So, if you’re Tiki Barber, where’s your head at this week?
Just a season ago, Barber was the captain and leader of the Giants. He announced early on that the 2006-07 season, would be his last, so for the entire year it was an informal going away tour for him. Many felt he was just reaching his peak and had several years left in him. But, to Tiki’s credit, he had interests outside of the game and wanted to pursue them.
After being courted by ESPN, FOX and others, he landed with NBC as a correspondent on the Today Show, but most notably on NBC’s Sunday night Football in America show. Early on, he was criticized heavily by calling out some of his former teammates and airing their dirty laundry — something that’s against the code of NFL players.
But as the season progressed, he found his niche and along with Bob Costas, Jerome Bettis and Cris Collinsworth, formed a decent team.
But one has to wonder, with the Giants in the Super Bowl and the only way he’ll be involved is as a reporter, is Tiki a bit salty? Apparently not. He seems content with where he is and is proud and supportive of his former teammates.
Yeah right, you know it’s eating him up on the inside.