Subbing for Jim Rome this afternoon, the extremely tight-faced Skip Bayless (above) accepted Charles Barkley’s challenge to square off in “Celebrity Boxing” (surely both fighters have to be celebrities?) and went on to proclaim that despite being “17 or 18 years older than Charles…I’m in much better shape. I can outrun him for 15 rounds. He won’t even last two rounds with me.”

I do hope this match occurs, if only because it will give America’s No. One (thousand) author of books-for-teens something else to do other than sneer at depressed kids.