After the first win of the 2017 season, FP and LP are breaking down the win with instant reactions. The mentee couldn't defeat the mentor. Aaron Donald was a force but just not enough for the LA Rams, as they went down to the Washington Redskins 27-20. FP and LP break down their grades for the offense, defense and special teams. The offensive run game was running on all cylinders today, however the pass game struggled at times. The defense had a solid showing with the one-armed Mason Foster sealing the game with a 4th quarter pick. At the end of a day a win is a win and the Washington Redskins won the game. LP and FP are both confident the Redskins will get better with time, but have 2 tough games coming up. We are going to enjoy this win for 24 hours before moving on the Oakland Raiders. Hail to the Redskins!
FP and LP are back on to preview the Redskins and Rams. Today marks exactly 20 years since the FedEx field has opened. The Redskins at 79-81-1 during their 20 year tenure at FedEx field. LP is annoyed at Redskins fans reaction after their season opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. FP things Redskins fans are justified because of all they had to put up with. FP defends Dan Snyder as he has been surprisingly silent and allowing the front office to run the team. There are many coaching ties between the Redskins and the Rams, where FP and LP discuss who has the coaching edge. FP and LP both discuss the offense, defense and special teams and make their game predictions. Tweet us your game predictions @DefeatTheCurse
A special Patriots Day episode of D.T.C. remembering all those impacted by 9/11 here in DC and beyond. The Nationals have won the NL East for the fourth time in six years and all eyes now turn to the postseason! The Nats didn’t just take care of business, they did in historical fashion locking up the NL East in record time (fastest in 15 years) and well, who cares that the NL East is historically bad, we are going to the playoffs! Stevie and Joe talk all things Nats including how amazing Trea Turner is playing (as if he hasn’t missed any time), when/if Bryce will return, and which opponent would you rather not see in the postseason; D’backs, Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers… Cardinals. The Nats aren’t streaking, they are just plain great, and the numbers don’t lie. The pitching rotation is tops in MLB and at any time the bats can explode too. This is it DC, our best shot at Defeating the Curse is the 2017 Washington Nationals! Congrats boys! Let’s keep it rolling! (photo credit: Federal Baseball)
The Eagles came into FEDEX and beat the Redskins today and Stevie and Joe are not happy about it! The Skins offense started slow (again) and well, never really found their groove. The running game struggled, special teams too, however the defense was a positive bright spot... at least Joe thinks so. Philly Pete joins the duo to break down the game as we turn our attention to week 2. (photo credit: CSN)
FP is pissed that Sua has left the team and Stevie doesn't really care but thinks the timing is really bad. LP thinks everyone is basing their assessments of Cravens on potential and the desire to find the next Sean Taylor (RIP 21)... The DTC crew in typical Redskins-fan style lower their expectations after a poor preseason heading into Week 1. Is the team collapsing under the weight of fan expectations or are fans just expecting too much? That and many other questions were asked of Cody Benjamin (starting at 15:30), a writer for CBS Sports, and BleedingGreenNation for an Eagles-Insider perspective. Cody also shares thoughts on the week 1 matchup vs the Redskins, Philly-fan expectations of Carson Wentz, and the offseason roster shuffling at RB and WR. Football is back, the Redskins are back... week 1 here we go! Listen and share! (Photo Credit: Fast Philly Sports)
Fantasy Football Season is here! The DTC boys are joined by David, 20, and Razzle to execute a mock six-round 10-team PPR draft with Joe and Stevie providing color commentary along the way. FP, LP, David, 20, and Razzle each drafted two teams and the results were mixed. FP put together two solid rosters while LP, David, and Razzle, put together one strong and one average roster. 20 however ended up with two really bad rosters... but that's ok, because every league has one of "those guys" right? Joe shared his thoughts on several players not drafted in the top 60 and Steve provided some strategy insights into the best course of attack to build a winning roster... the irony of course being Steve is one of the worst fantasy football players of all-time. This show was a lot of fun and the analysis provided throughout will prove to be helpful to all fantasy players as we head into the long fantasy-draft-holiday-weekend! Listen, comment, and share! (Photo Credit: Sporting News)
Game of Thrones Season Finale Podcast is here! Stevie, FP, and Joe break down all 73mins of awesomeness in the finale of the course of this special edition, extended podcast. So many twists in turns along the way leading to ALL of the main characters of the show finally ending up in the same place at the same time and the scene didn't disappoint! *Spoilers Here* While Stevie and FP give the episode an A (and the season a B-) Joe was more disappointed in the finale due to what he calls the "sloppy timing" and "unnecessary plot extensions" which he explains in full. Regardless of how you felt about the finale, you should listen to this podcast and share your insight as we all wait a painful year for the show to return! (PhotoCredit: HBO/Radkil)
Steve, LP, and Joe break down the first half action and debate whether or not to watch the second half. What a disaster the first half as been for our beloved Redskins... no running game, bad passing game, and a pick-six to top things off. What is wrong with the Redskins!? LP still believes and is convinced this is just preseason "vanilla" gameplanning but Stevie and Joe are in full panic mode... actually Joe just wants to talk about the Mayweather fight... tune in, get caught up, and fingers crossed; Skins needs a better second half!
