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. […]

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.

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Don’t call him Matt Damon. Don’t talk of him having an accent. He represents San Mateo. It’s Tom Brady having some fun at a Los Angeles area Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tom Brady’s Wicked Accent from Tom Brady

Almost 48 hours ago, the final gun sounded on Super Bowl XLVI. Tight end Rob Gronkowski labored downfield to make an effort on the last-second heave from Tom Brady in the end zone. The tipped ball fell harmlessly to the turf, just narrowly out of his reach. The Giants won their second Super Bowl in […]

1. Aaron Rodgers, GB vs. DEN 2. Tom Brady, NE at OAK 3. Drew Brees, NO at JAC 4. Matthew Stafford, DET at DAL 5. Matt Schaub, HOU vs. PIT 6. Philip Rivers, SD vs. MIA 7. Eli Manning, NYG at ARI 8. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT at HOU 9. Rex Grossman, WAS at STL 10. […]

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Harmon rolls up his quarterback rankings for Week 1. With GB-NO already in the books, you’ll find Rodgers & Brees absent. Get it started with the juggernaut in San Diego. 1. Philip Rivers vs. Minnesota 2. Tom Brady at Miami 3. Michael Vick at St. Louis 4. Matt Schaub vs. Indianapolis 5. Eli Manning at […]

Peyton got you worried? Do you trust Michael Vick? Take a deep breath. Here are my updated QB ranks heading into the third preseason games. 1 Aaron Rodgers GB 2 Drew Brees NO 3 Tom Brady NE 4 Philip Rivers SD 5 Michael Vick PHI 6 Tony Romo DAL 7 Peyton Manning IND 8 Matt […]

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 […]

The 2011 NFL Draft gets underway in a mere seven hours, whetting the appetites of fans worldwide. A report released Thursday morning indicated that the league’s year — i.e., the start of business activity, including free agency – would begin on Monday following the draft weekend. In the spirit of the debates raging in pubs […]

I don’t know which was more disturbing. Sunday night’s game featured a horrid, nay, deplorable effort by the Chicago offensive line. The play-calling didn’t adjust, and quarterback Jay Cutler was unable to answer the bell for the second half. (According to reports from Chicago, Cutler did attend meetings on Monday and may be available for […]