During the third quarter of the BCS National Championship Game, ESPN flashed to noted Auburn alum Charles Barkley in the stands of the Rose Bowl. Musburger, whose reputation as a gambler precedes him, joked that Barkley likely stopped off in Vegas before the game.
Barkley is equally well known for his gambling habit. In fact, Barkley has said he doesn’t have a gambling problem because he says he can afford to lose all the money he does. He’s been known to regularly put down five figures on games.
But you know what they say, Brent, takes one to spot one.
Of course, Musburger could have always been referring to Barkley’s reputation as a party animal, in which case the Vegas reference also would have worked.