Hail To The District Podcast

Sinopsis

The Hail To The District podcast is dedicated to providing you with news, opinions, and discussion about pro sports in and around the Washington DC area. Host Rajan Nanavati is joined by friends, media members, and esteemed guests, giving unique and exclusive insights related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals, as well as the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB in general.

Episodios

  • Washington Redskins 2019 Season Weekly Recaps: Week 1 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (Episode 43)

    Washington Redskins 2019 Season Weekly Recaps: Week 1 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (Episode 43)

    09/09/2019 Duración: 38min

    HailToTheDistrict.com's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice review the Washington Redskins' 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season. They discuss the team's hot start in the first half, epic meltdown in the 2nd half, Greg Manusky's general incompetence, the bright spots on offense, and the "fake news" story around Adrian Peterson's deactivation.

  • Episode 42: Making Sense Of The 2019 Washington Wizards And NBA Offseason With John

    Episode 42: Making Sense Of The 2019 Washington Wizards' And NBA Offseason With John

    29/08/2019 Duración: 01h21min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavat is (re-)joined by good friend John to take a look back at the 2019 NBA offseason. In a jam-packed episode, they start with the moves made by the Washington Wizards, and the major stories around the rest of the NBA. They discuss the optimism around the Wizards' hire of Tommy Sheppard, their thoughts on Rui Hachimura, where the Wizards stand in the Eastern Conference, if Bradley Beal will be traded this year, and who are the favorites in both of the NBA's conferences, and potential MVP narratives.

  • Episode 41: 2019 Washington Redskins Season Preview, Part 2 (Offense)

    Episode 41: 2019 Washington Redskins Season Preview, Part 2 (Offense)

    21/08/2019 Duración: 01h09min

    Hail To The District's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice reconvene for Part 2 of their 2019 season preview of the Washington Redskins. They discuss and answer questions such as whether Trent Williams be suiting up for the Redskins in 2019? (1:01), at what point in the season should Dwayne Haskins become the Redskins' starting quarterback? (12:19), is the glass half full or half empty at wide receiver? (22:18), which running back (Adrian Peterson or Derrius Guice) will get more carries? (38:04), what does the road to 8+ wins look like for Washington? (49:19), and what's the future of Jay Gruden if the team has another losing season? (58:31)

  • Episode 40: 2019 Washington Redskins Season Preview, Part 1 (Defense)

    Episode 40: 2019 Washington Redskins Season Preview, Part 1 (Defense)

    14/08/2019 Duración: 51min

    Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice of HailToTheDistrict.com discuss the 2019 Washington Redskins in the first of a two-part season preview. In Part 1, they discuss the defense, including how much should fans be worries about the inside linebacker position (2:31), the promising young group of cornerbacks (12:02), the half-full/half-empty situation at safety (24:44), the Redskins' terrible training/medical staff (33:57), and the extent to which the defensive line can carry the rest of the defense (37:46).

  • Episode 39: 10 Storylines for the Washington Redskins 2018-2018 Season, Part 2

    Episode 39: 10 Storylines for the Washington Redskins 2018-2018 Season, Part 2

    30/08/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    Hail To The District's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice provide part 2 of their preview of the 2018-2019 Washington Redskins, discussing the remaining 5 key storylines for this upcoming season, including whether tight end is secretly a strength of this team (1:24), how defensive line is definitely a strength for this team (14:22), if Alex Smith is really an upgrade over Kirk Cousins (25:17), Jay Gruden coaching for his job in 2018 (37:33), and where the Redskins stack up in the NFC overall (50:54).

  • Episode 38: 10 Storylines for the Washington Redskins 2018-2018 Season, Part 1

    Episode 38: 10 Storylines for the Washington Redskins 2018-2018 Season, Part 1

    23/08/2018 Duración: 57min

    Hail To The District's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice preview the 2018-2019 Washington Redskins, discussing 10 key storylines for this upcoming season. In part 1, they discuss: the running back depth chart suddenly being a mess (1:47), if the newly-signed Adrian Peterson has anything left in the tank (6:48), concerns about the lack of depth in the secondary (19:57), Washington's duo of pass-rushers who could have a big season (33:33). how good the wide receivers will be this year (41:28), and the interior of the offensive line being an under-discussed concern (48:28).

  • Episode 37: Early Summer Check In On The Washington Nationals with Grant Paulsen

    Episode 37: Early Summer Check In On The Washington Nationals with Grant Paulsen

    18/05/2018 Duración: 12min

    HTTD's Patrick Rice is joined by DC Sports Talk Czar Grant Paulsen to discuss some of the early storylines around the Washington Nationals through roughly two months of the MLB season. Conversation topics include Bryce Harper's perennial early season's struggles (1:05), what happens to Matt Adams when Ryan Zimmerman returns to the lineup (4:53), and if General Manager Mike Rizzo will make any big moves to fix the bullpen this summer (7:29).

