Following the New England Patriots' 43-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, NBA analyst Charles Barkley had some choice words for fans of the home team.
Barkley, who was attending the game as a guest of Bill Belichick, showed up in the locker room after New England’s victory. Never one to mince words, Sir Charles got right to the heart of what was bothering him.
"I want my team to have a chance to win," Barkley said. "That’s all I want."
"In 99 percent of the cities in every other sport, not just football, your team sucks. You got no chance of winning. The Patriots have a legitimate shot of winning every year. That’s pretty cool. It bothers me, that y’all don’t appreciate them having a chance to win every year. . . . Y’all don’t, and unfortunately, because of the Internet and [expletive] like that, you either win a championship or you don’t."
The Patriots will travel to Denver on Sunday to take on the Broncos and the winner will head to the Super Bowl.
“I was impressed with the Patriots organization,” Barkley said.
“Because, like, they’ve lost so many people and y’all take the winning for granted. Y’all do. And let me tell y’all something when Bill Belichick leaves and Tom Brady leaves, y’all team’s gonna [expletive] suck.”
If the Patriots win in Denver on Sunday, it will mean the franchise will be taking its sixth trip to the Super Bowl since 2001. The Patriots are 3-2 in the big game with Brady at quarterback and Belichick on the sidelines.
[Pro Football Talk] [Providence Journal]