Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #71: September 2, 2009

By Rick Morris

Fun a-plenty greets our audience as THE FDH LOUNGE moves to its new, starting one-hour-earlier timeslot on SportsTalkNetwork.com (Wednesdays, 6-9 PM EDT).

The last hour of the show now becomes the first, as THE GOON SQUAD and THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER now occupy the first third of the proceedings. On GOON, we examine the shocking change at the top of the NHL Players’ Association and the increased likelihood of more severe labor strife in the summer of 2011. Plus, in more wonderful news for the league, the low-clearance channel Versus just alienated DirecTV. Oh joy. Also, the Canadian hockey team, the favorites to win the Olympic gold medal on home ice in a few months, staged a very interesting scrimmage last week and we have our thoughts. And we also preview our fantasy hockey coverage in the most logical place: with a look at our Ultimate Quantitative Baseline statistic for how players performed in 2008-09. That provides a logical segue to our fantasy show-within-a-show as we review recent mock drafts, including our own official one. We’ll also review some last-minute draft advice courtesy of our free FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2009 guide and look over some last-minute injury situations.

Then, in Hour Two, we move into the “classic nothing is off-topic” Lounge format.

What a start it will be with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Rolie! How many musicians get to play with one legendary act? And he’s played with two: Santana and Journey – to say nothing of his work with other bands, including the current Gregg Rolie Band. 40 years after performing at Woodstock, he’s still got new and exciting developments going on all the time.

Then, after falling prey to technical issues when we planned to do this last week, we bring in one of the greatest pro wrestling writers of all time, Mike Mooneyham. His three decades in the business, combined with his great love of the game, makes him a very special guest. He just attended the biggest NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest yet and we'll get his thoughts on that event, SummerSlam, Kurt Angle's issues, Rey-Rey’s positive test, AmDrag fleeing ROH for Titan and anything else that is relevant.

In Hour Three, we are happy to talk to writer Robert Siegel, whose BIG FAN movie with Patton Oswalt just opened to great acclaim. Of course, this former Onion editor-in-chief also penned the awesome screenplay THE WRESTLER, so he’s on quite the creative hot streak over the past year. We’ll talk about his experiences with these great movies.

Our final guest rejoins us after a great first appearance on Episode #55. Colin Delany from epolitics.com comes on to discuss the passing from the scene of Ted Kennedy and the implications. We also take a look at his outstanding new E-book LEARNING FROM OBAMA: LESSONS FOR ONLINE COMMUNICATORS IN 2009 AND BEYOND. Last year’s presidential campaign saw the very process revolutionized like never before thanks to technological advances. Colin has some tremendous observations on how that happened.

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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