some fans felt betrayed when Tiki retired while Eli was still going through his growing pains. Tiki never critized Eli's play when he was a player and barely said anything about him afterward. Coughlin was the main reason Tiki retired , Strahan talked about Coughlin in his book and Warner told the story how he pulled TC aside and told him we was losing the locker room. Tiki said he believed in eli he also said he was picking blue for both sb wins. why the grudge?
But to answer the question. People hate Tiki because he gossiped about what was going on the huddle of his former team. At that point he's not an ex-giant he's a double agent, a spy, a merc. Everyone knows that Vegas rules apply to the huddle and Tiki broke the rules.
Also any claims that he "believed" in Eli is total B.S. You don't call someone "laughable" when you believe in him. Coughlin might have been one of the reasons Tiki retired but another reason was the he felt he would never win anything with Eli at QB.
So now he comes talking all nice AFTER Eli wins 2 SBs. Where was he when everyone was trashing the kid? I didn't hear Tiki saying anything about how "Laughable" the NFLs top 100 list was for not including Eli.
Tiki is a turncoat bandwagon *****.
My 5 year old son right before the kickoff of the Super Bowl 46: Dad, are the Giants gonna win?
My 5 year old son right before the kickoff of Super Bowl 46: Do you promise?
Burier: Yes. I promise.
Now, did he not say even he "disparaged" Eli?
As a player Tiki never said any disparaging words about Eli. To be honest Tiki deserves an honorary SB ring.