NBC’s Russert Goes Nuts in Radio Rant

Don’t even get NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert started on the Washington Wizards. Because he’s not happy with their performance this season. Not happy at all.

On Tuesday, Russert phoned into the Mike Wise and Holden Kushner sports radio show on 106.7FM to unleash his fury over the “abomination” that has become the Washington Wizards. In the style of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Russert called this season’s Wizards roster “fundamentally awful.”

WaPo‘s sports blog transcribed Russert’s radio rant:

“My family has [had seats] since 1994. There have been a lot of bad Wizards teams since 1994. This one is so fundamentally awful, I can’t give the tickets away. I couldn’t give my tickets away for [Monday]’s game. That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me as a Washington Wizards fan.”

It looks like the Wizards may have lost their last two fans: Russert and his mom, VF‘s Maureen Orth (whom he said also has season tickets).

FBDC emailed Russert to ask if he tried selling his tickets on Craigslist or if he plans on buying season tickets next year if the team’s roster doesn’t change. Stay tuned. We’ll update if he responds.