I asked a friend of mine in Baltimore media when the Orioles were going to dive into the trading pool early on Tuesday. He responded by predicting the acquisition of a relief pitcher. The Orioles acquired Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez successfully closed out all 10 [...]
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. [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported earlier on Wednesday that the Packers signed their powerhouse tight end to a two-year deal. Finley’s deal will reportedly pay out $14-15 million, and much of it is being front-loaded. On a grand scale, it’s a huge win for Finley, who will next hit free agency at 26 years old. [...]
Greg Jennings left Sunday’s beatdown of the Raiders because of a sprained knee. Per Mike Spoffard of Packers.com, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy advised reporters that Jennings would miss several weeks of action. He added that the team believes that Jennings will be available and ready for the playoff run. In the interim, you’ll see [...]
After watching the US Women’s victory over France, I set about the rest of my day and took care of some yelling, blogging and myriad other pre-vacation duties. As such, I didn’t see the ESPYs live (I think the replay is taping now). I did log in to check the Twitter scoreboard later in the [...]
Kids’ bedtimes took me away from the computer and draft coverage. So, I’m going rapid-fire for these Final Seven. Let’s rock and roll. #26: Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh to Kansas City (Baltimore’s clock had expired) — Cassel and Bowe get much-needed help #27: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado to Baltimore — I thought he’d end up [...]
The countdown is on. I’m putting together the bags and readying my head for what will assuredly become a five-day marathon. At 6:10 am PT, the wheels should be up and I’ll be crashed out for a brief nap before arriving in Dallas. I don’t suspect that the weather will stop me out of LA, [...]
Zach Zaidman, sideline reporter for The Chicago Bears Network, appeared on Chicago’s “The Score 670″ with Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein to talk about Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. In addition to breaking down the game, Zaidman offered up his interview with third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie following the game. Hanie talks up the game, but the [...]
The Green Bay Post-Gazette was issued with a fairly sizable gaffe (literally and figuratively) in its headline about this weekend’s forthcoming NFC North battle. Perhaps someone in copyediting was channeling his or her inner Rex Ryan?
Rodgers took care of business in the Wild Card round in defeating the Eagles. He dominated the Falcons in the divisional round to set up Round III of the NFC North battle with the Bears. Rodgers passed for 366 yards with three touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the 48-21 blowout win over Atlanta. [...]
A tired Harmon (no, he was not out running around until late, he did the dream in a dream in a dream nonsense of “Inception”) previews tonight’s Falcons-Packers game. Is Eric Weems the wild card again? Will the Packers commit to the power running game and James Starks for the second straight week? Harmon Minute: [...]
Mike Harmon and John Halpin reconvene for the first time in awhile to discuss the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Harmon proffers his predictions, they talk a bit about their MLB mock draft and have some fun with the glory of snow days. F15 Wednesday: Halpin Returns Check out the archives at Fantasy15Podcast.com .
It’s only appropriate that my mind drifts to the famous NFL Films “The Autumn Wind” clip (see it here ) as news begins to circulate about the possibility of Mike Leach sailing his pirate ship to Maryland. That battle cry is also playing loudly as the Raiders get set for a Week 15 battle against [...]
Here are my picks for Week 3 — Straight up — Against the spread to come. Cincinnati at Carolina: Cincinnati Buffalo at New England: New England San Francisco at Kansas City: San Francisco Tennessee at New York Giants: New York Giants Cleveland at Baltimore: Baltimore Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay: Pittsburgh Atlanta at New Orleans: New [...]