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Episode 46 – The Redskins 2010 Season Review Show

Matt and Mark are joined by Bryan for the Redskins Season Review show. We’d like to welcome Bryan as the new permanent addition and future host of the show! This episode we recap the Skins season, go over some Redskins news, review the NFL Playoffs, and give our Super Bowl picks! Remember to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!


  • Orakpo and Fletcher Pro Bowl Trips
  • Redskins will draft 10th overall in 2011
  • Redskins 2010 Season recap
  • Review Pre-Season Predictions
  • Season MVP
  • Season LVP
  • Redskins Rookie of the Year
  • Review Playoff Predictions
  • Conference Championship Recap
  • Super Bowl Picks!

Washington Sportsjam Needs You!

Author Mark Kalriess    Category Site News     Tags

If you’ve been following the blog and the podcast lately, you’ll know that there are some changes coming to Washington Sportsjam. We’ve announced on our latest podcast that we will be retiring from podcast after our 50th episode unless we can get some help. Matt and I simply don’t have the time we need to devote to the podcast anymore. We could continue doing the podcast and put less effort into to it, but that would affect the quality of the show and we’re striving to continually improve the show, not make it worse.

There is a chance the show can be saved. If we can get a few listener’s to join the podcast team and take over some of our responsibilities the show can go on. The goal is that eventually Matt and I will strictly be panelists on the show and Executive Producers guiding the direction. We’d love to get some new people in the mix not just to help us out, but also to add some more viewpoints to the show.

So, how can you help out and contribute to the show? We have three positions we’d like to fill by the 50th episode.  Producer, Editor, and Permanent Host.

The Producer responsibilities are:

  • Scheduling Recording time of shows with all hosts, guests, and panelist
  • Creating a regular release schedule for show and working with the Hosts, Paneliests, and Editor to ensure episode releases are consistent
  • Booking guests for shows
  • Promoting the show. This includes social networking such as keeping the Facebook page up-to-date, Updating Twitter,  submitting the show to popular Podcast directories, any form of advertising for the show.
  • Work with the Editor and Host to post the episode to the blog on the regular schedule.

the Editor Responsibilites are:

  • Recording each podcast
  • Editing each podcast
  • Selecting appropriate pod-safe music and sound effects or creating  original
  • Editing clips for review and blooper shows
  • Submitting the podcast to Mark for publishing
  • Possible video editing in the future

the Permanent Host Responsibilities are :

  • Host each show
  • Create topic lists for each show and distribute to panelists, guests, producer, etc..
  • Game Recaps on the Podcast
  • Track all Predictions on the Podcast for reference in later podcasts
  • Work with Producer and Editor to post the episode to the blog on schedule.

If you’re interested in joining the team please send us an email at or Direct Message us on Twitter.  If you have worked on a podcast in the past please send us the RSS feed so can check it out. If not, that is not a big deal, we are not looking for professionals, just passionate folks who love DC Sports.

If you’re a Producer without experience please send us a sample Topic list for an upcoming show. If you are an Editor without experience please send us a sample MP3 file that is a minute of a podcast. Include music and dialogue. You can cut and paste from our old shows  if need be. If you would like be a host but haven’t hosted a podcast before please send us an MP3 file with your vocal recap of a recent sporting event. Don’t make it very long a minute to three minutes and in the similar format as we do on our show.

We look forward to hearing from you guys and hopefully collaborating with a few of you!

UPDATE: WSJ’s own Bryan, who you know from his live-tweeting of Capitals game, has graciously decided to step up! We are still working out roles and responbilities so we may still need help and we may not. But we will keep you guys posted. We’re excited about the new development and can’t wait for you guys to hear the results!


Episode 45 -Is This the End? Show (Redskins Week 17 Review)

Matt and Mark are back to discuss the last game of the Season! They give out their usual game awards and then discuss McNabb vs. Grossman, the future of inconsistent kicker Graham Gano, and give their playoff predictions for this year. Other sports topics include the Caps involvement in the Winter Classic and the Terps hiring a new Head Coach.


Recap of Giants Loss Game Analysis

Game MVP

Game LVP

Gano’s future in DC

Grossman vs McNabb Season Comparison

NFL Playoffs Predictions

Winter Classic a Success for both NHL and Caps

Terps name new football coach

We’ve got a new poll up where you can vote for what coverage you want us to add! Also we are looking for some podcast help, notably a producer, editor, and new host. Details in the show and in a post to come.

Make sure to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!


New Coverage Poll

Hi everyone! Mark here. We’re going to talk about this a little on the next podcast, but there is going to be a change coming to Washington Sportsjam. Please let us know what direction you’d like it take!


Episode 44 – The Fired! Show (Redskins Week 16 Review)

Matt takes over hosting duties for the first time and is joined by Mark. They recap the Redskins OT win over the Jaguars, giving out their usual game awards to some surprising candidates. They also comment on the ongoing McNabb and Portis sagas and preview the last game of the year. Non-Redskins discussions include the firing of Coach Friedgen and the Wizards possibly parting with Andray Blatche.


Game Recap

Game Analysis

Game MVP

Game LVP

McNabb saga continues

Portis wants to return next year

Maryland fires Head Coach Ralph Friedgen after being named ACC Coach of the Year and a Bowl win

Wizards shopping Andray Blatche for a possible trade

Listen below, but make sure to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!