Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FDH Lounge #152: June 28, 2011

By Rick Morris

It’s Hall of Fame Night in THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-9 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com).

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we’ve got a big thrill for motorsports fans like us: the defending (and two-time) winner of the Indianapolis 500, Dan Wheldon. Due to the peculiar economics of the sport, he’s actually without a regular ride at the moment! Think about that the next time you feel like you’re in a “what have you done for me lately” situation! We’ll catch up with Dan, who is also the 2005 IRL IndyCar Series Champion (having finished second in 2004 and 2006 and fourth in 2007-08, marking a remarkable five-year run in the top four at the end of the season) and explore his options through 2011 and beyond.

Next, we bring in the first of our two Hall of Famers tonight, this one from the world of baseball. Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry was one of the great hurlers – and characters – of the second half of the 20th century and we’ll be talking about his career and his thoughts on the game.

The momentum continues – and then some – at the top of Hour Two with ½ of arguably the greatest tag team of all time: WWE Hall of Famer “Road Warrior AnimalJoe Laurinaitis! His brand-new book THE ROAD WARRIORS: DANGER, DEATH AND THE RUSH OF WRESTLING is an incredible look at the careers that helped change pro wrestling once and for all. We’ll work our way through as much of this unbelievable story as we can and possibly get a chance to chat with his son James also (yes, “Little Animal,” the Rams and former Ohio State linebacker!).

Then, our pal Fox 29 Philly sportscaster Joe Staszak joins us to break down the NHL Entry Draft and in large part, the most explosive elements of it: the Flyers’ trades of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. We wrap as usual with THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and our recap of the NBA Draft. Remember that PRO HOOPS DRAFTOLOGY 2011 and PRO HOCKEY DRAFTOLOGY 2011 are the only guides you need for your information on the key players in each draft.

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.

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