The Bob Matthews Podcast

Join Bob Matthews of Sportsjourney.com not just for coverage of the Washington Capitals, but also the WFT and more. Your home for what's going on in the DMV.

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1
All Aboard the Hype Train
Ron Rivera has the WFT cooking with gas and the Caps are back to doing Caps things.
24 min
2
Lavi's Not Happy
Peter Laviolette have it after another third period collapse.
21 min
3
Victory Formation Tuesday!!
The WFT wins a heart stopper over Seattle and Tress Way is here for all of it.
29 min
4
Krakened Out in Seattle
Peter Laviolette and Nic Dowd on the loss in Seattle plus a Victory Formation Monday for the WFT.
31 min
5
West Coast Trip Part 1
Garnett Hathaway stays hot and Peter Laviolette likes it. We talk to both.
27 min
6
Victory Formation Monday
33 min
7
Detroit Rock City
The Caps head to Detroit and there is Big Trouble in Little Ashburn.
15 min
8
We're Back!!
The Caps look to break a losing streak and Mark Bullock joins us to talk WFT coming off the bye week
36 min
9
Rocky Mountain Low
Riverboat Ron on putting a forgettable October to bed and a preview of Monday's Caps/Tampa Bay game.
30 min
10
A Wild Night in Ottawa
The Caps hold off the Senators and The Football Team searches for answers.
28 min
11
5 Take Aways
The Caps are off and running. Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to take a look back at opening week.
23 min
12
The Kids Are MORE THAN Alright
The Caps young guns put the clamps on the league favorite. Peter Laviolette and Tom Wilson on the big win over Colorado.
22 min
13
First Impressions
Hendrix Lapierre and the rest of the young guns make a good one in a season opening win over the Rangers.
15 min
14
Another Opening, Another Show
JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington joins us to talk Caps season opener.
29 min
15
Washington, We Have a Problem
Ron Rivera gets a little defensive about the defense. Plus, a look ahead at the Caps opening night with Peter Laviolette.
33 min
16
Two Long Shots, No Waiting
Coud Connor Mc Michael or Henrix Lapierre make the opening day roster?
30 min
17
The Kids Are Alright
The Caps young guns look good and an update from Ashburn from Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic
51 min
18
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us with a preview of the Caps game against the Devils.
24 min
19
Existential Crisis Monday (on a Tuesday)
Ron Rivera with the post mortem after the Bills game.
34 min
20
Pre Season Preview
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us with a preview of the Caps first preseason game.
26 min
21
We Get Answers
Specifically, from offensive coordinator Scott Turner on that 2nd down call in the 4th quarter.
21 min
22
Time to Hit the Ice!
Talking Caps preseason with Tarik El-Bashir
35 min
23
Giants Wrap
Post game with Rivera, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin and of course, the man of the hour, Taylor Heinicke
31 min
24
Week One Recap
37 min
25
Salty Ron
Someone hit a nerve, I think.
12 min
26
Week One!! LET'S GOOOOOO!!!!
Think we're a little excited? Ron Rivera and Curtis Samuels on today's show.
18 min
27
The Calm Before the Storm
18 min
28
The Final 53..... for now
26 min
29
Cutdown Day Looms
A wrap up of the final preseason game and a look ahead to the 53 man roster.
24 min
30
A Look Ahead
And not just at the Ravens game, there's a season about to start!
23 min
31
The Fitzmagic Hour
News and notes from practice, plus a surprise.
26 min
32
Bengals Recap
Jaret Patterson steals the show and maybe a roster spot.
22 min
33
A View from the West Coast
CBS Sports Spero Dedes joins us to talk about Washington's week one opponent, the national hype on the Burgundy and Gold and more.  A seriously good dude doing a seriously good interview.  Spero, I mean.
37 min
34
Talking X's and O's
Ron Rivera does a deep dive on how to marry talent with scheme.
15 min
35
Pats Wrap Up
Ron Rivera talks special teams and Sammis Reyes is a guy you hav eto route for.
21 min
36
Week 3 Roll Call
The WFT gets ready for preseason game number one.  Sam Fortier of the Washington Post joins us to catch up on the first two weeks.
28 min
37
Week 2 Wrap Up
Linebacker Cole Holcomb tells us how year two in Jack Del Rio's defense is shaping up.
15 min
38
Training Camp Diaries, Day 5
They put the pads on for the first time today.  Lots of hitting going on.
