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Stevie is back (and pounding cookies) ready to talk #FootballTeam and the potential of meaningful games in December... will there be a playoff push? Joe says "yes" if they split (or win) the next two against the Seahawks then the Raiders... can the WFT reverse the primetime curse? The duo also get into Thanksgiving traditions and Lebron starting another malice at the palace nearly seven years to the day after the first.
The WFT traveled to Carolina to face the Panthers and Ron got the better of his former QB this time. The WFT defense looked steady from start to finish keeping Cam and CMC in front of them for most of the game while the WFT offense ran for more yards than they passed for... interesting!? DC gets a quality win to extend their win streak to two in a row with a MNF matchup against the Seahawks next. Joe talks about it all on this postgame live show LIVE on the Kontender!
The mics are hot as Joe and 20 preview WFT v Carolina... the Ron/Cam showdown + there is a strong disagreement on which teams belong atop the NFL rankings and just how low the Lions could go. The duo also discuss the red-hot Wizards and debate some of the best all-time "guy" TV shows from The League to Ballers and why is everyone obsessed with Curb?
Joe and Anthony dive deep into the WFT's improbable win against the Bucs and try to decipher just how Taylor and the offense managed a 10min drive to ice Brady and the Super Bowl champs. How does a team make TB12 look average? + What Ron Rivera + JDR plan to do now that Chase is out for the season. (Is WFT going to the playoffs!? uh-o!)
The WFT returns to practice after a week away and things are interesting to say the least? Joe and Stevie discuss the timing of the kicker swap (second time this season)... why not make the change last week from Chris to Joey? What is Ron thinking now? + the boys get caught up on Rodgers vs VAX and OBJ vs the league... where will he land... Joe says maybe GB or NOLA, Stevie is big on the Ravens... much to discuss leading up to our preview of Brady coming back to DC in just a few short days; stay tuned!
The WFT is on bye this week which is great news for fans because they can't lose or drive everyone insane on Sunday afternoon. Rivera almost traded for a QB but thankfully it fell apart... thankfully! The league is curious about Rodgers vax status now that he will miss a game or two and the NBA season is a few weeks old now and the Wizards at 5-3 are built to be playing meaningful games post all-star break... right? Join the boys as they discuss it all!
Joe is riding solo and has thoughts on the WFT losing to the Broncos... everyone has to go... everyone! Almost halfway through the NFL season Joe has his top 10 teams to share + should Drew Brees return to the Saints? if not, should Philip Rivers? The World Series is heading to Game 6 (and Joe predicts game 7 too) plus if you live in Virginia, go VOTE on Tuesday! Let's Go Brandon!
Stevie, Mat, and Joe are getting set for the World Series and doing their best to ignore the Football Team and their continued regression. The boys discuss the H-town v ATL match-up plus some prop bets of note including overall home runs for the series set at 18.5... that could be juicy!
The Washington Football Team traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers and ultimately lost by 14 BUT the game could have gone very differently! The great Bill Rohland joins Joe to discuss the game beyond the numbers ... did the defense have their best performance? (yes). Did the offense keep pace with the Packers? (yup, out-gained them actually). Did Green Bay continue their trend of giving up touchdowns in the red-zone? (nope). The Football Team had several chances today to get meaningful points but just couldn't get it done and ultimately drop a tough one to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on the road. Bill and Joe break it all down and what it means for the WFT as they prepare to face the Broncos in Denver next week.
House committee says it will investigate the NFL's handling of Washington Football team workplace misconduct. Ron moves Landon Collins to linebacker but Landon refuses to be called a linebacker. Odd right? A football player doesn't want to hit guys bigger than him...even more odd. Week 7 bets and props are also on display by FP and LP. Listen, Like, Share @defeatthecurse on twitter.
The WFT is heading to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and the streaking Packers that may win by 35+ if the DC defense cant figure things out quickly. Stevie and Joe take a look around the NFL to identify their top 5 and low 5 + Ron surprises everyone by letting go of Hopkins and his 85% made FG rate... why now Ron? Why? The Dodgers are in trouble but are still alive and the Red Sox might go streaking soon. Does anything compare to playoff baseball!?
The DTC mics are on and the boys are hot about another terrible showing for the Football Team as the defense continues to struggle, allowing 21 points and scoring ZERO in the second half against KC. The retirement ceremony for Sean Taylor was a disgrace and Joe has thoughts about what could have been done differently. Absolute embarrassment. Why does WFT run 5 yard slants on 3rd and 8? Anyone know? Meanwhile the Cowboys are running away with the NFC East. + the Capitals are looking good and the MLB playoffs are amazing!