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Well, Kyrie is a Celtic, and Crowder is a Cavalier, and that means the Wizards will win the Eastern Conference this season! LP and Joe break down all the details of the trade and project forward about how the Wizards actually improved by default by doing nothing! Boston has now traded five of their top seven scorers from last year and their three best perimeter defenders while acquiring more offensive firepower with Hayward and Irving. The Cavaliers however now have some insurance parts in place just in case LeBron decides to leave Cleveland for a second time and a very high first round pick as well! Special guest Monica B from Cleveland joins the duo to explain why everything in Cleveland isn't so bad even if James does leave next year... But wow.... if you don't believe the NBA is nuts, how can we convince you? The Wizards are locked and loaded to challenge and the win the east... the time is now! (photo credit: SI)
Stevie, FP, Joe, and special guest Anthony (the Nats Stat Authority) sit down to talk about the red-hot Nationals bullpen and debate how much credit Mike R deserves for adjusting/trading on the fly (1m-5m). The Nationals are still missing key players but they are getting closer to a full "stud" lineup (6m-11) and Dusty continues to work his magic with the roster day in and day out (11m-14). Harper will take his time returning but they really don't need him against the impressive Astros do they (15m-21) and don't miss the hot take about the Robert Lee, ESPN mess at the end either! (Photo Credit: Washington Post)
The Redskins came out of the gate flat in week one of the NFL preseason. Another week of practice, more defined expectations and the hope for a successful first drive are things we want to see week two against Greenbay. LP and FP dive into what to watch for in week two and discuss their expectations. Both FP and LP list their top 4 things to watch, Greg Manusky, Nico Marley, Ryan Grant all make the list. Will the offense be able to move the ball? Will the defense be able to contain the Green Bay Packers Offense? Will Sua Cravens be back week 1? All things and more discussed in this episode. (Photo Credit: Redskins.com)
FP, LP, Stevie, and Joe are all back to talk Redskins... a whole lot of Redskins. The Redskins came out flat against the Ravens (:1-:930) and the guys wonder why and if Training Camp has something to do with it (:11-:14). The slow starts are problematic and have becoming a defining negative feature of Jay Gruden's tenure (:15-:23) so the fellas offer a few suggestions to get the team out of the gate with a bang to start the season. The schedule isn't ideal for the Skins this year (:24-:31) with so many primetime games that the team MUST start fast in hopes of a split over the last six games at the end of the season. Will Kap or RG3 land on a team this season (:32-:39), plus, in a rare political exchange, the boys talk very openly and honestly about the events in Charlottesville over the past few days (:40-:47).... so much going on... listen and share! (Photo Credit: Washington Post)
The Nationals can't seem to get everything going in the same direction at the same time. Star pitcher goes down, bullpen improves, drop a bunch of games on the road, weather delays, and now Bryce goes down!! Stevie and Joe catch-up on all things Nats with an eye towards the playoffs and when the team may get all of its parts back ahead of the postseason push. As of now, Nats fans rest assured that the injury which looked season ending in real-time may only be a few weeks in duration... but let's be real, Harper may have just lost tens of millions of dollars slipping on one wet bag in a meaningless August game! (Photo Credit: SportsOnEarth)
So much happened in this week's episode that we expanded the commentary circle to get more fan insight! What role will Gendry play moving forward with his awesome battle axe?! Where is Yuron Greyjoy? When will Jon Snow find out who he really is? If push comes to shove will Jamie side with his sister or his brother? With just a few (long) episodes left in this season, what do you expect to happen next? D, Sam, Peter, 20, Stevie, and Joe break it all down this week! Tune in, like, and share! (Photo Credit: HBO)
It finally happened... the dragons have taken flight and chaos has won. This may have been the shortest episode at just 50 minutes long but the plot lines of several main characters didn't just inch forward, they leaped ahead! The Stark family reunion continues, Cersei's plotting continues, Jon's negotiations to join forces to fight the night-walkers continues, and Daenery's finally unleashes the dragons! Sam, Deena, and Joe talk all things GoT including what may amount to a colossal fail on behalf of the writers if Jamie doesn't survive getting shoved off his horse in the final scene... in an inch of water ... what are they thinking!? Tune in, comment, and share! (photo credit: HBO)
