Ronde “reignited the fire” for Tiki

AP

So why is running back Tiki Barber returning to the NFL?

“After seeing my brother [Ronde Barber] still have fun at our age, it reignited the fire. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of seeing if I can get back to the level  of where I was,” Barber told Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.  “I started working out again recently.  It kind of shocked myself.  I still had a lot of the strength I had before.  I’m really looking forward to making a return.”

Many will assume that Barber’s financial obligations — and lack of network TV money — has fueled his desire to squeeze the last few drops of physical ability out of his muscles, bones, and connective tissues.  If things go well, it could also provide him with an off-field bump, paving the way for an appearance on Dancing with the Stars and generally positioning him for #winning.

20 responses to “Ronde “reignited the fire” for Tiki

  1. Never mind the fire, something tells me this guy is going to be lucky to spend the 2011 season splitting carries with Ahman Green in the UFL.

  2. Boy, you said a couple posts ago that you were happy to have some non lock out talk to “report” on.

    That was the understatement of the year.

  3. LOL… after looking at your bank account, and seeing your ex-wife pillage it (child support, alimony and etc), you realized you needed to go back to football.

    Divorce and child support could lead you to financial ruins.

  4. “Tiki also reportedly received a positive note of encouragement from actor Charlie Sheen, who told him he could come back, signaling it in just one word”.

    “Winning”

  5. “It kind of shocked myself”? Is that verbatim? It’s a stunner that the broadcasting career kind of sputtered, isn’t it?

  6. Translation: My twin is showing me up by still competing in the same league I retired from. He’s still making money and is popular and in the lime lite while most people have already totally forgotten about me and my ego cant handle it.

  7. I just hope playing again will shut him up. Very few players have gone on to make such asses of themselves in the media in retirement.

  8. Tiki has washed out as a Journalist and as a husband/father. He’s got nothing else to do and is seeing that he’s far from financially secure. I can’t imagine any team out there is as desperate as Tiki is.

    I see the future for Tiki Barber.., and it’s selling shoes at FootLocker.

  9. I guess that broadcasting career didn’t turn out the way he hoped.

    When your only talking point about yourself is an SAT score from 25 years ago, forgive us if we lose interest.

    Scumbag off the field. Tin man on the field. Stiff on screen.

  10. Ronde reignited the fire alright, when he can still take his family on vacation, and Tiki is struggling to decide which mistress to take to Denny’s.

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