WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tiki Barber’s agent speaks about the former Giants’ intestinal fortitude and claims he’s not going to Tampa Bay

Written by Elie Mystal on . Posted in Posts, Sports

The transition from feature tailback to talk show sidekick has been rocky for Tiki Barber. He has tried to be as cutting and occasionally inflammatory as other sports commentators, yet he has been criticized as an athlete and disloyal teammate, instead of a burgeoning television analyst.

Barber’s longtime agent Mark Lepselter thinks that the media should lay off their new colleague. “Half the people that throw darts couldn’t take it themselves,” he said.

Unlike his predecessors, the loquacious Barber made his private thoughts about his former team very public. He wrote that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the joy out of football. He disparaged quarterback Eli Manning’s leadership abilities.
Then he sat back and watched his draconian former coach with his comical quarterback win Super Bowl XLII.  According to the New York tabloids, the dramatic turn of events has left Barber with egg on his face.

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A-Rod Wins MVP

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Alex Rodriguez may be the most image-conscious, greedy, obnoxious athlete this side of Terrell Owens, but at least for this year, he’s also the American League’s best player. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America overwhelmingly voted A-Rod the AL MVP yesterday, awarding him 26 of the 28 first-place votes and 382 points. The runner-up was [&hellip
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Giants Win Marred By Injuries

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After the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants like rented mules last weekend, many analysts prognosticated that the G-Men would collapse like a house of cards down the stretch. After all, the Giants have made a habit of second-half implosions over the past few seasons. But New York proved they weren’t completely spineless yesterday, [&hellip
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Jets Shock Steelers

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The New York Jets were bound to win one eventually. Yesterday, “eventually” finally came. After losing numerous close games over the past two months, The Team That Couldn’t Win knocked off the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 in overtime at the Meadowlands on Sunday. Kicker Mike Nugent (pictured) booted a 38-yard field with 5:03 remaining in [&hellip
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Yanks In Spotlight

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Although Barry Bonds has stolen most of the headlines today for his illegal activities, the New York Yankees have a criminal of their own.  Derek Jeter, a.k.a. Mr. Perfect, apparently isn’t so perfect after all. According to the government, the Yankees’ captain owes the state of New York million of dollars for claiming on his [&hellip
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Yanks Make Rivera An Offer

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The Steinbrenner kids certainly learned one thing from their father: How to spend money like drunken sailors at a Thai whorehouse. One day after shelling out $52.4 million to Jorge Posada—making him the highest-paid catcher in baseball—the Yankees are trying to make closer Mariano Rivera the highest-paid reliever in baseball. The Yankees offered Rivera a [&hellip
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Yanks Keep Posada

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Like a desperate husband who pawns his wedding ring for $50, the New York Yankees drastically overpaid for Jorge Posada last night, as they hurried to re-sign the 36-year-old catcher before their exclusive right to negotiate with him disappeared at midnight. The team made Posada the highest-paid catcher in baseball, giving him a four-year, $52.4 [&hellip
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