Evans Clinchy
Thursday January 12th, 2012

Tim Tebow's unconventional style and flair for the dramatic have mesmerized everyone in America this season -- everyone, that is, except Charles Barkley. Sir Charles has had enough of the Tebowmania.

"The national nightmare continues," Barkley told Mike Missanelli in an interview on Philly’s 97.5 The Fanatic. "Hey, listen, I like Tim Tebow, but there comes a point, he had a great game. He’s supposed to have a great game. He does play quarterback. He is supposed to play well."

Tebow threw for 316 yards in the Denver Broncos' overtime playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. His game-winning 80-yard touchdown bomb to Demaryius Thomas was the play of the weekend. But now, as the Broncos' Saturday showdown with Tom Brady and the Patriots draws closer, Barkley says he still isn't sold. "The jury is still out on Tebow," the NBA analyst said. "He seems like a nice kid, but these ups and downs are so different. The jury is still out on Tebow. Just because he had a great game and made four or five great throws [Sunday] doesn’t mean he's gonna be a great starting quarterback in the NFL."

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