The Eagles and their fans, including a prominent actor, have been hyping Sunday night’s home game against the Giants better than any broadcast partner could possibly ever could. Bradley Cooper, star of “The Hangover” and “Silver Linings Playbook” (among others), started the smack-talk earlier in the week. Well, the Eagles themselves upped the ante through […]
One of my favorite stories of the week came across the wires when Colin Kaepernick was fined for wearing his “Beats By Dre” headphones. We’ve been talking about a lot of heavy issues related to NFL off-field transgressions in columns and on radio and television, so a discussion about official headphones and fining players who […]
Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer took to the podium after Friday’s loss to Louisville and left us scratching our heads. You’d expect some anger or disappointment following a crushing home loss. Instead, Shafer couched his opinions on the team’s shortcomings or coaching decisions and started talking about the world’s problems. We recognize the greatness of […]
Derek Jeter is certainly enjoying the early days of his retirement. He launched a new website, as I’ve chronicled here on SwollenDome.com, and has taken to the streets of New York. On Thursday, Jeter visited Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” He signed a few autographs (the “I need to retire” jokes are getting old) […]
We know of Snoop Dogg’s affinity for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as evidenced by the vitriolic rants posted against offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He’s been a leader of youth football in the greater Los Angeles area, and several players have elevated their games to the NFL level. We’ll, he’s also the proud father of a player […]
The magnificent run of Matthew McConaughey added another chapter this week as the Academy Award Winner addressed the Texans Longhorns. Coach Charlie Strong brought McConaughey, a longtime Longhorns fan, to practice in search of some inspiration and, let’s face it, to relax the squad after a rough start. Of course, McConaughey channeled one of his […]
It’s time for another run inside the fantasy universe. These are the early Week 5 Rankings ahead of the Thursday night game between the Packers and Vikings. Teddy Bridgewater sits, thereby putting Christian Ponder back on the radar. Can he get the deep threats involved?
Everyone in the sporting world rushed to take their shot at former NFL MVP Brett Favre once the first of his MicroTouch ads hit the airwaves this week. I’ve called Favre the “Yoked-Up Santa Claus” on the radio for quite some time now, so I was sad to see the beard go. Some derisively mocked […]
Art Stapleton, a Giants beat reporter for The Record, offered a fantastic nugget on Twitter early Wednesday. He referenced Week 4 Fantasy Football hero Larry Donnell’s retelling of his own benching. That’s right. All of the fantasy owners that were wringing their hands for benching or neglecting to pick up the big tight end were […]
Aretha Franklin took to the stage for “The Late Show With David Letterman” and delivered a powerhouse performance of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” Of course, putting the term “powerhouse” behind Aretha Franklin’s name is redundant. Just watch the clip.
For the past several weeks, stories related to Michigan football have been primarily negative and derisive. The team’s early struggles, combined with the Coca-Cola can ticket promotion, led to public skewering of head coach Brady Hoke and the program. On Saturday, Michigan faced Minnesota and absorbed a dismal, disappointing 30-14 loss. This was tabbed the […]
I remember sitting in the theater and watching a world of trolls, magic and a talking, singing snowman looking for “warm hugs.” I imagined this Disney “Frozen” world linking to the stories that had come before it and looked for the inevitable “Easter eggs” planted therein. This runaway freight train of a movie spawned numerous […]
I was on the air Sunday morning when the initial Vine posts of this ESPN conversation starting popping up in my Twitter timeline. Once I finished my show, I circled back to review the segment in question that included Ray Lewis’ comments about the NFL and its handling of the Ray Rice situation. Lewis talked […]