Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FDH Lounge #132: January 25, 2011

By Rick Morris

THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-10 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com) continues the momentum from last week’s fourth anniversary spectacular with yet another example of programming where “nothing is off-topic.”

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we bring on one of two classic clips to highlight the new FDH Lounge Ultimate Anthology project – which features well over 100 of the program’s classic interviews and roundtable segments. Our first clip is from Episode #65 on July 15, 2009 with longtime Major League Baseball announcer Chip Caray.

At the bottom of the hour, we bring on a guest rescheduled from the previous show, when an illness prevented the planned appearance: one of the greatest pro wrestling legends of all time, former WWWF Champion Superstar Billy Graham. He is one of the most influential figures in the history of the business, with his flamboyant muscles/tie-dye/barking charisma template being modified by the likes of Hulk Hogan, Scott Steiner, HHH and many others. In recent years, he is best known for his ministry and his rapidly fading health. He has announced that his last public appearance is coming up in the near future and we’ll certainly discuss that in the course of our conversation about his incredible career.

In Hour Two, we lead off with another of our Conspiracy Theory segments, this one about the virulence of the “birther” movement in America. Then, The FDH Lounge Pigskin Report starts off with an examination of how Twitter fueled the Jay Cutler injury controversy in real time on Championship Sunday, before we get into dissecting the games themselves and taking a first look ahead to the Super Bowl.

In Hour Three, we bring on our second classic clip for the night, one that will be in our FDH Lounge Ultimate Anthology: a segment from Episode #110 on July 14, 2010 where we talked to TMZ on TV Co-Executive Producer Charles Latibeaudiere and legendary pro wrestler and announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler back-to-back.

We wrap up as always with THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and our first draft of the Top 100 Overall for the 2011 baseball season.

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 on iTunes. Also, you can sample THE FDH LOUNGE VAULT, a compilation of our best interviews and roundtables, now every weeknight from 6-7 PM, also on SportsTalkNetwork.com.

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