1. Charles Barkley: Football Players Are Idiots

Charles Barkley: Football Players Are Idiots

Concussions are hot news in the NFL, but Charles knew after one day that his body couldn't take the punishment. #ConanDallas

Transcript:

CONAN: You are a big guy. Not just a tall guy, but a big guy.
Did you ever think about playing football?
CHARLES: You're crazy.
I've been blessed.
I haven't had many bad days.
I played football once in my life.
They're just finding out 30 years later you're going to have head issues and body issues.
I knew after one day.
I don't want to do that every day.
CONAN: You got hit that hard and you say this isn't happening.
CHARLES: I said we've got to do this again tomorrow?
I quit after one day.
CONAN: You did accomplish something I don't think I've seen any other broadcaster do, you fell asleep during a broadcast.
[Laughter]
Let's take a look at that clip right now.
Clip:
>> Chuck, are you with us?
>> Chuck-ilepsy.
CHARLES: What is wrong with you, man?
[Cheers and applause]
CONAN: What's going on?
What's going on?
CHARLES: You know, when we do our show, we do our show from 8:00pm to 2:30am. That's a long period of time. But the truth of the matter is Shaq and Kenny are so damn boring I can't stay awake.
 [Laughter]
You can blame that on Shaq and Kenny.
They're so boring.
Imagine being on television in a room for six and a half hours.
They're boring as hell.
I couldn't take it.
CONAN: You look very peaceful in that moment.
CHARLES: I was peaceful.