Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #89: January 27, 2010

By Rick Morris

Yet again we prove tonight on THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EST on why the working motto is “nothing is off-topic.”

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge, we welcome in our friend, the top talk show caller in New York, Ira (Lieberfarb) from Staten Island. He was at the Jets game on Sunday – he goes to every game every season, home and away, preseason, regular season and postseason – and he’ll be on for a post-mortem of this past week’s AFC Championship Game and what it means for the Jets going forward.

We wrap up the first hour with Jon Lane of MMA Junkie, who comes on to talk about the top headlines in the sport as we progress into 2010.

At the top of Hour Two, we’ve got a huge treat for you: New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter, author of The Late Shift, the amazing story (converted to an awesome HBO movie) about the last huge late-night battle, the one that settled the battle to replace Johnny Carson at the Tonight Show in 1992. Carter is the best-connected, most-read reporter covering the television networks today and his influence can be seen by the fact that he had the extraordinary defense of NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Zucker by NBC Universal Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol during the height of the Conan-Leno-NBC kerfluffle. How did this story come to pass? What lies ahead? What are the similarities and differences between now and 1991-92? We’ll talk about all of it.

Our football talk resumes with a look back at the NFC Championship Game and the implications going forward. Then, just before the end of Hour Two, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER starts as the FDH Fantasy NASCAR mock draft gets underway in preparation for our release this weekend of FANTASY NASCAR DRAFTOLOGY 2010, our annual fantasy (and non-fantasy) guide to your year of stock car racing.

As usual, we wrap with THE GOON SQUAD and a look at the present NHL standings as well as more of our ramping-up coverage of the amazing forthcoming Olympic hockey tournament.As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us now on iTunes!

No comments: