On Thursday afternoons edition of DC Sports Talk radio show "Grant & Danny", the show announced that they will be talking nothing but Washington Nationals baseball every second of their 4 hour afternoon radio show (10am-2pm) every day until the team loses another game. No Redskins, no Capitals, no Wizards...Nothing but Nats. Here's the deal:
"All Nationals, All The Time, As Long As They Keep Winning" -Grant Paulsen
The idea came after lots of discussion behind the scenes at 106.7 the fan, and with the Nationals interest peaking after a 9 game winning streak in which 4 of the last 5 were dramatic walk-off victories the station put the plan into action Thursday. The station even got their voice guy to record a new "106.7 The Nationals" (instead of The Fan) sound drop.
"I work at Enterprise rent-a-car and I'm putting all the cars on 106.7 the fan" -Caller
Thursdays show turned out to be a big hit with Nationals fans and is probably a Deadspin worthy bit, but it was upsetting some Redskins fans on Twitter who would rather talk about the 4th string outside linebacker's performance in the 4th quarter of a preseason game. A whole 4 fans were upset.
@funnydanny No Redskins talk at all. Very disappointing. ESPN980 it is
— DougDurso (@1Durso) August 21, 2014
@funnydanny @Nationals @granthpaulsen ur ratings just dropped for today! Go Redskins and O's!
— Jason Cloud (@JasonCloud003) August 21, 2014
@granthpaulsen love u guys. Love the Nats, but I hope they get pummeled just so I can get Redskins talk back.
— Darrell in Clifton (@darrellr79) August 21, 2014
@granthpaulsen are you guys trying to get fired?? You guys are both from here...this is redskins country
— Josh Askarinam (@JoshAskarinam) August 21, 2014
The Nats will have 4 games before the start of next week, so I'm not sure how the radio station will actually feel if they have to continue the bit next week.
The Nats play Thursday afternoon vs the Diamondbacks, and if they win, tune in tomorrow to Grant & Danny at 10am for all the baseball you can eat...