Friday, February 8, 2008

Tiki Barber takes credit for the NY Giants Super Bowl win

This falls under "Not from the Onion." For those of you that don't follow American pro football. Tiki Barber was a star running back for the NY Giants (with an outsized ego) and retired before the season started to become a tv announcer. He spent a significant part of the year badmouthing his coach and quarterback. The Giants just won the Super Bowl without him. Tiki:

“I feel great joy for them because I know in a lot of ways I helped a lot of guys on that team,” Barber said. “I know Brandon was someone who benefited from me being there; even criticizing someone is a way of getting them to think about themselves.”

I asked Barber if he thought his criticism of Manning helped prod him out of a shell. “I don’t know, cause Eli doesn’t pay attention, ” Barber said laughing. “In this case, it made him stand up and I guess become aware.”