Charles Barkley Asks Chicago Bears to Stop Tim Tebow Hype



Sick of the non-stop Tim Tebow talk/coverage? Tired of the Denver Broncos QB who: wins with a very unorthodox style and mentions God/Jesus/The Lord/savior/his spirituality so much that if you were playing a drinking game for those words while watching a Tebow interview you’d die from alcohol poisoning within the first couple minutes?

Well, Charles Barkley sure is. And he wants the Chicago Bears to do something about it this Sunday.

From ESPNChicago:

“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.”

“It’s clearly a media-driven 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.

“Tim Tebow is a good player. I wish him luck, but if I don’t ever hear the words Brett Favre or Tim Tebow again it won’t be enough.”

Here audio of Barkley’s interview, where he discusses the Chris Paul trade and more by going here


You know when Kurt Warner tells you to “tone it down” such as he did to Tebow, then it’s time to chill out with the bible talking. Much like it’s time to stop fawning over him, media.

I stopped watching NFL Primetime because of the ANNOYING Chris Berman, and switched over to NFL Network. But now Michael Irvin is equally IRRITATING in his non-stop slurping of Tebow, and Deion $anders whoring of Cam Newton with his non-stop “CAM” singing..they’ve jumped the shark into WWL territory too. Ever since the Broncos waived Kyle Orton they’ve been winning you have to give them that. But the NFL Network personalities should act more like journalists and less like fans.

ESPN cementhead Skip Bayless is right in lockstep with the rest of the lamestream media that SLURP Tebow constantly. In fact he might be the worst offender of all.

I only say this to Chuckles, don’t take it out on Tebow the man, direct your fire at the media who serve as his de facto PR firm– they deserve it. Criticizing his play his fine, criticizing his faith is low road stuff.

After all Tebow and “Tebowing” are HUG in Taiwan.

By the way, you can get all the Barkley you want in his new Weight Watchers for Men ad campaign.

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  1. Charles Barkley doesn’t know a football from a soccer ball. Who cares what he thinks?

  2. All I can say is I am tired of Charles Barkley spouting off like he is an expert on things. I think it is time that he just shuts up.

  3. Steve Donaldson says

    Myself, and I’m sure a lot of other people, are equally very tired of Charles Barkley. Who made him a celebrity anyway?

  4. Pastor Robinson says

    Why are we so concerned about Tim Tebow. He is doing a good job and if the media keeps asking him questions he should be allowed to answer them in the way he wants to. As for Mr. Barkley, I equally enjoyed his play during his NBA years and I also remember listening to him as well. If we are bothered by Mr Tebow then turn your Television off. I myself think its about time we get a Christian who openly declares and profess his belief. Many people are able to say what they want about anything else without being attack. However, when a Christian does it, it seems like they have broken some law and need to be silence. My hope and prayer is for Mr. Tebow to continue his stand, be prayerful because the haters will be doing all they can to stop him and bring him down. Please surround yourself with people who really love you and will protect you from the evil and wicked people. Mr Barkley sais Mr. Tebow is a good player but………never use a but because it erases what you just said. Finally, Mr Warner is not God and I was surprise of what he said. What does Mr. Tebow need to tone down? Jesus said if you be ashame of me…….dont want to preach to you so I hope you know where Im coming from. I am not perfect neither will I claim to be however I felt it was worth saying even though this allows new attacks on me, Mr. Tebow and anyone else who speaks boldly about their faith.

  5. Charles Barkley calls Tim Tebow’s mentioning of Jesus “madness?” It seems that Charles Barkley might be in approval of the pharasees who beat the Apostles Peter and John warning them to not speak the name of Christ again. And if that happened, Europe would have never been a Christian contenent, the Pilgrims would have never come to America in search of religeous freedom, George Washington would never have proclaimed a national day for thanks giving and might also have never founded the United States of America. The world would have never known the growth of liberty and all of its fruits. There would never have been modern medicine. Millions would have died from disease. And that’s the out come of what Charles Barkley refers to as madness. My, how enormously ignorant.

  6. Charles Barkley is a old used up Basketball player who is a legend in his own mind ONLY. He has no business talking about Football. He has no business on TV as a commentator. When he is able to get out a completed sentence it is about him. Just because he was a Basketball player don’t mean he should be a commentator.
    Do ever body a favor and take his off the air so that he can keep his stupid opinions to his self.


  8. Amen Charles! Enough of all the excess hype over the vomit of the mouth religiousness from Tebow. Shut up and play football. Save your preaching for church where the only people subjected to your crap are those who want it.

  9. Tim Tebow has a freedom of speech! If you dont like it then change the channel. Charles Barkley is wrong for that !!!

  10. Next you will see thw ACLU and other Athiest groups sueing to have the Denver Broncos banned from professional football for projecting their beliefs on the helpless viewers of this sport.

  11. barkley is a nobody couldn’t win in auburn and the nba he is a loser and a racist. even though he has a white wife .. be a sports caster not an a** hole.

  12. I am tired of Charles Barkley!
    Haul your fat ass back to the casino and shut up.
    Sucker punch any one lately? Loser!

  13. Barkley is stupid. He should not be a TV cmommenator because of the acts in his personal life and the things he brags about.


  14. Gloria Maddox says

    My advice to Charles Barkley is just “Shut Up” talking about anything!!! Wonder what his opinion would be if Tebow was african american/black-whatever they prefer to be referred to for the day. Do everyone a favor-take him off TV!!!

  15. When is the last time Charles Barkley took a stand on anything that might cost him or his family. And why does anyone care enough what he thinks to print what he says. Barkley just represents what is becoming more and more the majority of Christian bashers. Whether you belief in what Tebow is doing or not, I take my hat off to Tebow for standing up for what he believes.

    I believe people are afraid Tebow will be successful. A Christian who is not afraid to stand up for their belief in Jesus Christ, in the face of adversity, is a powerful message.

    Somehow people like Charles Barkley and many others believe defeating Tim Tebow is somehow defeating Christianity. Think again. I don’t know Tim Tebow personally. But I do believe he has the character and conviction to be a Christian in defeat as well as victory.

  16. Please quit hating on the Christians. If you want respect then respect others. Is Charles Barkley a racist? There are many Christians and religious athletes that make a gesture or sign during or after the athletic contest. Some are black, some white, some Hawaiian, some other nationalities, let it go America. Freedom of Expression does not exclude Freedom of Religion. How about the Heisman Trophy Winner during his speech gave thanks to GOD! Hold on Charles. He is not white, but he is a Christian and a very respectful Human Being, just like Tim Tebow. Please report on the sport not your opinion of Christians. I will Keep you in my prayers because that is what Christianity is all about. Helping others.

  17. Kay W. Jones says

    I think Mr. Barlkey does not have a horse in this race, so he should keep his mouth shut. God will take care of him one day.

  18. Some day EVERY KNEE will bow and EVERY tongue confess that
    JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD. Even the haters of Jesus Christ in the here and now will SOMEDAY profess HIM.
    Thank God that one in the spotlight is NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Praise the Lord for the boldness of Tim Tebow.

  19. I stand with all of you that support Tim Tebow on his belief. And Tim Tebow is not the only athlete that expresses his belief, from pointing to the Sky, Kneeling after a play or touchdown and giving an interview and first giving thanks to God.

    Pastor Robinson, you brought all together with your above statement.

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