Fans were treated to another NFL Films classic as part of this year’s enshrinement ceremony. Ed Sabol submitted his final film at age 94. If this doesn’t get you fired up for the 2011 season, check your pulse. Ed Sabol’s Final Film

Ever since he was rim-wrecking at LSU, fans and pundits (self included) have been enamored with Shaquille O’Neal. From his turn in “Blue Chips” and assorted films to the rap albums and, well, his dominance of the NBA. You can’t teach height. You can’t teach physicality. Height plus a big posterior to back guys under […]

Quotes from a Men’s Journal interview with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison popped up online Wednesday morning. I can only imagine the reaction at Steelers headquarters when the content was relayed. If you’ve followed Harrison’s career at all, you know that he’s a man who doesn’t mince words. The full interview will be available when […]

What would you have done? By now, you’re well aware that Derek Jeter collected his 3,000th career hit on Saturday against the Rays. It was the second hit in Jeter’s 5-for-5 performance, a home run off of David Price launched in the third inning. The montages of Jeter’s milestone hits have no doubt been played […]

The Heat certainly wanted to put behind Thursday’s meltdown against the Magic behind them. A trip to San Antonio and a test against the NBA’s top team would seem to the do the trick. What’s the old adage? “If you can’t get up for this game …” Forget about it. The Heat went into San […]

Later today, I’ll complete my second viewing of the Bears-Packers NFC Championship Game & I’ll return to do the full-on analysis and breakdown while putting this contest to bed. For now, I need to make a brief comment about THE story of the day. Or, at least it should have been the story of the […]

Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson of the Bills joined the FOX Blitz Package w/ Ben Maller & Tomm Looney to talk about the conference title games and the Value Player of the Year Award. Johnson also discusses his favorite actresses, TV shows and ponders Batman casting news. Stevie Johnson of the Bills

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the results of this year’s balloting. Two new members, pitcher Bert Blyleven and second baseman Roberto Alomar, will have plaques installed in the Cooperstown, NY shrine this summer. Blyleven won 287 games with a strong 3.31 ERA and 3,701 strikeouts (fifth all-time). He pitched 242 complete […]

Last week, Channing Crowder of the Dolphins had an issue recalling the name of venerable receiver Derrick Mason, referring to the longtime star as “the old guy.” He did demonstrate appreciation of Mason’s talent with a nod to his career once his memory was jogged. It didn’t matter. The bulletin board material appeared and the […]

Former football player turned wrestler Bill Goldberg used to ask the pointed question after spearing an opponent and circling the ring following a victory. “Who’s next?” There must be at least one person at the NCAA wondering the same thing. The dust hasn’t even settled on the Reggie Bush “improper benefits” investigation and now a […]

Each and every week, we dissect teams, players, injuries and individual matchups ad nausea. We try to find the holes in a defensive secondary or gaps in the trenches. No matter how well things play out according to plan, a single play can make all of your right “gut” feelings, the astute analysis and projections […]

As I watched the final seconds of the Raiders’ thrilling (confusing, bewildering ….) win over division rival San Diego, I noted the huge yardage total posted by Philip Rivers and started to delve through the game logs. I logged another notch on the dark side of the ledger when Alex Smith’s comeback effort against the […]

One of the things I do every day – it’s a veritable ritual – as I sit down to put my thoughts to paper to dissect stats, matchups and the news of the day, is to fire up the iTunes and get inspired by the bile, the vitriol, the unique world view of Adam Carolla. […]

Bishop Halpin Harmon PHI at DET (+6.5) DET PHI DET KC at CLE (-2) KC ARI at ATL (-6.5) ATL ATL ATL MIA at MIN (-5.5) MIA MIN MIN CHI at DAL (-7.5) CHI CHI CHI PIT at TEN (-5) PIT TEN PIT BAL at CIN (+2.5) CIN CIN CIN BUF at GB (-13) GB […]

Fantasy Football Glossary ACL: This is perhaps worst acronym that you can have associated with your running back, wide receiver or QB when reviewing the weekly injury report. The word “torn” in front of this acronym effectively ends the player’s season and sends you scurrying for a replacement. Auction Draft: A draft style in which […]

Over the weekend, the 49ers contemplated how to address the fact that second-year tailback Glen Coffee had decided to walk away from the NFL. The free agent pool was fairly thin, and myriad injuries in preseason games sent General Managers scrambling. The Saints signed former Washington tailback Ladell Betts to rebuild depth at tailback following […]

I Tweeted this early on Wednesday, but now that I have a minute, I thought I’d go beyond the 140-character limit to write about Kevin Durant. It was announced in a simple statement (via Twitter) that the superstar small forward (30.1 PPG in 2009-10) had quietly agreed to a five-year extension of his contract worth […]

Finally … I joked that I wasn’t going to sit and watch Game 7 after investing a ridiculous number of hours watching the three-month marathon that is the NBA Playoffs. Rip Van Winkle awoke to see that nothing had changed. The never-ending investigation of USC athletics … ended. Ubaldo won 13 games … almost as […]

The story lighting up talk shows and the blogosphere this morning isn’t the meltdown of LeBron James and the Cavaliers against the Celtics. It isn’t the pending re-vote of the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award following Brian Cushing’s positive test for a masking agent. It isn’t even the release of the Maxim 100 […]

Two weeks, I sat down and watched “Dancing With The Stars” for the first time in my life. I believe that a part of me died that day, or maybe I grew a little, I’m not sure. In the end, I was entertained and, well, my trigger-happy “recording” finger had set things for a series […]

On Monday, I was setting the DVR to tape “Dancing With The Stars.” I felt as though I’d been transported into the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” as the DVR questioned the move. “Are you sure?” Don’t judge me. You already set me up with “Project Runway” every week. Tape the show. Forget that I […]

“The Hurt Locker” sat on the shelf for almost an entire week following its arrival from Netflix. I apologize to anybody who experienced a delay in receiving a copy this week, but sometimes work just gets in the way.  And, I just couldn’t get myself in the right mood to pop it in the DVD […]

Get ready for a barrage of statistical nuggets to help you dominate your league and all of your in-office water cooler conversations. Wait … are there still water coolers in offices? In this area of the SwollenDome world, I’m going to load you up with some whimsical stat breaks, liner notes and tidbits to get […]