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In an article that might as well be titled <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/09/05/laborday/1.html">Peter King's Conjecture</a>, Sports Illustrated auteur Peter King says former NFL star Tiki Barber isn't adjusting well to the reality that nobody wanted him, even though he <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/03/tiki-barber-will-in-fact-call-it-a-comeback">really, really wanted back in</a>.
Right before the NFL Lockout lifted, it seemed like the most exciting thing about the shortened and hyper-intensive free agency would be the rush to sign the quality running backs, which were basically DeAngelo Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw.
Tiki Barber's life has been a crazy one.
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We haven't had a good comeback story that didn't involve Brett Favre or a cell phone lately, so here's one for you: Tiki Barber, the NFL's 12th leading rusher all-time, is plotting a return to the NFL.
Apparently we never got around to mentioning that Tiki Barber <a href="http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2010/04/my-dear-i-leave-you-with-my-head-held-high.html">is dumping his Asian wife for a white girl</a>, partly because of my travel schedule, and partly because Tiki is the black Paris Hilton.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin has long been rumored to be unpopular with his players.
Tiki Barber will make close to $10 million more than I will over the next four years, as he's <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16432898/from/ET/" target="_blank">going to sign a deal</a> with ABC/ESPN that will give the Giants running back $2.
For possibly the first time in history, the New York Post's Page Six isn't just mindless chatter about stupid famous whores.
In case you missed it, semi-literate blowhard Michael Irvin called Tiki Barber a <a href="http://www.newsday.com/sports/printedition/ny-spgnotes244946284oct24,0,4255394.story?coll=ny-sports-print" target="_blank">"quitter" and a distraction from his team</a> for deciding to retire after this season.
Well, this is weird for someone who's leading the NFL in rushing: During a promotional book tour in Manhattan, Barber said he was “leaning toward” retiring, and that he had “pretty much” made up his mind.