The Twitterverse, social media and 24-hour news cycle this week was replete with punchlines about former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and a trio of arrests. Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press spoke with Young’s father, who advised of a long-running attempt to get the troubled wide receiver help and support at offsite […]

Harmon returns to the microphone, free and clear to roam the worlds of sports, entertainment and pop culture. In this episode, Harmon slams the Knicks’ funeral plans and talks about the big topics affecting the NBA Playoffs. Mark Jackson, anyone? The Thunder employed the intentional foul strategy against the Rockets … and failed miserably. Harmon […]

The “Around The League” blog with Gregg Rosenthal picked up on a report from JSOnline regarding HGH use in the NFL. According to the report, an anonymous NFL player spoke of HGH as being “Not tested and easy to get.” The league and the NFLPA have acknowledged the problem, but they have yet to hammer […]

The countdown is running quickly toward zeroes. With great pageantry and trumpets blaring, the 2013 NFL Draft will begin at 8pm ET. Roger Goodell will walk to the podium to announce that the Kansas City Chiefs “are on the clock.” And, then they may not be. There’s great speculation about the pick. If the Chiefs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everybody chant with me. “Be aggressive! Be — Be — Aggressive!” Alright, so there might have been a “Bring It On” reference at some point this week that got random cheers stuck up in the Dome. The flag is being raised on a new era for the Dome, and I commemorate this period with the […]

The Twitterverse was abuzz on Tuesday morning with great anticipation for the start of free agency. I assume somebody saw the famous “Twitter Whale” along the way, but my unending run of innumerable Tweets from NFL Insiders and beat reporters forged ahead without fail. My head was spinning as the countdown clock wound to zero. […]

We have entered the most derisive and polarizing week of the NFL calendar. OK, perceived draft-day errors enrage fan bases and send the social media realm into a tailspin. This week, NFL coaches, management and the media horde descends upon Indianapolis for the annual right of passage, the much-maligned and often-mocked NFL Combine. From “T-Shirt […]

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.

The focus of NFL talk when it comes to health has been concentrated on head trauma and concussions. Certainly, there have been a number of highly-publicized incidents and deaths, including future Hall of Famer Junior Seau, in addition to the ever-expanding lawsuit. Dan LeBatard of The Miami Herald pulled back the curtain and took us […]

The Chicago Bears have launched what can be generously called an “inclusive” or “exhaustive” search to find a replacement for Lovie Smith. The number of potential candidates has soared into double-digits, and it seems that each new day adds another name. This much is clear. The Bears are looking for someone to bring the offense […]

On Monday, football fans constantly refreshed their Twitter feeds to read the latest accounts from NFL insiders and local scribes. It was the morning after the final games of the 2012 regular season, and we all knew what was coming. I talked about it with my colleagues as we prepped content for Sunday’s Week […]

As always, we await some information on those outstanding injuries. Here is the first-look at this week’s rankings heading into the Saturday night matchup between Atlanta and Detroit. Let’s get it on. Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

I quote Ozzy Osbourne as we enter Week 13 of this NFL season. “I love you all.” It’s been a crazy run to this point, and owners have stalked the waiver wire and rolled over their rosters in pursuit of a playoff berth. The injury list reads for several pages. You might wish to just […]

Best 1. NYG — NO, @ ATL, @ BAL 2. NYJ — @ JAX, @ TEN, SD 3. DEN — @ OAK, @ BAL, CLE 4. OAK — DEN, KC, @ CAR 5. KC — @ CLE, @ OAK, IND 6. TEN — @ IND, NYJ, @ GB Worst — Counting Back 32. ARI — […]

The games of Week 8 begin Thursday night with the Vikings hosting the Buccaneers. Can you believe that there’s snow falling right now in Minnesota? I also saw Tweets talking about snow falling up in the mountains in Colorado. Meanwhile, it’s still in the 60’s in Chicago. Remember, the Bills, Texans, Ravens and Bengals take […]

You can pick your biggest failure from Week 3 of the NFL season. There are many, many candidates in what was one of the wildest Sundays in recent NFL memory. 1. We’ve already written extensively about Cam Newton’s struggles on Thursday night. 2. Jay Cutler, CHI vs. STL: The Bears handled the Rams. Cutler and […]

The draft season is in full swing, and fantasy owners are perusing rankings across sites, making their notes and perhaps giving players their own “eye test” by watching some preseason action. One of the players that keeps popping up in discussions about his positional rank is Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan. This phenomenon occurred before his […]

On Wednesday, Harmon joined “Zinno & Haynie” to chat about the NFL, including the latest news and notes around the league. Listen to Harmon on “Zinno & Haynie”.

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The time has come …. Here are the initial 2012 Fantasy Football rankings inside the Dome. Updated blurbs to come this evening, as well as a mountain of data. Spreadsheet heaven! Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

Each year, I make several long treks along our nation’s highways to take in the glorious sounds of crashing helmets, popping pads and air horns. Yes, I said air horns. It’s a Pavlovian experience. You might not understand. There is a magic in the air that surrounds training camps. You’re not watching NFL players under […]

Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans stepped off of the practice field and grabbed a phone to talk with The Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio. Peter Burns, Nate Lundy and I attacked the tackling machine with questions from all angles, and he defeated us handily. We talked about Wade Phillips’ coaching style, changes on […]

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