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Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:08 pm
 
By Will Brinson



Remember when we told you that some NFL players appeared to be getting sick of all the Tebowmania that Tim Tebow is Tebowing causing across the country? They're not the only ones, apparently.

Charles Barkley, NBA analyst, speaker of his mind and noted yeller of outlandish things, went on the radio in Chicago and made a plea to the Chicago Bears to "stop the madness."

"I want to make a personal plea to Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Mr. [Julius] Peppers, please stop the madness," Barkley said Friday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I'm just so tired ... I like Tim Tebow. He seems like a good kid, and I wish him success, but I am Tebowed out. So this is my personal plea for you three guys, please stop this madness."

Barkley also said he believes Tebow's only getting run in the media because people like to argue about whether or not Tebow is a good quarterback. (Or something like that.)

"It's clearly a media-drive story," Barkley said. "They just want you to argue about Tim Tebow. Dude, let the kid play. If he can play, good. If he can't play it will show. But to have this argument every single day after five or six games is just ridiculous."


This is probably somewhat true; Tebow creates discussion and he definitely pushes pageviews. But there's also a reason he does those things. And that reason is, well, that no one really knows. I mean, everyone knows about Tebow and everyone has an opinion about Tebow, but no one's opinion is right.

Cam Newton had the same thing happen to him before the NFL Draft. People couldn't stop debating about whether or not he could be successful in the NFL. Once he started performing at a high level, that debate died down significantly.

Tebow, on the other hand, is winning but doing it an unconventional manner, and with a non-controversial lightning rod of a personality to boot. Because of that, people are confused, flummoxed and fired up enough to debate his success in the league.

It's not like this a phenomenon specific to football -- perhaps Chuck should ask non-NBA fans what they thought about the pummeling everyone took when it came to Miami Heat coverage in 2011.

But at least we can all agree on one thing (or, half of one thing) that Barkley had to say.

"I wish him luck," Barkley said. "But if I don't ever hear the words Brett Favre or Tim Tebow again it won't be enough."

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nikeshoesok
Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:29 am
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Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

This is an email to educate people. When Brett Favre's dad died and the Packers then won an emotional game, all the articles were the same. "what a performance by Favre", they all said. Very true. It was pretty cool. However, they all missed the more interesting and moving aspect of the story. What stood out to me, was the performance of his teammates.  The blockers held their blocks longer. The receivers were making circus catches. The running backs fought for every single inch of extra yardage. The impact Favre had on his teammates performance was the story. We expect Favre to play great. It always bothered me that nobody seemed to notice that several Packers played the best of their careers that night. Now on to Tebow. All you fans and media out there are missing the boat again.  Tebow's surprising performances are indeed a good story. But the more interesting and important story is about how this young kid quarterback, can get 52 other grown men to play as if their lives depended on it. I dont know what is more depressing; The lack of leadership in this country (see washington dc for example), or the fact that so few people even recognize it when they see it anymore.  



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

If there's one person I've heard enough of, and enough from, it's Charles Barkley. He wishes he had HALF the career of Brett Favre and 5% of the relevancy of Tebow. Hey Charles, why don't you and Chris Carter team up and start doing baseball analysis.....you both couldn't look anymore like a$ses than you do now blabbering about Tebow.



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

To all those who read, post or otherwise contribute to sbssporstsline.com.....  PSUKCHILD  is a new member and is here only to agitate other members and has absolutely no contribution to make to anything or anyone!  The comments he posted here or the other article about Sandusky(Sandusky's Wife defends husband) are nothing more then ignorant, hatred spewed filth bringing in politics where there is no reason for it.  PSUKCHILD is just trolling around.  



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

I bet the liberal democrats are going to hire hitmen to take Tebow out because he is a successful Christian. FREE SANDUSKY!!!!!



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

You are ruining our country you liberal. You and your healthcare can go back to Mexico. Sandusky is a pillar of society. I will bomb Iran right now. You would probably blame the Isreali's for the child molestations next.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

Why don't yshut the hell up you republican douchebag. You ruin our country with your ignorance you pathetic excuse for a human being. Anytime you want to come to LA you have a beatdown waiting you nazi redneck jerkoff. You can't even spell "Christians" right you antiamerican bigot.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

Why don't yshut the hell up you republican douchebag. You ruin our country with your ignorance you pathetic excuse for a human being. Anytime you want to come to LA you have a beatdown waiting you nazi redneck jerkoff. You can't even spell "Christians" right you antiamerican bigot.



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

We know that this is just a liberal witch-hunt against christains like Tim Tebow and Jerry Sandusky. Haters attack both Tebow and Sandusky just because they are christain republicans. In Sandusky's case, I'm betting that we find out that democrats paid the victims to lie about Sandusky because they wanted to put a stop to the donations sandusky was giving the republican party. Sandusky quotes the scripture. No way he did what they say. These victims are lying. Even if JoePa knew exactly what happened, even if it was true, he didnt have to report it to nobody. Shut these liberals up.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Barkley to Bears on Tebow: 'Stop the madness'

Being a Bronco fan, no one is more sick of the talk than we are.  It used to be Favre, Favre, Favre, Favre, Favrity Favre.  Now it Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow. 

The worst part is every fat deriered armchair quarterback in the world has an opinion, and we have to listen to their crap, as well.


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