Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FDH Lounge #139: March 15, 2011

By Rick Morris

Our topics are fewer and more in-depth this week, but we’ve still got our usual degree of variety for the 139th episode of THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-10 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com).

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we bring in a legitimate big-name guest: pro wrestling and MMA pioneer journalist Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Yahoo! Sports MMA columnist. There are some obvious headlines of interest to Dave these days – from the UFC takeover of Strikeforce to the Jeff Hardy TNA scandal to the WrestleMania season – but we’ll start by getting his perspectives on Japan from his decades of seeing the country through the prism of sports and worked sports. Last week’s multiple disasters in Japan are among the most horrific in recent human history and it will be enlightening to learn about this suddenly-challenged nation from somebody who has seen it often. Right after we speak with Dave, FDH MMA analyst Jake Digman will be in to give his thoughts, and reflect on Dave’s thoughts, on the UFC/Strikeforce situation.

Hour Two brings us our annual FDH College Hoops Fantasy Brackets Draft. Our draft guidelines, suggested draft board and FDH Managing Partner Rick Morris’s bracket can be found here. We’ll also dissect the brackets in depth, giving you the guidance you need to win your office pool.

Hour Three contains an extended edition of THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, as we go inside our just-released guide FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2011 to break down our seventh annual FDH baseball mock draft with the help of Tim Heaney of KFFL and Brandon Funston of Yahoo! Sports.

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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