WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Since Monday, Nov. 17, 106.7 The Fan midday radio hosts Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, and afternoon host Chad Dukes, have combined their programs to talk on the radio for eight (or sometime nine) hours the day following each Redskins loss.
It began as a one-off bet, forged when they figured there was no way the then-3-6 Redskins could possibly lose to the 1-8 Buccaneers, which of course they did.
And, at that point, the hosts doubled down, pledging to talk on the radio for eight hours after each of the Redskins’ remaining games until the outcome changes, and the team wins a game.
Since that day, the Redskins have lost to the 49ers, Colts, Rams and Giants, for a total of six straight defeats.
The radio synergy has extended across the board, with each of the station’s four morning show hosts, The Junkies, lending an hour here or there, the most recent example being John-Paul Flaim this latest Monday.
The hours up on hours of time served have had a compounding effect with the realization that the Redskins may never win again in 2014, and perhaps the initial bet was a bit presumptuous, although they’re far removed from the possibility of welshing now.
Speaking of welshing on bets, during their marathon broadcast on Monday, Dukes was in the midst of proposing a subsequent wager of some sort, the point to which he’d never reach, because Flaim, out-of-character, interrupted him.
“Do you ever pay up on your bets? Shouldn’t you have like a bunch of tattoos?” Flaim recalled some long-forgotten vestige to the past. This didn’t play well on the other side of the table.
Dukes snapped on his accuser, constructed a bit of a straw man counterargument, and bedlam ensued live on the radio among weary minds for the next five, volatile minutes. Grant and Danny just kind of sat silently in the corner of the room, waiting for the storm to pass.
The Redskins did this, gentlemen, lest we forget. Lock the doors, get it out of your system, and move on into the dark, depressing months of winter.
Listen with the audio player below. The fireworks start around the 3:45 mark. If you’re not listening to Marathon Mondays yet, what are you doing?