Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #82: December 2, 2009

By Rick Morris

Tonight's 82nd episode of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on has the usual high amount of variety but starts with one of the most topical first hours in the history of the show.

We lead off with This Week in The FDH Lounge and our Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries, then we bring in a fellow member of The 21st Century Media Alliance: Steve Kallas, our go-to guy for matters at the intersections of sports, law and ethics. He'll give us his thoughts on the Tiger Woods situation from all angles. From there, Tallahassee Democrat sports copy editor Casey Moore comes on to discuss the Bobby Bowden situation that his newspaper was first to report, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and our FDH Lounge Forum Question that we just tackled last week about why ACC football has been a letdown over the past several seasons.

In Hour Two, our examination of Hot Stove Baseball comes with a typical FDH competitive twist as our Dignitaries try to forecast where the most interesting 15 free agents will land -- we will each score one point for every one we call correctly, with the biggest free agent contract scored right being the tiebreaker:

Matt Holliday OF
Jason Bay OF
John Lackey SP
Rich Harden SP
Johnny Damon OF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Joel Piniero SP
Adam LaRoche 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Vladimir Guerrero OF
Jermaine Dye OF
Randy Wolf SP
Jose Valverde RP
Fernando Rodney RP
Jason Marquis SP

After that, we move into a brief fantasy-style draft trying to correctly forecast the Time Magazine Person of the Year, which will be unveiled in two weeks.

In Hour Three, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER breaks down NFL Week 13 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 as well as the injury that Keith Ballard inflicted on his own goalie (video included at this link if you have a strong stomach). We are very glad that Tomas Vokoun is apparently OK. Also, one of the league's core young megastars, Alex Ovechkin, is at the center of controversy after another knee-on-knee hit and we'll break that down as well.

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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