Charles Barkley on Tim Tebow and the Broncos Advancing in the Playoffs: “The national nightmare continues”

January 10, 2012 – 8:45 am by Chris Fedor

Over the weekend Charles Barkley made his third appearance on Saturday Night Live and it got mixed reviews, but there’s a clear reason why he keeps getting invited back even though he’s not an actor. Even though he’s not very good at reading off cue cards, Barkley is very opinionated, he’s funny, he doesn’t mind making fun of himself, and you never really know what he is going to do or say and his spontaneity can be hilarious at times. Not to mention, he can talk about a variety of topics. Whether it’s basketball, politics, gambling, or even football, Barkley will usually have something to say just like he did in this interview.

Charles Barkley joined 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly with Mike Missanelli to talk about how he feels he did his third time around on Saturday Night Live, why he continues to do SNL with how much work it is, if he has any input on the skits that he would like to do for SNL, what he makes of Tim Tebow leading the Broncos to a win over the Steelers, and what he thinks about this year’s 76ers team.

How he feels he did in his most recent appearance on Saturday Night Live:

“I was a little angry at myself because the way Saturday Night Live really works is you rehearse all week for eight to ten hours a day and then you do a show at like 8:00. You do a lot of extra stuff and then you have a meeting afterwards to cut out the stuff people didn’t like. Then they do the one that’s on television. I thought the first time I read the monologue was better than the second time to be honest with you Mike. I did. I thought the first time I did it was better. I think I did alright, but I thought the first time was much better.”

Why he is willing to host SNL even though it is a lot of hard work:

“It’s a long week but see the reason I do the show is because I think it’s too prestigious not to do. But it’s a long week. I’m in New York and you’re rehearsing eight to ten hours a day man.”

Whether or not he has any input on the skits that he gets to do on SNL:

“No they’re giving me input and they change it up all the time. One of the most difficult things of hosting SNL is, okay you get together on Monday and they throw a bunch of things at you, then you get together on Tuesday and they have to have everything written down so you start on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday rehearsing, all those hours but they change up all the time trying to make it funnier. That’s the only nerve-wracking part. You can’t ever really get comfortable and say okay I got that because they change it up.”

On Tim Tebow leading the Broncos to another win:

“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.”

If the 76ers have reached out to him like they have with other players:

“Sure but I was hosting SNL. Mike, my situation with the Sixers has been this;  I love Doug Collins and think he’s a terrific coach but this team as currently constructed is peaked out. They’re not gonna win. I love Doug Collins. He’s terrific but this team they’ve got can get to the playoffs and that’s it. That’s all they can do.”

Listen to Charles Barkley on 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly here

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  1. 23 Responses to “Charles Barkley on Tim Tebow and the Broncos Advancing in the Playoffs: “The national nightmare continues””

  2. I like you CB, but Tebow playing well is no more a nightmare than it is a miracle.

    By kremz on Jan 11, 2012

  3. Charles, your a douche bag!!! SOME people may like to hear your stupid and bias OPINION, but really you need to shut up!! Why dont you stick to basketball? What is that?? oh, cuz everyone is basketball is sick of your dumb *ss!!!! Go away, youre a NATIONAL NIGHTMARE!!!!

    By Pablo Hutchins on Jan 11, 2012

  4. Charles Barkley loses a lil weight and now he thinks HE’S GOD’S GIFT TO THE WORLD!!!! MOVE YOUR FAT MOUTH OUT THE WAY FOR TEBOW YOU JACK*SS

    By Pablo Hutchins on Jan 11, 2012

  5. Having had the opportunity to cover Charles Barkley when he played in the NBA for Philly and Phoenix, I can tell you that he is truly one of the most rude and arrogant human beings alive. He cursed a young boy during a game just for rooting against him, (caught on video tape) and is a racist and as bad an analyist as he is a golfer.

    By Rick on Jan 11, 2012

  6. Sir Charles America isn’t sick of Tebow. I’m not a religious fanatic,but He is playing over His head and had to respond to the “pressure of the eyes” and overachieved big time at big times . He is a true believer that has to be the answer.Many pray and ask for support but when you have his kind of faith it goes a long way. A friend once told me there is only one God but seventeen sales representatives. God Bless Tebow & us all.

    By Pat Angelotti on Jan 11, 2012

  7. Charles, grow up. Don’t be afraid about something that is good for professional sports even if it doesn’t include you.

    By Paul Bradley on Jan 12, 2012

  8. In reality we put more value on a ball game in this county and primadonna players that play the game. Tim Tebow plays the game to win every time he goes on the field. Because he has a different set of values that SCARE THE HELL out of the Primadonna’s that criticize him they look to their professional set of values to find answers why Tebow wont succeed on this level! If they are really interested in finding true answers to Tebow’s success they should start looking for them in the right place. The primadonna’s may find some success in doing this and be less critical of someone that gives credit to a higher power other than themselves!!! What do you think Sir Charles?

    By Jim Holland on Jan 12, 2012

  9. Sir Charles,
    I CONCUR WITH YOU 1000%. Not only are you entitled to your opinion about Tim Tebow but there are many of us out here who agree. He has not proven himself to date to even be considered (Elite – no) a “star” quarterback in the NFL. Just weeks he threw 1 for 8,how soon we forget. The Jury is still and will remain OUT. Those you know the “POWER” in what Tim Does knows that he is “THANKFUL for Blessings” for every game he plays injury free and safe. It’s not for Wins and Losses.

    Charles is not and does not think he’s “God’s Gift to the World” or a “Primadonna.” From your comments I think you guys wish you were and are just plain jealous. Go get a life and try what Tim Tebow does, it may work for you as it does for so many Millions of US!

    By Greg Joyner on Jan 12, 2012

  10. You need to stick to NBA u suck at NFL.U don’t have a clue, somebody get him off

    By Pennie Taylor on Jan 12, 2012

  11. As he has said about things he could not or would not explain in the past. “It’s a black thing.”
    Yeah whatever. Just shut up already.

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