Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #79: November 4, 2009

By Rick Morris

So as not to violate any trademarks or be too cheesy, we won’t refer to the 79th edition of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on as “the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be” – but we could!

That’s because, if you hadn’t guessed already, we come right out of the box with an interview with legendary wrestler Bret “Hitman” Hart. His autobiography “Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling” was released in paperback in the US this week and we will be speaking with him for the first half of Hour One about his experiences and his thoughts on the industry where he earned his fame.

Then, we belatedly come back with our Opening Statements from The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge before we speak with Huffington Post Senior Congressional Correspondent Ryan Grim, author of This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.

In Hour Two, we are pleased to welcome Time Senior Editor Richard Zoglin, author of “Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America.” He traces the post-Lenny Bruce comedians through the transitional decade that altered not only the industry but the greater entertainment world as well. We’ll talk to him about what that time was like and all of the fascinating creatures covered in his book – names including, but not limited to: Carlin, Pryor, Leno, Letterman, Williams, Kaufman, Martin and Klein.

From there, our FDH Lounge Pigskin Report examines the BCS rankings in college football and what they tell us about the bowl matchups we are likely to see – as well as the horrific Cleveland Browns coaching/organizational situation and our latest FDH NFL Power Rankings.

In Hour Three, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER breaks down NFL Week 9 and we then bring on KFFL Senior Editor Cory J. Bonini for his thoughts on the fantasy football landscape. We wrap with our other show-within-a-show, THE GOON SQUAD, and a look at the present NHL standings. We’ll then break down some controversial thoughts from ESPN’s John Buccigross about the Red Wings’ Eurotwins supposedly having their best days behind them! Not surprisingly, such thoughts are being dismissed as absurd across the blogosphere. Also, the player being hailed as the potential “savior” of one of the league’s signature franchises made his debut with the team Tuesday night. Although his Leafs lost 2-1 to the lowly Lightning, Phil Kessel was named as the third star of the game. We’ll discuss his anticipated impact over the next few years.

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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