Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #98: April 7, 2010

By Rick Morris

The “Road to 100” gets ever closer to the final destination on the 98th installment of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EST on and our trademark blend of variety will stand out this time as always.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge, we bring you what we promise will be the best and most comprehensive breakdown of the NCAA’s disastrous forthcoming expansion of the NCAA men’s hoops tournament to 96 teams. Original FDH Lounge Dignitary Nate Noy, who is also the FDH Chief College Hoops Correspondent, has analyzed this move from all sides – in preparation for a feature on this site that will be forthcoming shortly – and he will present his findings to his fellow show participants. In some cases, he will debate his predictions going forward, because this decision and the implications have so many ramifications that we at FDH have some internal differences on our predictions for the implementation of the concept. At any rate, you won’t find a better look anywhere at the consequences of the money-grab that the NCAA is foisting on the American public.

In Hour Two, we take a last look back at the great NCAA tournament we just saw and the fiasco that emerged from CBS’s One Shining Moment transformation. From there, the hoops talk continues into your FDH preview of the NBA playoff tournament. Before the top of the hour, we preview a segment tentatively slotted for Episode #99 or #100 by taking a look back at one of the great moments in the history of the show: an interview with Dhani Jones! Back on July 29, 2009 – that’s Episode #67 – he joined us to take a look at Season One of his big TV show. Here’s what we said at the time:

“This guy is a dual threat and we don’t mean that he’s adding offensive snaps to his linebacker duties; this Bengal linebacker is also a media superstar! His Dhani Tackles the Globe series on the Travel Channel showcases slivers of other cultures in a completely unique manner and his multimedia contributions to the ESPN media family stand out as well.”

With his return to The FDH Lounge targeted for the very near future, we’ll revisit one of the great moments on the “Road to 100.”

On THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER at the top of Hour Three, we utilize the NFL Draft analysis of FDH Senior Editor Jason Jones to view all of the offensive players in the draft through a fantasy-like prism: the different tiers of talent at each position. Then, we close with THE GOON SQUAD and an in-depth examination of the way that the NHL playoff bracket is materializing.

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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