  • Episode 36: The Latest NFL Draft News and Rumors with Benjamin Allbright

    Episode 36: The Latest NFL Draft News and Rumors with Benjamin Allbright

    24/04/2018 Duración: 24min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati talked to Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio, to get the latest buzz regarding what could happen in the 2018 NFL Draft. Discussion topics include: Cleveland's debate between the top three quarterback prospects for the #1 overall pick (1:49), the New York Giants' keeping the #2 overall pick a mystery (7:09), which positions the Washington Redskins could target with the 13th overall pick (13:35), if any "top 10" player(s) could fall to the Redskins at #13 (17:27), and how the rest of the NFL views Redskins personnel czar Bruce Allen (21:45).

  • Episode 35: The Washington Wizards and the 2018 NBA Playoffs

    Episode 35: The Washington Wizards and the 2018 NBA Playoffs

    13/04/2018 Duración: 01h10s

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati is rejoined by good friends John and Neel to preview the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Conversation topics include: which team would've been the best matchup for the Washington Wizards in Round 1 of the playoffs (1:42), Cleveland's "cakewalk" path to winning the Eastern Conference yet again (7:23), why LeBron James should be the MVP of the 2017-2018 season (24:07), our previews of the Western Conference matchups in Round (36:40), and discussing the one-and-done rule in college basketball and recent college hoops scandals (45:09).

  • Episode 34: 2018 NFL Draft and Free Agency Buzz with Chad Forbes

    Episode 34: 2018 NFL Draft and Free Agency Buzz with Chad Forbes

    13/03/2018 Duración: 42min

    HTTD’s Rajan Nanavati is joined by NFL Insider Chad Forbes to discuss the hot-button topics of the 2018 NFL Draft, and who the Washington Redskins could be targeting in the draft and in free agency. Discussion topics include: which position is Cleveland towards with the first overall pick (2:00), if the Giants will actually take a quarterback with the second pick (6:02), where Josh Rosen sits among the top four quarterbacks and the concerns about his personality (11:07), the two wide receiver prospects who might be the best in this year's draft class (21:04), the Redskins options with the 13th overall pick (24:04), three players whom the Redskins could be targeting in free agency (29:54), and if it's really worth using a top five pick to draft Saquon Barkley (38:39).

  • Episode 33: Washington Nationals 2018 Season Preview with Jamal Collier

    Episode 33: Washington Nationals 2018 Season Preview with Jamal Collier

    12/03/2018 Duración: 51min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice are joined by Jamal Collier, the Washington Nationals' beat writer for MLB.com, to preview the upcoming 2018 season for the Nationals. They discuss The early returns on the difference between Dave Martinez compared to Dusty Baker (4:18), who will be the fifth pitcher in the starting rotation (14:16), the contrast of the bullpen between last year and this year (23:07), Victor Robles being a future star for the Nationals (28:15), how the Nationals stack up to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs (37:03), and if Bryce Harper will still be a member of the Washington Nationals in 2019 (47:02).

  • Episode 32: Recapping The 2018 NBA Trade Deadline

    Episode 32: Recapping The 2018 NBA Trade Deadline

    09/02/2018 Duración: 49min

    Rajan is rejoined by good friends John and Neel to recap the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline, and discuss the new balance of power in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Discussion topics include: the Cavaliers remaking nearly their entire roster (1:36), whether LeBron James or James Harden should/will MVP this year (17:08), how do the moves made by Cleveland impact their prospects in the playoffs? (21:33), buyout players that could be available for the Wizards (or other teams) to sign (28:59), and Neel's thoughts on the Bulls acquiring Noah Vonleh from Portland (37:53).

  • Episode 31: Alex Smith And The Washington Redskins Offense With Mark Bullock

    Episode 31: Alex Smith And The Washington Redskins' Offense With Mark Bullock

    06/02/2018 Duración: 30min

    Rajan chats with Mark Bullock of the Washington Post's Redskins Insider section, to provide his analysis of Alex Smith becoming the new starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. Discussion topics include: how Alex Smith will fit in Jay Gruden's offense (1:44), if the Redskins having enough weapons on the offense around Smith (7:13), whether we'll see the Run Pass Option (RPO) In The Redskins Offense (12:43), if the Redskins could/should address the quarterback position early in the 2018 NFL Draft (20:57), and Mark's analysis of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft (23:45).

  • Episode 30: The Redskins Acquire Quarterback Alex Smith Emergency Podcast

    Episode 30: The Redskins Acquire Quarterback Alex Smith Emergency Podcast

    31/01/2018 Duración: 21min

    In the first-ever HTTD emergency podcast, HTTD's Rajan and Dash convene to break down the trade in which the Washington Redskins acquired quarterback Alex Smith. Discussion topics include: the Redskins hijacking a big news day with the Alex Smith acquisition (2:19), the biggest areas of need on offense around Alex Smith (6:46), the curious timing of making this move in general (11:05), and real-time reactions to Kendall Fuller's inclusion in the trade (15:55).

