Older readers who read this blog know I am a fan of the Giants. One player has managed to annoy the fans every time he is in the news. Tiki Barber played the media for fools with the great guy bit.
His fumbling problems cost the Giants two whole seasons. Jim Fassel's refusal to deal with the problem and mistreatment of Ron Dayne cost him his career.
Tiki would do his crying bit on the sidelines week after week. The media ate it up as he blamed everyone around him and claimed "I am trying". Week after week the media kept pushing the Tiki tears bit and the fans started to get sick of it.
Of course the new coach let Tiki know if the fumbling continued he was out. Tiki largely solved the problems and had much better season. He responded to his coach by announcing he was retired in the middle of the season creating a distraction. He then joined the media and stabbed his former coach and QB in the back. Of course once this disgrace was gone the Giants won the Superbowl.
The fans have not forgiven him. He was loudly booed in a recent appearance in Giants Stadium.
His media pals did the poor Tiki bit. Instead he should have apologized for acting like a jerk to those fans. His media career died as America found out what Giant fans knew earlier Tiki is a self centered jerk. He is not charming like Michael Strahan or modest like Phil Simms or Merlin Olsen. He isn't even particularly knowledgeable like Chris Collinsworth, Dan Dierdorf or Ron Jaworski. About the only thing nice we can say is he is more eloquent than Troy Aikman who needs to get off TV.
Tiki abandoned his model wife while she was eight months pregnant for a skank that does not even look as good as his wife. He is lower than John Edwards and really needs to disappear. Tiki
being Tiki will cry and blame everyone else and his media buddies will try to put some spin on this.
Been there done that.