Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #105: June 2, 2010

By Rick Morris

If you haven’t learned by now that “nothing is off-topic” on the “Great American Radio Show on Internet TV,” Episode #105 of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on will drive home the lesson.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge, we welcome in old friend Jake Digman, Director of Public Relations and Ring Announcer for the premier combined amateur/professional cage fighting circuit in the country, NAAFS. Their biggest annual show is taking place on Saturday night right here in the flagship city for FDH and the Sports Talk Network, Cleveland as Fight Nite in the Flats VI emanates from the Nautica Pavilion. We will talk about this huge card and the continued advances of NAAFS in the MMA world.

Just after the bottom of Hour One, we will go earlier than usual into our fantasy show-within-a-show, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER because of a big special segment at the top of Hour Three. Tonight’s topic? Another installment of Buy Low, Sell High in fantasy baseball.

We start off Hour Two with a bang as we welcome in longtime Mad Magazine Creative Consultant, “Mad’s Maddest Writer,” Dick DeBartolo. His colleague, Al Jaffee, joined us for Episode #59, so we certainly enjoy getting to delve into all things Mad. He is also the Giz Wiz for ABC’s World News Now and the Daily Giz Wiz broadcast and it will be a pleasure to talk about all aspects of his intriguing career. At the bottom of the hour, we grant a rain check to a man felled by illness just as he was about to join us two weeks ago. Newsday NBA writer Alan Hahn joins us to break down the draft lottery, the NBA Finals and the Summer of LeBron.

In Hour Three, we bring back a big-time guest from Episode #67, one of the most prominent duel-threats in the world of sports and entertainment: Dhani Jones! This guy is a dual threat and we don’t mean that he’s adding offensive snaps to his linebacker duties; this Bengal linebacker is also a media superstar! His Dhani Tackles the Globe series on the Travel Channel showcases slivers of other cultures in a completely unique manner and his multimedia contributions to the ESPN media family stand out as well. We’ll talk about Season #2 of his program and the revival of the Bengals’ fortunes in 2009.

While we moved the fantasy segment to accommodate Dhani, we close as usual with THE GOON SQUAD and an in-depth examination of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Finals are underway and to the surprise of (perhaps) only the Philly die-hards, Chicago is up 2-0 as the series moves back to the City of Brotherly Love tonight. With Game Three underway during the game tonight, we’ll bring you a slightly truncated version of GOON and take a look at how the Flyers are matching up against the game’s “must-do” checklist of past Lounge guest and writer Scott Burnside.

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. Also, you can now catch THE FDH LOUNGE VAULT, a compilation of our best interviews and roundtables, now every weeknight from 6-7 PM, also on

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