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On Tuesday night, my tag-team partner in radioland, Jason Smith, and I were discussing the 2014 NCAA Women’s Championship Game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Connecticut Huskies. I had likened the coaches’ press conference comments to the “house show” rants of professional wrestlers from my youth. For the uninitiated, the [...]

You know that I love the investing angle of every conversation and following the flow of cash. Well, the early odds are in for the big chair at “Late Night” at CBS, one day after David Letterman announced his departure. Letterman said that his last show would occur sometime during 2015. Of course, the speculative [...]

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This weekend, Hollywood lost one of its finest actors. Even if his name escapes you, you know the face immediately. James Rebhorn, died this weekend following a lengthy fight with skin cancer. The venerable actor appeared most recently on “Homeland.” You remember him from such films as “Scent Of A Woman,” “My Cousin Vinny,” and, [...]

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I had the great fortune to spend a few minutes with Hall of Famer Jerry Rice during Super Bowl week in New York/New Jersey. He told me tales of his Super Bowl prep work, sleepless nights in anticipation of a scoring opportunity and broke down the goods for the Denver-Seattle game. Rice’s appearance on Radio [...]

The good folks at MLBFanCave gave us a brilliant spin on the recent Spike Jonze movie “Her.” What if the idea of the operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johannson in the film, was expanded and we were offered other options? The MLBFanCave spin inserted the voice of Harry Caray in the mix. You can watch [...]

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It’s an indelible image of the Fall Classic. Mike Piazza’s bat was shattered as he swung at a Roger Clemens pitch. Part of the bat barrel went toward the mound, and Clemens famously threw the sharp piece in Piazza’s direction. Well, that’s not the end of the story. What happened to the bat? Jeff Mangold, [...]

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Ric Flair celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday, as I’ve been reminded by many of my wrestling-loving media brethren all morning. The legendary grappler remains a fixture in the business, particularly as the WWE trumpets the arrival of its 24-hour network. I’ll log a separate post on the network itself later in the week. Well, [...]

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This story came from USA Today earlier today. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are going to wear a “Bacon-Themed” uniform in games this year. Check out the “For The Win” column. I feel like I need one of these caps for the collection. One question: Is it “Scratch-and-Sniff?”

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Early in our run on “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio, we were given the story of Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea. He was accompanied by a number of ex-NBA players to produce a basketball game in Pyongyang. Along the way, we watched Rodman lead a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to [...]

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The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season kicks off with the proverbial “Super Bowl” of the circuit at Daytona. Those stuck in cold climates will enjoy the sights and sounds from Florida, as FOX Sports starts the season right. Of course, the advent of a new season gives us myriad storylines to track. Tony Stewart, [...]

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Last month, radio stations descended on the Sheraton Times Square for the annual congregation that accompanies the Super Bowl. During the week leading up to the game, current and former players, Hollywood stars and media personalities do interviews with these stations, often to promote a product or charitable cause. They generally roll through their careers, [...]

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One of the stories we followed into the 2014 Olympics in Sochi was that of the Jamaican Bobsled Team. Sure, there have been more than a few references to “Cool Runnings” and we’ve all wondered aloud about equipment availability and performance. There was a crowdsourcing effort to raise funds to get the team to Sochi. [...]

Romanowski

NFL history is filled with big plays, heroes, villains and unforgettable figures. Bill Romanowski was one of the most outspoken and dominant defensive forces in the game during his career. Romanowski played 16 years in the NFL, spending time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in four [...]

One of the most passionate voices in sports talk, Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR in Seattle, joined “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk up the rivalry, Joe Montana’s critique of Colin Kaepernick, extreme concession stand treats, the “Twelve-Cent Starbucks” promotion, the buzz around the greater Seattle area and, of course, the [...]

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The long, arduous road to Super Bowl XLVIII (48) is winding toward a dramatic finish. This weekend, NFL fans and fantasy owners will celebrate AFC and NFC Championship Games. The storylines are everywhere, from the battle for legacy in the AFC between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to the rise of a heated NFC West [...]

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It’s time to rack it up again with another Fair Market Fantasy contest. I had great success in the Wild Card round and won my 10-team contest, getting tremendous value from T.Y. Hilton and Donald Brown in the Colts’ ridiculous comeback victory over the Chiefs. Ladarius Green makes a repeat appearance in my TE slot. [...]

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Longtime listeners to my ranting know of my obsession with Peter Griffin and the one-liners put forth by Seth MacFarlane and his team on “Family Guy.” One episode and its dialogue routinely makes it way into conversations and diatribes and, given the obsession with the Neckbeard of one Andrew Luck, the timing of this article [...]

The 256-game marathon to the NFL Playoffs finally concluded last weekend with a wild, though familiar, ending in Dallas. The Cowboys fell to the Eagles, a game that concluded with a Kyle Orton interception and a lot of hand-wringing. Of course, the close of the regular season also signaled the end of most fantasy competitions. [...]

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For most members of the Fantasy Football universe, the regular season came to an end in conjunction with the closing of Candlestick Park. The late interception return by NaVarro Bowman for a touchdown surely changed outcomes in a large number of leagues. The game-ending interception from Matt Ryan sent an unfortunate few to an untimely, [...]

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Harmon’s back with the next round of rankings for Week 15. We’re anxiously awaiting word on Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Eddie Lacy and a host of would-be stars in this all-important playoff week. Either way, Thursday Night Football between the Chargers and Broncos promises a scoring barrage. Can we top last week’s touchdown parade?

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Harmon reunites with Tracy Hackler of Panini America to discuss new trading card releases (Immaculate Basketball), the autograph redemption process (and a huge mail day for people waiting on Tom Brady product), jersey cards, the NFL Playoff picture and Black Friday. According to a study by industry experts, Panini’s “Black Friday” promotion drove nearly $1.4 [...]

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The Onion and Lenovo put together a series of videos following a fantasy team from creation through the playoffs. There are eight videos in the series that show the scouting process, draft day and the excruciating in-season roster management. What if Alfred Morris and Larry Fitzgerald were lobbying for a starting spot in your Flex [...]

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The Fantasy Football Playoffs begin with a huge battle – look at me sell – in the AFC South between the Texans and Jaguars. Do you trust Maurice Jones-Drew and his four-game scoring streak? Are you willing to gamble with Case Keenum? It’s a schedule that includes some high-scoring games (DAL-CHI, NYG-SD and maybe TEN-DEN?) [...]