Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad July 30

This week's edition of the FDH Wednesday night on SportsTalkNetwork.com contains a variety of strong content from across the fantasy landscape.

On THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EDT), we begin by breaking down some interesting concepts for your team as the stretch run of the fantasy baseball season approaches -- specifically, the idea of biorhythms, which may be complete gaga in terms of validity vis-a-vis human health, but may have some applications for how to understand the management of a fantasy (or real) baseball team. From there, we preview next week's Olympic medals fantasy draft and our college football team draft on August 20 -- and, we make an announcement about additional FDH fantasy content to be coming your way in August.

At the end of Hour One and for all of Hour Two, we continue our build towards our August 13 fantasy football mock draft show by taking a look at our brand new free FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2008 guide and elaborating on some of the contents within. It's very safe to say that as useful as this publication is, that it will be even more useful after hearing us elaborate on the thought process that went into it. Also, we'll break down some oddities in a mock draft in the most recent ESPN Magazine and we'll look at the most widely disputed players of 2008 -- those who are being rated both very highly and very low by many in the fantasy media prior to the season.

On THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EDT), we continue our summer previews of every division in the NHL for 2008-2009 as we go through the Southeast and the Northeast, team by team.

Be sure to join us for our usual informative three-hour block this Wednesday night only on the Sports Talk Network!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Free FDH Fantasy Football guide released!

Here it is! FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2008, a product of your good buddies at FantasyDrafthelp.com and Sportsology! You could pay for a glossy bundle of newsstand fluff, or you could download for free the ultimate draft board and outstanding supplemental materials in a mere eight pages. Your choice!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad July 23

Tonight's FDH Wednesday night on SportsTalkNetwork.com stirs up fond thoughts of the sports landscape to come this autumn.

On THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EDT), we will devote the lion's share of the program to breaking down our FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY free guide, which is to be released within days. We'll talk about the overvalued and undervalued players of 2008, the rookies worth drafting, "Don't Be That Guy," the overall fantasy landscape for this year, our rankings by position and overall and much, much more. You are not going to want to miss our free guide when the download is available shortly.

On THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EDT), we are joined once again by co-host Kyle O'Rourke, who returns from his summer hiatus. We will catch up with him regarding his thoughts on the NHL Awards, the Hot Stove League transactions, the 2008-2009 league schedule and other matters and then we turn our sights to our division-by-division breakdowns that we are delivering all summer. Tonight, the Central Division, home of the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings and several up-and-coming teams, takes its turn in the spotlight.

Be sure to join us for another great night of FDH programming on SportsTalkNetwork.com.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad July 16

Tonight's FDH Wednesday night on SportsTalkNetwork.com features more of the variety that people have become accustomed to from their Midweek Sherpas at FantasyDrafthelp.com.

On THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EDT), we continue our full-throated football coverage. On the last two shows, we examined the quarterback and running back positions; tonight we break down the wide receivers and take our first look at our overall draft board rankings. This discussion will carry us a quarter of the way into Hour Two, at which time we will be joined by our good friend Jake Digman of NAAFS as we unveil the first ever joint fantasy game between FDH and NAAFS and conduct a draft (of sorts) for the circuit's amateur MMA fighters for the July-December 2008 time period. The North American Allied Fight Series has long been promoting the finest amateur fights in the country and is now expanding into the pros and female fighters. We are proud that our first ever fantasy game directly held in conjunction with a sports league is being conducted with them.

On THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EDT), with last week's show preemption, our discussion of the NHL's Northwest Division got pushed back to tonight. Additionally, we'll break down the Pacific Division and take our first real look ahead to the 2008-2009 season as we go through a third of the teams in the NHL.

Be sure to join us tonight for another wide-ranging, fun look at the sports landscape with FDH and STN.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad July 9

Tonight's editions of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EDT on SportsTalkNetwork.com) and THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EDT on STN) will deliver analysis from all across the sports landscape.

On the INSIDER, we have some fun with our I'd Hit That Draft from Sunday night's FDH Lounge before we review the winners and losers one more time from the NBA Draft, as laid out in this column. Then, for the rest of the show, we break down NFL running backs for fantasy football this year. We will run through some of the projected tiers of RBs before delving into the league's trend in recent years of having featured running back combos. Which backs will be have to share their glory in '08? We'll break it down.

On GOON SQUAD, we'll examine more of the moves from NHL free agency before beginning our division-a-week focus on the show. Tonight: we look at the Northwest Division, which really underachieved last year. How do the teams stack up right now for 2008-2009? We'll analyze it for you.

Be sure to join us tonight, only on The SportsTalkNetwork.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad July 2

It will be another outstanding FDH Wednesday night when THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EDT) and THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EDT) burst out onto your Internet TV screens on SportsTalkNetwork.com.

On The Insider, per good friend of ours Jake Digman, the right-hand man over at NAAFS, we will be pushing back to next week the unveiling of the latest NAAFS rankings -- which will precede our July 16 NAAFS mock draft, where we will form teams of MMA fighters and more importantly, show you in the general public how you may do the same! But tonight, first, we will examine the latest trends in terms of the players being added the most and dropped the most in fantasy baseball over at CBSSports.com. Later in Hour One, we start breaking down position rankings in football: tonight, we examine the different tiers of value at QB. In Hour Two, our NBA Draft recap ensues, complete with a look at the early free agency period. Additionally, be sure to check out our free Hoops Draftology guide for a look at the players who are coming in to help change the face of the league.

Speaking of free agency, that's where we start THE GOON SQUAD, as we break down the signing frenzy that took place as it does every year on July 1. Scott Burnside at ESPN.com has an excellent list of winners and losers from Day I -- albeit, it only includes teams that signed away free agents from other teams, not the teams that signed their own free agents. We will hit everything of note in the transactions tonight. Also: the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings are about to lose up to $2.5 million in revenue-sharing money from the league due to the inability to hit certain league-mandated targets for team progress. Shockingly, after the bloodbath of the last CBA, the steadily-rising salary cap and corresponding salary floor indicates that the NHL is moving back to a "haves" and "have-nots" world. Can the league really sustain 30 teams if the weaker sisters just can't compete even with unprecedented cost containment? To close the show, we'll go through the NHL Awards Show and let you know where we agreed and disagreed with the prizes that were awarded.

Join us tonight on STN for yet another wild ride all across the sports landscape!