The Nationals have dropped a few games but Mad Max is hitting homers now and several guys are getting very very close to returning to the active roster and daily lineup. FP, Stevie, and Joe talk Nationals bullpen, trades, hitting, NL East lead, and Dodgers and Cubs too in an all-Nationals 12min blitz of content (1-12m) before they pivot to the Redskins (13-21m) and end with a discussion about the Verizon Center's potential new name and Joe shares his thoughts on Neymar moving from Barca to PSG (31-35m). Listen and share your thoughts! (photo credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
While the Mother of Dragons and Tyrion believe they have have authored the perfect battle plan to rebound from Yara Greyjoy's defeat last week the tables turn yet again as Jamie and Cersei prove yet again they are capable of outsmarting their brother. This episode had a little bit of everything and a lot of interesting twists and tidbits to dive deeper into. Casterly Rock may have fallen to Grey Worm but Yuron has the last laugh yet again while we say goodbye to another beloved character in Olenna Tyrell who met her doom but not without some final parting shots! We also had a Stark sibling reunion, and parade of shame, and several unanswered questions including the whereabouts of Arya? Listen to this episode to get Steve, John, Peter, and Joe's take on all the action and twists! (Photo Credit: HBO)
In part one of Training Camp preview LP and FP share a fans perspective on the team including expectations and concerns, however in the second part the guys are joined by Manny Benton of Breaking Burgundy and Scout to give an insiders perspective on the team. Benton shares thoughts on Jordan Reed's tow injury, the upside potential of Maurice Harris, and discusses the revamped defensive line now under the direction of Jim Tomsula! If you love the Redskins, you need to listen to this! A little cross-talk between DTC and Breaking Burgundy is just what you need to get ready for all things Redskins Training Camp! #HTTR (Photo Credit: Redskins.com)
On the eve of training camp 2017 LP and FP are live discussing the late breaking news about Jordan Reed going on the PUP list and jump into expectations for all three units of the team with a focus on the offense. The running backs will have more on their plates if Reed is to miss any extended amount of time but there may be enough fire-power on the team that all will be well down the stretch towards the playoff push. Part one is all us but stay tuned for part two with Redskins insider Manny Benton of Breaking Burgundy and Scout.com. (Photo Credit: Redskins.com)
The Nationals are back in DC and the team is ready to go against the Brewers tonight. Joe and Steve are at the park a little early to attend Dusty Baker's pre-game press conference and to watch the boys warmup on the field. Listen now! (Photo Credit: Joe Azer, DTC)
Steve, Joe, and special guests Deena and Sam, share their rapid-reaction to an eventful episode that confirms the game board is shrinking and every critical decision matters now more than ever! Steve leads with several thought provoking questions, debunking a few fan-theories along the way, and shares his thoughts on what comes next...hint: the meeting we have all been waiting for! While Deena and Sam discuss their takeaways from this episode plus share some insight on the show from a ladies perspective and Joe doubles-down on his thought that Jamie Lannister will be the one to kill Cersei! If you love Game of Thrones then tune in, comment, and share! (photo credit: Esquire Magazine)
We were all doing our own thing on a quiet summer Friday night when the news broke that John Wall had signed his contract extension with the Washington Wizards and we knew we had to jump on and record a reaction podcast! Joe, Stevie, LP, and FP, all chime in on what the John Wall extension means for the Wizards and for the city of DC (2:15-12:00) and look forward to the crumbling state of the Cavaliers with Kyrie demanding a trade and wonder... is this the season for the Wizards to make a serious push to challenge to win the East! With Wall, Beal, Porter, and Coach Brooks under contract until at least 2021 the time is now for the Wizards! The foursome also recap the Nationals post All-Star Break resurgence (14:30-28:15) and the teams recent trades! The show wraps with the popular "Point After" segment which highlights things that have nothing to do with sports going on in the guys personal lives! Have a listen and share!
