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Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

Posted on: April 9, 2010 12:38 pm
Edited on: April 9, 2010 1:26 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Given his mouth and accessibility, this was inevitable.

Charles Barkley, friend and confidant of Tiger Woods, took some mighty swipes at the media and Augusta National this week on Fox Sports Radio, throwing race into the equation and equating Masters officials to plantation bosses.

He torched Augusta National chairman Billy Payne for paddling Woods publicly on Wednesday.

“And then you have this punk-ass Billy Payne that goes on TV yesterday," Barkley said. "First of all, he ain’t told his kids and grandkids to be like Tiger Woods. Let’s not kid ourselves. He ain’t tell his kids and grandkids to be like Tiger Woods. For them to get on there and act like he’s all Uncle Tom, the master on the plantation, that piss me off. I wish somebody would just walk up to him and punch him in his face.”

Given the hysterical tone of that outburst, it's fairly easy to see why one of Woods' former advisers told Vanity Fair that he warned Woods not to associate with Barkley and Michael Jordan because they were bad role models. Barkley was asked how he reacted when he read the story.

"After I stop laughing?" he said. "I just laugh, number one. I don’t speak for Michael, Michael will speak for himself. Tiger is my friend. He always will be my friend. I had no idea any of this stuff was going on. And if I did, it’s not any of my business.

"I didn’t know anything. When you’re famous, it’s just the way it is. People can make stuff about you."

Barkley also sugested that the blowback on the Woods scandal is at least partly because Woods is black.

"Tiger is my brother. I love him," he said. "I only had two problems with Tiger with this whole thing. Number one, I told him years ago to quit saying you’re not black because all these people who smile at your face, when you screw up, you’re going to be black. And that’s come back to bite him in the ass.

"We kept telling him not to say that. These people are not your friends … And secondly, I wish he would get to the point where he says, ‘Hey listen, I’m not going to walk around on eggshells anymore. I understand that I messed up. I own this. This is my fault. I have apologized to my wife and I have apologized to my kids. The rest of y’all can kiss my ass.’

"Them the only two things, problems I have with Tiger.”

For more from the interview transcript, click here.

Category: Golf

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:32 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

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Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:41 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

You started to like Barkley as long as the Ni__er stayed in line right? What a joke, that is his whole point. Blacks are ok, as long as they stay in Line, if not they need to be treated with Special care, like Payne treated Tiger, but had NEVER done anything like that to others that have been confirmed to doing the same or even worst!

I am always amazed that Blacks are welcome to have opinions when they agree with us, but when they remember their past and current situation they need to forget any opinion they have. Golf is based on Racism and Sexism deal with it!

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:36 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

This is a GREAT Comment, because you know that this country has NEVER been Racist, and Race has nothing to do with anything. The USA didn't have laws that Blacks could not read, or go to certain schools because they were Racist, they did it because they were protecting Blacks from knowledge, right? What a sap, give me a break. I really can not stand Racial conversations, but then it comes to the Sport of Golf, you have to be kidding me, they represent Sexism and Racism, but you want to pick one of them because it makes you feel better about yourself and your neighbors. Again, I am so happy my Parents didn't raise me to be so ignorant and racist, like you!

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:29 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

"Payne and the Augusta National staff has done EVERYTHING to help tigger this week."

I guess this was a JOKE, right? Maybe Payne can talk about Women and how he is sorry he didn't and doesn't let women play because they are not worthy. Maybe he can apologize for the treatment of Blacks from 1933 to 1990. Maybe he can go back and talk about all the other Cheating Golfers that have been documented, at his Male only Club, except for services Men need from women other than their wives.

Yes you are correct Charles Barkley is a JOKE, but so are you and all the others that are like you. Charles Barkley told the truth, you have NEVER seen Payne do this for ANYONE else including Palmer or Daly, have you? With the history of the game, Payne should NOT have said a word, it  was NOT his place. Also we have NEVER supported ANY Black man that has stood up for any Black Person regardless of the reason or cause. Of course, you could say we liked Martin Luther King, but what did he get for his NON Violence man of God efforts? He got Shot, so take your RACE CARD and shove it, you and Charles Barkley!

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:20 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

Spoken like a true Racist! Good Job, I am glad my parents didn't raise me to be Racist like you. You mention everything you think Blacks do or did, but you didn't mention anything our ancestors did or are still doing, hmm!

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:15 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

Truth be told, we don't want ANYONE standing up for so called African Americans/Black people. Every single person that says anything about RACE whether it is true or not is put down as playing the RACE CARD. I guess the Sport of Golf Never played the Race Card by not letting Blacks play, or the Gender Card by not letting Women play, right?

But you are pissed off. Give me a break, everyone knows that this had something to do with Race, but most of us don't care! Have you ever seen the Chairman stand up and talk about anyone else, when it is Common Knowledge other Golfers have done equal or worst? Of course you have not, and you don't care you are just mad that a Black person told it the way they see it.

The proof that you are a Special person is how you lump all the African Americans together, as if Charles Barkley is their representative. Let me ask you a question, was Bill Clinton the representative of all the White People? I know he was NOT my representative! Ignorance is amazing to me, yes some people that are called African Americans WHEREEVER THEY WERE BORN will play the losing Race Card, however it is usually Racist that play the Race Card, and has been for over 200 years, but you just got mad, Wow.

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:07 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

I am amazed that NOTHING ever is a racial issue. The fact that a Racist Organization chairman was talking about Tiger makes it a Race issue. Did this man ever stand up and talk about the other public Players, Cheaters, or just Tiger. Yes I was right, just Tiger. We may not think anything is about Race, probably because most of us never experienced it, we just all claim it doesn't exist, and most of us claim it never has. Give me a Break, Jesse James and Tiger are not compared, as far as I no, Jesse James didn't go to work and have some one make a Speech about him, and tell him he was a bad role model to their kids, and grandkids.

Sometimes I wonder if we are just Blind, or we just HATE so much we don't understand anything. Tiger is RACE as long as he plays Golf which has a STRONG Racial Past and Present!

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: April 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

Barkley can be counted on to get it EXCATLY  wrong every time. He's playing the race card and missed the intent completely. Charles Barkley is not qualified to comment because he doesn't understand the intent.

Tiger is black because he screwed up?

What does anyone's color have to do with this?

Why are blacks always using the prentense of race to avoid responsibility?

It's always the race card...

Never responsibility?

Ya' just don't get it. 

Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: April 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

After reading this reponse from Barkley I truly understand why he told everyone he is not and never wanted to be a role model. Everyone in this country has a right to speak thier mind and Barkley that. My, only problem with what he's said is that he must know Billy very well a close friend perhaps, maybe a co-worker or at least they have work on some projects together if none of those fit at least Barkley has had some one on one discussions with Billy. If none of those above situations are correct I for one must say that Barkley is the prejudice person here. Over the years Augusta National has had it's problems with being branded a racist and elite club there are better ways of addressing those problems than by calling out someone you call a friend and putting him on the spot instesd of yourself. You Barkley are the one who should apologize. Anyway that is my opinon.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: April 11, 2010 9:14 am

Barkley roars and vents about Tiger

I will never buy another Nike product either.    I was starting to like Barkley after the Haney Project, but we now know why
he never learned anything from Hank Haney.  He's just plain stupid.

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