Back at the mic, Harmon’s Podcast 7.25 includes the breaking Percy Harvin injury news, talk about NFL Camps, Biogenesis, the MLB trade deadline and the meaning of life.
Harmon returns to the microphone to chat up a big day in the legal world … at least there seem to be a lot of sports stories working through courts. – Bill Belichick took to the microphone to address the Aaron Hernandez situation while Hernandez appeared in court. – A doctor who examined Alex Rodriguez [...]
The highly-publicized jersey exchange occurred this weekend in Foxborough. Fans lined up around Gillette Stadium to take the opportunity to swap out their Aaron Hernandez No. 81 jerseys. The Patriots offered a limited number of players in the exchange program. There were no Tim Tebow jerseys to be had. Those had to be purchased separately. [...]
These might be my favorite bits from “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon. Whenever he bridges the sarcasm and wit with music, good things happen. Just go find the Neil Young bits. Here’s the third iteration of “Tebowie,” where Fallon pays tribute to the quarterback while donning David Bowie-like garb from the 70s. We saw the [...]
“We’ve already talked about him enough.” That was Bill Belichick’s response to the inevitable crush of questions regarding the Patriots’ signing of Tim Tebow. I enjoy the fact that the patented Belichick dismissal of the question happened already. It’s the attempt to make Tebow “Just A Guy.” Naturally, the 24-hour news cycle that thirsts for [...]
On Sunday Morning, “The Fantasy Freaks” show on FOX Sports Radio welcomed John Caputo, part of a group called Bold City Brigade, an organization designed to build pride and grow the Jaguars fan base. Caputo talked about the organization and the “Even If He’s Released” movement, offering a long explanation of why the addition of [...]
Did you bet the Derby favorite? Did you spend your hard-earned dollars on Saturday’s Mayweather PPV? If you enjoy yourself a good Mint Julep, you can dole out a cool $1,000 and procure a beautiful cup. Yu Darvish didn’t extend his modest winning streak against the Red Sox on Sunday. He did, however, rack up [...]
I returned behind the microphone on Monday, fully prepared to discuss the final rounds of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs, when Jason Collins’ SI article was revealed. It’s the talk of the Twitterverse and sports radio/television nationwide. Take a listen. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on Blog Talk Radio
You could almost hear the record needle scratch. ‘ On Sunday morning’s edition of “The FOX Fantasy Freaks” radio show, I introduced the topic of Tim Tebow’s forthcoming appearance at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, a mega-church run by the controversial Dr. Robert Jeffress. At the time I raised the topic, I questioned the [...]
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 [...]
One of the big stories circulating mid-week is the release of the TIME magazine “100 Most Influential List.” Included therein are leaders of industry, politics, entertainment and sports. As you’d expect, the list is populated with luminaries such as Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, President Obama and Mitt Romney. You might not expect to see them [...]
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 [...]
Last night, Jimmy Fallon returned to the airwaves with the phenomenon that is “Tebowie” to discuss the current situation in Denver. How often do you get to use the word “smite” in a song?
I like things with a “Mania” or “Sanity” or the like on the like as a suffix to surnames. I guess it started when I was a young boy and heard the opening strains of “Eye of the Tiger.” Don’t tell me that you weren’t transfixed by Hulkamania! In all seriousness, I’m in need of [...]
Millions of people sat in front of their televisions awaiting the annual unveiling of the NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket. I decided to sit this one out. I’d already experienced several days of uninterrupted “Bracketology,” watched countless games across myriad conferences and waded through blogs, columns and video analysis while preparing for my Sunday morning radio [...]
Andrew Knapp of The Post Courier covered a high school game in South Carolina that ended in violence. According to the report, Wando High blew out West Ashley High, and a couple Wando fans celebrated the dominance by Tebowing. They were then reportedly kicked and punched as they walked out of the gym after the [...]
Across the Twitterverse & various social media sites, the world of sports talk radio and water coolers (I used the term loosely) everywhere, a single name dominated Monday’s conversations. The BCS Championship Game was just hours away, but those discussions of title splits, SEC fatigue, Nick Saban’s countenance and Les Miles’ creativity were an afterthought. [...]
As the countdown to kickoff winds down, I would be remiss if I failed to go on the record with selections for this round. So, let’s make it short and sweet. CIN at HOU: Houston sputtered down the stretch. I expect Gary Kubiak to get back to basics and run, run, run Arian Foster and [...]
We talk about “The 12th Man” and home field advantage at every turn. In the final weeks of the NFL season, we watch as team’s vie for those coveted spots and then dole out playing time in line with whether that objective is met or fades away. If you’re a Steelers fan traveling to Denver [...]
Quarterback 1 Drew Brees 2 Tom Brady 3 Cam Newton 4 Aaron Rodgers 5 Tony Romo 6 Matthew Stafford 7 Tim Tebow 8 Michael Vick 9 Matt Ryan 10 Rex Grossman 11 Kyle Orton 12 Philip Rivers 13 Mark Sanchez 14 Eli Manning 15 Matt Moore 16 Jake Locker 17 Carson Palmer 18 Ben Roethlisberger [...]
Joe Flacco became the latest NFL player to chime on the phenomenon of Tim Tebow. It’s a story that has shifted beyond the walls of the sporting world and has created a larger dialogue (have some questioned their faith?). I understand there is frustration associated with the 24-hour “All Tebow, All The Time” coverage. I [...]
It appeared that Tebow was going to be “THE Guy” in Denver coming into camp. Rumors circulated about trades involving Kyle Orton and it was assumed that “The Tebow Era” was set to begin. Instead, Orton came to Broncos camp and outplayed Tebow to run back to the top spot. Faced with the prospect of [...]
It’s only appropriate that my mind drifts to the famous NFL Films “The Autumn Wind” clip (see it here ) as news begins to circulate about the possibility of Mike Leach sailing his pirate ship to Maryland. That battle cry is also playing loudly as the Raiders get set for a Week 15 battle against [...]