Hail To The District Podcast



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.


  • The 9 Other Additions To The WFT Via The 2021 NFL Draft (Episode 103)

    17/05/2021 Duración: 01h21min

    In Part 2 in their recap of the selections made by the Washington Football Team in the 2021 NFL Draft, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice discuss the team's picks in Rounds 2 through 7, plus its lone undrafted free agent acquisition. Specifically, they talk(ed) about: Ron Rivera clearly building the WFT around his long-term vision (2:45), the undersized but highly-productive Jarett Patterson being a legit possibility to make the team (9:43), 7th round picks Shaka Toney and William Bradley-King potentially having a "Day 1" impact (24:28), the freakish athletic profile plus special teams awesomeness of safety Darrick Forrest (35:04), John Bates being a deep sleeper-type pick in the fourth round (40:52), third-round pick Dyami Brown making Washington's offense that much more potentially lethal (48:41), the boom-or-bust "project" pick that is cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (1:02:17), and why Samuel Cosmi was an excellent value pick being overlooked through mostly no fault of his own (1:12:42).

  • The Washington Football Team Selects Jamin Davis In Round 1 Of The 2021 NFL Draft (Episode 102)

    05/05/2021 Duración: 52min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice break down the Washington Football Team's selection of linebacker Jamin Davis from the University of Kentucky. The conversation includes: the potential of Washington drafting quarterback Justin Fields (2:32), Davis being the guy that Ron Rivera was targeting all along (7:08), the freakish profile that Davis presents (15:16), Rivera further establishing a certain culture in Washington with the addition of Davis (23:24), the current NFL players to whom Davis best compares (30:46), grading the selection of Davis and potential flaws/red flags he presents. (34:56), and other 'winners' in Round 1 of the NFL Draft and certainly teams making "panic" picks (45:15).

  • Blitzing Through The Latest NFL Draft Buzz With Chad Forbes (Episode 101)

    14/04/2021 Duración: 36min

    NFL Insider Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites on Twitter) joins HTTD's Rajan Nanavati to talk about the latest buzz pertaining to the 2021 NFL Draft. They discuss: the likelihood of Washington trading up into the top 10 for a QB (1:05), which former "top 5 lock" might be dropping down Draft boards (8:32), teams that could make a big jump up and shake up the first round (11:45), if the two Alabama receivers could go later than most people expect (16:46), the developmental quarterback who could be a good fit in Washington (23:44), and under the radar teams who could make big moves in the first round of the Draft (34:00).

  • A Friday Happy Hour Discussion Of The WFT's Work In Free Agency (Episode 100)

    29/03/2021 Duración: 01h22s

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice crack open a few cold adult beverages to celebrate HTTD's 100th podcast episode, and provide their thoughts on the signings made by the Washington Football Team in free agency. They discuss: the guys they consider their headliner and/or favorite free agent acquisitions (2:05), the upgrades at the cornerback and wide receiver positions (14:54), the roller-coaster ride that is (or will be) Ryan Fitzpatrick (25:51), thoughts on the top quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft and by which team they'll be selected (39:45), and the current leaders in the clubhouse for Washington's top pick in the upcoming Draft (50:28).

  • Priorities, Potential Additions, And The QB Options For The WFT, with Mark Bullock (Episode 99)

    25/02/2021 Duración: 55min

    The HTTD guys are joined by distinguished DC football analyst Mark Bullock, to get the latter's thoughts on the "hot topics" pertaining to the Washington Football Team this offseason. They discuss: the top priority positions for the team to upgrade (1:56), a couple of free agent options at WR and TE (5:28), their thoughts on the quotes by Alex Smith in the recent interview published by GQ Magazine (17:41), if Sam Darnold has any potential salvage value here in DC (25:38), whether the team could roll with Kyle Allen and/or Taylor Heinecke next season (42:56), and why Marcus Mariota is an intriguing option for Washington at QB (48:35).

  • The Washington Football Team's Top Needs In The 2021 Offseason, Part 3 (Episode 98)

    12/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    In the conclusion of HTTD's 2021 Offseason Preview for the Washington Football team, Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice discuss what the WFT could (or will) do to address the quarterback position. That includes the possibility of a Deshaun Watson trade (1:26), a semi-heated debate about acquiring one of the two quarterbacks from the Las Vegas Raiders (5:07), whether they should take a chance on Sam Darnold of the New York Jets (12:40), and scenarios for Washington taking a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL Draft (19:07).

