Charles Barkley Breaks Club on First Tee

Charles Barkley is a notoriously bad golfer. He’s got one of the ugliest celebrity swings due to an inexplicable hitch in the middle of his swing.  So anytime Charles decides to pick up a club, comedy ensues. Wednesday’s Pro-Am at the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek was bound to be comedy gold and it didn’t disappoint.

When Barkley swings, he typically winds up and then stalls in the middle only to raise his club again, reset his feet and then try and cruch the ball as his body spins violently on one leg. It’s not the way they teach you but it is hilarious and normally the only thing that breaks Charles’ ego. On Wednesday, things didn’t go as smoothly.

On the very first tee of the day, Charles lined up the ball, shook his legs and… destroyed his golf club. Yes, his swing was so bad that the head on his driver came flying off and went down the fairway. Check out the video:

Charles blamed the clubs, saying that he left them out of the bag and they were frozen so when he hit the ball, err, the ground, it broke the club. Good thing they were free.

Charles Barkley: truTV is the White BET

Charles Barkley seems to be intrigued with the concept of truTV.  As you all know, Barkley has been a part of this year’s brilliant coverage of the NCAA Tournament.  Charles has been a piece of the magic that has allowed us to not have to scream at the TV when CBS — or ESPN as Greg Gumbel would like to call it — cuts away from a game we are interested in to show a different one.  Based on some comments we saw over at Sports Radio Interviews, Barkley is fascinated with truTV, a network he considers the white people’s BET, or Black Entertainment Television.

Well once I found out we were going to be on truTV. They actually have a show called…first of all…truTV is really the white BET, truTV is white entertainment television. Dude, it’s some of the craziest stuff I’ve ever seen in my life. They got this one show called ‘Lizard Towing,’ Well they got these two big old boys from the south who be repossessing people’s cars and they end up chasing them down the street, fighting them every week. It is hilarious. These guys sneak into people’s houses. First of all, they seem like great guys, but they two big old country boys and they be stealing people’s cars back. It is the funniest thing in the world. They have people fighting with them all of the time. You’re just laughing the whole time. I’m telling you dude, it’s like white black entertainment television.”

Well, as long as they seem like great guys.  You think that’s what the producers at truTV are going for?  White Entertainment Television?  Hey, who are we to question it?  Whether it’s criticizing Billy Packer or blowing up at us sports bloggers, everything that comes out of Barkley’s mouth is pure, solid gold.

Charles Barkley Rants on Billy Packer’s CBS March Madness Coverage Comments

TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley used his forum on Thursday evening to respond to comments made by longtime college basketball analyst Billy Packer last month. Packer, who has been known to make controversial statements, said he didn’t think it was a good idea for CBS to use NBA announcers for March Madness. His reasoning is quite sound — he told USA Today that NBA announcers calling college hoops is like having them do an entirely different sport. Barkley admitted he’s not as familiar with all the players and schools and resorted to bad words to defend himself, which is no surprise for the buffoon who spews endless moronic rants.

Charles Barkley Goes Off on Anti-Blog Rant Over Cam Newton Tickets Story

TNT analyst Charles Barkley is a loudmouth media personality who’s not afraid to speak his mind, when he’s not getting DUIs or flipping people off on camera. Most of his rants are outrageous but funny enough for people to forget how little sense they make, like his inane argument about the Miami Heat. Chuck took some time on Thursday night to call out issues that had been bothering him.

As CBS’ Ben Golliver captured and transcribed, Barkley ranted about Tucker Carlson’s bow tie execute Mike Vick comment, and he railed on a mysterious “blog” for false and misleading reporting regarding the rumor that Barkley hooked Auburn quarterback Cam Newton up with nice tickets to the Suns-Lakers game on Wednesday. Here’s three minutes of that if you want a taste:

Tucker’s bow tie aside, Barkley is way off base with his blog rant. If he actually read the thing, which you know would be nice for some fact checking before he lashed out, he would realize there’s nothing about which he should be upset. If the “blog” to which he’s referring is this post at SPORTSbyBROOKS, he’d realize Brooks only posed the question many people had been wondering, provided information, and concluded Barkley did not break any rules. There was nothing at all harmful about the post, but of course Barkley doesn’t know that because he didn’t read it, which makes him just as bad as anyone else who tosses around rumors without fact-checking first.

