Just to make sure I didn't have anything hosed from my previous attempts, I scratch/reloaded FC8 on the system. When the system finished installing the updates and rebooting, the ONLY thing I did was add freshrpms.net to my repositories and issue the yum install nvidia-x11-drv nvidia-x11-drv-32bit command and reboot.
Now, the system will not successfully boot into xwin. It was telling me that my xwin is not configured correctly. I exited out to the command prompt and did a yum remove on the two modules.
xwin started successfully, but I am back where I started at 800x600!