Barkley: “I would like for him to just blast Greg Norman … That situation gave everybody a chance to dump on you, and (Tiger) still tried to take the high road. I’m not a high road guy. I want him to come out and really blast Greg Norman. I wish he would go ballistic on Greg … I wish I could put some of my blackness in him … like toughness … (I’ve been) arrested eight times for fighting … just because I’m Charles Barkley, you can’t disrespect me … you just can’t say anything to me anytime you want to …”
This is why Charles Barkley is one of the greatest living Americans: because he speaks from the gut. Not necessarily from the brain — he’s had his share of mind farts over the years. But when Chuck gets the chance to speak on something he knows well, he has a type of meathead eloquence that is unmatched in sports broadcasting. Yeah the comment deserves a “pause” since it completely sounds like Charles Barkley wants to plunge his 3 wood deep into Eldrick’s rough. But pause or no pause Charles Barkley is right. The man’s been arrested eight times for fighting, and apparently once told a judge before his sentencing for throwing a man through a bar window that his only regret was that they were on the first floor. And through all of this he is still far more universally liked than “high road” Tiger Woods.
People in America don’t care about motherfuckers taking the high road, folks here care about people who speak with honesty and passion. Tiger needs to nut up and tell everybody who has a problem to fuck off or get beat the fuck up. None of these other golfers or analysts are in his type of shape, Tiger probably could knock the rest of these Tour assholes into next week’s WorldStar clips.
Say what you feel, Eldrick.