“I’m now now not excited, I’m staunch disappointed.”
That’s a phrase no man needs to listen to, whether from your wife, your dad, or your wife’s dad. But that’s essentially what Charles Barkley’s pronouncing to injured Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Earlier this week, the junior stamp-caller gave a decrease than heavenly evaluation about game officials, leaving Barkley disappointed days earlier than the Iron Bowl.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown within the second half of an NCAA college football game in opposition to Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn obtained 24-19.
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Constant with Nix, Alabama receives preferential treatment from officials. At some stage in an appearance on The Subsequent Spherical, he mentioned in phase: “Upright about a of these controversial calls (in a 7-level snatch in opposition to Arkansas) that were in that game raises some questions for obvious, except you’re an Alabama fan. But that’s staunch phase of the game.”
And when Poppa Barkley discovered out, he used to be none too ecstatic with the miniature cub.
“Correctly, to start with, I wish he hadn’t mentioned that,” Barkley mentioned whereas exhibiting on The Paul Finebaum Direct Wednesday.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) slips previous Arkansas defensive lineman Eric Gregory (50) as he runs for a touchdown all the intention in which in the course of the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark.
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Though Barkley, a ragged Auburn Tiger, also can now now not disagree with Nix’s feedback, he would snatch the quarterback put his feedback to himself. In the end, staunch about all americans all the intention in which in the course of the college football landscape has had a undergo of a time attempting to defeat Alabama, and Auburn doesn’t need to give the Tide to any extent further motivation for the upcoming game.
“Live now now not lunge the undergo, in particular whilst you’re now now not playing. After I noticed that, I mentioned, ‘Oh, smooth down, miniature fella. You’re now now not even playing within the game,’” Barkley told Finebaum. “Don’t lunge the undergo.”
Nix will circulation over Saturday’s Iron Bowl since he needed to endure season-ending ankle surgical diagram earlier this week. Now, his teammates wish to tackle the ability couple that is the Crimson Tide and the officials without him.
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 28: Charles Barkley talks with followers forward of the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Mississippi Tell Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Auburn, AL.
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“Listen, I bask in Bo Nix. It’s miserable he got ruin,” added Barkley. “But I was rather disappointed that he — the most attention-grabbing time you lunge the undergo is whilst you’ve got a relate within the game. And sitting over there on the sideline, you uncover no relate within the game. So, shhhhh.”
Upset or now now not, Barkley will wish to smile and undergo it for every other couple of days. Alabama and Auburn obtained’t kickoff till slack Saturday afternoon. That leaves deal of time for your fogeys, significant other, in-licensed guidelines and even Sir Charles to forgive and omit.