NFL history is filled with big plays, heroes, villains and unforgettable figures. Bill Romanowski was one of the most outspoken and dominant defensive forces in the game during his career. Romanowski played 16 years in the NFL, spending time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in four [...]
Panini America has made a huge splash of late with its “Flawless” and “Immaculate” Basketball products. You can find full write-ups and images of the basketball products here. But, Panini America has also been in a partnership with the Denver Broncos for the past several years. This Sunday, the Broncos will present a “Salute to [...]
As I’m sure you’re well aware, “Anchorman 2″ will hit the big screen during the holiday season. On Sunday morning, FOX Fantasy with Mike Harmon and Mike North on FOX Sports Radio will welcome one of the stars of the film, David Koechner, to the big show. We’ll be chatting about this film, the legacy [...]
The Raiders were obliterated by the Broncos on Monday Night Football, as Peyton Manning posted the highest completion of his career (more than 20 attempts). Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker all caught touchdown passes. Demaryius Thomas recorded 10 receptions, and the running backs reportedly played rock-paper-scissors to decide who got the goal-line carry. [...]
I would just toss it up to Peyton Manning on the strength of his seven-touchdown performance in Week 1 against the Ravens. That would be too easy. We expected Manning to post a strong day and he delivered in a huge way. The Fantasy Man-Crush for Week 1 rolls to tight end Julius Thomas, who [...]
Superstar wide receiver Demaryius Thomas addresses the media following the Broncos’ explosive Week 1 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Forget the banners and preseason hoopla. Peyton Manning carved up the Baltimore secondary, and his top wide receiver made his mark.
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 Denver Post reports that Troy Tulowitzki faces a lengthy stay on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a broken rib on his right side. The injury occurred when Tulowitzki dove for a groundball on June 6 and caused Tulowitzki great discomfort. He’s expected to be sidelined for some 4-6 weeks. Josh Rutledge will [...]
These might be my favorite bits from “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon. Whenever he bridges the sarcasm and wit with music, good things happen. Just go find the Neil Young bits. Here’s the third iteration of “Tebowie,” where Fallon pays tribute to the quarterback while donning David Bowie-like garb from the 70s. We saw the [...]
Every once in a while, you see a note about a unique piece of sports memorabilia that makes you take pause. Sometimes, it’s a bat used to slam a franchise-identifying home run. Sometimes, it’s a jersey, a helmet or a baseball that fans blow up. And then, I saw a reference to this gem from [...]
Peyton Manning has long thrilled football fans, from his time as a member of the Tennessee Volunteers to Indianapolis to Denver. He’s given us countless laugh-out-loud moments as a pitchman, and his Saturday Night Live hosting gig is on the medal stand for athlete appearances (see an example below). I give Manning the Fantasy Man-Crush [...]
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.” [...]
You could almost hear the record needle scratch. ‘ On Sunday morning’s edition of “The FOX Fantasy Freaks” radio show, I introduced the topic of Tim Tebow’s forthcoming appearance at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, a mega-church run by the controversial Dr. Robert Jeffress. At the time I raised the topic, I questioned the [...]
Harmon returns to the microphone, the first “Inside The Swollen Dome” podcast for 2013, to discuss this week’s NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round. Peyton Manning and the Broncos fall: Who’s to blame? Ryan survives. Brady marches on … and Kaepernick becomes a superhero.
As we begin a new week of writing and ranting in the Dome, we have to stop an exhale. Following a terrible, miserable and, at times, unwatchable Wild Card round, fans, fantasy owners and football-watchers were treated to four fantastic games. A number of water cooler topics spawned out of the games. Here are some [...]
Sure, I could go the easy route and highlight the genius of C.J. Spiller and his 10.1 YPC average through two weeks. I could extol the virtues of Robert Griffin III or Reggie Bush’s dominance of the Raiders. But, I won’t. I’m giving the Week 2 FMC nod to Broncos running back Willis McGahee. McGahee [...]
After our long national nightmare, the NFL offseason, ended on Wednesday with the first kickoff for Giants-Cowboys. On Sunday, we watched Andrew Luck take his first snaps as the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. The former Indianapolis quarterback, Peyton Manning, would later take the field in Denver against the Steelers. Luck struggled through his debut [...]
He’s a two-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Famer. He’s now charged with leading the Broncos back on the road to New Orleans and the Lombardi Trophy. In a week when Roger Goodell laid the proverbial smackdown to the Saints in the bounty scandal and left no question as to his authority, Elway did [...]
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 [...]
Last night, Jimmy Fallon returned to the airwaves with the phenomenon that is “Tebowie” to discuss the current situation in Denver. How often do you get to use the word “smite” in a song?
I like things with a “Mania” or “Sanity” or the like on the like as a suffix to surnames. I guess it started when I was a young boy and heard the opening strains of “Eye of the Tiger.” Don’t tell me that you weren’t transfixed by Hulkamania! In all seriousness, I’m in need of [...]
Peyton Manning is running through his “Free Agent World Tour,” and the list of would-be suitors have lined up around the block. The Broncos, Dolphins and Cardinals have gotten a ton of ink, but you still have the Titans, Texans, Seahawks and several others floating around. I remember folks tossing around the concept of a [...]
Millions of people sat in front of their televisions awaiting the annual unveiling of the NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket. I decided to sit this one out. I’d already experienced several days of uninterrupted “Bracketology,” watched countless games across myriad conferences and waded through blogs, columns and video analysis while preparing for my Sunday morning radio [...]
Across the Twitterverse & various social media sites, the world of sports talk radio and water coolers (I used the term loosely) everywhere, a single name dominated Monday’s conversations. The BCS Championship Game was just hours away, but those discussions of title splits, SEC fatigue, Nick Saban’s countenance and Les Miles’ creativity were an afterthought. [...]