FP, LP, and Joe look forward to Chiefs v Football Team on Sunday and the defensive masacre that may be awaiting both teams. The trio covers the NFL top and bottom teams as well and the fall out from Vegas now that Gruden has been fired by the Raiders. Finally, the CAPITALS season begins tonight and FP is ready ready ready!
Jon Gruden resigns amidst horrible emails are leaked however Washington Football Team (the source of the emails) remain unscathed. Does this re-open the investigation on Washington Football Team? How many other NFL execs and coaches were also in on this? Where are the Beth Wilkinson findings??? On the field Washington is struggling once again. FP wants Ron Rivera to lay out his plan while LP thinks he doesn't need to report to the media, fans, etc. Which side are you on? This pod gets a little testy between FP and LP, must listen!
FP and Joe share thoughts on the WFT facility being raided as part of an ongoing investigation... whatever is happening, it isn't good. The duo also talk top 5 and low 5 while looking around the NFL and get into all things New Orleans leading up to the battle of the 2-2's. Alec from the FullPressSaints Podcast and Final Drive on FishBowl radio joins the DTC crew during the second half for an extended deep dive into the up's and down's of the Saints so far this season + Taysom Teasers and prop bets! Thanks for listening!
While the Nationals season is over here in DC the MLB playoffs are just getting started. Stevie, Mat, and Joe preview the post-season while putting to rest a tough year for the Nats + we are watching the Yankees and Red Sox in real-time too! What is Juan Soto worth today? In Rizzo we trust!
The WFT traveled south to ATL to face the Falcons and came away with a victory. Did they play well? Sorta? The Falcons had their moments and the Football Team did as well. 2-2 looks a lot better than 1-3 but they honestly feel the same right now. Chase Young got flagged for a terrible penalty, but the refs gave it back on the next possession. WFT is going to set a record for number of 3rd plays they give up that turn into touchdowns! If that's not a stat, it needs to be! A win is a win... but this doesn't feel great.
Looking to make some $$$? You probably should leave WFT off your betslip. Look no further than FP and LP's Sunday prediction picks. LP and FP dive into each game making their predictions for the spread and O/Us. Looking to make $8,396.37? Pick all the money line picks and you can make that with just a $10 wager. Or Just pick a few and still make some money.
The loss in Buffalo still stings but the show must go on... literally. The boys will discuss what did and didn't work against the Bills, look ahead to the Falcons, and react to a few of coach Ron's soundbites from his weekly radio hit. Also, Peyton/Eli are a perfect alt broadcast that is still under appreciated!
Joe is solo and live on the Kontender network for the WFT Post game show! Washington traveled to Buffalo and got run out of the building 43-21 and in reality it should have been much worse for the Football Team. The offense lacked creativity, the defense lacks everything, and special teams was the lone bright spot but in the end, it was a terrible team performance. The schedule only has a handful of "win-able" games remaining based on the defensive play we have seen in the first three weeks of the season.
Bill Rohland joins Stevie and Joe for a look around the NFL... which teams are trending up, which not so up, and each have one or two teams to watch to keep an eye on as well! Peyton/Eli should be the main MNF broadcast; does anyone disagree? AND keys to a WFT win at Buffalo this weekend as told by our friends at the Not Another Bills Podcast!
Razzle and Joe recap week two around the NFL including a closer look at two NFC east rivals in Dallas and Philadelphia. The duo discuss the sweetness of having the WFT win on Thursday and thus having no threat of a ruined Sunday due to loss AND debate the genius behind the Manning and Manning ESPN2 Monday Night Football broadcast. The second half of the show DTC welcomes Jamie D'Amico from the Jamie D and Big Newt Podcast (SB Nation) who covers the Bills to preview week three and talk about the ridiculous 8.5 spread for the WFT as they head to Buffalo.
Looking to make some $$$ on a Sunday when Washington Football Team has the day off? Look no further than FP and LP's Sunday prediction picks. LP and FP dive into each game making their predictions for the spread and O/Us. Looking to make $9,776.59? Pick all the money line picks and you can make that with just a $10 wager. Or Just pick a few and still make some money. All fun and games, especially when your team is not involved. Hail to the Football Team! Photo Credit: mybookie.ag
FP, Razzle, & Joe recap the WFT beating the NY Giants in dramatic fashion and discuss the highs and lows on both sides of the ball. Is the primetime curse over!? Taylor Heinicke may have "it" while Daniel Jones seems to only have "it" when he faces Washington. If the WFT is going to have success this season the D-Line has to decide whether they are elite or average or below average... for now a win is a win! #HTTFT
Stevie Joe and Razzle revisit week 1 from around the NFL focusing on the teams that looked terrible, like the Packers and WFT, and the teams that looked amazing, like the entire NFC West! The boys break down the WFT loss at home to the Chargers and then turn their attention to the Giants with that week 2 matchup looming in just 48 hours! Antonio Reyes, who covers the Giants, joins the show and just like last week, continues the trend of guests picking WFT to win in a close one. Can Taylor lead this offense to victory? Can Chase and the WFT defense get right on Thursday night? There is much to discuss!
