It’s time to start breaking down the good, bad and ugly coming out of Week 1 of the NFL season. As always, we here Inside The Dome like to highlight the leading targets and monitor pass distribution to note trends. And, while we can make a judgment and perhaps draw a distinction between the second […]

The NFL kicked off the 2013 season with a high-scoring, wild affair in Denver. Peyton Manning posted a game for the ages, ripping apart a tired and over-matched Baltimore defense. The game played even for a half prior to Michael Oher’s injury, and the surgeon-like Manning went to work. Naturally, Harmon was quick to reach […]

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You fully expect Houston workhorse Arian Foster to appear among the leaders in the touch count summary. He led the league with 391 touches in 2012. “RoboBack” Adrian Peterson finished second with 388 touches, and the other members of the top nine are hardly a surprise. Most fans and fantasy owners would not recall the […]

The calendar flipped to August today. As a result, it’s time to start doling out the fantasyland goodness here on Over the next several days, you will be inundated with talk of Ninjas (Sleepers, if you must), Flops, Breakthrough Heroes and a mountain of statistics. The time has come to pave the road to […]

It was a busy weekend for “The Fantasy Freaks” on FOX Sports Radio. In addition to celebrating the social media movie event of the summer (“Sharknado”), Nate Lundy and I actually got a chance to talk about some real gridiron action. Howard Balzer, longtime NFL scribe and commentator, joined the show to talk about player […]

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We’re hitting up the blogosphere with multiple posts and dominating the earholes of America with a podcast DAILY. Here’s the “Painting The Corner” blog for 530. Matt Kemp’s struggles at the plate in 2013 have been well-chronicled. The Dodgers are awaiting word on Kemp’s hamstring after the center fielder left Wednesday’s game. LeBron James was […]

This week, NFL fans will revel in the announcement of future Super Bowl destinations (San Francisco, Houston and Miami are the leaders in the clubhouse). But, that’s phase two of the week. LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas released the over/under win totals for 2013. The Jaguars are predicted to be the worst team in the […]

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 […]