Mr. Irrelevant Podcast v2.0

Mr. Irrelevant Podcast v2.0
Jamie Mottram, Matt Terl, and maybe some other people talk about D.C. sports. Mostly. Except for when they don’t.

Week 14, @ Green Bay
Dec 10 • 35 min
[NOTE: Sorry for the posting/unposting and the general delays. We’re still bumping into an audio issue — our tracks are slightly misaligned so it sounds like Jamie takes loooooooong pauses before responding and then Matt talks over him. We’re exploring…
Week 13 @ Carolina
Dec 2 • 37 min
Matt and Jamie wrestle with a genuinely good performance by the Redskins and have difficulty remembering how to process positivity. Then, some light Mandalorian talk, discussion of Jamie’s “400 Best Songs of the 2010s For Real,” and Matt gets positively…
Week 11 vs. NY Jets
Nov 18 • 47 min
Jamie and Matt discuss the hapless Redskins, if they would root for a hypothetical D.C. AFC team, the curse of the Redskins defensive backfield, Tua and the draft, and then (30:30) pivot to a spoilery discussion about The Mandalorian.
Week 9 @ Buffalo
Nov 4 • 17 min
Jamie and Matt contrast the euphoria of the Nationals World Series win with the sheer mindless tedium of Redskins fandom and reach the startling conclusion that winning teams are easier to root for. Also, some technical glitches plague the last few…
Week 8 @ Minnesota
Oct 25 • 26 min
It’s a return to the classic “technical difficulties” of our early days! As Jamie journeys northward to the World Series, he and Matt try to discuss the damp squib of a Thursday Night Football game, ask just what it is the Redskins think they’re…
Week 7 vs. San Francisco (and the rain)
Oct 22 • 36 min
Jamie and Matt have a desultory conversation about a mediocre game played in dreary weather in a horrible stadium by a rudderless team. Then they brighten up a bit to talk about the World Series, Watchmen, Paul Rudd’s new Netflix show, and also of other,…
Week 6 @ Miami
Oct 14 • 34 min
Matt really explores the depth of his irritation with the Redskins franchise, Adrian Peterson, Bruce Allen, and even Michael Lombardi. Jamie, meanwhile, maintains a healthy cynical detachment. Neither one actually watched the game this week.
🚨 EMERGENCY Jay Gruden Firing Pod!!!!! 🚨 (and also Week 5, vs. New England)
Oct 7 • 53 min
Now that the inevitable has come to pass, Jamie and Matt discuss what this means for the Redskins moving forward, if anything will change for the better (probably not!), who the head coach should be, and more. Then they try to reconstruct Jay Gruden’s…
Week 4, @ New York Giants
Sep 30 • 41 min
Jamie and Matt go in sad little circles about how the move to Dwayne Haskins was handled about as badly as possible and then finish with a looooooong detour into the Mr. Irrelevant Pop Culture Hour, covering classic rock, Yesterday (the movie), Glimpses…
Week 3 vs. Chicago
Sep 24 • 45 min
To discuss a truly awful Monday night game, Jamie and Matt compare Skins coaches to MNF broadcasters, lay out what could happen this week to make them even slightly optimistic on Sunday, and try to remember the correct term for emotional support dogs.
Week 2 vs. Dallas
Sep 16 • 22 min
Jamie and Matt react to a loss in the home opener in their usual calm, rational manner, asking not just IF coaches should be fired, but which ones and how soon it can happen. We do keep relatively on-topic this week, but also ask: Why has Jay Gruden…
Week 1 @ Philadelphia
Sep 9 • 20 min
Jamie, from a car in New York, and Matt, from a car with a dog, discuss the week 1 collapse against the Eagles. Matt tries to remain optimistic, while Jamie is stil hesitant.
Preseason Wrap-Up
Aug 30 • 36 min
Jamie and Matt put a bow on this year’s Redskins preseason. One of them is cancelling DirecTV and planning fall weekends out with his family while the other is as optimistic as he’s been in eight years—and you may be surprised by which one is which! (I…
Preseason Week 2 vs. Cincinnati
Aug 16 • 40 min
Jamie and Matt stay remarkably on topic for the first half of the episode, although the topic is unfortunately a dull-as-hell preseason football game. Then they go on for even longer about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (with spoilers), the value of good…
Preseason Week 1, @ Cleveland
Aug 9 • 34 min
Jamie and Matt look at the first preseason game of 2019, wonder if maybe the starters should play more, continue Preseason HoF watch, admire Jimmy F’in Moreland, and move away from the Skins to discuss Quentin Tarantino, Euphoria, and the sad news about…
2019 Training Camp Preview and Acknowledgment That The Wizards Exists
Jul 24 • 40 min
Jamie and Matt return from a long hiatus with an actual plan! Thy talk about Redskins training camp, identify potential Preseason Hall of Fame candidates, acknowledge that D.C has a basketball team, look back in sadness at Game of Thrones, and, genuinely,…
Game of Thrones Recap and Skins Draft Wrap-Up
Apr 30 • 27 min
Jamie and Matt do a perfunctory wrap-up on the (very good!) 2019 Skins draft, and then (at about 9:20) go full SPOILERS on Sunday night’s Game of Thrones, which Matt really, really didn’t like.
