I don’t know what I expected when I clicked the link, but I felt compelled to do so. An Illinois man was charged with abusing his pet peacock “Phyl,” a crime discovered while police were investigating an allegation about the “indecent solicitation of a child.” “David Beckman, 64, of the 600 block of East Devon […]

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, […]

The Lakers put another jersey up into the rafters on Tuesday night. All ill feelings dissipated and Shaq was welcomed back to Staples Center for the pomp and circumstance. Oh, and the Lakers and Mavericks were set to renew the rivalry as they battle for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. As you’d expect, […]

It’s only appropriate that I discuss seasonality on the first day of Spring. We compartmentalize our lives and roll through the year with expectations, processes and traditions associated with the weather. Get a chill in the air and we immediately get ready to strap on helmets and shoulder pads. When the ice melts, as they’d […]

As longtime listeners of my run with The Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio know, Rainn Wilson has been a friend to the program and an active participant in fantasy football leagues. I am curious to find out whether “The Office” fantasy league(s) will continue for 2013, but for now, I take pause to celebrate […]

A large clothing store in Sweden is drawing attention for a change in the mannequins used at the store. Like fashion magazines and print ads, clothing store mannequins have drawn criticism for failing to reflect reality. That is to say, the clothes being draped fail to speak to and reflect the body types of the […]

I read this headline on Tuesday morning and did a double-take. The famed “Heart Attack Grill” of Las Vegas lost its biggest fan and unofficial spokesperson when John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week. The 52-year-old burger aficionado was a fixture at the Fremont Street location. Owner Jon Basso said, “He’s the only person […]

Quarterbacks 1. Christian Ponder, MIN: Ponder dominated the 49ers in Sunday’s shocking win. Yes, I like the look of the Minnesota offense running forward. A healthy AP in the backfield opens up play-action, and defenses looking to stack the box get hit by Harvin, Rudolph and reinstated wideout Jerome Simpson. 2. Andy Dalton, CIN: Dalton […]

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I felt that I needed to post this story out of Ohio. It’s one of the more bizarre news items that you’ll see across the wires and sad on a number of levels. Over 50 exotic animals, including many that are large and potentially dangerous, were released from the Muskingum County Animal Farm by their […]

On Wednesday night, Atlanta hurler Jair Jurrjens continued his fantastic rebound season with another lights-out effort against the Rockies. Jurrjens allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. He reduced his ERA to a ridiculous 1.87 mark (1.06 WHIP) and earned his 12th win of the season. Jurrjens has achieved […]

We may not have an agreement, but we have smack-talking in the rough-and-tumble AFC North. LaMarr Woodley of the Steelers talks of keeping Joe Flacco ringless and lays out his top linebackers. Woodley Speaks AFC and Linebackers

The reigning AL Rookie of the Year saved 40 games last season. Neftali Feliz forced early drafters to sit up and take notice on Thursday. Feliz started Thursday’s game against the Indians and pitched two scoreless innings (36 pitches). He struggled with his control in the first inning, but eventually pitched out of a jam […]

As we get set for the next round of labor negotiations in the major televised sports, including what could be a lengthy pause in the NBA world after this year’s Finals, I thought I’d put the spotlight on another sport in jeopardy. In this case, it’s not a matter of finding an answer to splitting […]

On Tuesday’s edition of “the well-listened to Dan Patrick Show,” disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy called in to discuss the NBA Playoffs and sell some books. He cited examples of plays in the fourth game of the Orlando-Boston series that pointed to referees’ exertion of undue influence to thwart the potential sweep. He also […]