Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #115: August 18, 2010

By Rick Morris

After last week’s show that was completely given over to the 7th annual FDH Fantasy Football Mock Draft – results here – we expand back into diversity of our content in a very decisive manner on THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on

We lead as always with The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge before bringing a very distinguished guest in-studio (for only the third time out of our several dozen guests!). Tom Piatak is a Cleveland-based writer who is a contributing editor to Chronicles Magazine and is also published in Taki’s Magazine, The American Conservative and other fine outlets. He’s going to help us examine a common-sense political philosophy shared by paleocons like himself. It represents an antidote to the failures of both of the last presidential administrations. Every poll shows that the American people are frustrated and looking for answers. We’re calling your bluff, America! Tune in and get those answers. By the way, our column that was posted over the weekend lays out the philosophy in at least a bit of detail.

In Hour Two, we bring you a special edition of THE GOON SQUAD, our first hockey show-within-a-show in awhile, as we take a quick overview of our initial expectations for the season’s standings and also the best fantasy pool performers. From there, we welcome in a very unique individual, probably the only prominent pro wrestling journalist who is also a worker, and therefore, one of “the boys.” Bryan Alvarez wrestles in his spare time and also covers the business and MMA for Figure Four Weekly and the Wrestling Observer – where he is partnered with the man who basically founded the grapplin’ news business in the 1980s, Dave Meltzer. He’s covering all the big stories right now, from SummerSlam to the ill-fated ECW revival in TNA to the unfortunate passing of Lance Cade and we’ll talk about all of that and more.

In Hour Three, our colleague from The 21st Century Media Alliance, Tom Denk from Mr. Flatstick comes in for a review of the PGA Championship from the breathtaking Whistling Straits – and we are also joined by golf analyst Kevin Currie from The Sports Network. We’ll look back at all aspects of the weekend that was, from rules controversies to those who stood out for good and for ill – and we’ll look ahead to the season’s remaining big events and the intrigue surrounding the Ryder Cup.

We close as usual with THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER as we review last week’s aforementioned football mock draft. We have some outside eyeballs to help judge us in the form of a past guest who we are happy to have back, Tim Heaney from KFFL. We’ll also be sure to remind you of the endless usefulness of our draft guide for this season, FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2010, a joint effort of your favorite 21st Century Media Alliance entities – with the fantasy content powered by your pals at, of course!

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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