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Marion Barry Makes Sports Radio Hosts “Uncomfortable”

With the Pigskins headed to the playoffs, early playoff predictor Marion Barry has been on something of a media victory tour. But after a less-than-stellar performance on 106.7 The Fan's Holden and Danny sports show this afternoon, the mayor-for-life might want to reconsider his future appearances.

Barry reminisced about old Pigskins runs, and complained that Dan Snyder is keeping the team in Landover. Pretty standard Marion Barry!

Listen to it yourself and you probably won't hear anything except a somewhat-monotonous interview. But after Barry hung up, hosts Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier suddenly started acting like Barry had single-handedly destroyed their careers.

"It was worse than a train wreck, except it wasn't good," Kushner said on air. He then claimed to have called listeners during a commercial break to apologize for the interview.

"That is the worst interview I've ever done, and if you stuck with us through it, I appreciate it," Kushner added. He blamed the interview on his producer and Barry, who apparently called in and said he wanted to be interviewed.

"I have never been more uncomfortable in the history of my brief career," said co-host Rouhier.

Here are Barry's most heinous crimes against sports radio, according to the hosts:

  • Getting the words to "Hail to the [Pigskins]" wrong when he started singing at the end of the segment.
  • Saying he needed to "work on his numbers" before he could predict the score of Sunday's game. "Is it eye of newt?" asked Rouhier. "Is he grabbing a cauldron? Has he got a witch's brew?"

"I am going to rethink my life this weekend," said Kushner. "All of my priorities as a human being have to be put back into order now."

One caller was kinder to Barry, who really does deserve better than this: "He's going to sing the song the way he wants to sing the song."

Correction: This post initially listed the incorrect name for the radio show.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery.

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  1. #1

    Marion Barry shouldn't be on the radio and I don't blame the hosts for how they handled it. They did their best to ask him questions, and Marion Barry rambled on and on in monotone. what are these hosts supposed to do? They are entertainers.

    Lets not forget that Barry pushed the Redskins out of DC. He's the reason they're in Maryland.

  2. #2

    @JC You are wrong Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly pissed off Jack Kent Cooke and he went to MD. Know youur facts.

  3. #3

    BARRY PUSHED THE SKINS OUT OF DC????
    HE IS THE REASON THEY ARE IN MARYLAND????

    I BELIEVE IT WAS MAYOR SHARON PRATT KELLY WHO COULDN'T GET A DEAL DONE WITH JACK KENT COOKE.

  4. #4

    you is wrong again noodleboi

  5. #5

    I heard Barry on that station and then on 980 and I think 980 handled it a lot more professionally. I mean I felt embarrassed listening to how 106.7 handled that situation.

  6. #6

    How about we talk about the fact that this shitty ass excuse for a News Paper filled with a bunch of out of town crackers who don't know shit about the history and culture of this city or region for that matter are trying to say the name of the team is racist. Considering that native american populations which are native to this region were known as Red Skins for their red complexion maybe they should do some fucking research and call them by their real names.

    But then again why in the world would I expect the Washington Shitty Paper to actually do research. The real reason that so many reporters have left is because this so called publication isn't about honesty and research but just filling the air with bullshit and baseless attacks.

  7. #7

    Go Native Son Go!

  8. #8

    SHARON PRATT KEELY PUSHED THEM OUT...NO WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT IF YOUR GOING TO TALK

  9. #9

    Marion Barry had three years to secure a deal and didn't bc of all of his demands. Sharon Pratt Kelly happened to be in office when the deal fell through, but the blame is on Barry. I hope you appreciate facts.

    However, all of that is beside the point. Nothing these hosts did was out of line. They treated him as they would have treated any other guest that behaved as Barry did. Marion Barry is not deserving of any more than that.

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