Charles Barkley was on 660 WFAN this morning chatting it up with Don Imus about racism, his book, and the lackluster NBA. Charles has a best selling book which just went to paperback titled Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man which he had some help from PTI's Michael Wilbon in writing. The book apparently focuses on racism and how Charles thinks it "is the biggest cancer of my lifetime"and it must be attacked. Charles talked with Imus about how each chapter focuses on a conversation with prominent blacks in America from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. Both Imus and Charles gave Woods a nice ass kissing. Charles puts a lot of the blame for the problems of black people on their own shoulders. He says black on black crime and the lack of education is crippling to the advancement of blacks in America. He emphasized better education and advised to stop having children which you can't economically provide for.
On the state of the NBA, he says it stinks, citing that kids coming out of high school never have time to develop the basketball skills needed to compete in the NBA. In high school they physically dominate so much that they don't ever need to develop the basketball IQ.
Charles was very well spoken and one of the better athlete interviews I have ever heard. Thankfully, Charles didn't mention any recent love scenes he has done with Kathy Bates nor did he try to convince Iman to do a sequel to Broke Back Mountain.
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Penn State is headed to the Rose Bowl Game, and it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand in Pasadena on January 2.
With a statement win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Penn State clinched their first Rose Bowl berth since 2009. The No. 5 school in the nation will face No. 9 USC in a rematch from seven years ago. Such a long absence for both schools in the bowl game is driving resale ticket prices to new heights, so much so that the Rose Bowl Game will be the most expensive bowl game this season – including the two Semifinal games.
On TicketIQ, an event ticket search engine that pools tickets and data from over 90 percent of the secondary market, the average resale price for Rose Bowl Game tickets is now $804. Not only does that make it the most expensive Rose Bowl since at least 2010, but also the priciest bowl game of the last seven seasons. If looking just to get in on January 2 the cheapest tickets are now priced from $346 each.
The showdown between Penn State and USC is so expensive that it will be more than twice the average price of both Semifinal games. As it stands now the resale average for Peach Bowl tickets between Alabama and Washington at Georgia Dome is $389 with a get-in price of $185. Clemson and Ohio State will clash in the Fiesta Bowl to the tune of a $241 average and $71 get-in price.
Prices are so high for this year’s game in Pasadena that they rival the 2015 National Championship Game. The first-ever Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system, that year’s game between Ohio State and Oregon averaged a $858 ticket and $317 get-in price.
While Penn State fans, students and alumni raced to snag tickets during the general on sale, prices were quick to skyrocket on the secondary market following the school’s invitation to the Rose Bowl Game. On Saturday afternoon, several hours before the Big Ten Championship kickoff, Rose Bowl tickets were averaging under $600, marking a nearly 40 percent increase since that time. The cheapest resale ticket price has jumped more than $100 since Saturday, climbing from its $245 price tag since.