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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Football
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1
First Day of OTA's
33 min
2
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post is back to talk a heartbreaking Game 4.
29 min
3
Game One Recap
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us as we recap the game one win in Florida.
26 min
4
Draft Day
Commanders insider Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times Dispatch joins us to talk the first pick, the second pick and the rest of the weekend.
30 min
5
As The World Turns, In Ashburn
AJ Perez of Front Office Sports joins us with the latest on the Congressional investigation into the Washington Commanders, its taken a turn to say the least.
40 min
6
Caps Swoon and Commanders News
AJ Perez of Front Office Sports joins us to talk about breaking the story that may or may not signal the end of Dan Snyder
31 min
7
Homecoming
Another edition of For Whom the Pell Tolls as we take a look trade deadline acquisitions.
26 min
8
Flipping the Switch
Anthony Mantha keys a huge win over Columbus and the Carson Wentz era begins.
28 min
9
Free Agent Frenzy
Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times Dispatch stops by to catch us up on the off season plus Ovi tries to pass Jagr.
35 min
10
The West Coast and the Commanderlorian
28 min
11
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Caps insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post is here to try and make sense of this awful stretch.
24 min
12
Philly is not the City of Brotherly Love
The Caps offensive woes continue and Alex Ovechkin talks about the war.
20 min
13
Hathaway to the Rescue
33 min
14
Welcome To The Grind
The Caps look for answers to the midseason doldrums.
20 min
15
First Week of Feb.
30 min
16
It's a Grind
The Capitals have hit a midseason wall but no one is panicking.
18 min
17
Existential Crisis Monday (again)
Caps lose in OT, the Football Team loses in regulation.
25 min
18
Existential Crisis Monday (again)
Daron Payne and Jon Allen talk about the fight. Ron Rivera talks about the future.
34 min
19
Fly Eagles Fly (ya basterds).
Rivera, McLaurin, Gilbert and Jon Allen on the loss to Philly.
27 min
20
Life in the Time of Covid
The Caps run out of Depth and the WFT gets a break.
26 min
21
Cowboys Rewind
Cole Holcomb, Landon Collins and Ron Rivera on what went right and what went wrong against Dallas
30 min
22
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us as we take a look back at last night's win against Anaheim.
25 min
23
All Aboard the Hype Train
Ron Rivera has the WFT cooking with gas and the Caps are back to doing Caps things.
24 min
24
Lavi's Not Happy
Peter Laviolette have it after another third period collapse.
21 min
25
Victory Formation Tuesday!!
The WFT wins a heart stopper over Seattle and Tress Way is here for all of it.
29 min
26
Krakened Out in Seattle
Peter Laviolette and Nic Dowd on the loss in Seattle plus a Victory Formation Monday for the WFT.
31 min
27
West Coast Trip Part 1
Garnett Hathaway stays hot and Peter Laviolette likes it. We talk to both.
27 min
28
Victory Formation Monday
33 min
29
Detroit Rock City
The Caps head to Detroit and there is Big Trouble in Little Ashburn.
15 min
30
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
31
Rocky Mountain Low
Riverboat Ron on putting a forgettable October to bed and a preview of Monday's Caps/Tampa Bay game.
30 min
32
A Wild Night in Ottawa
The Caps hold off the Senators and The Football Team searches for answers.
28 min
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
Another Opening, Another Show
JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington joins us to talk Caps season opener.
29 min
37
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
38
Two Long Shots, No Waiting
Coud Connor Mc Michael or Henrix Lapierre make the opening day roster?
30 min
39
The Kids Are Alright
The Caps young guns look good and an update from Ashburn from Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic
51 min
40
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
41
Existential Crisis Monday (on a Tuesday)
Ron Rivera with the post mortem after the Bills game.
34 min
42
Pre Season Preview
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us with a preview of the Caps first preseason game.
26 min
43
We Get Answers
Specifically, from offensive coordinator Scott Turner on that 2nd down call in the 4th quarter.