  • Episode 29: Kirk Cousins Future with Grant Paulsen and the Wizards Woes with John

    Episode 29: Kirk Cousins' Future with Grant Paulsen and the Wizards Woes with John

    26/01/2018 Duración: 46min

    HTTD’s Rajan Nanavati talks to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 FM about the Kirk Cousins' contract situation and how that will play out this spring and summer, and then is joined by John to discuss the Wizards failed players-only meeting. Discussion topics include: What the Redskins will do, in regards to Kirk Cousins, before the franchise tag deadline (2:28), if Cousins would sign a cheaper contract just to leave Washington (8:05), a final prediction regarding whether Cousins is in Washington in 2018 (14:22), the failed "players-only" meeting by the Washington Wizards (19:21), who was the player that John Wall and Bradley Beal referenced in their cryptic comments (24:26), if John Wall deserved to be an All-Star this year (35:51), and if the Wizards should trade their first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft (40:38)

  • Episode 28: State of the Washington Wizards with Jake Whitacre of BulletsForever

    Episode 28: State of the Washington Wizards with Jake Whitacre of BulletsForever

    19/01/2018 Duración: 45min

    Jake Whitacre, Editor of BulletsForever.com, sits down with HTTD's Rajan, Dash, and John, to discuss the state of the Washington Wizards midway through the 2017-2018 season. Discussion topics include: initial thoughts on the team's recent struggles (3:19), sources for the Wizards playing up or down to the competition (9:56), the up-and-down season from Otto Porter (17:33), potential targets for the Wizards to acquire via trade (26:32), and if any of the Wizards be selected to the 2018 All-Star game (38:46).

  • Episode 27: Redskins vs Broncos Preview with Benjamin Allbright

    Episode 27: Redskins vs Broncos Preview with Benjamin Allbright

    22/12/2017 Duración: 25min

    Washington and Denver both falling short of preseason expectations (2:07), the Broncos being a top suitor for Kirk Cousins in free agency (4:53), if Paxton Lynch should already be written off as a bust (6:40), why Vance Joseph will not be fired this offseason (11:53), and discussing Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, and Baker Mayfield as the top QB prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft (19:30).

  • Episode 26 -- The Future of Kirk Cousins with Greg Bishop

    Episode 26 -- The Future of Kirk Cousins with Greg Bishop

    06/12/2017 Duración: 39min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Dash Kannan talk to Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated, discussing Bishop's feature story for the magazine on Cousins, and Cousins' future in Washington. Conversation topics include: the real reason Kirk Cousins didn't sign an extension with the Redskins before the 2017 season (7:27), how he views Jay Gruden's offense and the talents around him (12:55), where Cousins ranks among all starting quarterbacks (15:53), if there's any "bad blood" between Cousins and the current Redskins regime (21:00), how the national narrative is still reluctant to accept Cousins as a franchise quarterback (26:31), what Cousins teammates think of him and how they respond to him (29:29), and the #1 factor that will determine whether Cousins will stay in DC after this season. (37:00).

  • Episode 25: The Top 25 Players Of The 2017 NBA Season

    Episode 25: The Top 25 Players Of The 2017 NBA Season

    01/12/2017 Duración: 01h14min

    Rajan and John rank the top 25 players for the 2017-2018 NBA season to date, with the premise of: if you were playing a basketball game tonight, with everything on the line, who is among the top of the list of players that you'd want on your team? Discussion topics include: debating who the second-best player in the NBA (4:56), whether the Wizards could miss the playoffs this season (10:01), Kyrie Irving becoming a top 6 player in the NBA (14:22), Kristaps Porizingis the NBA's most under-discussed new superstar (18:49), where Joel Embiid should be ranked (31:58), defending the legacy of Sam Hinkie (38:19), whether John Wall deserves to be in the top 25 of this season (45:56), and selling Real Estate on "Karl-Anthony Towns Peninsula" (1:06:15).

  • Episode 24: NBA 2017-2018 Season Preview, Part 2 -- Eastern Conference

    Episode 24: NBA 2017-2018 Season Preview, Part 2 -- Eastern Conference

    18/10/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    In Part 2 of their 2017-2018 NBA season preview, the HTTD basketball trio of Rajan, John, and Neel start examine storylines in the NBA's Eastern Conference, including LeBron James' chances at winning the MVP award this year (2:12), if the Cavaliers are primed for a blockbuster midseason trade (5:02), different ways the Wizards could/should trade Ian Mahinmi (19:07), Milwaukee's chances of improving on last year's performance (34:19), the Chicago Bulls terrible moves in the 2017 NBA Draft (44:54), the Charlotte Hornets overcoming the self-inflicted "Dwightbola" virus (50:37), and why Lavar Ball is the sports version of Donald Trump (57:59).

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