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Tiki Barber has officially given up his dream of coming back to the NFL
. Before he embarked on this mission, he should've known it was going to come to this. He burned too many bridges as a player and analyst and expected the teams in the league to welcome him with open arms.
His time away from the game (5 years) and his age (36) worked against him. Also his comments regarding his former team the New York Giants, didn't help his cause either. Barber officially made the announcement after Giants head coach Tom Coughlin rejected a meeting to call a truce.
"We tried. He said no, through his agent, (Giants vice president of communications) Pat Hanlon," Barber said. "But one of these days I'm sure it'll happen, because as we know, time heals all wounds. And I think at the end of the day, Giants fans, despite their dislike of me at times, know that I was one of the guys that put (it) on the line every time I put on my uniform."
I'm sure it wasn't to beg for a job, but he should've never announced that he was attempting a comeback. Even if Plaxico Burress proclaimed Barber was better than half the backs in the league. Who is he better than right now Plax? I'd like to know. Anyways, Barber says he won't be trying anymore comebacks.
"No. No. I'm not trying to come back," Barber said. "It was an excuse for me to get up off the couch and do something, and it worked, because now I'm engaged in a few different things and I feel really strong about where I am personally, and that's all that matters in life."
Sounds like denial to me, but oh well. We won't have to hear about Barber for some time.
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A New York court clerk blasted her employees for unsportsmanlike conduct in the courtroom last week, after staffers fawned over former Giants running back Tiki Barber -- the defendant in a prolonged divorce proceeding.
"The conduct of our employees was inappropriate and unacceptable," fumed Chief Clerk Susanna Rojas in a Jan. 13 memo obtained by The New York Post.
Tiki Barber went on the radio Sunday morning and said he doesn’t feel like his comeback attempt was a failure, even though no NFL team signed him. He says the comeback motivated him and therefore was a positive factor in his otherwise boring life. He also says he’s tried to reconcile with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, with whom he’s often clashed.
“We tried (to set up a meeting...
Tiki Barber contends that he has attempted to bury the hatchet with Tom Coughlin, but the New York Giants coach isn't interested in hearing him out.
The Giants' all-time leading rusher told ESPN New York 1050 on Monday that Coughlin isn't accepting his request for a face-to-face meeting.
"We tried. He said no, through his agent," Barber told the radio station...
Former New York Giants running back Tiki barber is interested in getting together with Giants head coach Tom Coughlin to try and once and for all bury the hatchet.
According to Barber, Coughlin isn’t interested in meeting with him.
“We tried (to set up a meeting). He said no,” Barber said on ESPN 1050 in New York via the USA Today.
“But one of these days I’m sure it’ll...
Tiki Barber tried to set up a meeting with Tom Coughlin in an attempt to repair their relationship, but the Giants coach opted not to meet with his former player.
Barber, the Giants’ all-time leading rusher, had been critical of Coughlin’s coaching style since he retired after the 2006...
A public service announcement for any general managers that may be reading PFT: Tiki Barber’s comeback that wasn’t is now over. “No. No. I’m not trying to come back,” Barber told Ian O’Conner of ESPNNewYork.com. “It was an excuse for me to get up off the couch and do something, and it worked, because now…
Tiki Barber has tried to set up a face-to-face meeting with ex-coach Tom Coughlin in an attempt to bury the hatchet, but Coughlin won't accept one, Barber told ESPN NewYork.com's Ian O'Connor during an interview on 1050 ESPN New York.
Eli Manning joked about a possible New York reunion with his brother Peyton if the Jets trade for him. And Tiki Barber is back in the news.