Thursday’s Mashup: Charles Barkley gushes about Tom Brady, calls him a ‘pretty man’

Lucy Burdge
February 13, 2019 - 7:08 pm

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-- Charles Barkley appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week and said Tom Brady’s real weapon on the football field might be his looks.

Barkley was invited by Bill Belichick to watch the team practice in Atlanta and Barkley was flustered by the quarterback after looking him in the eyes.

"I made a mistake, Jimmy. I looked Tom Brady in the eyes," he said. "I'm looking at all these guys, then all of a sudden I look at Gronk and then Tom Brady's like right here. I look him in the eyes, and I said, 'Damn, you a pretty man.' I can see why he scores all them touchdowns because the defense is looking at his eyes, and they get mesmerized," he said. "That Tom Brady, he's a pretty man y'all. He's a nice guy too, but man, I can't look him in the eyes again."

Barkley also talked about his friendship with Bill Belichick.

"He's really a great guy. Like I said, I met him when he was coaching the Browns. He's a great guy," Barkley said. "He's funny when you're around him and get to know him."

-- It was Nathan Eovaldi’s birthday on Wednesday and the Red Sox used the opportunity to take a shot at Alex Bregman in a special birthday tweet.

“Today is Nate's birthday. So we're just going to leave this here…,” the team tweeted along with a video of Eovaldi striking out Bregman with a 100-mph fastball during the ALCS.

Bregman tried to start a rivalry between the Red Sox and the Astros this week when he said “there’s no other city I’d like to beat more this year than Boston.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “That moment that we had, that was like a family member. Through injuries, through the suspension, through everything, Slate has always been someone who has had my back.” -- Julian Edelman, on the moment he shared with Matthew Slater after the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII