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I saw this one while traversing the hometown newspaper the other day and had to smile. The Chicago Tribune included an article detailing former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka’s decision to become a spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza. The original Al’s is nestled behind my high school – St. Ignatius College Prep – […]

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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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Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie joined Jay Mohr on FOX Sports Radio to look at the college football world and to delve into the developing Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation in Miami. Here is Flutie discussing his arrival in Chicago and some rough treatment as a rookie with the defending champion Bears. […]

How did Week 3 treat you? Are you banking on a huge Monday night performance from Peyton Manning or members of his band of merry men? There was some good, some bad and some downright ugly play on the Sunday slate. Colin Kaepernick owners are wringing their hands following another terrible performance. The absence of […]

Can Christian Ponder solve the Chicago defense? Which defense gives an inch in that highly anticipated Seattle-San Francisco game? Will that “must start against” option emerge in Week 2? Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

The NFL kicked off the 2013 season with a high-scoring, wild affair in Denver. Peyton Manning posted a game for the ages, ripping apart a tired and over-matched Baltimore defense. The game played even for a half prior to Michael Oher’s injury, and the surgeon-like Manning went to work. Naturally, Harmon was quick to reach […]

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It’s quickly coming into focus. In 20 days, the National Football League will begin its 2013 regular season. Fans and fantasy owners dismiss the first two weeks of the preseason schedule, citing the lack of playing time for regulars and embracing the lazy talk show fodder of preseason ticket prices. The first jaw-dropping hit of […]

It’s time to sound the horn on the start of the 2013 Fantasy Football season. Harmon’s First-Take 2013 Fantasy Football WR Rankings are here. As with the Tight End and Running Back positions, there is absolutely zero debate to be had about which players leads this position. Calvin Johnson was tackled eight times inside the […]

The tight end position is deep with quality fantasy options this season. However, the top of the board has been impacted greatly in the past month. Sure, Jimmy Graham is still there at the top of the board. Fantasy owners must decide whether to draft Rob Gronkowski and quickly return to the position for a […]

It’s a year of change in 2013. The longtime heroes of fantasy defenses, Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis, have entered retirement. Ed Reed is playing with the Texans, who have the freakishly athletic J.J. Watt leading the charge. How quickly will Brian Cushing get back in the mix? Let’s light up the rankings and let […]

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. […]

As the countdown clock ran down on the Chicago Bears, my social media timelines were replete with derisive and dismissive comments regarding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. And, I would be lying if I didn’t expect to see the discussions of his off-field episode come to the surface. I had hoped that it would be […]

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’m not going to play for that … not for the Bears, at least.” Brian Urlacher discussed the path to being released on Wednesday with Jim Miller and Alex Marvez on SiriusXM Sports. Urlacher’s separation from the Bears makes him the latest decorated veteran defensive player to seek new options. He joins Dwight Freeney, Ed […]

The Chicago Bears have launched what can be generously called an “inclusive” or “exhaustive” search to find a replacement for Lovie Smith. The number of potential candidates has soared into double-digits, and it seems that each new day adds another name. This much is clear. The Bears are looking for someone to bring the offense […]

On Monday, football fans constantly refreshed their Twitter feeds to read the latest accounts from NFL insiders and local scribes. It was the morning after the final games of the 2012 regular season, and we all knew what was coming. I talked about it with my FOXSports.com colleagues as we prepped content for Sunday’s Week […]

The finale of Week 11 was not the powerhouse matchup that the NFL world had anticipated. Chicago came to San Francisco with Jason Campbell under center, while Colin Kaepernick got the nod for Jim Harbaugh’s squad. Kaepernick used his legs quite a bit against the Rams in that strange game against St. Louis in Week […]

The games of Week 4 provided a veritable laundry list of fantastic performances. You can circle to the ridiculous performance turned in by Roddy White of the Falcons in the narrow victory over the Panthers. He logged eight receptions for 169 yards with two touchdowns while tag-team partner Julio Jones offered a single catch on […]

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“Are you not entertained?” “Is this not why you are here?” – Maximus, “Gladiator” We often talk of sports in terms of violence. Our video games are becoming more and more realistic, and the top properties involve war, gore and, oftentimes, disturbing imagery. Hell, do you remember the old NHL video games? You know, the […]

It’s been an interesting two weeks across this sporting landscape. We celebrated that annual rite of spring, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (You didn’t think I was going to say Major League Baseball spring training, did you?) The NFL calendar year started with a flurry of activity and big-dollar contracts. I’ll forgo the laundry list […]

The first day of the NFL calendar brought with it the expected flurry of activity. Visions of giant zeroes dances through our heads and the number of high-“two-comma” players expanded quickly. Twitter feeds couldn’t reload fast enough to keep up with the unending string of rumors, conjecture and speculation. If only for a little while, […]

I’ll get into the Carson Palmer trade to Oakland in another post. This is an interesting one with the trade deadline looming in the NFL. Matt Forte and the Bears are at a standstill in contract negotiations. His future in Chicago is most definitely in question. A Chicago Tribune report (reissued by NFL.com) discusses that […]