Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 Rock Hall induction review


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #979 reviews the 2018 Rock Hall induction ceremony with DJ/actor Marc Coppola.


       


       


        


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #978 – Billions Episode 3-5 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #978 previews Billions Episode 3.5.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 NFL Combine review


By Rick Morris                                          


FDH Mini-Episodes #975-977 review the 2018 NFL Combine in conjunction with Gridiron & Hardwood.


       


       


       


       



       


       


       


       



       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #974 – Billions Episode 3-4 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #974 previews Billions Episode 3.4.


       


       


        


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 NCAA hoops tournament review


By Rick Morris                                          


Mini-Episode #973 reviews the 2018 NCAA hoops tournament with FDH Lounge Dignitaries Joe Staszak and Steve Kallas.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #972 – Billions Episode 3-3 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #972 previews Billions Episode 3.3.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: WrestleMania 34 Week preview


By Rick Morris

FDH Lounge Mini-Episodes #969-971 preview WrestleMania 34 with FDH Lounge Dignitary Jake Digman.


       


       


       


       



       


       


       


       



       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #968 – Billions Episode 3-2 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #968 previews Billions Episode 3.2.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #967 – 2018 fantasy baseball preview


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #967 of The FDH Lounge, another edition of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, previewing the 2018 fantasy baseball season.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Jackie Martling


By Rick Morris                                          


Mini-Episode #966 features a conversation with author and comedian Jackie “THE JOKE MAN” Martling.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #965 – Billions Season 3 preview


By Rick Morris

Mini-Episode #965 previews Season 3 of Billions.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 NCAA hoops tournament preview


By Rick Morris                                          


Mini-Episode #964 previews the 2018 NCAA hoops tournament with Joe Staszak and Steve Kallas.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2018 Oscars review with John Basedow


By Rick Morris                                          


Mini-Episode #963 reviews the 2018 Academy Awards with pop culture and fitness expert John Basedow.


       


       


       


       

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 NBA Playoff predictions


By Rick Morris


FIRST ROUND

Toronto over Washington in 6

Milwaukee over Boston in 5

Philadelphia over Miami in 6

Cleveland over Indiana in 5

Houston over Minnesota in 5

Golden State over San Antonio in 5

Portland over New Orleans in 6

Oklahoma City over Utah in 7


SECOND ROUND

Cleveland over Toronto in 6

Milwaukee over Philadelphia in 6

Houston over Oklahoma City in 5

Golden State over Portland in 6


CONFERENCE FINALS

Cleveland over Milwaukee in 6

Houston over Golden State in 7


NBA FINALS

Houston over Cleveland in 7

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs predictions


By Rick Morris


FIRST ROUND

Tampa Bay over New Jersey in 5

Boston over Toronto in 7

Columbus over Washington in 6

Pittsburgh over Philadelphia in 6

Nashville over Colorado in 5

Winnipeg over Minnesota in 5

Los Angeles over Vegas in 6

Anaheim over San Jose in 7


SECOND ROUND

Tampa Bay over Boston in 7

Pittsburgh over Columbus in 6

Nashville over Winnipeg in 7

Los Angeles over Anaheim in 6


CONFERENCE FINALS

Tampa Bay over Pittsburgh in 5

Nashville over Vegas in 5


STANLEY CUP FINAL

Tampa Bay over Nashville in 6

Sunday, April 8, 2018

NHL power rankings for end of regular season


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Tampa Bay (1-1-1-1-1-4-1-2)

