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Tiki Barber comeback

Posted on: March 8, 2011 3:03 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 3:07 pm
When covering the New York Giants as a beat reporter for the New York Times there was just one player on the team I didn't like: it was Tiki Barber.

I always believed he was a tremendous phony. Easily the most fake athlete I've ever encountered. There were numerous examples but one of the best came recently when he was alleged to have cheated on his eight-month pregnant wife with a young intern.

Not cool, Tiki.

The scandal became huge news here in New York and Barber lost his NBC television job. His wife divorced him and he is alleged to have ended up broke.

That may explain why Barber recently filed for reinstatement to play football again. It's believed the Giants, who have Barber's rights, will activate and release him. One place he might end up is in Denver with John Fox. Fox liked Barber and still does, I'm told.

This will surprise you. I think Barber will actually do well in his comeback. He's hungry, motivated by money, and he never took a huge pounding as a player. Plus, he always worked hard and it won't take him long to get back into football shape.

So Barber is back. The phoniest guy in football is back.

Category: NFL
Tags: Giants

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:27 pm

Tiki Barber comeback

Great! im glad he is back. now i get to laugh at him on the football field compared to laughing at him while doing sideline reporting, cause he SUCKS at that too.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 3:43 pm

Tiki Barber comeback

Man, am I glad that Tiki's coming back!

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2011 3:24 pm

Tiki Barber comeback

This is the first time that I can remember agreeing with Freeman about anything, and even this time, it is only partial.  I do agree that Tiki is a complete phony and I have absolutely no  love for the guy.  But, I do not think for a minute that Tiki will have a successful comeback.  How may former athletes can take four years off and make a successful comeback, especially at the age of 35.  The most I think Tiki can realistically hope for is to make a roster, any roster.  With his years in the league, the league minimum for him is probably around $800,000 and that is a lot of money for a washed-up has-been.  He will no longer be a part of the Giants, so he will not have Tom Coughlin around to keep him from fumbling, so there goes his comeback.  What a loser Tiki has turned out to be.

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