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Panini America has made a huge splash of late with its “Flawless” and “Immaculate” Basketball products. You can find full write-ups and images of the basketball products here. But, Panini America has also been in a partnership with the Denver Broncos for the past several years. This Sunday, the Broncos will present a “Salute to […]

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It’s that time of the week again. Week 8 of the 2013 NFL season begins on Thursday night with a clash between the Panthers and Buccaneers. I know. It’s hard to get excited about this primetime game following the debacle that was the Giants-Vikings on Monday night. But you have Cam Newton. You have Steve […]

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What happens when the owner of a team speaks out about his former quarterback’s time in town? Well, when it’s Jim Irsay being quoted about future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, people are going to sit up and take notice. They’re going to read between the lines and parse every word for a hidden meaning […]

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You can only take a short breath before the next week creeps up on you. It seems like just mere moments ago that we were unwrapping the 2013 fantasy football season and treating those first snaps like a new toy at Christmas. We then watched the madness unfold with the Eagles and Redskins flying around […]

Week 2 is revving up with the Patriots and Jets on the board for the Thursday night. Can Tom Brady find the magic against a solid New York pass defense? What do you do with Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in a tough head-to-head matchup? I’m eager to see the follow-up effort produced by Terrelle […]

I would just toss it up to Peyton Manning on the strength of his seven-touchdown performance in Week 1 against the Ravens. That would be too easy. We expected Manning to post a strong day and he delivered in a huge way. The Fantasy Man-Crush for Week 1 rolls to tight end Julius Thomas, who […]

The 2013 NFL season finally kicked off after a seemingly endless preseason period. We waded through uncharted legal waters, the next round of PED chatter and myriad injuries and personnel changes. Finally, after an extended lightning delay, we saw a countdown to kickoff that ended with a smiling Ray Lewis. The game played even for […]

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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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. […]

Peyton Manning has long thrilled football fans, from his time as a member of the Tennessee Volunteers to Indianapolis to Denver. He’s given us countless laugh-out-loud moments as a pitchman, and his Saturday Night Live hosting gig is on the medal stand for athlete appearances (see an example below). I give Manning the Fantasy Man-Crush […]

Harmon returned to blogtalkradio.com to discuss Monday night’s action in the NBA Playoffs, MLB milestones and struggles, fantasy heroes and duds, a busy night in Chicago, NFL mock drafts and have a chuckle with Peyton Manning and Shane Battier. Have a listen. Have a chuckle. Mock my brain freeze as I struggle to say “hallucinogenics.” […]

I understand that two huge events, “March Madness” and Major League Baseball’s opening day, are just around the corner. As a Chicago native, my attention drifts toward the ice and the incredible season-opening streak put forth by the Blackhawks. That’s a long post to come following Tuesday night’s game against the Wild. I digress. Let’s […]

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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.

As we begin a new week of writing and ranting in the Dome, we have to stop an exhale. Following a terrible, miserable and, at times, unwatchable Wild Card round, fans, fantasy owners and football-watchers were treated to four fantastic games. A number of water cooler topics spawned out of the games. Here are some […]

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Sure, I could go the easy route and highlight the genius of C.J. Spiller and his 10.1 YPC average through two weeks. I could extol the virtues of Robert Griffin III or Reggie Bush’s dominance of the Raiders. But, I won’t. I’m giving the Week 2 FMC nod to Broncos running back Willis McGahee. McGahee […]

After our long national nightmare, the NFL offseason, ended on Wednesday with the first kickoff for Giants-Cowboys. On Sunday, we watched Andrew Luck take his first snaps as the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. The former Indianapolis quarterback, Peyton Manning, would later take the field in Denver against the Steelers. Luck struggled through his debut […]

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 […]

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 […]

I participated in what just might have been my 8,000th mock draft on Monday night. This was not your ordinary draft. No, it was part of a multi-league “Pros vs. Joes” best-ball competition … that included the selection of 26 players per team. It is a PPR league in which QBs get 4 points per […]

He’s a two-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Famer. He’s now charged with leading the Broncos back on the road to New Orleans and the Lombardi Trophy. In a week when Roger Goodell laid the proverbial smackdown to the Saints in the bounty scandal and left no question as to his authority, Elway did […]

It’s been an interesting two weeks across this sporting landscape. We celebrated that annual rite of spring, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (You didn’t think I was going to say Major League Baseball spring training, did you?) The NFL calendar year started with a flurry of activity and big-dollar contracts. I’ll forgo the laundry list […]