11 min
39
Camp Day 5
Cornerback William Jackson III really likes playing with Chase and Montez.
17 min
40
Training Camp in the Time of Covid
Chase Young, Fitzmagic and Rivera on the docket today.
20 min
41
TRAINING CAMP!!!!!!!
Day one of camp and boy do we have guests.  Ron Rivera, Terry McLaurin, Jon Allen and Michael Philips of the Richmond Times Dispatch.
30 min
42
Dilly, Dilly! Good Luck in Winnipeg
NBC Sports Washington's JJ Regan joins us to talk about Ovi's new contract and the Dillion trade.
23 min
43
Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves
We've got a lot of new things planned for the 2021 season.  For those of you just joining us, we're taking a look back at our Summer Series to get ready for training camp.  Take a listen, we think you'll like it.
65 min
44
Summer Series, part three
Our friend Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic gets us ready for training camp with a comprehensive look at the off season.
27 min
45
Summer Series, part two
One of the people who broke the culture story, Beth Reinhard of the Washington Post joins us to talk about reaction to the NFL's decision to slap Dan Snyder on the wrist.
22 min
46
Summer Series, part one
(Editors note: This show was recorded and released before the NFL's announcement of Dan Snyder's ten million dollar fine we will update with more soon so check back.) Sportsjourney.com's Lake Lewis joins us to catch up on the WFT's offseason.
35 min
47
Hooo Boy
Montez Sweat needs more facts before getting a covid vaccine.  Yep.  Sam Fortier of the Washington Post joins us to talk about it.
29 min
48
Mini Camp and Soccer
You read that right.  Steven Goff of the Washington Post joins us to talk USMNT and the start of a possible golden age.  Then we head to Ashburn to talk mini camp with Ron Rivera and Chase Young.
41 min
49
OTA's Week 2
We take you in the locker room to hear from RIvera, Brandon Scherff and CUrtis Samuel.  Then NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey joins us for an insiders look.
31 min
50
Do the PhillyDog
Catching up on last week by catching up with Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times Dispatch.  The topic: OTA's, week one.
21 min
51
OTA's ARE HERE!!!!!!
Sam Fortier of the Washington Post joins us to talk day one of OTA's.  Also, Riverboat Ron and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
32 min
52
Game, Set, Match
Caps insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us for the season finale of #forwhomthepelltolls.
30 min
53
Game 3 Wrap Up
John Carlson, Tom Wilson and Laviolette on the second straight overtime loss.
18 min
54
Game 2 Wrap up
The Caps lose in OT to Boston.  Series tied 1-1.
11 min
55
Schedule Drop, 2021 Edition
Scott Allen of the Washington Post joins us to preview which WFT will be the most Fitzmagical.
29 min
56
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to preview the post season.
23 min
57
Draft Wrap Up and Tom Wilson
The great Lake Lewis from sportsjourney.com joins us to wrap up the draft.  And the Rangers protest too much about Caps Forward Tom Wilson.
29 min
58
Draft Special
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic joins us to forecast the draft.
40 min
59
Draft Talk with the Brass
Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew about the draft and how it might play out.
21 min
60
Trade Surprises
NBC SportsWashington's JJ Regan joins us to talk the Jakob Vrana trade and more.
26 min
61
Let' Start the Home Stretch
Lars Eller and Peter Laviolette on the end of a brutal road trip.
17 min
62
The Fitzmagic Hour
Actually its only about 20 minutes. Sam Fortier of the Washington Post stops by to talk about Fitzmagic and swag.
22 min
63
As The World Turns... In Ashburn
Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times Dispatch joins us to catch up on the off season as Washington gets ready for free agent frenzy.
41 min
64
Sammy Saves the Day
Caps beat the Flyers in the first game of Tom Wilson's suspension.  Locker room interviews to follow.
19 min
65
We Back!
Catching up with the Caps postgame.
17 min
66
Losing Streak Over
The Caps are back in the win column as we got into the locker room with Peter Laviolette and T.J. Oshie.
15 min
67
Heinicke!!!!!!!
Chase Young and others are no doubt happy.  The full press conference from Ashburn today.
31 min
68
Place Your Bets
Matt Bonsteel of the Washington Post joins us to talk the best best for Super Bowl Sunday.
34 min
69
Rangers Preview
Laviolette, Oshie and Wilson on the road ahead.