With news of Kirk not getting his extension this episode focuses on the men charged with protecting him along with the men in the trenches on defense. LP and FP are bullish on both units but especially the rookies. Is the OL one of the best in the league? Is the DL improved even with noticeable losses during free agency? How much does scheme factor into unit success? Tune in and find out and Hail to the Redskins! (photo credit: Redskins.com)
The 2017 season may be the last one for Kirk Cousins under center for the Washington Redskins. The team failed to reach an agreement with their rising star Quarterback and everything is now in place for him to leave next off-season, should he choose to. Joe and Stevie discuss all the happenings of the past few days, from Bruce Allen's press conference (2:00 - 12:30), to Kirk Cousins joining 106.7 to share his side of the story (13:45 - 20:30), and then offer the fans perspective on what will come next including best case and worst case scenarios for both Kirk and the team. Joe believes that this is the Redskins best shot to win the Superbowl since his youth and if Kirk walks next off season a lot of Redskins free agents will be doing the same effectively closing this championship window! (photo credit: JSonline.com, audio credit: NFL Films, and Redskins Radio)
Winter has come. Season 7 has arrived. Joe, Steve, Beef, and special guest John discuss the premiere and their rapid-reaction to an episode that underwhelmed a bit but delivered a lot of information. The foursome agreed that the opening may have been one of the best scenes in the entire show and that there is a lot going on at the Citadel that hadn't been discussed previously but this episode was ultimately about two women, one standing on a map, the other taking her first look at one that are on a collision course. The boys also discuss the odds of who will be the next character to be "retired" and odds of who ultimately ends up on the throne at the end of the season! If you love the G.O.T. then tune in and share! (photo credit: Time Magazine)
Well, the fight that nobody expected to actual take place is on the books and just about one month away. LP, FP, and Stevie have the night off so Joe invited Boxing and MMA super-fan "20" on the show to discuss the fight, the hype surrounding it, and to talk tactics and predictions as well. If you love combat sports or just want to get caught up on all things Mayweather vs. McGregor this is the podcast you need to listen to. Don't miss Joe's hot take (@26min) regarding a few changes that could be made to this fight that would command an increase of the PayPerView buy from $100 to $250... could the two sports be combined into a super-combat-sport? Tune in and listen to the guys discuss! This fight is going to happen... who you got!? (photo credit: SkySports)
The Redskins are engaged in a game of high-stakes chicken with their franchise QB Kirk Cousins and LP and Joe are terrified to ask what the future holds for the franchise. The show was supposed to be about the OL/DL but quickly got sideways and into the Cousins contract status, why management is unlikely to get a deal done, and a discussion of the backup options Bruce Allen may be preparing to explore. Once upon a time LP was 99% sure the Skins would get a long term deal done with Kirk... he has updated his opinion while Joe has double-down on his. What is the magic number to get this deal done? What happens if it doesn't get done? Do Redskins fans support the team or the quarterback? ... is it really long term deal or bust?!
