LISTEN: Blue Shorts and Russell wage war over Scot McCloughan gaffe

Josh Luckenbaugh
October 31, 2018 - 11:15 am
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With Chad Dukes and JP Finlay sitting alongside, Chris "Blue Shorts" Lingebach and Chris "Rooster" Russell lobbed verbal grenade after verbal grenade at one another Tuesday in a radio brawl that needs to be heard to be believed. 

The war of words stemmed from a mistake Russell made while hosting "Overtime" Monday evening. As the news broke that Scot McCloughan had lost his grievance case against the Redskins, Russell told listeners McCloughan had, in fact, won the case. (Listen to the gaffe, and the subsequent apology, here

The mistake brought Blue Shorts to tears. No, not tears of sympathy. Tears of unbridled joy.

In fact, Shorts' ecstasy inspired another Richmond John song!

Russell took exception to Shorts' reaction to his error, and thus a good old fashioned Twitter war began. (It should be noted: this is not the first time a 106.7 co-worker has taken exception to a Blue Shorts article.) 

And eventually, Russell blocked Shorts on Twitter!

This all preceded what happened during the final segment of Chad Dukes vs. The World Tuesday evening, as Dukes gathered the pair in studio to hash out their grievances on air. 

And boy, was there some hashing. 

To try and sum up the epic battle, Russell spent the beginning of the fight on the defensive, rejecting Shorts's claim he had read the news wrong because of his subconscious desire to pan Redskins president Bruce Allen.

But then "The Rooster" switched to offense.

Russell: You reveled in it, you idiot!

Shorts: Oh, I reveled in it? 

Russell: Yes. You reveled in it.

Shorts: I reveled in it. By just telling people what happened?

Russell: You sat there with five bottles of hot sauce and your Montreal Expos hat, transcribing every damn word I said over two segments—

Shorts: Distracting from the argument.

Russell: —and you put up a 3,000-word piece about how big of an idiot I was. 

The shots didn't stop there.

Shorts: He's so playing the victim card! Think about how stupid this is: he screwed up, somebody wrote about it, now he's a victim? How does that happen? In what logical or emotional world is that okay? 

Russell: You know what, Shorts? When your show is on at 7 o'clock in the morning on Saturday and nobody's listening, I'm gonna fricking transcribe every mistake. 

Shorts: Go ahead, pal. Go ahead. My profession is to write blog posts, which is what I did last night. And yours is to be sensitive on the radio and get pissy.  

In the end, Dukes declared, "I think that we found resolution, and I'm happy we were able to get down to the bottom of it and broker a truce."

(Narrator: they didn't.)

Russell, who hosted "Overtime" again Tuesday night, finished with this parting thought: "I'll try not to screw up as badly as last night to give Blue Shorts something to write about tonight." 

Well, thank you Russell, and Shorts too, for giving me something to write about on Halloween. 

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