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I know that this story has now been shared and posted all over the blogosphere. Given my Chicago roots, it’s a story that resonates with me and turns back time to “afternoons with Harry” on WGN-TV. I grew up on the South Side, a White Sox fan, but day baseball and stories from Harry Caray [...]

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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 – [...]

We’re rapidly approaching the deadline for highly-coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. According to YES Network, Tanaka has sorted through the proposals and whittled the number of candidates to two. The Yankees are reportedly one of the remaining teams in the mix after removing Alex Rodriguez’s cash from the books. The other team on the short [...]

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It’s another rough week in Harmonville. I’ve been floating in the .500 world. This week rolled badly. Game Spread Straight Up Against The Spread Cincinnati at Miami CIN –2.5 CIN CIN Kansas City at Buffalo KC -3.5 KC KC San Diego at Washington WAS -.5 WAS WAS New Orleans at New York Jets NO -5.5 [...]

On Monday afternoon, news broke that The Rolling Stones would welcome a special guest to the stage for the final show in the three-show Chicago run. That special guest was country-pop sensation Taylor Swift. My daughters know “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and a few classics. I figured they could wait a few [...]

Consider this the teaser for the greatness to come as SwollenDome.com begins to ponder the 2013 NFL season. Below, I roll out the preliminary quarterback rankings for standard leagues. At the end of June, I will release a comprehensive fantasy football draft guide, replete with player profiles, team analysis, schedule reviews and countless performance breakdowns. [...]

“Inside The Swollen Dome” — Harmon’s Podcast — returns for Tuesday with a discussion of the NBA Draft Lottery, Super Bowl destinations, Vinny Del Negro’s firing and the coaching rumor mill, continuing woes in Los Angeles baseball and much, much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

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 [...]

This is a story that popped up a couple days ago following the controversial finish between the Bulls and Nuggets earlier this week. Former NBA player Kendall Gill and BTN Tim Doyle got into it on the set of the “Sports Talk Live” show on CSN. Gill has reportedly been suspended indefinitely after going after [...]

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 [...]

Brian Kelly was hoping to get the season started in style on “The Emerald Isle.” Instead, he’s facing another preseason issue following commentator Allen Pinkett’s comments about the makeup of the Notre Dame roster. The need for “criminals,” as Pinkett put it during an interview with The Score 670 in Chicago, has blown up into [...]

Early Wednesday morning, I’m catching a flight to Chicago. After taking the city by storm, I will be taking in opening day ceremonies at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday against the Tigers. I’ll be posting sporadically in the next few days. There are a ton of huge stories to be dissected and reviewed, and soon [...]

The matchup was set a little more than a week ago. Jokes circulated throughout the blogosphere and the Twitter-verse about the battle between “2 1/2 Men” and “Derrick Rose’s Chicago Bulls.” Be it a television show, off-Broadway play or film, you could just envision the poster. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose received all [...]