This show is all basketball... lots and lots of basketball! The NBA offseason is complete insanity. How can average players be paid so much guaranteed money on these short and long term deals? Hint: The ESPN TV contract has everything to do with it. These bloated salaries are happening because ESPN overpaid for the rights to broadcast the NBA and this postseason didn't help! But teams have big decisions to make too... What will the Wizards do about RFA Otto Porter? Does Gordon Hayward nudge the Celtics past the Cavaliers in the East? LP gets down into the math of several free agent moves and Joe gives everyone two teams to watch in each conference this upcoming season that are completely off most fan radars! (photo credit: appeared @ SportingNews)
The Nationals travel to St. Louis and drop two of three games but find their groove before returning home. Stevie and Joe breakdown the series and focus in on Bryce Harper's new-found swing while looking ahead to a nice home stretch for the Nats that bring the Mets and Braves to DC. The duo also briefly touch on NBA free agency, although a dedicated show with LP is coming soon, and finally they spar over the latest POTUS tweet involving a wrestling move, a CNN logo, and a whole bunch of "triggered" reporters!
Trea Turner will miss time... that we know. The full DTC cast is live and talking sport tonight on the heels of the Nationals splitting their series against the Cubs (2:54) in DC and losing Turner for at least a month. Stevie gives every Nats fan several reasons to believe things will be ok while FP discusses what moves management must make right away. The boys also discuss the NBA at length (16:20) with Joe and LP trying to figure out what the heck is happening in the NBA with CP3 moving to Houston and Paul George linked to a dozen teams with free agency just hours away. Could Phil Jackson (28:30) coach in the Big3 league? Who does Lonzo Ball (31:45) remind you of? Plus Trump (39:30) keeps tweeting and the biggest news of the week... DTC has joined the HMG family (intro)! Tune in, listen, share, repeat! Happy 4th of July to everyone! (photo credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
This episode of the D.T.C. Redskins Roster Report (Triple R) is focused on two positions that didn't change much this offseason... at least as far as the starters go. The TE position continues to be anchored by Jordan Reed but can he survive an entire season? Will the next injury he sustains push him towards retirement? Can Vernon Davis be trusted as a pass catcher? The Redskins did add some depth at the position but carrying four TE's is risky. The corner back position is a different story as they were largerly not impacted by injury last season. Adding two BIG rookies at over six feet tall and 200+ lbs gives the Skins some much needed size and hopefully will ease the pressure off second year "stud in the making" Kendall Fuller. Josh Norman will be allowed to shadow his WR target all game long, so say the coaches, how will that impact Breeland and the rest of the secondary? Tune in and find out why this group of fans is a little down on the TE's but encouraged by the new CB's! (photo credit: USA Today / Redskins Wire)
Derek Carr just signed a 5 year $125m deal with the Raiders with only $40m guaranteed and in an instant every Redskins fan asked themselves the same exact question... "Isn't Kirk worth at LEAST the same?!" Steve and Joe debate what Kirk is worth on the open market verses what he is worth to this Redskins team with this staff and this roster in the historical context of Washington DC sports plus the duo offer a few thoughts on the 1991 Redskins team (30m) which was recently hailed as the best in the NFL over the last 30 years and recap the Nationals (40m) weekend series against the Reds too!
Lonzo Ball is a Laker! Magic is doing big things in LaLaLand... and with that the 2017 NBA Draft is underway with no shortage of storylines! Steve, LP, and Joe are watching and chatting in real-time about the draft picks as they are confirmed and breaking down the plethora of trade rumors too! Be warned, Steve gets heated when his fan-hood is challenged and LP attempts to force the trio into discussing the Wizards (a team with no picks AGAIN this year) while Joe opens the show with a conspiracy theory he believes to be true.. which it might be.. why have the last 48 hours been more interesting in the NBA as opposed to the last 48 days? Tune in and find out! (photo credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
On this edition of Redskins Roster Report, (TripleR) LP, FP, and Joe are locked-on wide receivers and outside linebackers! The trio debate if the Redskins WRs can replicate the success of last years unit and if the full roster of linebackers are the best of any Redskins team in the past ten years! Other topics include if Eddie Royal or Vincent Jackson should be added to the roster and why PED use should be encouraged once a player is already suspended... it's bulking season boys! #HTTR (photo credit: David Richard/AP Photo)
The Nationals traveled to New York to face the Mets in a four game series and left with three BIG wins! Steve and Joe are joined by Mat (da Met) to discuss the weekend series including the Nationals continued pitching woes, the strength of their bats, and talk about the historical significance of Trea Turner stealing a team-record FOUR bases in the final game of the series. Steve and Mat also share some insights on other teams they are watching and make a few bold predictions regarding how the Mets can become competitive again and could the Nationals still find a way to lose the division... plus a whole lot more! (Photo credit to Jayne Kamin-Oncea / USA Today)
In this Special Edition DTC Podcast Joe and LP are joined by John (by way of Rucker Park) and Dan (by way of Long Beach State) to discuss the US Men's National Team [the Outlaws] performances against Trinidad and Tobago and against Mexico. The foursome breakdown Bruce Arena's never changing long-ball tacitcs, highlight studs and duds, and one bold voice claims that 2026 is the year the U-S-A bring home the World Cup! I... I Believe... I Believe That We... I Believe That We Will Win! I Believe That We Will Win!
