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Manziel has Charles Barkley ‘really close to saying Roll Tide’

Charles Barkley

How polarizing is Johnny Manziel?  So much so that he’s pushing a dyed-in-the-wool Auburn fan to the brink of the unthinkable.

Charles Barkley played his college basketball at Auburn before embarking on a Hall of Fame NBA career.  Now one of the most popular — and polarizing, oddly enough — analysts in the hoops game today, Barkley has remained a staunch supporter of his alma mater and its athletic programs.

A true Auburn fan, of course, is pro-anything that goes up against the Alabama Crimson Tide, which would seemingly include Texas A&M this weekend in the latest edition of the Game of The Century.  Thanks to the reigning Heisman winner, though, Barkley is thiiis close to getting his houndstooth on.

“Johnny Manziel, he’s doing something I never thought was possible,” Barkley said during a Chicago radio interview Wednesday, by way of “He’s going to make me root for Alabama this weekend.

“I never thought I would say those words. I am so close to saying ‘Roll Tide.’ Johnny Manziel is annoying me so much. I’m really close to saying ‘Roll Tide.'”

What it is that’s sticking in Barkley’s craw regarding the A&M quarterback is unclear, but it’s stuck so far up wherever it is that it has him mentioning Manziel in the same breath as a twerking Miley Cyrus.

And has him not really caring how a near “Roll Tide” will play on The Plains.

“They’re not going to be happy,” Barkley said of AU fans. “But let me tell you something. Johnny Manziel, oh my God, the only thing saving Manziel is Miley Cyrus.

“I just think that Johnny Manziel has done a lot of stupid stuff in the last three or four months.”

(insert glass house reference here)

So, congratulations Johnny Football.  Look what you and your shenanigans and hijinks have gone and done.

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23 Responses to “Manziel has Charles Barkley ‘really close to saying Roll Tide’”
  1. nirvana504 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:03 AM

    As a big LSU fan, I feel the same way

  2. michiganstillsucks says: Sep 12, 2013 9:30 AM

    I cant stand Bama but I hope they knock the SNOT out of that SNOT NOSED dbag QB

  3. dhlions says: Sep 12, 2013 9:34 AM

    The cumulative hatred for both sides of this game might be a record.

    And when I say “sides,” I mean Bama and Manziel.

  4. barbeaux says: Sep 12, 2013 9:42 AM

    Yeah Charles Barkley never says anying crazy nor talks trash.

  5. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    Barkley has no idea what he’s talking about. I haven’t met a single Auburn fan yet that doesn’t want Johnny Football to put up a 50 spot on the Crimson Turds.

  6. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:47 AM

    Roll (over Manziel) Tide!

  7. edpeters101 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:52 AM

    Wow! If barkley says it, then we all know it’s worthless garbage!

  8. materialman80 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:59 AM

    Johnny has done a good job of letting everybody know they were right in feeling he did not deserve the Heisman.

  9. 12is3times4 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:00 AM

    Um, Charles… you just DID say “Roll Tide”. At least twice during that interview, as a matter of fact.

  10. sillec28 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:13 AM

    Who the hell cares what some ex-basketball player has to say about a college football game?

  11. thraiderskin says: Sep 12, 2013 10:24 AM

    I’m not an SEC guy, nor am I a Big 12 guy with pent up rage at A&Ms very recent success (post move), but I hope Alabama destroys manziel.

  12. bamajs says: Sep 12, 2013 10:40 AM

    Uhhhh, WHO CARES what Charles’s opinion is on ANYTHING?

  13. jimbo75025 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:43 AM

    An Alabama team still angry from the A&M game last year. Yahoo breaking stories which could damage the legacy of Alabama and Saban. Lot of things coming to a head which will make the Tide just want to take out their frustrations. Things could get really ugly for Manziel and crew in this game.

  14. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Sep 12, 2013 11:06 AM

    Johnny has done a good job of letting everybody know they were right in feeling he did not deserve the Heisman.

    How did he not deserve it? He was amazing last year. As I remember it most people didn’t want Teo to win it.

  15. jarhead17 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:34 AM

    Did Manziel throw somebody through a plate glass window or rack up a million dollars in gambling debt?

  16. shredoftruth says: Sep 12, 2013 12:09 PM

    Texas A&M will win. Any team Barkley picks always loses. Look how many times he picked against the Heat and they make him look like an ass EVERY SINGLE TIME! LOL!

  17. Deb says: Sep 12, 2013 1:33 PM

    Met Barkley years ago and was pleasantly surprised at how different he was from his image. Nice guy. Besides, anyone who has that much appreciation for Dreamland’s ribs is okay 😉


  18. mrlitl says: Sep 12, 2013 3:21 PM

    Dreamland is awesome. RTR.

  19. patall24 says: Sep 12, 2013 3:30 PM

    Barkley is about the biggest moron on tv/radio. But RTR

  20. dkhhuey says: Sep 12, 2013 5:41 PM

    Barkley has always been one of my favorite athlete and media personality! The guy says what he feels, doesn’t care if it is controversial, has a great sense of humor, and the ugliest golf swing ever! Just turrible!

    If Barkley can say it then so can I!

    Roll Tide – crush Johnny DB!

  21. fpstratton says: Sep 12, 2013 9:21 PM

    I don’t like some of the things Johnny Manziel has done, but for goodness’ sake he’s still just an immature kid! This isn’t a seasoned professional player a la A-Rod or Ryan Braun who have basically been lying to people for years. This is just a kid who got real famous real fast and doesn’t know how to handle it. Let’s cut him some slack, at least for a while. Oh, and by the way, he is one terrific football player. I hope he beats Alabama again, although I don’t look for it to happen.

  22. txnative61 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:35 AM

    Personalities aside—-about the game. The TEAMS are in quite different circumstances this year. Alabama was coming off an extremely close, narrow victory of rival LSU, and Manziel came out with an offense clicking on all cylinders and blew them away in the first half, then held on for a narrow victory. This year Saban and Co. had a bye week to rest and prepare, and there will be no surprises. As much as I’d personally like A&M to win, they will need to find another level of play to repeat. We will find out something of Manziel’s true character.

  23. lsandlin90 says: Sep 13, 2013 2:19 PM

    It is truly amazing what sports fans, including Charles Barkley, will forgive if not overlook entirely. Kobe Bryant and Ben Rothlisberger (among others) rape, Michael Vick drugs, Ray Lewis murder, Chad Johnson (among others) domestic abuse, etc, etc, etc. Just this week alone there’s the Vandy and WVU players charged with rape and the SI story about drugs, sex, and academic fraud at OSU. And yet all the admonition and venom and hate is saved for an admittedly cocky and somewhat immature 20-year old with an unbelievable talent. Really?

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