Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #117: September 15, 2010

By Rick Morris

NOTE: We apologize for the last-minute postponement of this episode due to a medical emergency in the FDH family. We will be back for #117 next Wednesday, September 22.

After broadcasting for 116 times from the previous studios on the Cleveland lakefront, THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on begins a new and fun temporary chapter by broadcasting from one of the greatest sports bars in the Midwest: The Promenade at Harpo’s. Tonight, we defer The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge because we will be going right to the phone lines for a very special first guest: former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter, author of Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter, a compelling book about his life’s experiences. We’ll discuss his career, hard-won lessons learned and his perspectives from last Saturday’s huge Ohio State-Miami matchup.

This unbelievably large night in The Lounge then moves on to CBS Sports and NFL Network insider journalist Charley Casserly, who is also known as a Super-Bowl winning general manager during his time with Washington – and of course, he held the same title in Houston. There are a great many football reporters working their sources to deliver information these days, but Charley’s pedigree as a longtime executive in the league bestows unique credibility on him as he does so.

At the top of Hour Two, we convene the Second Annual FDH Fantasy Sports Summit with some of the biggest names in the game joining us:

^ Cory J. Bonini, Managing Editor of

^ Dave Richard, Fantasy Football Writer at

^ Kelly Perdew, CEO of Rotohog

We segue then to some East Coast media types who we have enjoyed having on previously: ESPN Radio’s Jody McDonald and fellow 21st Century Media Alliance member Rich Mancuso of Keep It In The Ring. They cover the entire sports scene, but we’ll have to get into at least a little bit of what they’re known for doing together: innovating the concept of pro wrestling coverage on the radio, as they did on New York’s legendary WFAN in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

From there, a big-time past guest, Kenny Albert, will be back on to discuss his work broadcasting Rangers and Knicks games in New York, Olympic hockey for the NBC networks, college hoops for ESPN Plus and MLB and NFL for Fox Sports. Kenny is on the #2 team for Fox NFL coverage and he moves up to the top pairing with Troy Aikman when October baseball takes Joe Buck away. It should go without saying that there is so much to discuss with a man of his experience.

THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER then previews NFL Week 2 game-by-game, delivering insights about the players you need to play – and sit – for this week’s fantasy football slate. Hopefully by this time we still do not need to remind you about 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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