Monday, October 14, 2019

Lounge on YouTube: 2019-20 NBA preview


By Rick Morris


The FDH Lounge previews the 2019-20 NBA season with FDH Lounge Dignitary Ben Chew.


       


       


       


       

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Interview with legendary harness racing driver John Campbell.


By Steve Kallas (posted by Rick Morris)


Here is an interview with John Campbell from Yonkers Raceway.


       


       


       


       

International Trot preview


By Steve Kallas (posted by Rick Morris)


Here is a preview of the million-dollar International Trot race from Yonkers Raceway.


       


       


       


       

Friday, October 11, 2019

2019 ALCS/NLCS picks


By Rick Morris


NOTE: 3-3 record so far in the 2019 MLB playoffs.


ALCS: Houston over New York Yankees in 7.

NLCS: Washington over St. Louis in 6


World Series: Houston over Washington in 6

Monday, October 7, 2019

2019 NFL Week 6 power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 New England (2-1-1-1-1)

SECOND TIER

2 New Orleans (13-6-19-9-3)

3 Kansas City (3-3-2-2-2)

4 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12-4)

5 Green Bay (6-5-4-4-6)

6 San Francisco (15-15-13-10-8)

7 Seattle (14-12-6-16-17)

8 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11-20)

9 Houston (12-17-14-7-10)

10 LA Rams (4-4-3-3-7)

11 Dallas (11-11-7-5-5)

THIRD TIER

12 Chicago (9-16-17-18-9)

13 Minnesota (16-8-9-8-11)

14 Carolina (20-20-24-22-19)

15 Detroit (24-27-20-14-15)

16 Buffalo (29-22-18-13-18)

17 Tennessee (18-9-15-19-12)

18 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15-16)

19 Cleveland (5-13-16-20-13)

20 Baltimore (23-10-8-6-14)

21 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21-21)

22 Oakland (28-28-28-28-27)

FOURTH TIER

23 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26-23)

24 Atlanta (10-19-10-17-22)

25 Arizona (30-24-26-25-26)

26 New York Giants (31-31-30-24-25)

27 Denver (19-23-25-27-28)

28 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23-24)

FIFTH TIER

29 Washington (27-29-29-29-29)

30 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30-30)

31 New York Jets (21-30-31-31-31)

32 Miami (32-32-32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Indianapolis (12 spots), Seattle (10 spots), Carolina and Oakland (5 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Baltimore, Cleveland and Dallas (6 spots), Tennessee (5 spots), Pittsburgh (4 spots), Chicago and LA Rams (3 spots)


DIVISIONAL RANKINGS (the lower the number, the higher the ranking):


1 NFC NORTH 45

2 NFC WEST 48

3 AFC SOUTH 55

4 NFC SOUTH 63

5T NFC EAST 70

5T AFC WEST 70

7 AFC EAST 80

8 AFC NORTH 97


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 226

2 AFC 302

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 NFL Week 5 power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 New England (2-1-1-1)

2 Kansas City (3-3-2-2)

SECOND TIER

3 New Orleans (13-6-19-9)

4 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12)

5 Dallas (11-11-7-5)

6 Green Bay (6-5-4-4)

7 LA Rams (4-4-3-3)

8 San Francisco (15-15-13-10)

9 Chicago (9-16-17-18)

10 Houston (12-17-14-7)

11 Minnesota (16-8-9-8)

12 Tennessee (18-9-15-19)

13 Cleveland (5-13-16-20)

14 Baltimore (23-10-8-6)

15 Detroit (24-27-20-14)

16 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15)

17 Seattle (14-12-6-16)

18 Buffalo (29-22-18-13)

19 Carolina (20-20-24-22)

20 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11)

21 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21)

22 Atlanta (10-19-10-17)

THIRD TIER

23 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26)

24 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23)

25 New York Giants (31-31-30-24)

26 Arizona (30-24-26-25)

27 Oakland (28-28-28-28)

FOURTH TIER

28 Denver (19-23-25-27)

29 Washington (27-29-29-29)

30 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30)

31 New York Jets (21-30-31-31)

FIFTH TIER

32 Miami (32-32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Chicago (9 spots), Philadelphia (8 spots), Cleveland and Tennessee (7 spots), New Orleans (6 spots), Carolina and Tampa Bay (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Indianapolis (9 spots), Baltimore (8 spots), Atlanta and Buffalo (5 spots), LA Rams (4 spots), Houston and Minnesota (3 spots)


DIVISIONAL RANKINGS (the lower the number, the higher the ranking):


1 NFC NORTH 41

2 NFC WEST 58

3T AFC SOUTH 63

3T NFC EAST 63

5 NFC SOUTH 67

6 AFC WEST 73

7 AFC NORTH 81

8 AFC EAST 82


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 239

2 AFC 299

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2019 NFL Week 4 power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 New England (2-1-1)

