Jamie and Matt react to a loss in the home opener in their usual calm, rational manner, asking not just IF coaches should be fired, but which ones and how soon it can happen. We do keep relatively on-topic this week, but also ask: Why has Jay Gruden declared war on Adrian Peterson? What is the point of Dean Blandino? Is this team even worth watching? And more, probably.
Jamie and Matt put a bow on this year's Redskins preseason. One of them is cancelling DirecTV and planning fall weekends out with his family while the other is as optimistic as he's been in eight years--and you may be surprised by which one is which! (I mean, you won't be now that we've put that thought in your head. But you would've been otherwise!)
Jamie and Matt stay remarkably on topic for the first half of the episode, although the topic is unfortunately a dull-as-hell preseason football game. Then they go on for even longer about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (with spoilers), the value of good curation, and a bunch of other stuff. Then they talk about Colt McCoy and fantasy football.
Jamie and Matt look at the first preseason game of 2019, wonder if maybe the starters should play more, continue Preseason HoF watch, admire Jimmy F’in Moreland, and move away from the Skins to discuss Quentin Tarantino, Euphoria, and the sad news about David Berman.
Jamie and Matt return from a long hiatus with an actual plan! Thy talk about Redskins training camp, identify potential Preseason Hall of Fame candidates, acknowledge that D.C has a basketball team, look back in sadness at Game of Thrones, and, genuinely, much more stuff.
Jamie and Matt must’ve taken their Ritalin today, as they actual stay more or less on-task, assuming that the task includes talking about Game of Thrones (including speculative SPOILERS) and Avengers: Endgame in addition to Washington’s surprisingly successful first round of the NFL Draft.
Jamie and Matt provide their traditional level of deep football analysis on the upcoming NFL Draft, which is to say that they mostly seem aware that football players are a thing that exists. Also discussed: JP Finlay, the constant encroachment of geek culture, more JP Finlay, and a hypothetical upcoming future episode of this very podcast.
Jaime and Matt hold another EMERGENCY pod to catch up on stuff that happened, like, weeks ago. Hey, they’re busy guys. Life gets in the way. You pay for what you get with this thing. Also, soothing background rain noises!
In which Jamie and Matt touch on a variety of D.C. sports topics and find very little to look forward to in that world. Also discussed: Disney trips with older kids, the emotional toll of Pixar movies, minor league football, and more.
Like the end of Rogue One, Jamie and Matt attempt to extract a vague promise of hope out of this hallway massacre of a season. Like the end of the making of Rogue One, that hope proves to be pretty tenuous and based almost entirely on special effects and self-delusion.
Matt and Jamie get together for the most perfunctory postgame conversation ever recorded. This content is snack-sized and can be listened to in its entirety during halftime of a Christmas Day NBA game.
Matt is miserable about a 16-13 win, while Jamie still has joy in his heart and light in his eyes. It’s like a Hallmark Channel holiday movie, except that Matt stays grouchy right through till the very end.
Jamie and Matt yet again get a little punchy this week. Rather than breaking down the latest stupid game, they spend most of the time talking about who to fire, when to fire them, what former players should replace those people, and if anything will ever improve ever. It is more cheerful than all of that sounds.
Jamie and Matt get punchy over a win, read Tress Way’s Wikipedia page, study tweets about Dean Blandino, and try to come to terms with a world in which the Redskins are still in first place in the NFC East.
The audio itself sounds cleaner this week, but technical difficulties do still plague the recording. Meanwhile, Jamie is enthused about the win while Matt is inexplicably cranky about a game he barely watched.