Tiki Barber Might Not Totally Understand Anne Frank

Tiki Barber’s life has been a crazy one. He’s gone from being the most successful hair stylist in Hawaii (cough) to being the star running back of the New York Giants, to being a correspondent for The Today Show and Football Night in America/Sunday Night Footbal, to being a veteran on the comeback trail. A crazy life, yes, but not necessarily one wherein he had to hide in an attic for two years to keep from being murdered in a holocaust. Of course, that didn’t stop Barber from comparing himself to Anne Frank in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Maybe he was trying to compare himself to Helen Keller?

A quote from L. Jon Wertheim’s SI piece:

Barber and Johnson went into hiding in the attic of Lepselter’s house in New Jersey. “Lep’s Jewish,” says Barber, “and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing.” (Here is Barber writ small: He has the wit and smarts to make an Anne Frank allusion and the artlessness to liken himself—an adulterer trying to elude gossip columnists—to a Holocaust victim.)

“He has the wit and smarts to have read a book at some point in his lifetime and remember it.” I’m not sure “wit” or “smarts” are the words that come to mind when I read about Tiki Barber comparing himself to Anne f**king Frank, although Sports Illustrated could suddenly be adopting the biting wit of the New Yorker, I don’t know, I don’t really read it unless I’m waiting for the dentist.

I hate this guy. Wait, I take that back. Brandon, is it really you who mentioned hate, oh Brandon, how could you?

[H/T Off the Bench]