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 […]
The Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio are ready to get your fantasy football chatter rolling. On Sunday, Burns, Lundy & I welcomed Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown to the show. I asked Donald about the change in the offense post-Manning. Burns fixated on getting a touch count out of him. “You can’t handle […]
The NFL and NFLPA put out a press release on Wednesday to advise that the league’s Pro Bowl would continue this January. There had long been speculation that the decision would be made to cancel the annual game for a variety of reasons. The game still drew 12.5 million viewers in 2011, so public interest […]
It’s hard not to like what’s been happening in Buffalo this offseason. There are the obvious moves in free agency to bolster the defense with Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. On Monday, the Bills solidified the running back position by extending Fred Jackson through the 2014 season. Jackson was a workhorse for the Bills in […]
“Are you not entertained?” “Is this not why you are here?” – Maximus, “Gladiator” We often talk of sports in terms of violence. Our video games are becoming more and more realistic, and the top properties involve war, gore and, oftentimes, disturbing imagery. Hell, do you remember the old NHL video games? You know, the […]
Harmon revs up the microphone for another day of ranting. He explores the NBA slate, Danica Patrick’s arrival in the Sprint Cup series, more NFL free agency & combine chatter and some random sporting tidbits. You want that Don Zimmer teddy bear/bobblehead thing, don’t you? ITSD 2.22 * I referenced a Matt Bowen column in […]
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 […]
I’ll get into the Carson Palmer trade to Oakland in another post. This is an interesting one with the trade deadline looming in the NFL. Matt Forte and the Bears are at a standstill in contract negotiations. His future in Chicago is most definitely in question. A Chicago Tribune report (reissued by NFL.com) discusses that […]
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
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 […]