2 Nashville (12-7-7-7-4-6-3-1)

3 Boston (27-22-8-5-2-2-2-3)

4 Winnipeg (8-2-3-3-5-3-5-4)

SECOND TIER

5 Toronto (3-4-9-10-11-5-6-6)

6 Vegas (7-9-2-2-3-1-4-5)

7 Pittsburgh (6-6-22-19-13-9-9-9)

8 Philadelphia (20-29-24-21-18-13-7-14)

9 Columbus (11-3-10-13-20-23-21-20)

10 Los Angeles (4-13-6-11-16-16-15-11)

11 Washington (10-11-4-4-8-10-12-7)

12 Anaheim (23-24-20-17-14-15-13-13)

13 San Jose (13-14-11-12-12-11-11-12)

14 Colorado (25-23-23-16-15-18-14-10)

15 Minnesota (26-17-19-8-7-7-8-8)

16 New Jersey (5-5-5-22-17-17-16-17)

17 Florida (30-27-21-18-23-21-19-15)

18 St. Louis (2-8-13-14-9-12-18-19)

19 Dallas (24-16-12-9-6-8-10-16)

THIRD TIER

20 Carolina (18-19-16-24-24-20-20-23)

21 Calgary (14-15-17-6-10-14-17-18)

22 New York Islanders (16-10-15-23-19-19-24-25)

23 Edmonton (29-28-26-27-26-28-28-26)

24 Chicago (21-21-18-20-21-24-23-24)

25 New York Rangers (15-12-14-15-22-25-27-21)

FOURTH TIER

26 Vancouver (17-18-28-29-27-27-25-31)

27 Arizona (31-30-31-31-31-30-29-29)

28 Detroit (22-25-25-25-25-22-22-28)

29 Montreal (19-20-27-26-28-29-26-27)

FIFTH TIER

30 Ottawa (9-26-29-28-29-26-30-22)

SIXTH TIER

31 Buffalo (28-31-30-30-30-31-31-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Columbus (11 spots), Philadelphia (6 spots), Vancouver (5 spots), Carolina, Edmonton  and New York Islanders (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Ottawa (8 spots), Minnesota (7 spots), Colorado, New York Rangers and Washington (4 spots), Calgary and Dallas (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF TEAMS, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 CENTRAL 13.71

2 METROPOLITAN 14.88

3 PACIFIC 17.25

4 ATLANTIC 18


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 WEST 30.96

2 EAST 32.88

NBA power rankings for end of regular season


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Houston (3-3-3-3-2-1-1-1)

2 Golden State (1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2)

3 Cleveland (5-2-4-6-11-3-4-6)

SECOND TIER

4 Toronto (9-7-6-5-3-4-3-3)

5 Portland (13-8-13-13-10-11-6-5)

6 Philadelphia (15-10-17-17-17-14-11-13)

7 Utah (19-13-20-23-19-16-13-10)

8 New Orleans (12-15-15-14-15-17-8-8)

9 Milwaukee (16-11-14-15-8-7-15-18)

10 Oklahoma City (18-19-10-11-9-13-7-7)

11 Indiana (22-16-18-18-13-8-10-9)

12 Washington (8-12-9-9-7-6-14-15)

13 San Antonio (6-5-5-4-5-9-17-17)

14 Boston (2-4-2-2-4-5-5-4)

15 Miami (20-18-11-8-14-19-20-14)

16 Denver (10-9-12-12-12-10-9-11)

17 Minnesota (7-14-7-7-6-12-16-16)

18 Detroit (4-6-8-10-18-18-21-21)

THIRD TIER

19 Charlotte (23-22-24-24-20-21-19-20)

20 LA Clippers (24-23-19-16-16-15-12-12)

21 LA Lakers (21-21-29-27-21-20-18-19)

FOURTH TIER

22 New York (17-17-16-22-22-25-26-27)

23 Chicago (27-30-21-21-24-26-25-23)

24 Brooklyn (26-25-25-25-26-27-28-28)

25 Sacramento (28-26-26-28-30-24-24-22)

26 Orlando (11-20-28-29-28-22-22-25)

27 Atlanta (30-28-30-30-29-23-23-26)

28 Dallas (29-29-23-20-27-29-27-24)

29 Memphis (14-27-27-26-23-28-30-30)

30 Phoenix (25-24-22-19-25-30-29-29)


BIGGEST RISERS: Milwaukee (9 spots), Philadelphia (7 spots), New York (5 spots), Brooklyn and San Antonio (4 spots), Cleveland, Detroit, Utah and Washington (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Boston (10 spots), LA Clippers (8 spots), Denver (5 spots), Dallas (4 spots), Oklahoma City and Sacramento (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 WEST 232

2 EAST 233