21 min
44
Time to Hit the Ice!
Talking Caps preseason with Tarik El-Bashir
35 min
45
Giants Wrap
Post game with Rivera, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin and of course, the man of the hour, Taylor Heinicke
31 min
46
Week One Recap
37 min
47
Salty Ron
Someone hit a nerve, I think.
12 min
48
Week One!! LET'S GOOOOOO!!!!
Think we're a little excited? Ron Rivera and Curtis Samuels on today's show.
18 min
49
The Calm Before the Storm
18 min
50
The Final 53..... for now
26 min
51
Cutdown Day Looms
A wrap up of the final preseason game and a look ahead to the 53 man roster.
24 min
52
A Look Ahead
And not just at the Ravens game, there's a season about to start!
23 min
53
The Fitzmagic Hour
News and notes from practice, plus a surprise.
26 min
54
Bengals Recap
Jaret Patterson steals the show and maybe a roster spot.
22 min
55
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
56
Talking X's and O's
Ron Rivera does a deep dive on how to marry talent with scheme.
15 min
57
Pats Wrap Up
Ron Rivera talks special teams and Sammis Reyes is a guy you hav eto route for.
21 min
58
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
59
Week 2 Wrap Up
Linebacker Cole Holcomb tells us how year two in Jack Del Rio's defense is shaping up.
15 min
60
Training Camp Diaries, Day 5
They put the pads on for the first time today.  Lots of hitting going on.
11 min
61
Camp Day 5
Cornerback William Jackson III really likes playing with Chase and Montez.
17 min
62
Training Camp in the Time of Covid
Chase Young, Fitzmagic and Rivera on the docket today.
20 min
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
Game, Set, Match
Caps insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us for the season finale of #forwhomthepelltolls.
30 min
75
Game 3 Wrap Up
John Carlson, Tom Wilson and Laviolette on the second straight overtime loss.
18 min
76
Game 2 Wrap up
The Caps lose in OT to Boston.  Series tied 1-1.
11 min
77
Schedule Drop, 2021 Edition
Scott Allen of the Washington Post joins us to preview which WFT will be the most Fitzmagical.
29 min
78
For Whom the Pell Tolls
Samantha Pell of the Washington Post joins us to preview the post season.
23 min
79
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
80
Draft Special
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic joins us to forecast the draft.
40 min
81
Draft Talk with the Brass
Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew about the draft and how it might play out.
21 min
82
Trade Surprises
NBC SportsWashington's JJ Regan joins us to talk the Jakob Vrana trade and more.
26 min
83
Let' Start the Home Stretch
Lars Eller and Peter Laviolette on the end of a brutal road trip.
17 min
84
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
85
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
86
Sammy Saves the Day
Caps beat the Flyers in the first game of Tom Wilson's suspension.  Locker room interviews to follow.
19 min
87
We Back!
Catching up with the Caps postgame.
17 min
88
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
89
Heinicke!!!!!!!
Chase Young and others are no doubt happy.  The full press conference from Ashburn today.
31 min
90
Place Your Bets
Matt Bonsteel of the Washington Post joins us to talk the best best for Super Bowl Sunday.
34 min
91
Rangers Preview
Laviolette, Oshie and Wilson on the road ahead.
27 min
92
Going for 10
A preview of the Caps/Bruins with Peter Laviolette and an update from Ashburn.
21 min
93
Late Game Heroics
Justin Schultz wins it for the Caps in the last minute.  Can it continue?
30 min
94
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
95
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
96
Monday Recap
Nicklas Backstrom, Ovi and Laviolette talk about the first week of the season.
31 min
97
Opening Night Recap
The Caps win in Buffalo.  We hear from Peter Laviolette, John Carlson and Brenden Dillion.
22 min
98
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
We get you ready for opening night with Nicklas Backstrom.
11 min
99
Puck Drop ComingUp
NBC Sports Washingtons JJ Regan joins us to preview the season.
28 min
100
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