We love inspirational speeches. There’s no question about it. From the time we first grab a glove to hit the diamond, buckle a chinstrap or sit down in the classroom, we’re looking to be inspired. Coaches, teachers and parents work to find the proper words to elevate our performance and keep us on the path […]

I saw this over the weekend and finally had a minute to get this post up. There was a Portland report over the weekend where 18 people were indicted on charges that they ran a cockfighting ring in eastern Oregon and Washington. Included in the bust were a former County Sheriff’s Officer and a daughter […]

“Rocky” was a huge movie back in the mid-70s, an underdog story that thrust Sylvester Stallone into Hollywood superstardom and launched a series of movies. We all celebrated one-liners of the first two films and superior fight footage. “Rocky III” gave us Mr. T’s arrival as “Clubber Lang” and the brilliance of Hulk Hogan’s “Thunderlips.” […]

Longtime Washington scribe and Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee member David Elfin (@davidelfin) joined Nate Lundy and I to chat up the return of Robert Griffin III to the Redskins lineup, Nationals baseball and the trade deadline and the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process. Mr. Elfin took us behind the curtain […]

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MLB Insider Seth Everett, a member of the FOX Sports Radio family, joins “The Fantasy Freaks” to close out the “first half” of the Major League Baseball season. Nate Lundy and I queue up the questions on the highlights of the first half, trade chatter and a touch of Biogenesis. SethEverett714Freaks

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It was a busy weekend for “The Fantasy Freaks” on FOX Sports Radio. In addition to celebrating the social media movie event of the summer (“Sharknado”), Nate Lundy and I actually got a chance to talk about some real gridiron action. Howard Balzer, longtime NFL scribe and commentator, joined the show to talk about player […]

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The highly-publicized jersey exchange occurred this weekend in Foxborough. Fans lined up around Gillette Stadium to take the opportunity to swap out their Aaron Hernandez No. 81 jerseys. The Patriots offered a limited number of players in the exchange program. There were no Tim Tebow jerseys to be had. Those had to be purchased separately. […]

“Viva Puig!” It’s a battle cry heard across Los Angeles as the Cuban defector leads the Dodgers back into NL West contention. Across the United States, that sentiment is shared by fantasy owners who won the bidding war for Puig’s services. For the past several days, Major League Baseball pundits, former players and fans have […]

This past week, the Stanley Cup Final concluded with a Blackhawks victory over the Bruins in Boston. The next big event on the sports calendar was the NBA Draft and with it, myriad questions about trades and free agency. And, of course, there was some drama regarding the No. 1 pick. The Cavaliers shocked the […]

Harmon returns to the microphone for another 30 minutes of auditory brilliance. — NHL Playoffs (Game 7s) — NBA Playoffs (Tim Duncan and the Spurs, Flopping 101 and more) — MLB (news & notes from fantasyland) — Disney innovations — Kate Upton against Victoria’s Secret and so much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen […]

This came across my desk today, and I stopped down and watched it several times. Zach Sobiech is a 17-year-old fighting osteosarcoma, bone cancer that cannot be cured. He was told that he had several months to live and penned a song called “Clouds” to say goodbye. SoulPancake.com and Rainn Wilson reached out to friends […]

On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies organization celebrated an historic occurrence. The Rockies and the Sky Sox (Triple-A) both registered home shutouts on the same day. The fact was Tweeted by Sky Sox PR (@SkySoxGameDay). Let’s start in the minors. The Sky Sox cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Iowa Cubs, a team that ironically […]

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 […]

Evan Gattis is making the most of his opportunity in Brian McCann’s absence. Gattis hit his third home run of the season in Atlanta’s 8-0 win over the Marlins. He enters Thursday’s action with three home runs, six RBI and a robust .391 batting average (9-for-23). Not to be outdone, John Buck of the Mets […]

The first game of the 2013 Major League Baseball season was played on Sunday night. Everyone’s favorite punching bag, the Houston Astros, defeated the Texas Rangers by a count of 8-2. The number of “take a picture of the standings” Tweets that I read was positively astounding. Those Tweets were immediately followed by a barrage […]

Some time back, we welcomed former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive lineman Anthony “Spice” Adams to the Fantasy Freaks show on FOX Sports Radio. Adams, of course, found post-football success online with a series of entertaining video bits that spoke to life as a free agent. Well, after dominating a “Dancing With The […]

“I never had the proper guidance,” he said. “Nobody showed me the way.” Shabazz Muhammad’s father has been on a mission to guide his children to big-time athletic success since birth. The L.A. Times offers a fascinating review of Ron Holmes’ drive and the series of maneuvers, meetings and conversations required to get the UCLA […]

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I was traversing the Los Angeles Times during my morning coffee break and stumbled across this article from Matt Pearce. Now, I was already aware of a hoax that was perpetrated in Oregon where someone ordered some 6,000 boxes of cookies on behalf of a business. The community rallied to reduce inventory and make up […]

On Tuesday afternoon, the 2013 NFL calendar popped off. Those following more than a handful of NFL beat writers and insiders probably turned to the antacid or pharmaceuticals to stave off dizziness from the barrage of Tweets. Some of the signings went down easily, more than a few sparked Twitter debates between experts, and others […]

I don’t believe this early-afternoon announcement on “NFL Signing Day” comes as much of a shock, but future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez announced that he has decided to return for the 2013 season. “I informed the Falcons I would like to return for one more shot.” Gonzalez had said all along that he was […]

Yes, I quoted Samuel L. Jackson from “Pulp Fiction.” The Seahawks pulled off a big move on Monday morning by acquiring receiver/returned Percy Harvin from the Vikings. In return, the Vikings received two draft choices in 2013 (including a first-round selection) and one pick in 2014. Harvin had long been rumored to be on the […]

Following The Leaders Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevy Analysis: Sometimes you have to take the chalk. Johnson won the Daytona 500 before finishing second in the Subway Fresh Fit 500. He’s locked and loaded already, and that’s bad news for the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series. The big run continues this week at Las […]

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 […]