Monday, June 4, 2018

MLB power rankings for start of June


By Rick Morris


TOP TIER

1 New York Yankees

2 Boston

SECOND TIER

3 Seattle

4 Houston

5 Milwaukee

6 Chicago Cubs

7 Atlanta

8 Washington

9 St. Louis

10 Arizona

11 LA Angels

12 Philadelphia

13 Cleveland

14 Oakland

15 Colorado

16 Pittsburgh

17 LA Dodgers

18 San Francisco

19 Tampa Bay

20 Detroit

21 New York Mets

22 San Diego

23 Minnesota

24 Toronto

25 Texas

THIRD TIER

26 Kansas City

27 Cincinnati

28 Miami

29 Chicago White Sox

30 Baltimore


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM

1 AL WEST 57

2 NL CENTRAL 63

3T AL EAST 76

3T NL EAST 76

5 NL WEST 82

6 AL CENTRAL 111


RANKINGS BY LEAGUE

1 NL 221

2 AL 244

Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day


By Rick Morris

NOTE: This is our annual Memorial Day tribute from The FDH Lounge.

Veterans have always been heroes to me, people who put a cause greater than themselves ahead of their own well-being. This very visceral account of D-Day from the late hero Charles Durning tells the story in all of its honor and horror.  For anyone dense enough not to understand why flag desecration incites anyone with a shred of decency, sit through this.



       


        


       


       

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 Stanley Cup Final preview


By Rick Morris

FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #991 previews the 2018 Stanley Cup Final with Sportsology proprietor and FDH Lounge Dignitary Russ Cohen.


       


       


       


       

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #990 – Billions Episode 3-10 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #990 previews Billions Episode 3.10.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Jake The Snake Roberts


By Rick Morris

FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #989 features a conversation with pro wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Evil Genius preview


By Rick Morris

FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #988 reviews the Netflix series Evil Genius.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Cornelius Bennett


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #987 features a conversation about the present state of football with all-time great linebacker Cornelius Bennett.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #986 – Billions Episode 3-9 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #986 previews Billions Episode 3.9.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #985 – Billions Episode 3-8 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #985 previews Billions Episode 3.8.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 Triple Crown preview


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #984 previews the 2018 Triple Crown with national radio host Jody McDonald and FDH Lounge Dignitary Steve Kallas.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #983 – Billions Episode 3-7 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #983 previews Billions Episode 3.7.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 NFL Draft review


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #982 reviews the 2018 NFL Draft with FDH Lounge Dignitaries Jason Jones and Chris Galloway.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #981 – Billions Episode 3-6 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #981 previews Billions Episode 3.6.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 NFL Draft preview


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #980 previews the 2018 NFL Draft with FDH Lounge Dignitaries Jason Jones and Chris Galloway.


       


       


       


       

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 NBA Playoff third-round predictions


By Rick Morris


NOTE: 8-4 record thus far


CONFERENCE FINALS

Cleveland over Boston in 5

Golden State over Houston in 7


NBA FINALS

Golden State over Cleveland in 6

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs third-round predictions


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Picks thus far are 7-5.


CONFERENCE FINALS

Tampa Bay over Washington in 6

Winnipeg over Vegas in 6


STANLEY CUP FINAL

Tampa Bay over Winnipeg in 7

Sunday, April 29, 2018

FDH 2018 NFL UQB and additional team rankings


By Rick Morris


As noted in PRO FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2018, FDH is bringing its Ultimate Quantitative Baseline (UQB) rankings from fantasy over to a team aspect for the first time.  Our NFL rankings for 2018 going into the draft included an equal blend of the following:


^ FDH end-of-season-power rankings

^ a formula based half on number of victories and half strength of schedule as assessed by FDH’s power rankings

^ offensive yards gained

^ defensive yards allowed

^ DVOA

^ offensive DVOA

^ defensive DVOA

^ special teams DVOA


1        Minnesota

2        New Orleans

3T      Los Angeles Rams

3T      Philadelphia

3T      Pittsburgh

6T      Carolina

6T      New England

8        Jacksonville

9        Atlanta

10      Dallas

11      Seattle

12      Baltimore

13      Kansas City

14      Los Angeles Chargers

15      Detroit

16      Washington

17      Tennessee

18      San Francisco

19      Arizona

20      Green Bay

21      Buffalo

22      Miami

23      Oakland

24T    Chicago

24T    Tampa Bay

26      Denver

27      New York Jets

28      Cincinnati

29      Houston

30      Cleveland

31      Indianapolis

32      New York Giants


Here’s that same UQB with a ranking of every team’s offseason heading into the draft and every team’s draft when considering needs, value and rounds in which key picks were utilized (with both concepts broken out separately here).


1        Minnesota

2        New Orleans

3        Los Angeles Rams

4        Pittsburgh

5        Philadelphia

6        Carolina

7        New England

8        Dallas

9        Jacksonville

10      Baltimore

11      Atlanta

12      Seattle

13      Los Angeles Chargers

14      Tennessee

15      Kansas City

16      Detroit

17      Green Bay

18      Washington

19      San Francisco

20      Buffalo

21      Tampa Bay

22      Chicago

23      Denver

24      Arizona

25      New York Jets

26      Miami

27      Oakland

28      Cincinnati

29      Houston

30      Indianapolis

31      Cleveland

32      New York Giants


Here’s our FDH power rankings for the end of the 2018 NFL season.


1        Philadelphia

2        New England

3        New Orleans

4        Minnesota

5        Atlanta

6        Los Angeles Rams

7        Carolina

8        Jacksonville

9        Pittsburgh

10      Tennessee

11      Seattle

12      Los Angeles Chargers

13      Kansas City

14      Buffalo

15      Baltimore

16      San Francisco

17      Detroit

18      Dallas

19      Arizona

20      Washington

21      Cincinnati

22      Miami

23      Oakland

24      Chicago

25      New York Jets

26      Green Bay

27      Tampa Bay

28      Denver

29      Houston

30      Indianapolis

31      New York Giants

32      Cleveland