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Longtime Washington, D.C. sports personality Al Galdi takes an in-depth look at D.C.-area sports every weekday, giving hard-hitting analysis on - and having some fun with - the Washington Football Team, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, Terrapins, Hoyas and more.

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Longtime Washington, D.C. sports personality Al Galdi takes an in-depth look at D.C.-area sports every weekday, giving hard-hitting analysis on - and having some fun with - the Washington Football Team, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, Terrapins, Hoyas and more.

    Episode 85: breakdowns of Washington Football Team defensive and offensive linemen with Brandon Thorn and much more

    Episode 85: breakdowns of Washington Football Team defensive and offensive linemen with Brandon Thorn and much more

    09:08 - Wizards: analysis of Bradley Beal making the All-NBA Third Team, Russell Westbrook not making an All-NBA team and the urgency that needs to be in effect for the Wizards this offseason

    23:27 - Guest: Brandon Thorn, author of the Trench Warfare Substack newsletter, with breakdowns of the Washington Football Team's top defensive and offensive linemen - Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis, Daron Payne, Brandon Scherff and more

    48:55 - Nationals: a review of the many good things in an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...and thoughts on MLB announcing a crackdown on pitchers using foreign substances on baseballs

    01:12:28 - Orioles: examining another bad start for Matt Harvey in a 7-2 loss at the Cleveland Indians

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 84: lessons from Washington Football Team's offseason, chat with The Athletic DC's Tarik El-Bashir on WFT's search for a permanent name and much more

    Episode 84: lessons from Washington Football Team's offseason, chat with The Athletic DC's Tarik El-Bashir on WFT's search for a permanent name and much more

    08:03 - Washington Football Team: five things that we learned about Washington this offseason

    20:36 - Guest: Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic DC on the process by which the Washington Football Team will arrive at a permanent name and on the Capitals, including whether they're likely to trade Evgeny Kuznetsov and who they might leave unprotected in the expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken

    47:33 - Nationals: analysis of a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, including another good game for Kyle Schwarber as the Nats' No. 1 batter

    01:03:47 - Orioles: thoughts on the return of Dean Kremer in a 4-3 loss at the Cleveland Indians

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 83: is Ryan Fitzpatrick as good as analytics suggest? and much more

    Episode 83: is Ryan Fitzpatrick as good as analytics suggest? and much more

    11:18 - Washington Football Team: examining how real Washington's quarterback competition may be and how viable Taylor Heinicke may be as a starting quarterback

    27:14 - Guest: NFL analytics and fantasy-football expert Sam Hoppen on analytics revealing new Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to have been great in the 2020 season for the Miami Dolphins - is he really this good?

    45:03 - Nationals: analysis of a four-game split with the National League-leading San Francisco Giants, including an amazing series for the Nats' pitching staff

    01:17:23 - Orioles: thoughts on a three-game sweep at the American League-leading Tampa Bay Rays that gave the O's a franchise-record 15-game road losing streak

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 83: is Ryan Fitzpatrick as good as analytics suggest? and much more

    Episode 83: is Ryan Fitzpatrick as good as analytics suggest? and much more

    11:18 - Washington Football Team: examining how real Washington's quarterback competition may be and how viable Taylor Heinicke may be as a starting quarterback

    27:14 - Guest: NFL analytics and fantasy-football expert Sam Hoppen on analytics revealing new Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to have been great in the 2020 season for the Miami Dolphins - is he really this good?

    45:04 - Nationals: analysis of a four-game split with the National League-leading San Francisco Giants, including an amazing series for the Nats' pitching staff

    1:17:23 - Orioles: thoughts on a three-game sweep at the American League-leading Tampa Bay Rays that gave the O's a franchise-record 15-game road losing streak

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 82: Washington Football Team Minicamp Day 3 Report and much more

    Episode 82: Washington Football Team Minicamp Day 3 Report and much more

    10:40 - Washington Football Team: react to Ron Rivera's react to Montez Sweat saying that he isn't a fan of getting vaccinated for COVID-19

    22:09 - Washington Football Team: an examination of some perhaps very telling comments from Ron Rivera about Washington's quarterback situation - is Taylor Heinicke a bigger factor than previously thought?...and a few thoughts off what Ron had to say about Scott Turner and about the revamped practice fields at the team facility in Ashburn, Va.

    40:11 - Washington Football Team: analysis of Washington's competition at punt returner and recent struggles on punt returns off comments from special-teams coordinator Nate Kaczor

    • 52 min
    Episode 81: Washington Football Team Minicamp Day 2 Report and much more

    Episode 81: Washington Football Team Minicamp Day 2 Report and much more

    07:03 - Washington Football Team: why Washington should sign Jonathan Allen to a contract extension

    14:56 - Washington Football Team: react to Montez Sweat saying that he isn't a fan of getting vaccinated for COVID-19

    28:00 - Washington Football Team: in-depth review of comments on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from Ron Rivera on the biggest questions for Washington for the 2021 season, Washington potentially having an elite defense in the 2021 season and how a variety of players are doing - Matt Ioannidis, Benjamin St. Juste, Troy Apke and Peyton Barber

    52:53 - Nationals: analysis of a 9-7 11-inning win at the Tampa Bays, including Ryan Zimmerman hitting two homers and the bullpen again being exhausted

    01:07:57 - Orioles: thoughts on a 14-1 loss to the New York Mets, including another terrible start by Matt Harvey

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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871 Ratings

871 Ratings

FrustratedV ,

Al Galdi is the best!

There is no other sports broadcaster as well prepared or as interesting as Mr Galdi. He’s a pleasure to listen to even if I don’t always agree with him.

res 7399 ,

The consummate professional

Nobody prepares like Al. Nobody. Love his content, his style and personality. His sound bites and humor keep me laughing throughout. He is a local treasure.
Robert S

bigdonjuan ,

Grateful Al is back

I'm a veteran fan of local Washington DC sports talk radio. Al Galdi has always been one of my favorite hosts. New station ownerships and revamping has drastically changed the listening landscape albeit for the worst (my opinion).So thankful I can still get the Galdi take on our local teams via his excellent podcast!

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