Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charles Barkley: “I got screwed four times” on the MNF bet

Charles Barkley "Got Screwed Four Times" On His Monday Night Football Bet
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"I don't think I've ever been this mad in my entire life. I got robbed [Monday] night. I'm just angry. I love to gamble, I can live with winning and losing, but I don't ever want to get jobbed like I did [Monday] night. I'm going to give you a quick synopsis. Everybody is going crazy over the catch, but I got screwed on the roughing the passer, I got screwed on the pass interference, I got screwed on the interception and I found out today that they actually have a real official in the replay booth who could've overruled that? I got screwed four times and that makes it even worse."

"It was a fluke game because the line was three and when Cedric Benson fumbled I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' There was a a lot of emotion going on. They didn't get the first down and they're only going to kick a field goal and be up two so I'm screwed. Then they went for the challenge and got the first down and I'm like, 'Whew, I might get a lucky break here.' Then they didn't get the first down, Cedric Benson fumbled the ball and I'm like, 'They might take a safety and then it becomes a push.' I was all over the place. Then I jump up and down when they get the interception on the roughing the passer so my emotions were obviously all over the place. I love to gamble, I'm always going to gamble, but I just don't like to get screwed like that."

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