Eli Manning Grows A Set, Trashes Tiki

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's still beyond me how someone who trashes coaches in the media and throws teammates under the bus during interviews got a job in network TV (it's not like them to hire people like this). But alas, the quientessential teammate got a job with NBC. If you saw Tiki's debut on Sunday you know he's still ragging on the Giants, and just like last year.....I'm sure everyone in New York is just begging Tiki to shut the hell up.

Well now that he's gone...someone has. That someone is Elisha Manning, and he did so on ESPN 1050 in New York....

"I don't always believe everything Tiki says. I feel very comfortable. And I saw the [halftime show] last night and it seemed very rehearsed, kind of like his pregame speeches in a way," Manning said. "I feel confident in what I'm doing in getting the team ready. And if you ask any of the players around here who the leader is of this offense, they're going to say me."

"I'm not gonna lose any sleep over what Tiki says at halftime of a preseason game. Tiki is just making a smooth transition into his role as media and that's just part of their deal," Manning added.
Burn! Welcome to the Thunderdome Tiki!!! This is going to be a hard battle for you to win. Well it will be a hard battle, up until Eli throws 3 picks in the opening game of the season against the Cowboys......on NBC. Okay....nevermind.

I like the trash-talking Elisha, but please do something first. Life isn't going to be easier this year with Tiki yucking it up with Peter King, and not protecting your ass on third down with a dinky flare to the right side.

Eli Manning: 'I'm Not Gonna Lose Any Sleep Over What Tiki [Barber] Says' (Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:26 PM

7 Comments:

"I saw the [halftime show] last night and it seemed very rehearsed"

Television shows rehearse? Somebody should tell Emmitt Smith that before his next Monday Night Countdown show.

Aug 21, 2007, 3:36:00 PM  

A controversy involving two overrated New York athletes that the rest of the country doesn't care about?

Over/under on how long this takes to be mentioned on tonight's SportsCenter: ten minutes.

Anonymous said...
Aug 21, 2007, 4:14:00 PM  

This site was created for Tiki Barber.

GMoney said...
Aug 21, 2007, 4:16:00 PM  

I think Eli is absolutely right to trash Tiki. I think you're going to hear more and more trashing of Tiki as the season goes on. If the Giants are any good that is.

Tiki was the reason for most of the dissension on that team He's one of those people that goes to one guy and says "did you hear what other guys are saying about you?" and then runs to another and says "so-in-so over there said ..." and then just sits back in his nice suit and pretty smile and pretends to be above all of it.

Jay said...
Aug 21, 2007, 7:22:00 PM  

I'm reserving judgement, because I do hate Tiki for so many reasons and I do think Eli so far has been soft.

But if Tiki is willing to start calling out teams other than the Giants, then he may be on to something. It would be a nice change to see a former player actually do his job of reporting and analyzing, instead of fluffing up his friends and "protecting the shield." Jerome tried doing it last year when he talked about Cowher, and then someone put the gag on him for the rest of the season.

"Let them talk! Let them talk!"

btw...the comment on Emmitt was great...he is TERRIBLE, and a complete backwards idiot.

Anonymous said...
Aug 22, 2007, 1:22:00 AM  

Can I ask an obvious question? How the hell did Eli see the halftime show of the game he was playing in?? shouldn't he have been in the locker room getting ready for the second half?

WCT said...
Aug 22, 2007, 9:04:00 AM  

^^^^

It's called TiVo. Welcome to the 21st century.

Anonymous said...
Sep 2, 2007, 12:32:00 PM  

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