What a year!
And to help, producer Awadd put together a little montage of the best bits. But this year was so packed with fun, there are so many great bits that were left on the cutting room floor.
And now, without further ado, some of the top moments from The Sports Junkies in 2019:
"People hope their team wins," but Lombardi warns "don't ever confuse hope for a plan."
Since Dan Snyder bought the team 20 years ago and Bruce Allen became the top executive 10 years ago, there have been periods defined by hope, but Lombardi says there's no plan under Dan.
Why has the franchise been a disappointment since Snyder bought the team? It comes down one thing: Culture.
"(Snyder) doesn't understand that culture and player development win. I mean he just has no idea that culture matters," Lombardi said on 106.7 The Fan. "He thinks if I sign Albert Haynesworth, I draft Dwayne Haskins, he thinks it's always about a move. He thinks it's watching TV on Saturday night, watching a college game, 'If I get that player, I'll be a better team.' That is the most critical error you could ever make."
"The real issue is (Allen) is running the program. A GM can't control the team," Lombardi said. "The head coach has to be the most important person in the organization. And he's gotta be able to control what he tells the players. And so what Bruce does, I mean, look at his record. There's been no general manager that's been in his job as long as Bruce has, that has that below a .500 winning percentage."
Comedian Brad Williams doesn't lack confidence. And he shouldn't. He is an exceptionally funny stand-up comedian and while standing just 4-foot-4 was won the heart of his now beautiful wife, who happens to stand 5-feet-7. That takes skills and confidence.
On the other side of our story is one Adam Epstein. The Sports Junkies' producer known as Awadd has an inordinate amount of confidence. And none of this confidence is merited. None of it. Need an example? He claims he is 5-foot-11. He might be 5-foot-8 in Timbs.
When the two men engaged in a bout of shirtless wrestling. Obviously, there was only one winner.
After the Washington Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden, former Redskins safety Donte Whitner crushed Gruden during an appearance in October.