Marion Barry: Redskins Game ‘Game of the Century’ Because of ‘Two Black Quarterbacks’

By Patrick Burke | January 8, 2013 | 2:48 PM EST

Marion Barry, Democrat, councilman for the Eighth Ward of the District of Columbia. (AP)

( -- Marion Barry (D), councilman for the Eighth Ward of the District of Columbia, said the NFL playoff game on Sunday between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks was the “game of the century” because both starting quarterbacks were black.

Both Robert Griffin III of the Redskins and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson are black.

In a Friday radio interview on D.C.-based 106.7 the FAN, Barry said, “More importantly, this Sunday, we are going to have the game of the century, even though everybody said the Cowboys-Redskins game was the [game] of the century.”

“This is so unique because, one, you have two black quarterbacks -- one for Seattle, one for Redskins RG the third and Russell Wilson,” said Barry.  “And the other one is that Russell Wilson is really sort of a local person in a sense.  He went to Virginia Tech and he and RGIII were in line to be picked by the Redskins.”

Barry added that he hopes to meet RGIII sometime in the offseason after the playoffs are over.

On Sunday, the Seahawks beat the Redskins 24-14 to advance to the next round of the NFL playoffs, where they will play the Atlanta Falcons.

Several inquiries to Barry’s office for comment by by telephone were not answered before this story was posted.