Listen To A DC Radio Host Lose His Mind Over The Redskins’ Terrible Monday Night Performance
November 16 / Dan Fogarty / SportsGrid
If there's one thing that sports radio hosts thrive off of, it's righteous anger. A franchise's continued futility or mismanagement is usually the spark for this anger, and when a host finds himself in the position of dressing down his favorite team (and has good reason to), he knows he's in a position of power.
They usually revel in this moment. Although they're communicating disgust, you know there's a part of them that wanted this all along: to have an excuse to blast their team, to get a free pass to hate openly.
But something is different about this rant from 106.7 The Fan's Chad Dukes. This self-admitted Redskins homer, and co-host of the "LaVar Arrington Show," seems genuinely hurt by the perpetual crappiness of his hometown team, a crappiness that was typified by a 59-28 embarrassment last night in front of the entire nation.
"GO SCREW....Boo them off the field, and then leave and go home and go on with your life....It's not just one game. It's 28 points in the first quarter against the Eagles with your season on the line....How dare you."
"You're an embarrassment. You embarrassed the nation's capital, the most powerful city in the world, you spit in our face last night. You spit. Having Albert Haynesworth do the worm on the field, and they've got it on video?"
"You bilk us out of our money, I'm paying $500 for John Riggins jerseys for my old man for Christmas because of what happened before you came here Dan Snyder, before you came here. Tired's not the word; wounded's the word.....You kill me. YOU MAKE ME SICK."
Two more thoughts that I felt stood out, both for their succinctness and their poignancy:
"You suck Dan Snyder! You suck Mike Shanahan!"
"I have to get out of this market!"
The "I have to get out of this market!" soundbite is the saddest of them all. So self-aware, so desperate.
"I'm honestly disgusted with what we did. I don't know what to say. I can't even sit here and try to explain how we could have played better, how plays could have changed the game. There's nothing I can tell you. I mean, the one thing I know is that we didn't quit playing. They just outplayed us that much."
Sports radio hosts losing their minds will never get old. Unfortunately for Dukes, unless he actually does move to a new market, he'll have plenty to lose his mind over for the next few years.