Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 9:59 PM:
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – 106.7 The Fan hosts Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier made their Capitals radio broadcast debuts, taking play-by-play announcer John Walton up on his offer on Tuesday.
This comes one day after Rouhier — to whom a similar offer was made by Glenn Consor — embarked on his Wizards radio broadcast debut, alongside regular announcers Dave Johnson and Consor, to rave reviews from Wizards fans.
Walton wasn’t to be outdone by his basketball counterparts though, reaching out for the full tag team to join him in the boot in the second period, on the night the Caps were to host the Islanders.
John Walton (@WaltonCaps) February 04, 2014
“It’s exciting as all hell,” Rouhier sprinted through the gate.
No time was wasted by Walton, in asking the two to set up the premise of their midday show — which can be heard on 106.7 The Fan weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m — and no haste was made on their part in cutting straight to the truth.
“Grant’s a child genius — an encyclopedia of sports knowledge — and I’m a psychopathic super fan,” Rouhier told Walton, to the tune of thousands of devoted Capitals fans listening from their car stereos.
“He’s a huge fan and I come at it from a reporter’s perspective,” said Grant, the former Redskins beat reporter.
Although Walton made it abundantly clear from the onset that, despite their urges to cling to self-deprecation, he was, and has been, the respect shared between them was mutual.
“The last two years, your twitter feed for me is required, win or lose, for the Redskins,” Walton told Danny. “Especially when the Redskins win, you tell people to get home safely. Kills me every time.”
For a point of reference, see Danny’s Jan. 4 tweet, moments after the Saints defeated the Eagles in Philadelphia in the opening round of the 2014 NFL playoffs:
For all traffic updates, please tune to KYW news radio 1060 AM. Get home safe philly fans.—
danny rouhier (@funnydanny) January 05, 2014
As of this writing, it remains to be seen whether Danny Rouhier will continue to be the lucky charm to the Caps, as he was to the Wizards, although, as if this writing, the Caps trail the Islander 1-0 with 5:30 to play in the 3rd period.
106.7 The Fan (@1067thefandc) February 05, 2014