I saw this news item earlier today and smiled. Carmelo Anthony is one of the top prizes in this year’s NBA free agent class, producing nearly as many rumors and headlines as Olympics teammate and 2003-04 Draft classmate LeBron James. The NBA offseason has been more animated and energized than the 2013-14 regular season and, […]

In the end, does it matter? The Twitterverse was buzzing on Sunday as the sporting world awaited the “results” of the 2012-13 NBA MVP balloting. There was no drama. The games had already been played, so the coronation was the only thing awaiting the well-rested LeBron James. Truly, there could not have been a less […]

I was going to give the “Fantasy Man-Crush” nod to Nate Robinson following his brilliant performance in the triple-OT win over the Nets on Saturday. With Derrick Rose still OUT and Joakim Noah ailing, the sometimes-maddening Robinson took over the game in the final minutes of regulation and owned the highlight shows — even with […]

Harmon returns to the microphone to scream about the first round of the NFL Draft, his own mock draft , NBA Playoffs and more. He calls for video chat Kobe as coach, a summer of peace for Derrick Rose and offers investing advice for the degenerates among you. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome […]

Monday was a beautiful day here “Inside The Swollen Dome.” The podcast returned after a hiatus – call it a renewal with Vol. 1, Episode 1. I recapped the weekend’s events, got a little bit into the NBA Playoffs, Derrick Rose, early baseball returns, news of the weird and a wee bit of NFL schedule […]

Pundits across the nation and Chicago fans declared the Bulls’ season finished following Saturday’s crushing blow. In the hours since Derrick Rose crumpled to the floor in the final 90 seconds of Chicago’s Game 1 victory over the 76ers, his presence in the game and Tom Thibodeau’s decision-making have been dissected one million ways. Kyle […]

The Big Three got it done. You can spew hate against “The Decision.” You may deride LeBron James for his exit from Cleveland or mock Chris Bosh. I won’t begrudge you that. You’re entitled to your opinions. But, I will ask a simple question. Wouldn’t you move from Cleveland to Miami, pocket a pile of […]

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 […]