27 min
70
Going for 10
A preview of the Caps/Bruins with Peter Laviolette and an update from Ashburn.
21 min
71
Late Game Heroics
Justin Schultz wins it for the Caps in the last minute.  Can it continue?
30 min
72
Still Undefeated,Sort Of..
The Caps get another point and survive the first game without their top 5.  Plus Cindy Boren of the Washington Post joins us to recap Championship Sunday.
37 min
73
Quarantine-while (thank you Stephen Colbert)
The latest on how long Ovi and the other three are out.  We also hear from Laviolette and Lars Eller.
18 min
74
Monday Recap
Nicklas Backstrom, Ovi and Laviolette talk about the first week of the season.
31 min
75
Opening Night Recap
The Caps win in Buffalo.  We hear from Peter Laviolette, John Carlson and Brenden Dillion.
22 min
76
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
We get you ready for opening night with Nicklas Backstrom.
11 min
77
Puck Drop ComingUp
NBC Sports Washingtons JJ Regan joins us to preview the season.
28 min
78
Caps Camp and Playoff Prep
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to talk Caps training cam and more playoff pre game from Ashburn.  Playoff pregame, can you believe it?
24 min
79
Tuesday at Ashburn
A Saturday game means a full day at Ashburn.  Riverboat Ron sounds ready to go.
21 min
80
NFC East Championship Edition
Washington is NFC East Champions.  Les Carpenter joins us to talk about being all out of suprises.
41 min
81
Last Show of 2020!
Goodbye 2020, hello playoffs, we hope.
20 min
82
Caps and WFT, busy day!
New Caps coach Peter Laviolette joins us to talk training camp and WFT Insider Robbie Duncan helps us preview this Sunday's Eagles game.
45 min
83
Haskins Era Over
Dwayne Haskins has been released by Washington.
23 min
84
Salty Ron
Ron Rivera answered questions about Dwayne Haskins.  But not for the entire press conference.  We'll also hear a mea culpa from Dwayne and finally from Alex Smith.  Busy day.
50 min
85
Washington: Behind Closed Doors
Will Hobson of the Washington Post with the latest on the Dan Snyder situation.  We'll also see what's new with Dwayne and his night out.
29 min
86
Existential Crisis Monday (or maybe not)
Locker room access with Dwayne Haskins, Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, and Coach Ron Rivera.
25 min
87
The Goalie Situation and Football Friday
Caps Insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to talk about Henrik Lundqvist and we hear from Dwayne Haskins about starting this Sunday.  
42 min
88
Alex Injury Update
Practice wrap up, Alex Smith updates us on his leg and we chat with the Washington Post's Scott Allen on the WFT growing bandwagon.
34 min
89
Coaches Tape Day
More with Ron Rivera and Insider Robbie Duncan joins us for closer look at the winning streak.
38 min
90
Victory Formation Monday!!!
Locker room access and Ron Rivera looking back on the victory over the 49ers.  Oh yeah, first place in the NFC East too.
33 min
91
Football Friday
Our final preview of the 49ers game with Ron Rivera.  
17 min
92
Thursday Notes
Coach Ron Rivera on getting ready for the 49ers and more.
21 min
93
VICTORY FORMATION TUESDAY!!! HOLY F'ING S!
Exclusive interviews from the locker room after last nights win against the undefeated Steelers.  Excuse me, the 11-1 Steelers.
28 min
94
Football Friday
NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey joins us to preview the WFT/Steelers game.
22 min
95
Nobody Beats the Wiz
Ava Wallace of the Washington Post joins us to talk about the John Wall/Russell Westbrook trade.
29 min
96
VICTORY FORMATION MONDAY!!! AGAIN!!!
A special appearance by Stephen A. Smith and Ron Rivera gets us ready for Pittsburgh this weekend.
20 min
97
VICTORY FORMATION MONDAY
We break down the win over the Bengals, give you the latest on Joe Burrow and hear from Chase Young, Alex Smith, Terry McLaurin and more.
30 min
98
Football Friday
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic joins us to preview the Bengals game this weekend.
32 min
99
Puck Talk
The NHL season will be here before we know it, we hope.  Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us with the latest.
24 min
100
Basketball Diaries
In addition to our trip out to Ashburn, we preview the Wizards strategy in tonight's NBA Draft with Ava Wallace of the Washington Post.
36 min