Tike Barber retirement

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  1. TexanSam

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    Peter King wrote an article about Tiki Barber in his Monday Morning Quarterback.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/peter_king/10/22/tiki.barber/index.html

    After reading the article, I respect Tiki Barber a whole lot. He's leaving millions on the table to go out on his terms to probably get into broadcasting, either in sports or politics. From the way some of these athletes present themselves, it seems that all they care about is themselves. Tiki Barber seems to be different. I don't know much about Tiki, but if kids want a role model in the NFL forget Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, or anyone like that. Tiki Barber seems like a good guy.
     
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    ESPN is really taking shots at this guy for wanting to retire cuz he will make $8 million next year. I guess they think that every single player only cares about money
     
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    He has always been one of my favorite players. And that is hard for me to say cuz I hate everyone on the Giants roster except their O-line & D-line
     
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    No kidding. they could be fake tho. those dudes are bankin some heavy cash
     
  5. Maddict5

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    saw this on page 2 and thought it was good (and pretty true)

     
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    I don't understand it much. He is still obviously in shape to play and he can make alot of money playing another year...you would think he just lost his passion for the game, but if he is going to leave to be a broadcaster? He is still going to be around football. Maybe he just doesn't want to "play" anymore. I think he is going to regret this...you should play as long as you are able...instead of sitting in the booth talking about other players when you know damn well you could be out there playing.
     
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    on his TV interview he said something like he doesnt want to be one of those guys that cant walk when he's done. He wants to go out on his own terms
     
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    If he played his contract out he may be able to WALK into the hall of fame.
     


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    Just imagine how good Tronde Barber (Tiki & Ronde) would be if it was one person instead of two. They had to split their talent halfway at birth and are still awesome
     
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    twice as good???:redtowel:
     
  11. I actually have one of the books for my little, it's not bad, teaches good lessons.
     
  12. kingh99

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    If I was RB all I would care about was the money. RB is a mercenary position. Also a suicide position. There's a reason these guys retire early. There's a reason why the ones that succeed are slightly (greatly?) warped. My prototype RB would be Clinton Portis. I think he enjoys receiving as much as giving pain. Definitely an oddball. Ditto guys like Sweetness, Riggins, poor ole Earl, these guys ran themselves to death. Then you got the guys that retired way early because they tired of being the target for maximum punishment from 11 of the most physically fit headhunters in the world every Sunday.
     
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    Tiki is great. I love the Direct TV commercial, he is having fun.
     
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    This is just my opinion, but I would retire even earlier, if I were an NFL runningback. All that money you already have and you're putting you're health in such jeopardy. I guess I might feel different if I was all caught up in wanting my team to win though and felt that I was a necesarry part of that.
     
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    I still feel sorry for Earl. He didnt run himself to death. The Oilers ran him to death cuz he was the only thing that worked for them
     
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    And no Superbowl. That is what I would play for. A Superbowl win. Ronde got one, surprised Tiki doesn't want to try a few more years to get one.
     

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