November 22, 2002
Barkley pays off

Charles Barkley is a man of his word, and Kenny Smith managed to keep his dignity intact. Best damn pregame show ever, with the added bonus that I got to mute Jesse Ventura.

The silliest part of the whole thing was during the first half when TNT showed the quote that led to all this. After hearing the word "ass" about a hundred times during pregame, some overly sensitive assistant producer substituted "posterior" in the quote. Naturally, when Barkley and company came back on for the halftime show, it was "ass" this and "ass" that. Maybe TNT figures that the truly refined fans don't tune in to the pregame and halftime shows.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 22, 2002 to Other sports | TrackBack

I mistook the name for Dean Barkley for a moment. I guess it was the proximity of Jesse Ventura. That would have been interesting.

Posted by: Thomas Dent on November 26, 2002 8:53 AM