And let’s be real — Cam Newton’s reputation isn’t exactly squeaky clean, and we know Barkley doesn’t give a crap about NCAA rules, so it’s hard not to have suspicions raised. Checking into the story — what Brooks did — is completely warranted. Making unfounded accusations is not, and to the best of my knowledge that never happened. Once again, Chuckles the clown loses.

Charles Barkley: Jets Players Should Show up to Meeting Barefoot

With the New York Jets backing into the playoffs for the second straight season on Sunday, it seems Rex Ryan’s little foot fetish situation remains a bigger news story than his team’s postseason berth.  One guy who always seems to make people feel better when he’s not flipping them off is Charles Barkley.  On Monday, Barkley told the Dan Patrick Show that he would “have the FCC light up like a Christmas tree if he shared his fetishes over the air.  He also said he loves Rex Ryan and would be having some fun with the situation if he was a Jets player.

“Oh yeah, you have got to (joke around about it),” Barkley said. “Well if I was on that team, the next meeting I would have every player and every coach come in without shoes on, something like that. Dan, that is the best thing about playing sports is the time you make fun of each other. Everybody comes in without their shoes on, something like that.”

This coming from the guy who admitted he took money from agents while in college, so we know he likes to relate to people as best he can.  We may not have heard about it, but I’m sure the Jets have been ribbing Rex about the situation.  It’s not like he’s Bill Belichick and gives off the impression that he’s a stiff.  Ryan is always joking around and seems to be having fun, so I’m sure his players feel comfortable giving him a hard time.

On the flip side — if they haven’t already done it, Rex can thank Barkley for giving them a great idea.

Charles Barkley Took Money From Agents in College, Doesn’t See the Issue

For every few thousand people out there that are outraged over the idea that college athletes would accept money and gifts from sports agents, there’s one who sees nothing wrong with it at all.  Marshall Faulk said he would have taken money while in college and now Charles Barkley not only says he also would have — he did.

In an interview with the Dan Patrick Show that can be heard here, Barkley said he took money from agents in college and thinks there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you pay the person back.  He also thinks there was no need for Reggie Bush to give his Heisman Trophy back.

If a guy wants to borrow money from an agent because he’s poor, what is wrong with that?” Barkley said. “Nobody can tell me what is wrong with that. I got money from agents when I was in college and I went in the ’80s. Most of the players I know borrowed money from agents. The colleges don’t give us anything. If they give us a pair of sneakers, they get in trouble. Why can’t an agent lend me some money and I’ll pay him back when I graduate?”

“I’m disappointed Reggie is giving the Heisman back because these colleges are making so much money off these kids,” Barkley said. “Reggie made one mistake. He should have paid those [agents] back and this whole thing never would have happened.”

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Pat Riley Calls Out Charles Barkley

Miami Heat President Pat Riley is sick and tired of people already bad-mouthing his dream team — especially Charles Barkley.  While Riley has remained quiet to this point and allowed fans, coaches, and analysts to call out the Heat and their new Big Three, it appears he may have reached the boiling point.  In an interview with the Sun-Sentinel on Friday, Riley called out Charles Barkley for saying LeBron James’ one-hour ESPN special was a “punk move.”

Charles Barkley, to me, went way over the top,” Riley said. “I think Charles is probably the only guy in the league that can get away with what he gets away with.

“Calling these guys a bunch of punks is a personal attack. LeBron isn’t that. Dwyane is not, and neither is Chris.”

Considering Barkley can say whatever he wants and flip off cameras and somehow keep his job, Riley has a point.  But that’s just Charles being Charles, and someone like Riley should be used to that by now.  He didn’t stop at Barkley, however.  The former Heat coach went on to call out another former Heat coach, Stan Van Gundy for saying he didn’t know why players want to become a “lap dog” to Dwyane Wade.

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