Charles Barkley Was Not Impressed With the Joel Embiid-Karl-Anthony Towns Fight: TRAINA THOUGHTS

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1. "How can you call something a fight if you have no punches thrown?"

That was the simple, yet pointed question asked by Charles Barkley on Inside the NBA on Thursday night regarding the Joel Embiid-Karl-Anthony Towns fight that took place Wednesday night.

Barkley went one step further and summed up the fracas as a "snuggle party."

This was Chuck's second-best line of the night. He delivered this zinger regarding Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan during a Spurs-Clippers highlights package.


3. This would be good and all if Matt Nagy's quarterback wasn't Mitch Trubisky.

4. This is pretty awesome. After the Bengals announced earlier this week that they were benching Andy Dalton, a slew of Cincinnati fans started making $14 donations, in honor of the quarterback's number, to the Andy Dalton Foundation.

5. Vince McMahon is the single-most fascinating person in sports and whenever the ESPN 30-for-30 on him happens, it's going to be riveting TV.

6. A new SI Media Podcast dropped Wednesday afternoon and it's a good one featuring two guests. First up is Andrew Siciliano of DirecTV's RedZone Channel, who was nice enough to come on after I had said I wasn't a fan of RedZone, which was extremely classy. Siciliano talked about understanding why some people might not be a fan of RedZone, he explained what his Sundays are like, revealed what his ideal 1 p.m. vs. 4 p.m. breakdown would be and more.

Following Siciliano, WWE's Renee Young joined the podcast to discuss her new, weekly FS1 show, WWE Backstage. She also talked about why her run as a Monday Night Raw commentator was a "disaster," what it's like to be married to someone who works for WWE's competition and much more.

You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play.

7. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: People on Twitter are fighting about whether Nov. 1 is too early to start listening to Christmas music. If you're one of the wackos who thinks it's not too early, you might as well enjoy the GOAT.

Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.