Tiki Barber beefed so much with the Giants that everyone forgot how great he was

Ajoutée 13 juin 2019
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Tiki Barber ran the ball. The Giants liked that! Tiki Barber ran his mouth. The Giants didn't like that. While he statistically is the greatest running back in franchise history, the New York Giants and Tiki Barber became two ships passing in the night - but like if one of those ships would occasionally talk trash about the other ship.
Without him, the Giants found the success that had eluded them while Barber was on the roster. And without them, Barber found ways to stay busy. He bashed Eli. He bashed Coughlin. And he made it so no one missed the running back who had retired in his prime.
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  • If we had comments on posts/videos like today back in 2008, everyone after Super Bowl XLII would be saying: Tiki Barber punching the air right now

  • You forgot to mention the Ring of Honor introduction at Giants Stadium for "Ol Tiki" . It didn't go well for him , and that's a damn shame . He had no one to blame for that but himself .

  • Dude has narcissistic personality disorder he puts a show of being a nice guy things are going his way but when he hits a rough patch he deflects blame and tries to throw everyone else under the bus.

  • S/o Drunk ass Kerry Collins

  • It amazes me how Billionaire "owner" could make these brothers from the streets leave "MONEY on the DAMN table. Strahan ended up getting his back 20 fold because of his media accomplishments. Barber will always regret that. These TEAMS make their payroll and salary cap just on TV money. Seats, concessions, ALL the rest is profit. Players better get ALL they can.

  • It took me years to learn that most successes in life comes from having the ability to simply stfu. Tiki was young. It happens.

  • That pic with Tiki in between Coughlin and Manning is just so perfect.

  • Tiki has some white ass teeth tho

  • Very good player. Great he was not.

  • Barber was a horrible fumbler before Coughlin became coach. Anyone who justifies him leaving his wife for another woman is a douchebag.

  • 2:22 "vicious take down of Brett Favre!?" Uh, no. There was nothing "vicious" about it. It was planned. Favre and Strahan spoke about it beforehand, and Favre 'let' him get the record breaking sack. As you can see in the footage, Favre just fell down as Strahan kinda dove at him but bare;y touched him.

  • Saquon Barkley

  • i remember reading a book about him and ronde's childhood when i was a kid way back when

  • How tf is there no video Jerry Jones and jimmy johnson beef

  • Ronde Barber is the better Barber while we’re at it.. Saquon Barkley>Tiki Barber Numbers don’t always mean you’re one of the best at a level of competition as demanding as the NFL, Tiki Barber will always fall into the category of players whose ego hurt his team, there’s a reason why the Giants won a SB the year after he retired and another one a few years later. I still find it hilarious that Tiki called out Eli over “leadership”, Eli’s entire career he’s lead by example not with his mouth, which might be why he won 2 SuperBowls ...

  • Tiki had a "chip" on his shoulder ... Eli got "Two CHIPS' on his hands!!

  • I guess at the end elli manning beat Brady twice he got the last laugh so did strahan

  • Barber has no right to call out strahain. Michael wasba true giant he was there since 92 he came after the giants had all there success

  • But I dont feel bad for him he was arrogant

  • The funny thing is he retires and the win so if he played that year they would of been a lot better if the team buy there heart into it

  • He was a cancer to the Giants! Glad they won the championship the following year of his retirement!!! He's a P.O.S.!!!

  • crazy how folk dont like ur attitude then will diminish ur greatness... tiki was a great player period. he and rodney Hampton were my fav giants rbs of all time.

  • Lifelong NYG fan here and its crazy how Tiki's legacy has become. We loved him, til we hated him. Plus Strahan has pretty much done the stuff that Tiki wanted to do..but even more succesfully. SB rings plus a much stronger tv career. So I wouldnt be surprised if there is still some level of jealousy. But all in all, I am grateful for Tiki's career. He became the legit feature back(eventually) after us Giants fans had been without 1 since Rodney Hampton(1 of my childhood faves). I enjoyed him as a player. But Saquon has the talent and drive to pretty much eradicate Barber's records. Its just a shame that a guy like Tiki is essentially persona non grata. Hope he can get back in the fold and make ammends w the teammates he turned off.

