Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #100: April 28, 2010

By Rick Morris

It’s here. It’s finally here.

The “Road to 100” culminates with the “centennial” episode of “The Great American Radio Show on Internet TV,” where “nothing is “off-topic.” THE FDH LOUNGE (7-10 PM EDT on celebrates some of the greatest moments in the history of the program and creates some more in this memorable edition (for additional background, check out this column on the evolution of The FDH Lounge and the press release touting #100). We’ve added a fresh coat of polish to the program as we have updated our show’s peerless imaging and we’re excited to unveil it as we move forward with this program.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge, Original Dignitary Nate Noy joins us for a look back at the biggest stories we have seen since coming on the air in January 2007 and we’ll also take a look ahead.

From that point, we deliver something we were saving for this program: a super-hardcore football “Xs and Os” segment. John Bena of The Mile High Report joins us to break down some of the game’s enduring strategic questions. Why (in a win-now league) do more and more NFL teams prefer the 3-4 defense when almost no colleges of note churn out players who are experienced in it? Why don’t more teams try to convert larger running backs to fullback, thus allowing for the real threat of more than one potential ball carrier on the field at a given time? Why won’t more coaches try to dictate terms to the other team, instead coaching scared with formations that don’t take chances but also don’t allow for big plays? With a decade just behind us that saw widespread use of the spread, the Cover-2 and the Wildcat, what other strategic innovations could be on the horizon? We’ll look at these issues and more.

After re-living a short clip in which WFAN’s Joe Benigno hijacks a segment to berate one of the Dignitaries for admitting to the “crime” of rooting for two football teams, Joe’s partner Evan Roberts of WFAN in New York makes a return to the show to talk New York and national headlines.

We wrap up Hour Two and start Hour Three with two great clips from the archives:

^ Our second interview with Bob Barker, conducted on September 9, 2009, two days after he served as Slammy Award-winning guest host of Monday Night Raw.

^ FDH Lounge Dignitaries Jason Jones and Ryan Isley dueling it out on the pressing question of whether John Wall is overrated.

In our final segment, we welcome in two gentlemen who came in from outside the FDH family to receive the designation as Dignitaries: Russ Cohen of Sportsology and Card Corner Club and Steve Kallas of Sports Plus/Kallas Remarks. As with Nate, we’ll look back and ahead at some of the biggest stories of note to our “nothing is off-topic” 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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