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Washington Sports Gamer Podcast – Episode 1

Hi everyone, Mark here, this is the last of solo podcast experiments. This podcast is about Sports Videogames. In this episode I cover new Madden features, talk about what I’d like to see in Madden, discuss Top Spin 4 and talk about some news. Based on their popularity either this show or the Tennis Tangent is going to become the permanent monthly podcast. Unless of course the DC United and MMA podcasts get a whole lot of new listeners. As always please let me know your thoughts and tell your friends to download!


Episode 51 – The Changing of the Guard

Bryan Patton takes over as host and talks about the surging Nationals. Jake Hersom joins and talks Stanley Cup Finals and the NHL Draft. Then Mark and Bryan discuss the NBA Finals, NBA Draft, and DC United.


Washington Nations Winning

Jim Riggleman Quitting

Stanley Cup Finals Recap

NHL Draft

Washington Capitals Offseason

NBA Finals Recap

NBA Draft

DC United


Washington Sportsjam MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: June Edition

Hector Lombard

None of the top five ranked fighters has fought in the past month, so the rankings remain the same. The big news is Nick Diaz vacating his Strikeforce belt for a chance to face Georges St-Pierre and become UFC champ. This knocks him off the “In Consideration” list and places Hector Lombard on it. Lombard has an impressive win streak and looked great in his most recent Bellator action, winning with a brutal 3rd round KO.

1. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion, Record 28-4)

The “Spider” is an easy pick here, being the most dominant UFC champion of all-time. Since winning the UFC Middleweight belt in 2006 Silva has defended it a record of eight times (He has also won 13 consecutive fights in the UFC). Until someone can dethrone him and take his belt, he owns this spot.

2. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion, Record 22-2)

GSP was not able to dominate Jake Shields the way he dominated his six previous challengers. However he once again held off a red-hot challenger by not playing into their game and exploiting their weaknesses. It may not have been exciting but it was the smart move. He still looks unbeatable in the Welterweight division.

3. Jon Jones (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Record 13-1)

Jones has looked unstoppable since he joined the UFC but many thought he would look more human once he fought the elite fighters. Turns out he doesn’t. He made just as quick work of former champ Shogun Hua as he did every other fighter he’s faced. While he still has to prove he can defend the title, he’s on a hot-streak right now and looks unbeatable.

4. Cain Velasquez (UFC Heavyweight Champion, Record 9-0)

After the reigns of the hulking Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar, Velasquez proved that winning in the UFC required more than strength, power, and wrestling top-control. When Velasquez defeated Lesnar he proved that he was better all-around fighter than Brock and that he could contest with anyone in any aspect of a fight. There are a few UFC Heavyweights in his same class, but he’ll be a hard guy to take a belt from.

5. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion, Record 19-1)

Aldo may have gutted out a win against his most game challenger yet, but he did not look like his usual self in his first UFC title defense. His ground game and cardio were terrible, especially in the final round where he allowed the challenger Mark Hominick to stay in top-position for the final few minutes. Hominick ground-and-pounded away while Aldo just laid there. He wasn’t his usual exciting self in the standup either, relying on more technical striking. He may have mashed up Hominick’s face and won his first UFC title defense, but he didn’t look anything like the dominant WEC champion he once was. Worse, probable next challenger Chad Mendes thinks he found a weakness in Aldo’s game. Also, if Dominick Cruz or Gilbert Melendez comes up with another dominant win they could knock Aldo off this list.

Other fighters in consideration: Dominick Cruz, Frankie Edgar, Hector Lombard, Gilbert Melendez, Alistair Overeem


Episode 50 – 50th Show Special

Join Matt and Mark for a special 50th edition of Washington Sportsjam! Special topics include Wizards Season breakdown, Starting Five for an all 00′s NBA Team, Thoughts on potential Redskins Hall of Famer, and the discussion of all discussions – Is the Redskins name racist?

This is the last podcast with Matt and I as the driving force and hosts. We will still be on as panelists but Bryan is going to take over. We are all excited for the new direction! We’ve had a lot of fun and wanted to thank all of our loyal listeners, friends, guests, and media members who have helped us along the way! Listen at the end for our twitter shout-outs!

Keep up with the  podcast on our feed and make sure to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!


  • Wizards/NBA
  • Review of the Wizards 2010-2011 Season
  • Season MVP
  • Season LVP
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Offseason Priorities
  • Starting lineup for an all ’00s Team


  • Only 2 Redskins named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 00′s All Decade Team
  • Recent Redskins HOF or Redskins Ring of Honor bound?
  • Should the Redskins change their name? Is it racist?