Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #54: April 15, 2009

By Rick Morris

This federal tax day promises to be the least painful in history, notwithstanding the government's ever-growing grasp for caysh. Why? Because THE FDH LOUNGE's 54th episode (7-10 PM EDT on will soothe your pain!

After The Opening Statements of The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge and a look at This Week In The FDH Lounge, we take our first look at this day's Tea Party events before welcoming in Fox Sports Senior Writer Alex Marvez. He's a multi-talented writer who wears many hats, including President of the Pro Football Writers of America, MMA columnist and Scripps-Howard pro wrestling columnist. We'll talk to him about current events in all three areas.

Then, towards the end of Hour One, we'll return to some Tea Party coverage before bringing in a gentleman for a sad note at the top of the next hour. Bill Vargus, sportscaster at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, comes on the program to contribute some insights about his friend Harry Kalas, who passed away suddenly on Monday. Kalas was an important figure in modern sports broadcasting as well as being a great person and Bill will help contribute to our understanding of him. After that, we'll look at Texas telling the federal government to go take a flying leap. Valid point or reminder of troubling "states rights" days of the past down south? Toward the end of the hour, we'll be joined by SLAM! Wrestling staffer Jon Waldman, who is editing the forthcoming book SLAM! Wrestling: Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle. It details wrestling history as it has been covered by SLAM! since 1997. We'll look back and also at the present terrain in pro wrestling.

The third hour will feature slightly truncated versions of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and THE GOON SQUAD after a short segment examining whether anyone can plausibly challenge Lebron James for NBA MVP this year. On THE INSIDER, we unveil our brand-new PRO FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2009 and we'll go inside the upcoming NFL Draft. We'll also look at our 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pool Draft Board. That will provide a logical, smooth segue to THE GOON SQUAD, as we deliver our playoff predictions and also break down Miami of Ohio's epic choke for the ages in the NCAA national championship game last Saturday.

It’s going to be a great program and we hope you can be a part of our audience. 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.

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