Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #124: November 17, 2010

By Rick Morris

Episode #124 of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EST on brings the variety to an even greater degree than most weeks!

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we start in a big way with longtime baseball broadcaster Chip Caray. He covered the Atlanta Braves for a good chunk of Bobby Cox’s tenure, including the final years, so he’ll be able to share some thoughts on what comes next for the vaunted franchise. Additionally, Chip’s experience covering baseball on a national level makes him well-positioned to break down what should be a very eventful Hot Stove League. Then, we preview an upcoming segment on The Lounge involving two friends who have probably seen more sporting events in more venues than any two people in the history of civilization.

At the top of Hour Two, we sift through the aftermath of the midterm elections with old friend Colin Delany of Epolitics and one of his fellow members of the left side of the political spectrum, Ellis Henican of Newsday and Fox News. How much can get done in the new Congress and will President Obama be able to pivot positively off of Speaker-elect John Boehner and the Tea Party or will he be dragged down by outgoing speaker/new minority leader Nancy Pelosi? We’ll examine the entire picture. At the bottom of the hour, we welcome back in our pal Rich Mancuso – a member of The 21st Century Media Alliance with his Keep It In The Ring website – and his old radio broadcasting cohort, ESPN Radio’s Jody MacDonald. Our senior producer The FDH New York Bureau was a big fan of their overnight pro wrestling show on WFAN back in the early 1990s and we reunited them on the air for the first time since then back on Episode #101 back on May 5 of this year. We’ll talk specialties with both of them – Rich is a noted boxing analyst and was in Dallas for the big Pacman fight and Jody is knee-deep into the world of horse racing – before we get into common areas of interest: baseball and, of course, wrestling.

Speaking of wrestling, Hour Three takes us into a discussion with another returning guest, author Irv Muchnick. His book Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death rocked the world of sports entertainment and is being made into a motion picture. He covered the Linda McMahon Senate race extensively and will give his thoughts on how the race did and did not affect the industry dominated by the McMahon family.

Then, THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER closes out the show with our big NFL Week 9 preview. We remind you also to consult our new fantasy – and non-fantasy – hoops guide, FANTASY HOOPS DRAFTOLOGY 2010. Click and enjoy! Also, remember that for your football needs, you should be using our FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2010 as your guide through the season, along with our weekly fantasy newsletter at The Blog – which, during the football season, has your list of which players to start each week.

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 on iTunes. Also, you can sample 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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