Wednesday, February 4, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #44: February 4, 2009

By Rick Morris

The 44th edition of THE FDH LOUNGE on (7-10 PM EST) does what is rare for the show where “nothing is off-topic” – focusing for one night pretty much on sports. After the Opening Statements of The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge, we welcome in our newest Dignitary, Sean Trench. As host of STN’s FRIDAY NIGHT HOOPS program (Fridays, 6-7 PM EST), he is well-positioned to help us break down the NBA season at about the halfway point. We will also discuss the Super Bowl with him, which has also been another focal point of his STN work.

Later in Hour One, we welcome back’s Ken Palmer for another interesting conversation like the one we had with him last fall. He covers the New York Giants and New Jersey Devils, so we will break down the ups and downs of these two teams and take a look at what lies ahead for the Giants this offseason.

About halfway through Hour Two, we welcome in Eric Fisher from Sports Business Journal to help us take a look back at some of the top sports business stories in 2008 and looking ahead to 2009. Like Ken, we’ve had Eric on previously and have had some great discussions with him.

Then, for the rest of Hour Two, we take a look at MLB’s Hot Stove League and the effects that the horrible global economy are having on the free agent pool. We hope everyone feels as bad for Manny Ramirez not having a contract as we do!

Hour Three as usual consists of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER during the first half and THE GOON SQUAD for the second half. On the fantasy “show within a show,” we discuss the premier power/speed players, the so-called “five-category studs” who are positioning themselves for first-round selections this year. Then, we go over our brand-new free downloadable publication FANTASY NASCAR DRAFTOLOGY 2009 and review such features as the FDH mock draft and the most overvalued and undervalued drivers of the year. Next, our hockey coverage includes a breakdown of the NHL All-Star Game and a look at teams on the league’s “playoff bubble” as we start in earnest to head down the homestretch.

As always, we welcome you to our Internet TV audience and encourage you to check out the archives if you cannot tune in live. We are moving towards the 50th edition of The Lounge in a few weeks and we appreciate the support of our audience as we build towards that episode.

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