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Barkley Wants Tiger To Respond To Greg Norman's "Intimidated" Assertion And As A Blogger I Agree

Charles Barkley wants Tiger to get some "blackness" in him, wants him to stop taking the high road and best of all, wants Tiger to get into a public spat with Greg Norman over recent comments and indeed it would be the kind of spat we need, though preferably after the Ryder Cup. Shane Bacon with the comments and audio.

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 …

Oh I can. In this case, you're an idiot! But I do welcome the sentiment and hope Tiger takes your advice. If he still speaks to you.

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While we are talking about players and their "PC talk", I keep seeing this clip of Rory talking about "this is great because you really have to play well all year to win it" blah blah blah blah blah. What a complete load of BS. Nick Watney played like a D-O-G ALL YEAR and then got hot at Bethpage....and while it doesn't look like he's gonna win it all, if he had come in and won East Lake he could have! So in reality if you get hot for the correct 2 weeks you could in theory be crowned FedEx Cup Champeen.

PS....Watney has made a triple, a double and 8 bogeys in 36 holes -- but supposedly Butch Harmon "likes what he's seeing"?!?
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
I'm going to try to shake the mental image of Charles Barkley effectively giving Tiger Woods a golf lesson. Because it is giving me a headache.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
As far as I understand it Tiger hasn't returned calls from Barkley since the fire hydrant event, also wasn't returning MJ's calls either, maybe that has changed. Taking advice from people like Barkley already cost him a marriage and a lot of problems, not sure he'll be interested in taking some more advice.

PS. Is saying you've been arrested numerous times for fighting really something to be proud of?
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Why would somebody who's won fourteen majors be too concerned with that kind of comment coming from anybody? If I was in Tiger's position I would've just laughed it off!
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob Estes
Chuck is effectively doing what Greg did---- a sad attempt to insert himself into and somehow become relevant in a story about Tiger.
All these postings are on target (as we used to call it before Foldo said ''spot on'' once and everyone has jumped on that ever since)

Barkeey (sic) is fun, with his [alleged] rap sheet: so we have Geoff name calling, and well, dern, Geoff- I'd be more worried about that guy in Staten Island taking a 9 iron after you than Sir Chuck gettin' all jiggy wit it. Still~ watch you back- we need you.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
The best way for Woods to "blast'' Norman is to win this weekend. That should shut him up for a few days . . . until his substantial ego overcomes any common sense, and he injects himself in the news once again.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
Shane Heal? Chuck.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeith86
Nobody listens to Chuck Barkley and Tiger doesn't even talk to Chuck anymore.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick
I think Tiger actually handled the whole thing quite well. How do you respond to something so ridiculous.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Tiger has taken the high road where Greg Norman is concerned. Besides, Jack Nicklaus has already commented on Tiger's behalf, and Tiger doesn't have to stoop to Greg Norman's level. Tiger, you have nobody to please but the good Lord above, and your family.
09.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRogell
The only thing that intimidates Tiger is 6 foot putts.
Didn't used to be so- that's part of what made him great.
Charles and Michael were bad influences on Tiger that's why he has distanced himself from them. Go away Charles.
09.22.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Last thing TW needs is advice from the loaf of bread
Put some of my blackness into him? Is that not the most racist thing?

ColinMac, what intimidates him are six foot PAR putts
09.22.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
Can someone explain to me why these comments are not racist? If someone washer encouraging Norman to use his "whiteness" then there would be an outcry!
09.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJb134
Lol. That should read "if someone white was encouraging".
09.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJb134
Why is it folks are looking for racial equivalency in these days and times? And I'm not a fan of affirmative action. Is it really important to you as a white person (an assumption I'm making) to stamp out every perceived racial injustice? Really? So if someone white follows Mr. Barkleys comments with "Greg Norman should show some whiteness" that would make it better? We're now fair and square! Everybody's a fing idiot and now I'm happy. I mean really? You as a white person (assuming again) and me as a person of color should stand united against all stupid comments by anyone of any color. Our world would be a much better place. I guarantee you! Stupid is stupid and seeking racial equivalency in stupidity is stupid.
09.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry
I keep trying to look at Tiger and Charles as human beings, and Charles keeps reminding me that they are black. Now who is the racist?
09.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMurl
They are black Murl. Mostly. lol Are you telling me you can't continue to elevate your thinking even when faced with a situation that you know to be dumb? Show some blackness? I'm black and thats just a stupid and asinine thing to say. So I say Charles is wrong for saying it. And you should say Charles is wrong for saying it. And continue to keep your thinking elevated above the fray. Right? Moreover let the ignorant and divisive of our world continue on their path and you and I (who know better) will keep fighting the good fight for good. Amen.
09.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

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