Reporting Chuck Carroll
LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — Like all Washington Redskins fans, Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry had a hard time dealing with a three-quarter abysmal first game of the year for Mike Shanahan’s team.
The former District of Columbia mayor was troubled by what he saw in Robert Griffin III’s highly anticipated return for much of the game.
“This is painful,” he tweeted in the second half.
The Redskins trailed the Philadelphia Eagles 26 – 7 after two quarters, causing talk of a quarterback switch to enter the Barry household at halftime.
“My [girlfriend] just bet me that Cousins comes in 2nd half. Whoever loses gets to do the dishes,” Barry tweeted with an emoticon for good measure.
Washington wouldn’t score their first offensive points of the game until Alfred Morris ran it in from five yards out with six seconds remaining in the third quarter.
The game continued to take a turn for the better as Griffin began to lead a comeback of sorts that would ultimately fall short. Of course, this got Barry excited and turned his frown upside down.
“RG3 finding his rhythm. He’s got lots of heart. Indeed the WHOLE team does. They will coalesce with more games,” he said.
Monday was a momentous night for the councilmember who surpassed 10,000 followers on Twitter and humbly pointed it out.
Other fun offerings from the former mayor:
“Defense ain’t playin! I think he was gonna follow him all the way home. LOL!”
“I’m taking bets—no monetary bets, of course! LOL!”
And the one he regrets…
“I’m predicting a BIG win from our Washington home team tonight!”
Maybe next week, Mr. Barry.