  • The Washington Football Team's Top Needs In The 2021 Offseason, Part 2 (Episode 97)

    11/02/2021 Duración: 59min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice return for Part 2 of their 2021 Offseason Preview for the Washington Football team, discussing the team's second and third biggest need to address this offseason: the wide receiver and linebacker spot(s). They discuss the current group of Washington linebackers (4:17), potential upgrades via free agency at the position (10:46), and their respective favorite linebackers in the NFL Draft for Washington (25:38). At wide receiver, they again talk about the state of the current group (31:35), their top preferences among the premier free agent options (41:55), and potential options -- or lack thereof -- in the NFL Draft (53:52).

  • The Washington Football Team's Top Needs In The 2021 Offseason, Part 1 (Episode 96)

    01/02/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice return for the first of a 2-episode series, previewing the top needs the Washington Football Team needs to address in the 2021 NFL offseason. That includes two "honorable mention" positions that just missed the cut (3:12), the desperate need for a second tight end to compliment Logan Thomas (13:34), Ronald Darby's free agency and the state of the cornerback position (29:52), whether left tackle is as big a need as people around the league believe (46:04), and if running back is secretly a position of need as well (1:03:17).

  • Taylor Heinecke's Unbelievable Performance In The WFT's Wild Card Playoff Loss (Episode 95)

    11/01/2021 Duración: 44min

    In a special two-part episode recapping the Washington Football Team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 20201 NFC Wild Card Round, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice give your their immediate and post-game reactions to the matchup, including the magnificent (if not legendary) performance by Taylor Heinecke. At 1:51, you'll hear Part 1, which features Pat and Rajan as fired up as you've ever heard this season (including a conversation about the horrific officiating at 18:25). In Part 2, Rajan provides his critique of Offensive Coordinator' Scott Turner's came plan (33:32) and DaRon Payne being Washington's second-brightest star in the loss (38:50).

  • The WFT Wins The NFC East After Sweeping The Philadelphia Eagles (Episode 94)

    05/01/2021 Duración: 58min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice take joy in an otherwise ugly victory by the Washington Football Team against the Philadelphia Eagles, earning an NFC East division championship for Washington. In this episode, they discuss: Washington coming out on the winning end of a miserable football game and making no apologies about it (1:44), New York Giants having no right to whine and complain about the Eagles "tanking" this game (8:11), Chase Young having yet another game-changing performance to help Washington win (19:09), Scott Turner calling another stink bomb of a game offensively (27:19), how much -- if anything -- we can expect moving forward with a clearly debilitated Alex Smith against Tampa Bay (38:23), and why Ron Rivera unquestionably deserves to win the 2020 NFL Coach of the Year Award (45:21).

  • Dwayne Haskins' Despicable Performance Sinks The WFT Against The Carolina Panthers (Episode 93)

    28/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    Dwayne Haskins' putrid performance in the Washington Football Team's loss against the Carolina Panthers left HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Pat Rice fired up and fed up with the quarterback and the team's performance overall. The angry ranting about Haskins' wretched showing starts at the 17:43 mark. But, the rest of the post-game podcast discussion includes: this loss being arguably the worst loss of the season for the WFT (1:18), this game being one of the worst performances by the coaching staff as a whole this season (12:03), Chase Young being one of the lone bright spots, and a look ahead to the regular season finale against Philadelphia next week (48:38).

  • 2020-2021 NBA Preview, Part 2 -- The Eastern Conference with Neel and John (Episode 92)

    24/12/2020 Duración: 01h30min

    In Part 2 of the 2020-2021 NBA Preview podcast, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati is joined by good friends Neel and John, to give their thoughts on the NBA's Eastern Conference landscape. The conversation includes: the "last two (teams) in" under the new playoff format (1:42), where the Washington Wizards fit in in the Eastern Conference hierarchy (12:05), which Eastern Conference teams are the best and/or most likely fits for James Harden, the challenges the Miami Heat will face in trying to repeat as conference champs (48:35), the best version of the Philadelphia 76ers coming after they trade Ben Simmons (59:33), if the supporting cast Milwaukee put around Giannis Antentokounmpo is enough to win the Conference (1:09:38), and predictions for who wins the Eastern Conference (1:17:02).

  • 2020-2021 NBA Preview, Part 1 -- The Western Conference with John (Episode 91)

    22/12/2020 Duración: 01h42s

    With the 2020-2021 NBA season set to tip off, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati is joined by good friend and longtime HTTD contributor John for Part 1 of their annual NBA season preview, in which they discuss the NBA's Western Conference. Conversation topics include: the two teams they think will make the postseason in the West under the new playoff format (4:04), what to expect from the New Orleans Pelicans with Zion Williamson in his second year (11:17), the "mosh pit" that represents the #4 through #6 seeds in the West (18:34), their favorites (from a betting perspective) in the NBA MVP race (35:18), and the reigning NBA Champions (unfortunately) being the overwhelming favorites to repeat (53:13).