  • Damn Plaxico has a tiny head...

  • Football players need to worry about makijng as much money As possible

  • That “vicious” hit in Favre by Strahan was completely scripted lol. Favre intentionally went the wrong direction so that Strahan could get the record

  • He was damn right most of the time n tell u the truth...people gotta respect the career span of almost and really good running back. Back then u were lucky 2 have 2 strong seasons as a rb

  • Kerry Collins wasn't the reason they lost that Super Bowl. It was the Ravens defense

  • Everyone forgets that before those 4 years of greatness, he would fumble the ball at least once a game.

  • Barber has a lying face. His bone structure looks like a fish so when I see him on his show now I’m like you don’t seem genuine. Everything that is a analogy is scorned girlfriends or stalker girlfriend and I’m like you’re almost 50 dude.

  • I no he mad about Barkley lol

  • Urgh. I forgot the Giants had those alternate red jerseys. That had to be the dumbest decision ever.

  • I love that I requested this and it was made. Thanks SB Nation!

  • He was truly great, but also a real arse-hole. In this, not so different from many star athletes in many sports, through history. Thanks for the yards and effort Tiki, but keep your attitude.

  • Carolina had a killer on that team No I think they really did have a killer on that team

  • Beef History: Dolly Parton vs Jolene

  • SB nation:Tiki is the best RB Giants ever had Saquon: Hold my Calf muscles

  • Tiki walked out on great team that in end wen he left.Won 2 SB and he could of been part of it.Sad but real.

  • Best NYG RB? That's arguable for sure

  • John Wall and Marcin Gortat could be an interesting one. Isiah Thomas with Jordan and Pippen could also be a long one since he feuded them both, so alost like a 2 for 1 video for y'all. If you wanna go old school, Ali-Frazier. Pretty much all sports fans in their 20s or older may know, but could be a great retroactive video for us and a great reminder of the maybe the best individual fued to the younger fans. Bird-Magic, Clemens-Piazza, Shaq-Kobe and Harding-Kerrigan are the very very obvious ones that I am sure you guys have been requested hundreds of times. Federer-Nadal, Arnie-Jack are both sports that are not huge in NA but still great fueds. If you want to do ones beyond athletes, Rozelle-Al Davis and Martin-Steinbrenner are good ones too. These are the fueds that I can think of with actual beef and an abundance of trash talk and bulletin board material, not just two people who happen to be good at the same time in the same field and the media dubbing it a "rivalry". Hope some of these suggestions come true, keep up the grwat wor the sports community really appreciates it!

  • I always liked Tiki Barber... ...as a solid fantasy pick.

  • True LOL. He doesn't come off very sympathetic when he appears on television either. Always wondered what happened, but never cared enough to find out before now. I used to think he was really good but now he's very forgettable.

  • 2:22 roughing the passer

  • Wtf.. I have been watching your content for over a year and just now realized I wasn’t subscribed. My bad.

  • I never forgot

  • @ 0:42 that is Rodney Hampton not Tiki Barber

  • Strahan ended up losing all his money in divorce. That's why he has to do all these talk shows. Apparently getting rid of Tiki, was what was needed for the Giants to go ahead and win a Super Bowl.

    • Apparently so. His energy effected his team in a subsconcious team. Strahan deserves it with all that sleeping around. No wonder he's doing all these tv shows ...and doing well honestly

  • David justice 1995 World Series rewind!

  • Barber is one of the biggest POSs...I wish I could find the tape of him rolling his eyes and being outright annoyed while he thought he was off camera while on John Madden was doing a segment with him on SNF...

    • Mhmm yup. I grew up watching them play. I had my eyes glued on the screen specifically for quick video shots of players when they didn't they the cameras vantage point was on them for the moment. Boy, tiki is not the person portrayed to the public

  • Tiki “my face is too big for my head” Barber