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Charles Barkley Would Consider Buying Phoenix Suns With Barack Obama

“If President Obama calls me and says hey would you be a part owner of the team, hell yeah!”

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The Phoenix Suns will soon be up for purchase, and NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley has considered jumping on board an ownership group.

Talking to Bill Simmons on his podcast for The Ringer, Barkley appreciates the fact that people think he should get involved with owning the Suns. But the hall of famer admitted he’s a little short on the asking price for the franchise.

“Well, the problem is, my phone has been blowing up. But I tell them like, guys I’m very well paid, but I don’t have $4 billion just sitting around,” he said.

But Simmons pointed out the days of a mega wealthy individual coming in with the funding to buy a team are over, and that the asking price for Barkley to be considered owner of the team would be a bit cheaper. Still, Charles said he’d like to hang on to the wealth he has right now.

“Yeah I got money, and I’m not gonna waste a lot of money for five percent so I can say that I’m one of the owners of a team,” he said. “I’d rather have that money because my ego’s not like yeah I’m one of the owners of the Suns. I got like $20 million in it I own like a percentage. I’d probably rather have the $20 million personally.”

Former president Barack Obama has also been one of the names tossed around in a new Suns ownership group. Barkley said if the 44th president got involved and approached him to bring him in, he’d sing a different tune.

“If Obama called me, hell yeah I’m buying in,” he said. “If President Obama calls me and says hey would you be a part owner of the team, hell yeah! You know I got so much love and admiration for that guy.”

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St. Louis Cardinals Announcer Dan McLaughlin Charged With Third DWI

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

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St. Louis Cardinals television play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin has been charged with DWI after being arrested on Sunday in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police received at least two phone calls from concerned drivers that a white BMW was driving erratically, with one caller saying it was driving into oncoming traffic.

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

Bally Sports Midwest and the released a joint statement Monday.

“We have been made aware that Dan McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Sunday night.. We are very disappointed to hear this, and are working to gather additional information before offering further comment.”

McLaughlin, 48, has served as the voice of the Cardinals for 24 years.

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NFL Flex Scheduling Forces ESPN To Change Bowl Schedule

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The NFL flex scheduling an upcoming Las Vegas Radiers game out of Sunday Night Football on December 18 has forced ESPN to make a slight adjustment with its college bowl season schedule. But the change was something the worldwide leader was prepared to make.

The Raiders were originally scheduled to play the New England Patriots in the primetime window a week before Christmas, but with both teams losing ground in terms of the AFC playoff picture, NBC opted to go with a different game that night instead. Now fans will be tuning in to see the rematch between the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders.

The shift out of the Sunday night window for the Raiders forced ESPN to swap kickoff times for the Las Vegas Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl the day before on December 17. Florida and Oregon State will play in Vegas at 2:30 p.m. eastern, with BYU and SMU facing off in Albuquerque at 7:30 p.m.

The switch allows workers at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas enough time to switch the venue over from college bowl game to Raiders home game.

“We are accustomed to flexibility and we anticipated having to maneuver our event schedules based on the possibility of the Raiders game being flexed,” said ESPN Events vice president Clint Overby.

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FOX Scores Most-Watched PAC-12 Championship Game Ever

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Friday night’s Pac-12 championship game between Utah and USC drew the largest audience in the game’s history, according to FOX.

Over 6.2 million tuned in to watch the Utes dominate the Trojans 47-24 and dash USC’s hopes at making the College Football Playoff.

The network said viewership was up 45% compared to the 2021 title game, which aired on ABC and also featured Utah. The Utes won the conference crown in convincing fashion that year too, posting a 38-10 victory over Oregon.

The Pac-12 will be without USC and UCLA as member schools following the 2023 season. The Trojans and the Bruins will join the Big Ten in 2024.

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