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StraightCruzinn
02-04-2013, 04:05 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/

G-Men Surg.
02-04-2013, 04:17 PM
LOL ! The things some ex-players have to do to earn a buck.

njg85m
02-04-2013, 04:22 PM
LOL ! The things some ex-players have to do to earn a buck.

Not really. It's pretty cool of him to take time out of his day to answer literally any questions the fans feel like asking him.

Celebrities do it all the time. Athletes, Actors/Directors, Presidential candidates, and even the sitting president himself has done more than one...

Carter.525
02-04-2013, 04:24 PM
Tiki:

who is your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle..?

Giantz4Life
02-04-2013, 04:27 PM
Not really. It's pretty cool of him to take time out of his day to answer literally any questions the fans feel like asking him.

Celebrities do it all the time. Athletes, Actors/Directors, Presidential candidates, and even the sitting president himself has done more than one...

The best AMA was Arnold Schwarzenegger...He actually hand wrote his responses out and took pictures lol.

Reddit is the reason most of the times I start procrastinating when it comes to getting school work done.

VBGiantsFan
02-04-2013, 04:28 PM
I'll give him credit, he's answering everything Eli related very well. I especially liked this question and answer:

[]musical_stampede 13 points 1 hour ago
Hey Tiki, thanks a lot for doing this. How often do you think about what could have been if you retired a year later? You were obviously still effective on the field, making it to the Pro Bowl.
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[]tikibarber[S] 48 points 1 hour ago
Not very often. I feel I was already moving forward in my professional life, and honestly, I'm not sure the Giants would have won the Super Bowl if I were still there.

People put so much emphasis on me not being there, rather than where it belongs - with Eli ascending to such a great player/leader late in the year. I'm not sure that would have happened if I were still there from a team dynamics standpoint.

G-Men Surg.
02-04-2013, 04:30 PM
Not really. It's pretty cool of him to take time out of his day to answer literally any questions the fans feel like asking him.

Celebrities do it all the time. Athletes, Actors/Directors, Presidential candidates, and even the sitting president himself has done more than one...
Lol, I'm just joking bro and pulling Tiki's leg.

njg85m
02-04-2013, 05:27 PM
The best AMA was Arnold Schwarzenegger...He actually hand wrote his responses out and took pictures lol.

Reddit is the reason most of the times I start procrastinating when it comes to getting school work done.

I was actually going to mention the governators but wasn't sure enough people here would understand. But yea, lol his was awesome.

njg85m
02-04-2013, 05:27 PM
I'll give him credit, he's answering everything Eli related very well. I especially liked this question and answer:

[–]musical_stampede 13 points 1 hour ago
Hey Tiki, thanks a lot for doing this. How often do you think about what could have been if you retired a year later? You were obviously still effective on the field, making it to the Pro Bowl.
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[–]tikibarber[S] 48 points 1 hour ago
Not very often. I feel I was already moving forward in my professional life, and honestly, I'm not sure the Giants would have won the Super Bowl if I were still there.

People put so much emphasis on me not being there, rather than where it belongs - with Eli ascending to such a great player/leader late in the year. I'm not sure that would have happened if I were still there from a team dynamics standpoint.

Yeah he answered mine in like 2 minutes.

dsd28
02-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Cool thread on reddit today: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/

Some interesting questions/answers:

"Question: As a RB, Who is the single defensive player you used to actively try to avoid out on the field?

[] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 219 points 1 hour ago
Jeremiah Trotter. We played each other so much and knew each other so well that when he hit me, he hit me hard. But he'd also help me up and sometimes tickle me under the pile.

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Question: Heh Tiki, lifelong Giants fan, loved you when you were playing and got over the Eli comments after SB42. My question is what do you think you can do to repair the relationship between you and the Giants fans who are still upset over said Eli comments? Besides time of course.

[] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 36 points 1 hour ago
What can I say? I admitted I was wrong, wasn't a personal attack, was doing my job giving commentary...I played for the Giants my entire career and will always root for the Giants.

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Question: Hey Tiki, thanks a lot for doing this. How often do you think about what could have been if you retired a year later? You were obviously still effective on the field, making it to the Pro Bowl.

[] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 124 points 1 hour ago
Not very often. I feel I was already moving forward in my professional life, and honestly, I'm not sure the Giants would have won the Super Bowl if I were still there.
People put so much emphasis on me not being there, rather than where it belongs - with Eli ascending to such a great player/leader late in the year. I'm not sure that would have happened if I were still there from a team dynamics standpoint.

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Question: Do you and Eli Manning have a positive relationship? You called him out after you retired and he won a Super Bowl the next year, something that you were never able to do.

[] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 178 points 2 hours ago
Yes, actually Eli and I get along great. I expressed an opinion about Eli that I was wrong about. Get over it. He did!

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Question: When was the moment you realized you wanted to retire?

[] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 60 points 1 hour ago
Almost did after Wellington Mara and Bob Tisch passed away in 2005. Then after Eagles game, second week in 2006, I realized physically I couldn't do it much longer. I didn't want to be broken down at 40."

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click the link (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/) above to read more!

Rusty192
02-04-2013, 09:20 PM
"Question: As a RB, Who is the single defensive player you used to actively try to avoid out on the field?

[–] (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/#)tikibarber (http://www.reddit.com/user/tikibarber)[S (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/17vpxf/iam_tiki_barber_new_york_giants_career_rushing/)] 219 points 1 hour ago
Jeremiah Trotter. We played each other so much and knew each other so well that when he hit me, he hit me hard. But he'd also help me up and sometimes tickle me under the pile.wtf? lol

Why this thread doesn't have more replies is beyond me. Needs Harooni.

Harooni
02-04-2013, 10:08 PM
I love how he said get over it. fans do need to get over and stop harping on one or two comments.

JB456
02-05-2013, 11:45 AM
I'll give him credit, he's answering everything Eli related very well. I especially liked this question and answer:

[–]musical_stampede 13 points 1 hour ago
Hey Tiki, thanks a lot for doing this. How often do you think about what could have been if you retired a year later? You were obviously still effective on the field, making it to the Pro Bowl.
permalink

[–]tikibarber[S] 48 points 1 hour ago
Not very often. I feel I was already moving forward in my professional life, and honestly, I'm not sure the Giants would have won the Super Bowl if I were still there.

People put so much emphasis on me not being there, rather than where it belongs - with Eli ascending to such a great player/leader late in the year. I'm not sure that would have happened if I were still there from a team dynamics standpoint.

This proves Tiki is a stand up character. How many NFL players, with their enormous egos, would say that their presence might have prevented their team from winning the Super Bowl? Many Giants talk a lot a trash about Tiki but he was an amazing runningback for this team and he deserves at least a little respect.

I know he questioned Eli's leadership ability but who didn't have at least some doubts about Eli early on? He wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire (I'm a Eli Homer btw).

giantscolombia
02-05-2013, 12:08 PM
wtf? lol

Why this thread doesn't have more replies is beyond me. Needs Harooni.

hahahah definitely does.... that comment from Tiki was super weird hahahaha

tickled me under the pile?!??!!?

what?

rebelfan1966
02-05-2013, 12:45 PM
Tickle Fight ....lol

dezzzR
02-05-2013, 12:51 PM
I love how he said get over it. fans do need to get over and stop harping on one or two comments.And then someone said "like you got over your wife" Lmao. Thats mean