Charles Barkley Sick of Tebow-mania, Pleads with Chicago Bears to “Stop This Madness”

Charles Barkley has never been one to shy away from the mic and give his opinion on anything, so when he appeared on the Waddle and Silvy on ESPN 1000 in Chicago it was no surprise the hosts asked him about Tim Tebow.

“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-drive 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.”

Sir Charles is dead on with his comments. Tebow is a polarizing figure and the media (especially the Worldwide Leader) is going to feed that machine.

If you love him, they give you a lot of coverage. If you hate him, they are saturating you with Tebow programming to play off your hate.

It is pretty ridiculous. I haven’t seen this much coverage of a white bronco since the O.J. saga.