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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Pre Season Preview
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us with a preview of the Caps first preseason game.
26 min
2
We Get Answers
Specifically, from offensive coordinator Scott Turner on that 2nd down call in the 4th quarter.
21 min
3
Time to Hit the Ice!
Talking Caps preseason with Tarik El-Bashir
35 min
4
Giants Wrap
Post game with Rivera, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin and of course, the man of the hour, Taylor Heinicke
31 min
5
Week One Recap
37 min
6
Salty Ron
Someone hit a nerve, I think.
12 min
7
Week One!! LET'S GOOOOOO!!!!
Think we're a little excited? Ron Rivera and Curtis Samuels on today's show.
18 min
8
The Calm Before the Storm
18 min
9
The Final 53..... for now
26 min
10
Cutdown Day Looms
A wrap up of the final preseason game and a look ahead to the 53 man roster.
24 min
11
A Look Ahead
And not just at the Ravens game, there's a season about to start!
23 min
12
The Fitzmagic Hour
News and notes from practice, plus a surprise.
26 min
13
Bengals Recap
Jaret Patterson steals the show and maybe a roster spot.
22 min
14
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
15
Talking X's and O's
Ron Rivera does a deep dive on how to marry talent with scheme.
15 min
16
Pats Wrap Up
Ron Rivera talks special teams and Sammis Reyes is a guy you hav eto route for.
21 min
17
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
18
Week 2 Wrap Up
Linebacker Cole Holcomb tells us how year two in Jack Del Rio's defense is shaping up.
15 min
19
Training Camp Diaries, Day 5
They put the pads on for the first time today.  Lots of hitting going on.
11 min
20
Camp Day 5
Cornerback William Jackson III really likes playing with Chase and Montez.
17 min
21
Training Camp in the Time of Covid
Chase Young, Fitzmagic and Rivera on the docket today.
20 min
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
Game, Set, Match
Caps insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us for the season finale of #forwhomthepelltolls.
30 min
34
Game 3 Wrap Up
John Carlson, Tom Wilson and Laviolette on the second straight overtime loss.
18 min
35
Game 2 Wrap up
The Caps lose in OT to Boston.  Series tied 1-1.
11 min
36
Schedule Drop, 2021 Edition
Scott Allen of the Washington Post joins us to preview which WFT will be the most Fitzmagical.
29 min
37
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to preview the post season.
23 min
38
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
39
Draft Special
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic joins us to forecast the draft.
40 min
40
Draft Talk with the Brass
Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew about the draft and how it might play out.
21 min
41
Trade Surprises
NBC SportsWashington's JJ Regan joins us to talk the Jakob Vrana trade and more.
26 min
42
Let' Start the Home Stretch
Lars Eller and Peter Laviolette on the end of a brutal road trip.
17 min
43
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
44
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
45
Sammy Saves the Day
Caps beat the Flyers in the first game of Tom Wilson's suspension.  Locker room interviews to follow.
19 min
46
We Back!
Catching up with the Caps postgame.
17 min
47
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
48
Heinicke!!!!!!!
Chase Young and others are no doubt happy.  The full press conference from Ashburn today.
31 min
49
Place Your Bets
Matt Bonsteel of the Washington Post joins us to talk the best best for Super Bowl Sunday.
34 min
50
Rangers Preview
Laviolette, Oshie and Wilson on the road ahead.
27 min
51
Going for 10
A preview of the Caps/Bruins with Peter Laviolette and an update from Ashburn.
21 min
52
Late Game Heroics
Justin Schultz wins it for the Caps in the last minute.  Can it continue?
30 min
53
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
54
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
55
Monday Recap
Nicklas Backstrom, Ovi and Laviolette talk about the first week of the season.
31 min
56
Opening Night Recap
The Caps win in Buffalo.  We hear from Peter Laviolette, John Carlson and Brenden Dillion.
22 min
57
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
We get you ready for opening night with Nicklas Backstrom.
11 min
58
Puck Drop ComingUp
NBC Sports Washingtons JJ Regan joins us to preview the season.
28 min
59
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
60
Tuesday at Ashburn
A Saturday game means a full day at Ashburn.  Riverboat Ron sounds ready to go.
