Charles Barkley joined The Roundtable on WJOX in Birmingham to talk about the holiday season, the BCS, Auburn and Brett Favre.
On his thoughts on the holiday season:
"I'm not a big Christmas person because people are just greedy pigs. Everybody wants something. I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't get people anything after they're 18 except for cards. Certainly somebody in my situation, everybody wants stuff. But I'm a firm believer that once you ... it's about the kids, it should always be about Santa Claus and the kids ... but I think once you're out of high school, you should just be able to give somebody a card. Because people just get so greedy and you just waste so much money over the holidays. I think you should only give gifts to kids."
On Mark Cuban exploring a BCS alternative with his deep pockets:
"Well we need to do something. You know I hate the BCS system. Everybody's patting themselves on the back because Auburn and Oregon -- it worked out good this time. It didn't work out good for TCU, Stanford and all those other teams. I hate the BCS. The simple fact that you have to go undefeated is ridiculous to me. There are a bunch of good teams, I think Oregon and Auburn are the two best teams. But you look at Stanford, you look at TCU, there are a bunch of good teams out there. I just hate the BCS. It's got the two good initials -- the B.S. But I hate the BCS in general. And Mark, Mark's a good dude. We need to do something to fix college football because like I said, it worked out great this year. But Auburn's gotten screwed by the system before, it worked for them this year so they're not complaining but I just hate the BCS in general."
On Gene Chizik taking the high road and not doing a 'I told you so' to those who doubted him when he got the job:
"Well I have a respect for the job he's done. He's done a fantastic job. But let's be realistic, the criticisms were fair. You know, I got a lot of blame, but I never said a bad thing about Gene Chizik. But the thing is, they kind of made me the guy who was bashing Gene Chizik and that's not true. You know it's funny, I was watching a show two or three weeks ago, and the people that were screaming at Gene Chizik when he came to town, that was funny, that was funny. Gene Chizik has done a great job, a great job. But part of being in the limelight is number one, people are against you. That's just the way it is. But when Gene Chizik got the Auburn job, I don't think those criticisms were unfair. I mean he was 6-19 at Iowa State and was on a 10-game losing streak. That's not the person ... I mean, it worked out perfectly for Auburn but I think the criticism he got when he got the job, it was founded. But the truth of the matter is he's done a great job and we got to say he's done a great job. I just hope he keeps it going because we haven't won a championship since 1957. That's when you were young. I think."
On his thoughts on the Brett Favre sexting scandal:
"My biggest problem with the whole Brett Favre thing is if you're going to send a woman a picture of your junk, it should be huge. You can't send small junk to a woman and expect anything. Seriously you have to be like Ron Jeremy or some of those other porn stars. If you send a woman a picture of your junk, it should be humongous, it shouldn't be small. That's one of the Ten Commandments."