Who says sports broadcasters are supposed to be impartial?
Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley let their emotions shine through in drastically different ways on Monday night. After Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer lifted Villanova over North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship, Barkley thrust his hands in the air, did a little touchdown dance and jumped as high as his heft would let him. Smith, an All-American at North Carolina, did, well, what you'd expect a former Tar Heel to do after UNC's hopes were crushed.
As for why Barkley, who played at Auburn, would go nuts, perhaps he developed an attachment to Philadelphia-area 'Nova while he played for the Philadelphia 76ers. Or maybe he just loves a spectacular ending.
You go on being Chuck, Charles.