The call came in to the Mike Wise and Holden Kushner show on 106.7 the Fan shortly after 11 a.m. today. The voice was deep, a little gravelly, and sounded familiar. The caller’s voice was close to the phone, and he talked in sort of an authoritative monotone. Dave from D.C. called in to say Randy Moss was past his prime after his trade to the Vikings and also said the Redskins need to build with youth. When was the last time the Skins had two young players like Ryan Torain and Brandon Banks? the caller asked. Wise said it was a good call.
Could this have been the Undertaker calling? The same guy who called Sportsradio WTEM all the time in the early 1990s but then mysteriously stopped a few years later soon after they mandated no more calls from people with nicknames? (WTEM was then called the “team.” It was 570 on the AM dial. Now it’s “ESPN 980”). I have analyzed the call on the podcast, and my conclusion is that this was the Undertaker. The Undertaker doesn’t ask you a question – he tells you the way it is, then you react to it. Kushner tried to shut him down, but you don’t shut down the Undertaker.
Later in the day, I heard Doc Walker on WTEM talking about the Undertaker but he was referring to Caps GM George McPhee. Quite a coincidence, but the real Undertaker had called 106.7 the Fan that morning.
Here’s hoping the Undertaker is back and he keeps calling both stations. Maybe he has been back and I just haven’t been listening that much.