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I had the good fortune of attending Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Staples Center on Saturday. With the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings tied at one game each, the crowd was buzzing a full hour ahead of the puck drop. NHL Dignitaries lined the media area, and the [...]

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I love marketing. I love products that incorporate team logos and try to inspire and fuel a fan base. The Chicago Blackhawks put out a product that was the target of much derision, ridicule and scorn at the beginning of the week. “It’s just water.” “They won the Cup in Boston!” It sold out in [...]

It’s been a whirlwind week of updates in a sporting world that is normally quiet in late June. The Stanley Cup Final concluded on Monday night. The Blackhawks’ Game 6 win against the Bruins was about the only normal thing to occur. The hammer dropped on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in [...]

Harmon does exactly what you’d expect. He celebrates his Chicago roots and the improbable comeback by the Chicago Blackhawks to capture the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship. He discusses the celebration in Wrigleyville, the Conn Smythe Trophy debate and the laundry list of injuries that have been revealed. The closing minutes include some baseball talk and [...]

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Harmon’s Podcast 6.19 rolls up NBA Finals Game 6 chatter. It’s LeBron James, Jesus Shuttlesworth and fantastic finishes. The Heat & Spurs are rolling to Game 7, and Harmon lays it out. The NHL Stanley Cup Final moves to Game 4 on Wednesday with the Bruins holding a 2-1 advantage over the Blackhawks. Can the [...]

It’s time for ITSD: Harmon’s Podcast 6.13 . Today, I’m talking Stanley Cup Final and Andrew Shaw’s game-winner — “The Pinball Wizard” — NBA Finals Game 4, Jason Kidd’s new job and summer movies. Lock it in. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Harmon returns from a fantastic SoCal weekend to chat up Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals and the sudden roadblock to a dynasty, weekend box office, “No Peacocking” and more. Get it. I started it by going to the “Rock N’ Brews” in my neighborhood and cranking up the rock. Listen to internet radio with [...]

Harmon returned to blogtalkradio.com to discuss Monday night’s action in the NBA Playoffs, MLB milestones and struggles, fantasy heroes and duds, a busy night in Chicago, NFL mock drafts and have a chuckle with Peyton Manning and Shane Battier. Have a listen. Have a chuckle. Mock my brain freeze as I struggle to say “hallucinogenics.” [...]

I understand that two huge events, “March Madness” and Major League Baseball’s opening day, are just around the corner. As a Chicago native, my attention drifts toward the ice and the incredible season-opening streak put forth by the Blackhawks. That’s a long post to come following Tuesday night’s game against the Wild. I digress. Let’s [...]

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Jim Cornelison, who regularly sings the national anthem for the Chicago Blackhawks, stepped onto the field for Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks. The crowd, as it does during Blackhawks home games, added their voice. The roar of the crowd behind Cornelison is something that sometimes draws criticism. [...]

In the midst of myriad sports stories and the never-changing non-story of NBA free agency, a one-line note appeared in my inbox that former Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert had died. He was surrounded by family on a boat in Canada when he collapsed. He was 45. He was 45. I [...]

Go ahead and play the theme of “Rocky” one more time. Play it loud for Rocky Wirtz and the re-tooled, youthful, re-energized Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. I’ll admit it. My emotions got the best of me when Patrick Kane’s shot flipped past Michael Leighton at the 15:54 mark of the overtime period. I got [...]

On Monday night, I capped a holiday trip with a return flight on Delta out of Atlanta. I’ll spare you the details of the check-in process and security, as anyone who has flown through the ATL has at least one tale to tell. My reward for the inane start to the journey was that Delta [...]