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Feb
1

Episode 72 – Super Bowl 46 Preview Show!

In one of their more rambling shows Matt and Mark preview the Super Bowl between the Giants and the Patriots, discuss the possibility of Peyton Manning coming to the Redskins, and discuss the Wizards firing Flip Saunders.

Apr
2

Episode 48 – The April Fool’s Show?

Mark is joined by Tom Threlkeld from DC Pro Sports Report for a discussion on the Redskins Draft,the Caps playoff chances, the Nats, Wizards, and United rebuilding efforts, and some MMA talk! Please check out Tom’s site at DC Pro Sports Report!

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Redskins

  • Tom from DC Pro Sports Report previews of the Redskins draft and a breakdown of their needs

Capitals

  • Caps regain 1st place in the Southeastern Divison, clinch playoff spot
  • Goaltending carousel – Holtby goes back and forth from Hershey to DC. Neuvirth appears to be the starter for the playoffs?
  • With recent injuries and the goalies returning from inactivity will the Caps be healthy enough for the playoffs?

Wizards

  • Flip tries outs 5 Rookies on the floor
  • Do the Wiz have the right pieces in place for rebuilding?

MMA

  • UFC Parent company Zuffa buys only remaining American rival Strikeforce
  • Bellator Championships debut on MTV2
  • Jon Jones beat Shogun Hua to become youngest UFC champion ever

MLB

  • Preview of the Nats upcoming season

United

  • United signs Charlie Davies
  • Does United have the right pieces in places to rebuild?

 

Nov
11

Episode 37 – Washington Sportsjam does the Dougie

It’s a bye-week bonanza! Bryan joins Matt and Mark to discuss the Redskins, Capitals, and Wizards. Redskins topics include the disappointing loss to the Lions, the McNabb benching, Brandon Banks standout play, and a preview of the upcoming Eagles Monday Night game. Caps topics include early play recap, season predictions, and goalie talk. Wizards topics include more John Wall and Andray Blatche talk and not very optimistic season predictions. Make sure to nominate our show for the  2010 Podcast Awards!


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Oct
2

Washington Sports Wrap-up (week of 9/28)

It’s time for a little summary of what’s going on in the DMV this week.

Washington Capitals

The Caps opened up the season with a 4-1 win over Boston.

Washington Wizards

Flip Saunders gave the Wizards players t-shirts that say “Our Time” and an I-pod Touch with the 250 page playbook complete with diagrams and charts.  I think that’s pretty awesome.  Saunders seems to be highly organized and very creative.  Antwaan Jamison is definitely pumped about having the proven head coach.  Here’s an excerpt from an article by Michael Lee of The Washington Post,

“To me, those are the kinds of things that make a difference. There’s no excuse why you don’t know the plays,” said Jamison, adding that each iPod has an individual code to protect its contents in case it is lost or stolen. “That playbook is like one of those NFL playbooks, it goes on for days. [Saunders] incorporated things so quickly and you go right into it. His enthusiasm, attention to detail, he don’t play around. I like the overall concept of how we’re going to do things here.”

Oh yeah, and Saunders also apparently hired a hypnotist who used mind tricks to get Nick Young and Mike James to hop around, put their hands over a flame and danced.  Anyone know if we can get him to hypnotize the Wizards into playing defense?  Just a thought.

Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals

Walk Off- Grand Slam for the season finale at home.  Not bad, but the Washington Nationals still suck.

After so much optimism in the last 3/4 of the season, the Baltimore Orioles have lost 13 in a row and also still suck.

Washington Redskins

Where to begin?  Let’s start with something positive.  Hard to do with Washington Redskins? Try this on for size: London Fletcher is as inspiring and active off the football field as much as he is on it.  (I wonder if Nancy Pelosi knows her about her bump-in yet?)

May
20

Wizards lose the draft too-get the 5th overall pick.

"I hate you Wizards fans!"

After a season long of FAILURE without Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood (as well as other players suffering numerous injuries through the entire year) there was a glimmer of hope: the NBA Lottery Draft (Here’s a helpful explanation of the NBA Lottery).  

Besides the thought that next year might be the year where the Wizards might finally be healthy for a season (oh yeah and the trouncing of Cleveland when we DID have a starting lineup) was the fact that although they only won 19 games out of 82 it wouldn’t go to waste.  No, at least they’d get a good draft pick out of it.  

I, for one spent the remaining games of the Wizards season gleefully imagining Blake Griffin getting some of those sweet assists Arenas was tossing out in the two games he played at the end of the season.  But I wasn’t the only one, the Wizards front office had imagined it too.

Not so fast though, tied for the second worst record in the league doesn’t guarantee anything other than a top 5 pick.  This isn’t the NFL, the lottery reigns.  

So what did the lottery say to the fans in the nation’s capital?

SCREW YOU WASHINGTONand ping pong balls of sadness fell to the Clippers tonight.

Now what?  Many think Ernie Grunfeld will try and package the pick with a player or two(Etan Thomas?) to get a veteran to help out.  Michael Lee with the Wizards Insider thinks they should draft James Harden  (The NY Times likes him at least).

If you need a laugh, continue with the links and reading below.

As always, Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog makes me smile in a sad situation:

Dan Steinberg via twitter:

“Ah, the week that was for D.C. sports fans. Too much joy than 140 characters can contain. http://tr.im/lPER

CURSED

Jamie Mottram of Mister Irrelevant via twitter:

Maybe the Wiz could get Taylor Griffin with the 5th pick, and Blake could come visit sometime?