  • Dwayne Haskins' and the WFT's Comeback Against The Seattle Seahawks Falls Short (Episode 90)

    21/12/2020 Duración: 01h31min

    With the 4-game winning streak now over, HTTD's Pat Rice and Rajan Nanavati break down the Washington Football Team's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and dive deep into the various takeaways from the game. Those include: opening and over-arching thoughts on the WFT's performance (2:02), Montez Sweat making another momentum-changing play (19:06), JD McKissic perhaps playing his best game as a member of the WFT (23:44), Logan Thomas putting up a career performance (26:38), the all-too-familiar culprit for struggling to stop the opponent's running game (34:34), Dustin Hopkins being arguably the biggest culprit for losing this game (40:05), the ridiculously deep dive into the performance by Dwayne Haskins (47:04), examining the last two games of the season for the WFT and the implications in the playoff race (1:19:56).

  • The WFT Defeats The San Francisco 49ers For Their 4th Straight Win (Episode 89)

    14/12/2020 Duración: 49min

    Reveling in the current four-game winning streak on which the Washington Football Team is riding, HTTD's Pat Rice and Rajan Nanavati recap the team's win over the San Francisco 49ers. They discuss: today's win against San Francisco officially being dubbed (by them) as "The Chase Young Game" (1:04), the underrated performance by the entire rushing offense (14:52), Why Washington fans need to stop holding out hope around Dwayne Haskins (18:52), a potentially overlooked (but under-discussed) blemish from today's win (29:00), and how Washington matches up against the offense of the Seattle Seahawks in next Sunday's game (37:11).

  • The WFT Pulls Off The Massive Upset Against The Pittsburgh Steelers (Episode 88)

    08/12/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    Overcome with joy after the enormous victory on Monday Night Football, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice discuss the Washington Football Team's massive win over the previously undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. Topics include: the win being symbolic of the impact made by Ron Rivera's time in Washington (0:45), the impact made by Washington's duo of pass rushers in Chase Young and Montez Sweat (7:19), Cam Sims and Logan Thomas making numerous clutch receptions all evening (15:40), concerns around the injuries to Antonio Gibson and Brandon Scherff (30:33), Alex Smith continuing to demonstrate poise and playmaking as Washington's quarterback (37:52), and projecting when Washington's 3-game winning streak will end ... or IF it will end anytime this regular season (46:26).

  • Emergency Podcast: The Washington Wizards Trade John Wall And Acquire Russell Westbrook (Episode 87)

    03/12/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    In an emergency podcast session, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati is joined by good friends and longtime HTTD podcast contributors John and Neel to discuss the Washington Wizards acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Houston Rockets in exchange for John Wall. They discuss: their initial thoughts and reactions (1:26), the drivers for the Wizards trading Wall (7:43), the acquisition of Westbrook being in line with Tommy Shepherd's focus on "culture" (22:34), if the acquisition of Westbrook now makes the Wizards "his team" (31:36), where Washington now falls within the hierarchy of the Eastern Conference (40:18), and one interesting trade possibility available for Washington (52:26).

  • Looking back at the WFT's Win Against Dallas, And The Game Ahead Against Pittsburgh (Episode 86)

    01/12/2020 Duración: 25min

    Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday long weekend, HTTD's Rajan Nanavati provides his final thoughts regarding the Washington Football Team's win against the Dallas Cowboys, and looks ahead to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He discusses: the three major plays that secured Washington's win against Dallas (2:01), if the sweep of the Dallas Cowboys is a sign of better things to come (12:53), Washington likely facing one of the two best defensive players in the entire NFL next Monday (16:00), and what the rest of the season looks like for Washington if they pull off the upset against Pittsburgh (23:32).

  • The Washington Football Team Rallies To Beat The Cincinnati Bengals (Episode 85)

    24/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati and Patrick Rice provide their thoughts on the Washington Football Team's win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Their conversation includes: opening thoughts on the game given the circumstances of the win (0:32), reflecting on the ugly injury to Joe Burrow (8:39), Troy Apke once again being one of the worst parts of the Washington Football Team (12:13), Questioning Ron Rivera's decision-making in 4th down situations (22:15), Ronald Darby's best game as a member of the Washington Football Team (30:15), and looking ahead to the Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys as well as the rest of the WFT's season (45:40).

  • The Washington Wizards Select Deni Avidja In The 2020 NBA Draft (Episode 84)

    19/11/2020 Duración: 41min

    HTTD's Rajan Nanavati is joined by longtime contributor Dash K to review the Washington Wizards' selection of Deni Avdija in the 2020 NBA Draft. They discuss: reasons for optimism for the pick of Avidja (1:14), what the selection of Avdija means for the future of the Wizards (12:38), drilling down on the concerns around Avdija's shooting (22:53), an extended look at the top 10/lottery selections in the 2020 NBA Draft (28:36).

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