Happy Football! The 2021 season has begun with a fun one in Tampa Bay. The Bucs beat the Cowboys to start the season but the Bucs didn't look that great, and the Cowboys looked much better than expected... so naturally, there was a little panic in Washington as Dallas doesn't face a playoff team for another 10 weeks! Stevie, Razzle, and Joe breakdown the opening night matchup and look forward predicting division and conference champs with a few surprise pics for the Super Bowl as well! Happy football!
Week 1 is here! Chargers are heading to DC to face the Football Team and this is the only show you need to listen to get ready! Special guest Lucas (@sugarfreelucas) from the TUFF Podcast joins the DTC crew to talk details about Justin Herbert's progress this offseason, Austin Ekeler becoming Alvin Kamara-lite, and why the Bolts could be a 10 win team. He also had some very nice things to say about WFT and didn't think Joe was insane for his 12 win prediction... If you have 30 mins and want to get ready for game 1 hit play and enjoy!
The DTC 2021 season preview show is here! Stevie, Razzle, and Joe breakdown the entire season, wins/losses, and everything in between. Spoiler alert: all three of them have the WFT over 8.5 wins (lock that bet in now) and all three have them winning the NFC East as well! Tune in and get caught up on everything you need to know before the season begins! Hail to the Football Team! #HTTR
The final 53 has been set, for now. The surprise cut around the league is certainly Cam Newton, but WFT had some surprise cuts as well. Jimmy Mooreland, Jeremy Reaves, Antonio Gandy-Golden are just some to mention. Sure they were probably back of the roster guys but they have also played significant time in Washington. Is this a sign of the depth of the team this year? Ron Rivera says they are not done at LB, but who are they targeting? Plus who are you taking at number 5 in your fantasy drafts? FP is taking CEH....uhhh ok. We'll leave it at that. Listen, Like, Share and Follow @defeatthecurse on twitter. P.S. Who is taking Angola over Egypt at +700?
Fire up the mics and lets go! Stevie and Joe are in the booth discussing preseason football, the WFT deep (super deep) list of pass catchers, the Nationals (un)surprisingly exciting youth-movement, Lebron getting zippy MVP votes, and we share our top 5 replacement names for the Football Team. Stevie shared a few original names including one #GameOfThrones themed name, and Joe shared a bunch of classics including Hogs and Valor! Tell us which you prefer! The show wraps with a chat on world events/current events ... everyone will learn something on this episode of the pod. Subscribe and share!
Preseason week 1 is in the books, and on to week 2. In the first preseason game Chase Young had a monster forced fumble, the defense looked great, top 5 is very achievable. Jamin Davis looked a little lost but there is no reason to be concerned, he is a rookie and is learning how to be a star in the NFL> Afterall isn't that what preseason is about? The offense also looked solid. Fitz was Fitz and Heinicke showed that it wasn't just a game and a half but he MIGHT be able to do this for real. Jarret Patterson looks like he belongs in the NFL, and can do a little bit of everything. Listen in to FP and LP discuss their thoughts on NFL preseason game and and look forward to preseason game 2. Follow us on Twitter @DefeatTheCurse and let us know what you think of this team. Photo credit: Washingtonpost.com
Joe and Stevie catch up on a plethora of topics as a new football season begins. Fitz is clearly QB1 and everyone SHOULD be ok with that. DC still hurting after the Nationals big trade but how long until they are competitive again? Could the NBA take a page out of the MLB / NHL playbook and have the Nets and Knicks play in Rucker Park? What is old is new again! +the debut of our new show intro! (still working out some technical details... but we are excited to be back in the booth creating content!)
After a long winter (many years long) Joe and LP fire up the mics to discuss a plethora of topics ranging from the NFL vax policy to the USA winning the Gold Cup to the Olympics, Euros, the NBA shifting landscape with the Wizards involved in a blockbuster trade, and expectations for the Football Team... could they win the NFC East by more than 2.5 games? ...recorded live... welcome and enjoy!
The NBA is slowly dying. Super teams are annoying. Lebron James is out of the playoffs and changing his jersey again. The Wizards made the playoffs but really had absolutely no chance. The Caps are eliminated in the first round once again. WFT is looking more and more like a really, really REALLY strong contender in the NFC. Finally the USMNT had one of the best soccer games of the decade against El Tri.