2 Kansas City (3-3-2)

SECOND TIER

3 LA Rams (4-4-3)

4 Green Bay (6-5-4)

5 Dallas (11-11-7)

6 Baltimore (23-10-8)

7 Houston (12-17-14)

8 Minnesota (16-8-9)

9 New Orleans (13-6-19)

10 San Francisco (15-15-13)

11 Indianapolis (17-18-12)

12 Philadelphia (1-2-5)

13 Buffalo (29-22-18)

14 Detroit (24-27-20)

15 LA Chargers (8-7-11)

16 Seattle (14-12-6)

17 Atlanta (10-19-10)

18 Chicago (9-16-17)

19 Tennessee (18-9-15)

20 Cleveland (5-13-16)

THIRD TIER

21 Jacksonville (22-21-22)

22 Carolina (20-20-24)

23 Pittsburgh (7-14-21)

24 New York Giants (31-31-30)

25 Arizona (30-24-26)

26 Tampa Bay (25-25-23)

27 Denver (19-23-25)

FOURTH TIER

28 Oakland (28-28-28)

29 Washington (27-29-29)

30 Cincinnati (26-26-27)

31 New York Jets (21-30-31)

FIFTH TIER

32 Miami (32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: New Orleans (10 spots), Houston (7 spots), Detroit and New York Giants (6 spots), Buffalo (5 spots), San Francisco (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Seattle (10 spots), Atlanta and Philadelphia (7 spots), LA Chargers, Tennessee and Cleveland (4 spots), Cincinnati and Tampa Bay (3 spots)


DIVISIONAL RANKINGS (the lower the number, the higher the ranking):


1 NFC NORTH 44

2 NFC WEST 54

3 AFC SOUTH 58

4 NFC EAST 70

5 AFC WEST 72

6 NFC SOUTH 74

7 AFC EAST 77

8 AFC NORTH 79


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 242

2 AFC 276

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019 NFL Week 3 power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 New England (2-1)

2 Kansas City (3-3)

SECOND TIER

3 LA Rams (4-4)

4 Green Bay (6-5)

5 Philadelphia (1-2)

6 Seattle (14-12)

7 Dallas (11-11)

8 Baltimore (23-10)

9 Minnesota (16-8)

10 Atlanta (10-19)

11 LA Chargers (8-7)

12 Indianapolis (17-18)

13 San Francisco (15-15)

14 Houston (12-17)

15 Tennessee (18-9)

16 Cleveland (5-13)

17 Chicago (9-16)

18 Buffalo (29-22)

19 New Orleans (13-6)

THIRD TIER

20 Detroit (24-27)

21 Pittsburgh (7-14)

22 Jacksonville (22-21)

23 Tampa Bay (25-25)

24 Carolina (20-20)

25 Denver (19-23)

26 Arizona (30-24)

FOURTH TIER

27 Cincinnati (26-26)

28 Oakland (28-28)

29 Washington (27-29)

FIFTH TIER

30 New York Giants (31-31)

31 New York Jets (21-30)

SEVENTH TIER

32 Miami (32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Atlanta (9 spots), Detroit (7 spots), Indianapolis and Seattle (6 spots), Buffalo and Dallas (4 spots), Houston (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: New Orleans (13 spots), Pittsburgh (7 spots), Tennessee (6 spots), Carolina and LA Chargers (4 spots), Cleveland and Philadelphia (3 spots)


DIVISIONAL RANKINGS (the lower the number, the higher the ranking):


1 NFC WEST 39

2 NFC NORTH 50

3 AFC SOUTH 63

4 AFC WEST 66

5 NFC EAST 71

6 AFC NORTH 72

7 NFC SOUTH 76

8 AFC EAST 82


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 232

2 AFC 283

Sunday, September 15, 2019

MLB power rankings for mid-September


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER


2 Houston (1-3-3-3-3-2)

3 NY Yankees (4-2-2-2-2-3)

 SECOND TIER

4 Tampa Bay (5-10-6-7-7-7)

5 Oakland (15-15-7-5-5-5)

6 Atlanta (10-5-5-6-6-6)

7 Minnesota (3-4-4-4-4-4)

8 Cleveland (18-18-8-8-8-12)

THIRD TIER

9 St. Louis (14-14-15-13-10-9)

10 Chicago Cubs (7-7-9-9-15-11)

11 Washington (23-23-13-16-9-8)

12 Milwaukee (8-8-10-11-11-15)

13 Boston (9-9-11-15-12-10)

14 NY Mets (20-20-21-17-14-13)

15 Philadelphia (6-6-14-12-13-14)

16 Arizona (17-17-19-18-18-16)

17 Texas (13-13-12-10-19-20)

FOURTH TIER

18 Cincinnati (19-19-22-20-20-17)

19 San Francisco (25-25-24-19-17-19)

20 San Diego (12-12-18-22-21-21)

21 LA Angels (16-16-16-14-16-18)

22 Chicago White Sox (22-22-23-23-22-24)

23 Pittsburgh (21-21-20-24-25-22)

24 Colorado (11-11-17-21-24-25)

25 Seattle (24-24-25-25-26-23)

26 Toronto (26-26-26-26-23-26)

FIFTH TIER

27 Kansas City (28-29-28-28-28-28)

28 Miami (30-30-27-27-27-27)

SIXTH TIER

29 Baltimore (29-29-30-29-29-29)

30 Detroit (27-27-29-30-30-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Cleveland (4 spots), Milwaukee, Tampa Bay and Texas (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Boston, LA Angels, Minnesota and Washington (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM


2 NL CENTRAL 72

3 NL EAST 74

4 AL EAST 75

5 NL WEST 80

6 AL CENTRAL 94


RANKINGS BY LEAGUE

1 NL 226

2 AL 239