Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FDH Lounge #147: May 10, 2011

By Rick Morris

THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-9 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com) brings the goods yet again as we close in on our landmark 150th episode.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we start with a review of the NBA conference semifinals and the shockers thus far: the fall of the Lakers and (probably) Celtics and the rise of Atlanta and Memphis. From there, we move into The FDH Lounge News Nuggets: unrestricted porn available online in New York City libraries that can be viewed by minors, the pathetic shape of the 2012 GOP presidential field (with Tom Pauken, an FDH Facebook friend and very principled former Texas GOP state chairman who stood up to Bush/Rove back in the day, characterizing the field on Facebook as “Huntsman [having] the McCain advisers, led by John Weaver, behind him while Mitch Daniels is expected to have the Bush advisers, led by Karl Rove, behind him”) and the sad-but-inspiring story of sportscaster Nick Charles, who is battling terminal bladder cancer.

Hour Two starts off in a huge way as actor/director Matthew Modine joins us to discuss the latest elements on his always-crowded plate: the Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app being created through the organizational process on Kickstarter, the brand-new HBO movie Too Big To Fail – in which Matthew plays John Thain, former CEO of Merrill Lynch – and the new short film being shopped to film festivals Jesus Was a Commie. Obviously, with those points and his previous career work, we won’t be lacking for subject matter!

We close with THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and our second look back at the NFL Draft. We’ll be referring quite liberally to our preview materials in PRO FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2011, the publication from your pals at FDH and our associates in The 21st Century Media Alliance and we’ll be joined by our good pals Ken Palmer of The Giant Insider and Dave Richard of CBS Sports.

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.

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