New York Giants Notes: Tiki Can't Turn Off the Faucet Edition

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FILE: Former New York Giants Tiki Barber is inducted into the Giants ?Ring of Honor? during halftime of a game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was reported that former NBC correspondent Tiki Barber is coming out of retirement and returning to the NFL for the 2011 season March 8, 2011. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

[Note by Ed Valentine, 05/27/11 8:45 AM EDT: You can find my take on Tiki over at SB Nation New York. ]

You would think that Tiki Barber would not need all this publicity and shock value within said publicity, but because of the lockout, Barber still does not have an official comeback launched, so he keeps throwing his name out there. The problem is, it's not in a good light, and he coulid be harming his chances of really coming back......

Tiki Barber creates stir with Anne Frank analogy - ESPN New York
Tiki Barber hasn't taken the football field yet in his comeback, but he's already taking hits for making an analogy to Holocaust victim Anne Frank. The former New York Giants running back has been criticized in local media for making the analogy during an interview in this week's Sports Illustrated. At one point in the article, Barber describes going into hiding with his girlfriend after his well-publicized breakup with his then-pregnant wife. Barber and his girlfriend ended up in the attic of the home of the player's agent, Mark Lepselter.

Tiki Barber, trying to look smart by invoking Anne Frank in SI piece, just looks dumb
Really? A married man hiding out with his girlfriend is the same as Anne Frank trying to avoid the Nazis with her family by hiding out in an annex of her father Otto's office in Amsterdam for two years? The Franks were discovered and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank died of typhus in 1945 at the age of 15. Jews being murdered and Barber cheating on his wife don't belong in the same story, no less the same sentence.

I am literally at a loss for words here.

Coughlin can relate to Jacobs' desire for more carries - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Coughlin played wing back for Syracuse in the mid-1960s, and his backfield mates were Floyd Little and Larry Csonka, both of whom went on to Hall-of-Fame careers. Obviously, Coughlin wasn’t No. 1 or No. 2 as a running option, and that drove him crazy, according to Little.
This is hilarious. It's fun to hear and imagine what it must have been like when Coughlin played college ball, and that his fiery demeanor was the same as a player. Drop Percentage: Tight Ends |
The normally dependable Giant suffered from a massive case of the dropsies in leading all TE’s with a 23.91% drop rate. We’ve seen him play a lot better than that, and you wonder if some of those big hits he has taken are playing with his concentration. Next year will be a big year for Boss, who will need to start replicating his 2009 form that had us ready to christen him one of the best in the game.

Maybe there was something in the food that was causing all those drops, or the fact that the food at the Meadowlands is so good, it's all Boss could think about during the games.

Irsay's July 4 CBA deadline on the mark - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
As the calendar moves closer to late July, when NFL training camps generally start, there is one critical question facing the league in its hope to have an uninterrupted season: How fast can teams get players signed and ready to go, assuming there is a collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players? With that in mind, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and NFL general counsel Jeff Pash have pointed to Independence Day as an important date for fans to circle. If the league and the players are at least on the way to a new CBA by that point, then there’s good chance the season will come off without a hitch.

This is a big deal, and I think that the two sides are getting antsy as the labor dispute drags on. Let's hope that means they will be "inspired" to have a deal done soon. I think July 4 is a bit unrealistic, though, considering how slow things are moving in the courts....unless, of course, they know something we don't. And after hearing Steve Smith say that the Giants have organized a team workout at the end of June, maybe there is something in the works we don't know about yet.

By the way, here is a sure sign that time flies, yet it really doesn't -- that fateful game against the Eagles was not even six months ago. I think the Kevin Boss article above made me think to him hauling in that pass to put us up 31-10 before the wheels fell off. Man, I hope we sweep the Eagles, if and when we have a 2011 season.

Have a great and safe holiday weekend, everyone!

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