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Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Posted on: January 11, 2012 12:16 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 12:25 pm
By Matt Moore

Charles Barkley is no stranger to media frenzy. So it's a little baffling why he's surprised at the reaction Tim Tebow has provoked from this country. But there he is, on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia talking about how everyone needs to seriously stop with the Tebowning: 
“The national nightmare continues. Hey listen I like Tim Tebow but there comes a point, he had a great game. He’s supposed to have a great game. They want to make it seem like oh the world is aligned correct. I’m like he does play quarterback. He is supposed to play well. (Host: So you’ve had enough of Tebow?) I think the world has. (Host: There’s a lot of Tebow fans out there. I’ve had enough and I’m not a big Tebow guy and they’re just killing me about Tebow.) First of all Mike I don’t know anything you said about Tebow but let’s just say the jury is still out on Tebow. He seems like a nice kid but these ups and downs are so different. The jury is still out on Tebow. Just because he had a great game and made four or five great throws yesterday doesn’t mean he’s gonna be a great starting quarterback in the NFL.”
via Sports Radio Interviews » Blog Archive » Charles Barkley on Tim Tebow and the Broncos Advancing in the Playoffs: “The national nightmare continues”.

For what it's worth, Barkley averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds in his first playoffs with the Sixers in '85, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals before being eliminated 4-1 by the Celtics

Still, Barkley should be pretty aware that this is how it works. It's not how good you actually are (though 316 yards passing against the Steelers, even a phenomenally banged up Steelers, is pretty impressive), it's how good you're perceived to be by the media and fans.  Tebow is a polarizing figure that has managed to win his way into the second round of the playoffs, facing the heavily favored Patriots. Barkley may not like that Tebowmania is happening but there's no way he should be surprised, nor can he deny that there's something to the madness.

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:53 am

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

There is nothing wrong at all with Barkley sharing his views. There is also nothing wrong with the rest of the people in the world sharing their views on his views. 

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:38 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Mr. Barkley, if you had 1/10th the class and character of Mr. Tebow, you would have had at least a hundred fans.  But alas, it does not appear anyone is listening to you.  However, Mr. Tebow is now the most celebrated athlete in America, unlike you.


Since: Mar 25, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

What a great country!  A man with the IQ of a squirrel with no knowldege of his subject can make millions saying stupid things!  No, I don't mean Obama.  I'm talking about Charles.

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:08 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

I don't see why everyone is criticizing chuck. He said it on a local radio show, it's this website that's blowing it up for one. Two hes right. Tebow is everywhere and for no good reason. If coverage was based on merit then Brees should be getting more air time. Its a good story but enough already. If this was any other team d Thomas would be getting more attention and well deserved bc other than his catches tebow was below average. II can't even turn on espn without constant tebow talk, it's like Brett farve all over again. So again, what's so awful about chuck sharing his views when asked on a local radio station?

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:52 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Along with the rest of the world, I have had enough of Charles Barkley.  He apparently has had enough of himself as well -- you know, the Weight Watchers gig.  What a shill.

Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:56 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

He didn't attack you in his rant.  Now, some people had too read your BS, you errogant SOB.  At least, I could make sense of his argument, yours---NOPE.  He has actually lost a lot of weight. FYI

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Everyone has an opinion about everything. Sir Barkley has his opinion. It might not make sense, but he has one and will voice this opinion wanted or not.

I m getting a little tired of Skip Bayless is on ESPN with his tirade, bench stomping and parade for Tim Tebow. It appears as he is a one man drum major for Tim Tebow.

I have to admit, I thought he would not be as successful coming into the NFL. I did not give him much of a chance to succeed.   

Since Tim was drafted by the former administration, I now feel as if Elway and the current coach came to the conclusion that for the public sake they would throw Tebow to the wolves. They would be hoping he would fail, therefore they would be able to say “See we told you he would not work out and be a NFL pro quarterback.

A funny thing happened on the way to starting Tebow. He wins and wins and wins. Now he has beaten the famed Pittsburg Steelers. This team was to have a defense that would rival the thrashing New England put on him about a month or so ago.

Well guess what happened on the way to the playoffs. Tebow won again and this time against the vaulted Steeler’s defense.

I am not a band wagon follower as of yet, but you can not over look the most important thing about being a NFL quarterback. This man win ball games.

It matters not how he deliver the ball, or that he have a problem with his reads, or that his foot work is no as a coach would like. All these things take a back seat to the fact that the guy wins.


Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:13 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Barkley, you pompus, erragant SOB. You'll never really find out what's going on cause your big fat head gets in the way. Stick with Bball and get off the TV.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:50 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

Charles who? Dude it's time to go. You are no prize yourself. Why does this guy chime in on every subject. Stick to Bball and shut up. 

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:22 pm

Barkley: Enough with Tebow

C'mon fats! Maybe if you stop hating and start praying you might lose that weight and grow a half azz golf swing.

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