Join in as get all set for another DC playoff run. Caps/Buins Wizards/TBD. The Caps are certainly dealing with some lingering injury issues but most look ready to go come Saturday. FP and LP discuss all things Caps/Wizards in the playoffs and a little Washington Football Team Talk. What would you give up for ARod? Let us know @DefeatTheCurse
The Bucs and the Chiefs are in; the Packers and the Bills are out. Matt Lefleur with a major coaching mistake, does that signal the end for Aaron Rodgers? Is the WFT set to make a run at Matt Stafford? The NFL offseason is about to heat up but not before we see a matchup of 2 of the best QBs to ever play the game? Who do you got? What are the best picks for the superbowl as we are finally LIVE with sports betting in Virginia, Thanks Fan Duel! Photo Credit: dailynorseman.com
Yes! That's right Washington has a home playoff game! Join in with FP and LP preview this weeks matchup with the Tampa Bay Bucs. There's always a chance right? House money, what can Ron Rivera do to win a playoff game? We have some thoughts, but it's going to require a monster game by one specific position group. Join in to hear what that may be. It might not be what you think. Deshaun Watson may want a trade? WFT needs a QB, can they make it happen? We can all dream. Let us know what you think @DefeatTheCurse on twitter. Photo Credit: actionnetwork.com
It DOESN'T matter that they only won 7, it doesn't matter that Hurts was taken out of the game, it doesn't matter that it wasn't pretty. it doesn't matter it just doesn't. It's the NFL and that's what happens. The Washington Football Team is the NFC East Champions, and Alex Smith just wins. 11-5 as a start in Washington, he just wins. Photo Credit: usanews.com
Dwayne Haskins had a D- game vs the Seattle Seahawks. One good quarter doesn't negate 3 horrible quarters. Dwayne Haskins had a F- Sunday. His actions after the game overshadowed (in a bad way) his D- Sunday afternoon. The WFT has some big decisions to make this week. We are GLAD Ron is in charge. Let us know what you think. @DefeatTheCurse on Twitter.
The Washington Football team has ripped off 4 straight. The defense is playing phenomenal behind the leadership of rookie, defensive player of the year, Chase Young. The offense is actually top 10 over the last 6 games but questions linger with Alex Smith's status being up in the air. Lamar Jackson had to take a deuce during the game, we've all been there, time to admit it. Photo Credit: NBCSports.com
The Washington Football Team has beaten the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in a massive upset on Monday afternoon. Join LP and FP to discuss what this means for the rest of the season. Are the playoffs a real possibility once again? This is the biggest Washington football win since...? Let us know @DefeatTheCurse on Twitter! Photo Cred: YardBarker
Washington Football team chalks up another W on Thanksgiving day. What does this mean for the rest of the season? Do they have an actual chance to win the NFC East? The Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys are also a mess but are they worse off than the WFT? Click, like, share @defeatthecurse on twitter.
The bye week is here and so is the election. Listen in as we welcome back Joe and 20. The WFT beat Dallas for the first time in it seems like 10 years! But does it really matter? The division is so bad, could the winner of the division be a 6 or 7 win team? It sure sounds like it. The pod then shifts to what's probably on everyone's mind the 2020 election is just days away. Do your part and go vote!
EXPLICIT - Beacause sometimes it needs to be done. Riverboat Ron deserves some criticism on the horrible call to go for 2 at the end of the game. The WFT was marching up and down the field and the NYG were not, there was no reason to go for 2. Join LP and FP on this pod to discuss the call and let us know what you think at @DefeatTheCurse
How bad is this football team? Did they just play a better 4 teams or are they really that bad? Join LP and FP to discuss this very topic. There is no sugar coating it, the WFT is BAD. Offense, Defense and Special Teams. FP and LP break down their versions of the blame pie. How would you split the blame pie? What about the coaching staff? All options on the table because this team is B A D bad bad bad. Tell us what you think on twitter at @DefeatTheCurse. #WashingtonFootballTeam #NFL Photo Credit: UPI
HUGE HUGE HUGE news! Dwayne Haskins benched. After only 4 games Haskins has been benched? Is it fair? Is it justified? LP and FP discuss all things the Washington Football Team quarterback. Let us know what you think, did Coach Rivera make the right move? Let us know @defeatthecurse on twitter!
Sports are finally back! NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, and MLS are all back. Sports bubbles are working, MLB is powering through with the NFL to follow suit. Join LP and FP on all things DC Sports is back in 2020. Which DC team has the best chance to bring a title back to DC? Let us know! Listen, Like, Follow, Share!
The Redskins schedule is set and we are ready for sports to return! Razzle, Stevie, and Joe breakdown the schedule, recap the draft, and set their expectations for 2020! The boy's also discuss the Last Dance... spoiler alert, Razzle was too young to remember anything but wow, MJ was intense and Rodman was nuts! Stevie and Joe talk CoronaVirus, reopening the country, unemployment, and what to expect in a Biden v Trump showdown later this year... welcome back to DTC!