Wednesday, July 8, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #64: July 8, 2009

By Rick Morris

Week in and week out we continue to prove that there is no program more eclectic than THE FDH LOUNGE on (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT) and the next episode is certainly no exception. Here's a big hint: we're busting open the figurative turnbuckles and sticking out the green tongue. Read on ...

Even before The Opening Statements of The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge and This Week in The FDH Lounge -- both of which will be sandwiched in between segments in the first two hours -- we lead off with Queens Chronicle sportswriter Lloyd Carroll. He covers New York-area sports and entertainment, as well as the business of sports (more on that just slightly later) and has also covered the wonderful world of professional wrestling (definitely more on that later!). This man can definitely talk, so he will fit in quite well with The FDH Lounge!

As for the business of sports? No publication covers it more extensively than Sports Business Journal -- except for sister publication Sports Business Daily -- and we're very happy to welcome in the executive editor of both, Abe Madkour, for a look at the biggest sports business stories in the first half of 2009.

At the top of Hour Two, we bring in one of the most legendary names in the history of professional wrestling for an-oh-so-rare out-of-character interview, George "The Animal" Steele. Jim Myers created one of the most enduring and memorable characters of all time in the form of a crazed, (and later in his career, monosyllabic) terror while living the existence of an educator and highly successful sports coach in real life. This man is an American original to be sure, just the kind of guest we love, and we will talk about all facets of his life and that of his famous alter ego.

How's this for old school? George Steele wrestling for the WWWF Championship in 1973 against Pedro Morales!

In the second half of Hour Two, we are happy to welcome in the irrepressible Adam Buckman, TV Howl and TV Week columnist. He has covered the Michael Jackson story in close detail and will be on to talk about that and a myriad of other entertainment and TV stories. His writing always has a great amount of entertainment value and he will certainly be an interesting guest for us.

In Hour Three, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER starts off the proceedings with a look at fantasy football in 2009 position-by-position according to our "ultimate stat," the Ultimate Quantitative Baseline. Then, we wrap up as always with THE GOON SQUAD and our look at last week's start of NHL free agency and the retirement announcement of the great Joe Sakic.

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 or catch us now on iTunes!

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