Found April 07, 2013 on Sports Media Watch:
PLAYERS: Charles Barkley
It is early to speculate, but the NCAA Tournament could have a new look on CBS and Turner Sports next year. TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley told the New York Daily News last week that [...]

Kenan Thompson visits Weekend Update as Charles Barkley

Although the fabulous Mike Rice/Melissa McCarthy spoof is getting all the attention from this week's SNL, there was another sports tie-in. Kenan Thompson was back as Charles Barkley. SNL interviewed him during weekend update after the conclusion of the Michigan/Syacuse game. Thompson's impression is astonishingly good. He has the speech patterns and inflection down cold,...

Could we see less of Charles Barkley in the NCAA Tournament?

With another NCAA Tournament in the books, it's time for some reflection. Actually, the reflection comes on the part of CBS/Turner's Charles Barkley. The Chuckster is telling the New York Daily News that it's time for him to cut back on his workload on the tournament. Noting that he was overexposed working 12 hours days on the first Thursday and Friday as well as appearing...

The entire CBS broadcast crew picks Louisville to beat up on Wichita State

Doug Gottleib, Greg Anthony, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith all took Louisville to beat Wichita State and move on the National Championship game.

Charles Barkley’s Dream Comes True, Calls Sporting Event With Dick Vitale On Conan

NBA Half of Famer and current TNT analyst, Charles Barkley, sat down with Conan O’Brien Thursday where he was critical of good friend Michael Jordan’s looks and his job as a GM, dished on his future plans to be a GM, and called out “fat ass” Shaq for using a stunt double on his commercial. Barkley’s dreams also came true as he got to call a live sporting event with iconic...

The Day An 18-Year Old Dirk Nowitzki Gave Scottie Pippen 52 Points, As Told By Charles Barkley

“I have to go to the army.” — Dirk Nowitzki, age 18 Its the gift and the curse of living in the day and age where Youtube, camera phones and TMZ exist. Its a gift because we get to see so much, so fast by just stroking a few keys on the keyboard or just [...]The post The Day An 18-Year Old Dirk Nowitzki Gave Scottie Pippen 52 Points, As Told By Charles Barkley appeared first...

Mark May's feud with Ohio State fans continues

The mutual disdain between Mark May and Ohio State fans is well established.  May takes every chance he gets to knock the Buckeyes and their fans down a peg or two on television, and every Ohio State message board, blog, and Twitter page has some space dedicated on it as to why they hate Mark May.  It makes Charles Barkley's little dustup with the Big Ten look like an international...

NCAA Post-Mortem: Time to End the Kenny and Charles Experiment

After three years of CBS/Turner Sports’ run televising the NCAA Tournament, it is becoming increasingly clear that Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley are not a good fit in the studio. Along with host Ernie Johnson [...]

5 Takeaways from CBS's Championship Game coverage

On the whole, CBS and Turner offer tremendous coverage of the tournament.  From airing every game on every channel, to the depth and quality of announcers, to the production values.  However, there's definitely some areas CBS should think about tweaking ahead of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  Some of those suggested tweaks and other thoughts on last night's coverage of Louisville...
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