The NCAA tournament began terrifically, perfectly with an analytical comment from Charles Barkley, who was, as always, impeccably prepared to talk college hoops.
“I think the No. 1 seeds are the best teams. [pause] Obviously.”
Yep, Sir Charles has done his homework. He’s mispronouncing names and referring repeatedly to the “Pac-10 Conference.”
What could be better? With Barkley, it’s the overall effect that counts and the sheer unpredictability, not the preparation.
Wow, Charles Barkley hating on St. Mary’s: couldn’t pronounce Matthew Dellavedova, & says “It’s the last day we’ll have to worry about it”
— Thor Tripp (@ThorTripp) March 21, 2013
Barkley has been doing this for the NCAA tournament for Turner Sports for three years now and he isn’t bothered by criticism.
“I never take anything personally,” Barkley told BlackEnterprise.com. “Obviously the NBA is where my bread is buttered, but I like my chances against anybody talking about basketball.”
Other Barkley gems today:
“I broke Dellavedova down into 3 syllables.”
On the blue hair sported by Cody Ellis of St. Louis: “As long as he’s not dating my daughter, I like it.”
Presidential perk: Obama is getting one of those Notre Dame green jerseys he likes so much