Blog Entry

The Daily Shoutout

Posted on: May 27, 2011 7:22 am
Edited on: May 27, 2011 11:32 am

Tiki Barber:
He's always been a brilliant idiot. Easily one of the most intelligent people I've covered and also one of the more tone deaf. It's not a stunner that he made some truly insensitive comments in an interview with Sports Illustrated in which he compared himself to Anne Frank. And, in a nutshell, that's Barber. So much good, and so much phony. When in New York, he was always vastly underrated as a player. I covered Barber for most of his career and he remains one of the most versatile backs I've seen. He was also among the most arrogant. Most Giants players hated Barber. I mean, hated him. They thought he was a pompous putz on a lifelong journey to show the world he was smarter than most of his football peers. He worked some members of the New York media (and by worked, I mean suckered) into them portraying him as a combination of Jim Brown, Walter Cronkite and Marlon Brando.

Instances like this one were the reason why he was so disliked. Frank died in a concentration camp as a teenager after hiding from the Nazis for two years. I'm trying to think how a football player who cheated on his pregnant wife compares to a victim of the Nazis. Nothing comes to mind. Maybe it will later. There are a few things athletes should never do: compare themselves to slaves or victims of the Holocaust.

As for Barber, my guess is, his comeback will have moderate success. Barber always had a lot of heart. He was tough and he didn't leave the game because he was physically battered. Barber left because he thought he was on his way to one day host the CBS Evening News. He'll catch on somewhere and one day, I bet, he'll compare himself to Martin Luther King.

See you Monday.

Category: NFL

Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:40 am

The Daily Shoutout

Tiki is a Republican......what do you expect from him?

Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:21 am

The Daily Shoutout

Maybe he meant Anne Hathaway.. she's kind of a whiny spoiled b*tch too.. Cool

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:16 am

The Daily Shoutout

Tiki most likely thought that Anne Frank was a hotdog vender in the hood he grew up in.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:02 am

The Daily Shoutout

I compare myself to brad pitt and fabio

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:57 am

The Daily Shoutout

Hes not intellegent or brilliant or any of the other things he's often portrayed as.  He's simply well read which in the world of sports gives of the illusion that he is something he isn't.  Tiki is also not an anti-semite as people are often labeled when making dumb ass comments such as these. Simply put he has once again proven he is an idiot.  There is a reason Eli blossomed once Tiki left and a multitude of others his second "career" as a journalist was an epic fail; he once again demonstrated those reasons in his recent interview.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:55 am

The Daily Shoutout

Really Tiki?  Anne Frank?  You compare yourself to a girl that had to give up her freedom to escape persecution, a girl who laid on a dirty wooden floor and died of typhus.  Wow.  The only thing I have seen more stupid and blind is athletes saying they are like slaves because they have "owners" who can trade them.  You need to read your history books idiot. 

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:50 am

The Daily Shoutout

 Kudos to you for not knowing that her name is spelled ANNE, not ANN. 

Since: Jul 4, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:45 am

The Daily Shoutout

Man, I almost never agree with you Mike, but this spot on....SPOT ON!  Well said.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:40 am

The Daily Shoutout

I compare myself to Mother Thersea everyday, do you have a problem with that as well?

Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:32 am

The Daily Shoutout amazing lol

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or