This the Redskins Roster Report, also known as the "Triple R" or r3! On this edition of "Skins on Duty" LP and FP dive deep into the current talent on the Redskins roster at the RB and ILB positions. Will Matt Jones be on the roster come opening day? How much of an improvement is Z.Brown as the "Mike"? Expecations for an unproven ILB core given their previous body of work? Has the roster improved at either position between this time last year and now? These are just some of the questions the boys discuss plus Joe chimes in with some observations specific to fantasy football too!
In a recap of the week that was LP, Steve, and Joe dive into what went wrong causing the Nationals to drop three straight coming home and expectations for Dusty and the team moving forward. The guys also dive a mile-deep into how the Cavaliers made the NBA Finals interesting, even though nobody was watching live, and the historical significance of Lebron and Kyrie and this team IF they do the unthinkable and win 4 straight!
On this special edition of the DTC Podcast, Steve and Joe are joined by a life-long Phillies fan (Dan) and a die-hard Mets fan (Mat) to discuss all things NL East. After a quick “state-of-the-team” the debate heats up discussing potential trade scenarios, the historical significance of the poor play in the NL East, and some interesting thoughts on the playoffs and beyond. Spoiler alert, only one panelist has the Nationals in the World Series, and it isn’t who you think!
LP and Joe discuss the horrible NBA finals, the dominance of the Warriors, how Lebron is to blame for the current state of the NBA and debate hypothetical matchups including the 98 Bulls, 01 Lakers, and 96 Rockets vs the current Warriors.
Harper gets hit and hits back while the NHL finals are underway (min13) with catfish on the ice. The NBA finals are finally here (min20) and Tiger continues to spiral downward (min45)… plus the guys discuss the BigBallerBrand getting crushed by a rival AAU team and multiple unintended references to the Wizards and Capitals… lots of topics, lots of banter, lots of information!
The gang regroups for a lunchtime discussion on the week that was in sports and media starting with Big Baller Brand and James Harden news then jumping into the NBA playoffs and closing with the Nationals week in review and a little about POTUS visiting Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem back to back… hmm… fix is in?
The Wizards lost game seven to the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday night. The DTC crew go inside the game to explain why plus they ask callers if the team exceeded their expectations for the season… connect with us on social media to keep the conversation going. The Wizards season may be over but it was hardly a disappointment especially when compared with the Capitals season. #DCfamily be encouraged!
The Capitals dropped game seven at Verizon Center while the Wizards went on the road to Boston but failed to get off the plane losing game five to the Celtics. The Nationals were able to come from behind to beat the O’s but like most DC sports fans, the Capitals season ending paired with the Wizards losing badly is just absolutely soul-crushing. Special guest Andrew joins Steve and Joe to discuss the rollercoaster of emotion fans are feeling in DC tonight.
The Wizards fought back to even up the series with the Celtics which now stands at 2-2 with the next game in Boston on Wednesday night. Looking forward, what can the Wizards do to keep the momentum going? + Live call-ins and discussion with other #DCFamily fans!
The Wizards held nothing back in game three and dominated the Celtics from start to finish. FP and Joe discuss game three in detail going inside the numbers identifying the big difference makers and previewing game four scheduled for Sunday night! Celtics now lead this series 2-1.
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Discussing the Wizards second loss to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Wizards are now down 0-2 but coming back home to the phone booth for the next 2. Can they pull it off?