myriad relocation options (it fills a lot of column inches here in Los Angeles whenever such issues occur). The […]

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What can I say? There are some movies that just hit you the right way. You have the phenomenon known as “being Shawshanked.” That is to say, “Shawshank Redemption” has become one of those movies that forces you to put an end to the channel-surfing and sit on the remote control. Over time, “Napoleon Dynamite” […]

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The Derek Jeter farewell tour continued this week in Seattle, and naturally there had to be a gift bestowed upon the future Hall of Famer. Jeter received a gift from his former double play partner Robinson Cano, who presented him with a $34,000 watch. The watch was of the Jay-Z Hublot line.