The NFL lost one of its most recognizable faces on Saturday. Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders died at the age of 82. Davis’ meaning and significance in the NFL landscape depends on when you climbed on board the NFL freight train and how much you’ve delved into history. I’ll save the history lesson for [...]

Locked, loaded and ready to discuss Week 3 of the NFL and the close-out of the 2011 MLB season. Mike Harmon joins Rob Long and Bob Haynie on Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan. Mike Harmon on The Fan 105.7 in Baltimore

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Mike Harmon of SwollenDome.com, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports Radio joins Bob Haynie and Rob Long to discuss Week 1 of the NFL season. Flacco’s rise, Ngata’s dominance & a quick peek around the league. Mike Harmon on The Fan in Baltimore Week 1

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Harmon unloads his Week 1 RB Rankings. Some of the usual suspects at the top, but a lot of new entries to consider as you scroll through the list. Can John Fox get his running game going immediately? GB-NO backs are off of the board.

Rank Player Team Targets Receptions Efficiency Opponent 1. Marques Colston NO 9 6 67% GB 1. Devery Henderson NO 9 6 67% GB 1. Darren Sproles NO 9 7 78% GB 4. Greg Jennings GB 8 7 88% NO 4. Robert Meachem NO 8 5 63% GB 4. Jordy Nelson GB 8 6 75% NO [...]

Harmon breaks down the particulars of NO-GB. Fantasy thoughts and a game prediction.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times reported this afternoon that tight end John Carlson of the Seahawks was set to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the 2011 season. Carlson had not been available to the team since the first exhibition game. I was excited about the prospects of a two-tight [...]

“Defensively, we carried all year, and looking back at the film offensively, those first four or five games , it’s hard to watch at this point.” That statement says it all. Cutler doesn’t do many interviews, which made Thursday morning’s appearance on the Mully & Hanley Show mighty intriguing. Listen to his voice inflection when [...]

Get yourself some inspiration on a Sunday morning & hit the ground running. As expected, he went overtime, and Sharpe didn’t disappoint. “Determination … Dedication … and Discipline” Sharpe’s Speech

Remember that case brought against Electronic Arts (EA) by Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller over use of player likenesses in its games? Two years later, a judge denied a request to dismiss the case in California. If EA is ultimately found to have used the players’ likenesses illegally, damages would be awarded to the tune [...]

My two-week European trek is now but a memory. I’ve now returned to the fray to start breaking down NFL free agency and NFL and MLB trades. Oh, and a bit of entertainment and MLB call-ups along the way. Hell, maybe I’ll get into my trip. Anyway, it’s good to be back with you. Now, [...]

Because the line between sports and entertainment has been wiped away … you have the staging, the airbrushing of makeup, the wedding, the reception and the drive away. All of it is set to Coldplay’s “Fix You.” When’s the reality show begin? Candice & Tony’s Wedding Trailer from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo.

Quotes from a Men’s Journal interview with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison popped up online Wednesday morning. I can only imagine the reaction at Steelers headquarters when the content was relayed. If you’ve followed Harrison’s career at all, you know that he’s a man who doesn’t mince words. The full interview will be available when [...]

A reported emerged from The Columbus Dispatch on Sunday morning that former Ohio State superstar, Super Bowl champion and fantasy hero (if you were in IDP leagues) Mike Vrabel would join the coaching staff. In an offseason replete with scandal, disappointment and the dismissal of head coach Jim Tressel, Buckeyes fans finally got something to [...]

I saw this story off of Forbes.com regarding the most influential athletes, as compiled by E-Poll and Nielsen Media Research. From the article — “surveyed over 1,000 adults as to the athletes they considered influential, while also assessing their likeability and awareness levels. Only those known to at least 20 percent of the respondents were [...]

I found this while poring through myriad sites to find some odds and ends for today’s radio extravaganza. I had a few of these experiences while seeking autographs as a kid. You’d have the occasional reference to a spring training night in Florida, but this story pays tribute to photographic memory. I know. I was [...]

Harmon’s back for another round of yelling. He looks at the Andrew Luck decision, Jim Harbaugh’s future and the coaching carousel. Thursday F15

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The talk in the Twitter-verse and talk radio this morning is about the “enhanced NFL schedule” and the new CBA. What will the new 18-game mean to the NFL universe and to fantasy footballers. Did you look for a Mark Brunell and Brian Brohm finale? Did you have time to pick up Joe McKnight and [...]

Four teams take a seat this week: Minnesota, Dallas, Kansas City and Tampa Bay Let’s not waste any time – let’s get after it. Detroit at Green Bay: Green Bay Denver at Tennessee: Tennessee Cincinnati at Cleveland: Cincinnati Carolina at New Orleans: New Orleans Baltimore at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh New York Jets at Buffalo: New York [...]

Harmon had a chance to chat with Mike Wallace of the Steelers earlier this week to discuss the team’s hot start, Mike Tomlin’s leadership, this week’s matchup with Baltimore and whether Wallace can out-run the Jugs gun. Check it out here .

And finally … Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati New England San Francisco New York Jets Philadelphia San Diego Minnesota Green Bay New Orleans Chicago

I loaded up the straight up picks on Saturday. Here’s a run through the third week of NFL action – Against The Spread. Cincinnati at Carolina (+3): Carolina Buffalo at New England (-14 1/2): New England San Francisco at Kansas City (-3): San Francisco Tennessee at New York Giants (-3): New York Giants Cleveland at [...]

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 [...]

I rolled out the handy-dandy Zoom while prepping for my video wrap and screamed through some of the good, bad and ugly from Sunday’s action here in Week 2. I’ll save the larger diatribe about Brett Favre and the QB carousel for another time. For now, let’s celebrate Matt Ryan, Jahvid Best, LeSean McCoy while [...]