Apr 26 • 40 min
Jamie and Matt must’ve taken their Ritalin today, as they actual stay more or less on-task, assuming that the task includes talking about Game of Thrones (including speculative SPOILERS) and Avengers: Endgame in addition to Washington’s surprisingly…
Apr 24 • 24 min
Jamie and Matt provide their traditional level of deep football analysis on the upcoming NFL Draft, which is to say that they mostly seem aware that football players are a thing that exists. Also discussed: JP Finlay, the constant encroachment of geek…
Late, lackadaisical 🚨EMERGENCY🚨 Landon Collins / Bryce Harper pod
Mar 21 • 35 min
Jaime and Matt hold another EMERGENCY pod to catch up on stuff that happened, like, weeks ago. Hey, they’re busy guys. Life gets in the way. You pay for what you get with this thing. Also, soothing background rain noises!
Mar 8 • 18 min
Jamie and Matt take on the EMERGENCY that is the Case Keenum signing, and also Captain Marvel for some reason.
February Whiparound
Feb 25 • 36 min
In which Jamie and Matt touch on a variety of D.C. sports topics and find very little to look forward to in that world. Also discussed: Disney trips with older kids, the emotional toll of Pixar movies, minor league football, and more.
Week 17, 0-24 vs. Philadelphia
Jan 3 • 29 min
Like the end of Rogue One, Jamie and Matt attempt to extract a vague promise of hope out of this hallway massacre of a season. Like the end of the making of Rogue One, that hope proves to be pretty tenuous and based almost entirely on special effects and…
Week 16, 16-25 @ Titans
Dec 24, 2018 • 8 min
Matt and Jamie get together for the most perfunctory postgame conversation ever recorded. This content is snack-sized and can be listened to in its entirety during halftime of a Christmas Day NBA game.
Week 15, 16-13 @ Jacksonville
Dec 17, 2018 • 46 min
Matt is miserable about a 16-13 win, while Jamie still has joy in his heart and light in his eyes. It’s like a Hallmark Channel holiday movie, except that Matt stays grouchy right through till the very end.
Week 14, 16-40 vs. New York
Dec 10, 2018 • 26 min
Jamie and Matt yet again get a little punchy this week. Rather than breaking down the latest stupid game, they spend most of the time talking about who to fire, when to fire them, what former players should replace those people, and if anything will ever…
Week 13, 13-28 @ Philadelphia
Dec 4, 2018 • 37 min
Jamie and Matt talk about the season-crushing loss to the Eagles, but also about salumi, barbecue sauce, easy cheese, and a truly mediocre broadcast experience. Plus: more #Cooley4Coach talk!
Week 12, 23-31 @ Dallas
Nov 26, 2018 • 33 min
Against a soothing aural background of rain against a windshield, Jamie and Matt contemplate the grim reality of what Thursday’s loss to Dallas means. But they do it in the most cheerful way possible!
Week 11, 21-23 vs. Houston
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
Only one major technical glitch in this one, which Jamie and Matt largely spend discussing a quiet football ga—OH MY GOD DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS LEG?!? 😞🤢🤮
Week 10, 16-3 @ Tampa Bay
Nov 14, 2018 • 35 min
Technical difficulties return, making it sound like Jamie and Matt are constantly cutting each other off. They also talk about football.
Week 8, 20-13 @ New York
Oct 30, 2018 • 42 min
Jamie and Matt get punchy over a win, read Tress Way’s Wikipedia page, study tweets about Dean Blandino, and try to come to terms with a world in which the Redskins are still in first place in the NFC East.
Week 7, 20-17 vs. Dallas
Oct 22, 2018 • 35 min
Jamie and Matt try to make sense of a dominant defense, an absent offense, and an ugly win over Dallas.
Week 6, 23-17 vs. Carolina
Oct 15, 2018 • 38 min
The audio itself sounds cleaner this week, but technical difficulties do still plague the recording. Meanwhile, Jamie is enthused about the win while Matt is inexplicably cranky about a game he barely watched.
Week 5, 19-43 @ New Orleans
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
Matt and Jamie solve many of their audio issues, while they continue to wrestle with the larger issue—i.e., this football team being incredibly annoying.
Week 3, 31-17 vs. Green Bay (v2.0)
Sep 25, 2018 • 45 min
Jamie and Matt return to battle technical difficulties, audio issues, and spiritual ennui to discuss the Week 3 win over the Packers.
Week 2 - Weather Delay
Sep 18, 2018 • 0 min
Matt explains why he and Jamie haven’t posted a thorough analysis of that dreary home opener.
Week 1, 24-6 @ Arizona
Sep 9, 2018 • 35 min
Jamie and Matt celebrate Rosh Hashanah by talking about the Redskins first season-opening win since 1836. Episode brought to you by @brentsower.
2018 Preseason Wrap-Up
Aug 31, 2018 • 43 min
Jamie and Matt look back on the preseason and forward to the real games with a focused, laser-like intensity.
2018 Preseason Week 1
Aug 10, 2018 • 23 min
Jamie and Matt provide detailed analysis of a preseason opener they almost sort of watched.