Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FDH Lounge #135: February 15, 2011

By Rick Morris

THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-10 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com) brightens up the dark days of winter with another characteristic sterling delivery of variety.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we check in with one of our favorites that we have highlighted as The FDH Lounge Spotlight Website of the Week: ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com. It had been knocked offline for some time and fortunately, ThisIsWhyYoureHuge.com was able to fill the void, but now the world can enjoy the gross majesty of both sites trying to outdo one another with tasty culinary disgraces.

From there, we nimbly transition into a talk with our pal Russ Cohen of Sportsology and Hockeyology as he delivers a preview of the NHL trade deadline and stretch run of the season.

The top of Hour Two brings us another prominent media figure with, coincidentally, the same surname (the 13th most popular in Ireland and shockingly, not in the top 100 in America), Phillies TV broadcaster Tom McCarthy. The team he covers could be the biggest story of the summer of 2011 as the startling offseason signing of Cliff Lee gives them four potentially legitimate Cy Young candidates and we will dissect how the National League’s best team since the 1990s Atlanta Braves stacks up in pursuit of their fourth consecutive NLCS berth, their third World Series berth in four years and their second world championship in four years.

We then make a seamless segue into our Seventh Inning Slouch segment as we manage to wheel out some of our biggest FDH baseball experts – Original FDH Lounge Dignitaries Nate Noy and Tim Foust, along with an analyst who has talked baseball on-air with FDH for many years in Ken Detwiler – as we take a look at the MLB landscape as pitchers and catchers report. Our biggest focus will be the offseason moves that changed the landscape most significantly since our previous breakdown at the end of last season.

We wrap up as always with THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and our dissection of FANTASY NASCAR DRAFTOLOGY 2011, the only guide you need this year for your fantasy and non-fantasy stock car needs. It includes the results of the mock draft we conducted on last week’s show. We’ll examine the developments at Speedweeks in Daytona as the big race starts the season on Sunday.

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 SportsTalkNetwork.com.

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