21 min
61
NFC East Championship Edition
Washington is NFC East Champions.  Les Carpenter joins us to talk about being all out of suprises.
41 min
62
Last Show of 2020!
Goodbye 2020, hello playoffs, we hope.
20 min
63
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
64
Haskins Era Over
Dwayne Haskins has been released by Washington.
23 min
65
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
66
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
67
Existential Crisis Monday (or maybe not)
Locker room access with Dwayne Haskins, Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, and Coach Ron Rivera.
25 min
68
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
69
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
70
Coaches Tape Day
More with Ron Rivera and Insider Robbie Duncan joins us for closer look at the winning streak.
38 min
71
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
72
Football Friday
Our final preview of the 49ers game with Ron Rivera.  
17 min
73
Thursday Notes
Coach Ron Rivera on getting ready for the 49ers and more.
21 min
74
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
75
Football Friday
NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey joins us to preview the WFT/Steelers game.
22 min
76
Nobody Beats the Wiz
Ava Wallace of the Washington Post joins us to talk about the John Wall/Russell Westbrook trade.
29 min
77
VICTORY FORMATION MONDAY!!! AGAIN!!!
A special appearance by Stephen A. Smith and Ron Rivera gets us ready for Pittsburgh this weekend.
20 min
78
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
79
Football Friday
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic joins us to preview the Bengals game this weekend.
32 min
80
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
81
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
82
Existential Crisis Monday
Exclusive locker room access with Alex Smith, Chase Young and more.
33 min
83
Linebacker Talk
We talk with Ron Rivera about stopping the run a little better this week and Alex Smith on his first start since 2018.
18 min
84
Mr. 305 In The House!
Dave Agudelo of WFOR-TV joins us for some Tua talk.  Also, should Washington start Alex Smith the rest of the year.
33 min
85
Existential Crisis Monday
Scott Allen of the Washington Post joins us to talk the loss, Alex Smith and more.
36 min
86
Football Friday
Getting you set for the Giants game.  Inside the locker room with Terry McLaurin and Coach Rivera.
18 min
87
Back off the bye week
Ron Rivera gets us ready for the Giants and we look back at a Sundaynight game so bad, it was good.
26 min
88
VICTORY FORMATION MONDAY!!!
We go inside the locker room to talk with Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas and Cole Holcomb after the 24-3 drubbing of the Cowboys.
26 min
89
It's Dallas Week. Try to contain your excitement
Between them, the two teams have three wins.  One will be in first place by sundown on Sunday.  We are in the upside down.
19 min
90
Caps Talk
Some off season Caps talkwith new defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk.
18 min
91
Existential Crisis Monday...for the 5th week in...
Is it groundhog day?  Nope, just Monday during football season.  Rivera, Kyle Allen and Logan Thomas join us.
28 min
92
Giants Preview with Terry McLaurin
Wide Reciever Terry McLaurin on Dwayne's benching, the year so far and what is ahead.
23 min
93
An audience with King Henrik
We catch up with the Caps new net minder, Henrik Lundqvist.
25 min
94
Existential Crisis Monday... Again.
Make it four straight losses for the Washington FT.  Riverboat Ron still says "maintain calm, all is well."
21 min
95
Comings and Goings with the Caps
 The Caps are making moves off the ice.  Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to discuss.  Also, Ashburn stuff.
19 min
96
Next!!!!
Kyle Allen becomes the Washington Football Team's 30th starting quarterback since 1993.  We hear from both Ron Rivera and Allen.
48 min
97
Existential Crisis Monday (on a Tuesday)
Riverboat Ron and film breakdown.  Haskins didn't have as bad a game as sports radio would have you believe.
25 min
98
The October Surprise?
Whether there is one this weekend remains to be seen.  Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio joins us and we've got the weekly stock report.
19 min
99
Dwayne Haskins, in his own words
We've got Dwayne's entire weekly sit down with reporters.  He equates himself well.  Also, WTKR Sports Director Adam Winkler stops by to chat.
41 min
100
Existential Crisis Monday
So, that happened yesterday.  Not great.
23 min