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    Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    What's up with this? Tiki Barber didn't want to play football at age 30 (on a team poised to win the Super Bowl) but he does want to play RB at age 35.

    Barberís broadcast career fizzled in 2010 when NBC did not renew his contract. This followed Barberís confirming he would divorce his wife of 11 years, who was eight months pregnant with twins. That announcement was Barberís only response to widespread tabloid reports that he had an affair. Barber has made intermittent broadcast appearances since then, including during the BBCís coverage of the Super Bowl this year.

    If Barber is signed by an N.F.L. team when transactions resume, he would make at least the veteranís minimum, around $800,000 a year. His twin, Ronde, recently signed a one-year contract to play a 15th season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/sp...rber.html?_r=1

    Anyone care to pay him $800K to play RB at age 35?

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    2 words...divorce, broke! He had a promising tv career that he "screwed" up, by dumping is pregnant wife and kids for someone else. NBC knew mommies in the morning were not going to watch him. It is also rumored he is hard to get along with and that hurt his tv career as well. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ir-nbc-intern/
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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    It was a mistake for him to assume his TV career would fluorish. He'd have been better served to max out his NFL earning potential first. These guys don't appreciate how hard it is to make NFL type money in the real world. Divorce, personality clashes etc...Things happen

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    When I saw the thread title before opening it all I saw was, Tiki Barber wants to come out...

    I was wondering if he was coming out of the closet or something...long day I guess.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Maybe Brett Favre can hand balls to him on the retirement circuit.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    His ex-teammate on the Giants. He is a LB but his name escapes me.....was on ESPN 1st Take... stating that he was a great player but a lousy teammate and leader.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    His ex-teammate on the Giants. He is a LB but his name escapes me.....was on ESPN 1st Take... stating that he was a great player but a lousy teammate and leader.
    Antonio Pierce?

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Antonio Pierce?
    Yup, basically called him a cancer
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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Yup, basically called him a cancer
    Which is funny, because everything you hear about his twin brother is exactly the opposite -- strong teammate, locker room mentor, etc. He was the one old-guard guy Tampa decided to keep around all the years.
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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Yup, basically called him a cancer
    I had to rewind the DVR watching that piece cause I couldn't beleive it...as delicate as Pierce was, it is few and far between where you see a teammate throw someone under the bus like that.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Antonio Pierce?
    Yes...exactly.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Here we are, mid August, and no team has even had him in for a workout. He'd better have a plan B for earning a living

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    He'd better have a plan B for earning a living
    Perhaps Terrelle Pryor's agent?!? Mrs. Pryor needs someone to make her car payments.
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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Reading Peter King's MMQB, Barber got zero calls from NFL teams. Zero, zip, nil, nada.

    So much for a comeback.

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    Re: Tiki Barber Wants To Come Out of Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Reading Peter King's MMQB, Barber got zero calls from NFL teams. Zero, zip, nil, nada.

    So much for a comeback.
    There was a scathing tweet about Tiki from some sportswriter a few weeks ago that basically amounted to: "A player that comes back to the game not out of love or desire to play and win but because he has bills to pay gets no calls? Shocking."
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