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Ronde Barber: Giants fans wrong for booing Tiki

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10:44 AM ET 10.09 | Ronde Barber heard the boos rain down on his brother at the Meadowlands Sunday night and he says that reaction says something about Giants fans. Nothing very good. "It reflects poorly on the Giants fans," Ronde told Sirius NFL Radio Friday. "They were there to honor him for what he did on the football field and they let what he's done post-football come into play. I think it's unfortunate." Tiki Barber was one of 30 ex-Giants enshrined in the new "Ring of Honor" at halftime of the Giants' victory over Chicago. But he was the only one booed, thanks largely to critical comments he made about Tom Coughlin.

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October 9, 2010  10:46 AM ET

i dont care either way....but its totally understandable when he bashed coughlin and manning the way he did once he retired. talking about how he'd laugh at manning in the huddle and how he wasnt believable. granted...id ont care for Eli either...but you cant make those comments, bash the team, and then expect to be applauded upon your return...

October 9, 2010  10:46 AM ET

on national televised games mind you!

October 9, 2010  10:48 AM ET

Ronde needs to shut his pie hole, he played for team who's fan don't care if they win.

October 9, 2010  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ronde needs to shut his pie hole, he played for team who's fan don't care if they win.

I think it's Tiki who need to shut his Pie-hole...

Even before he left he's been very free with his opinion and that hasn't stopped...

Being a Giant Fan - I don't particularly care for what Tiki has to say.

If I was there (and had to pick one guy to Boo) it would have been Tiki...

Don't get me wrong - Still Love Tiki as a Player.

October 9, 2010  11:05 AM ET

He took cheap shots at his former team to launch his broadcasting career, and they made a clown out of him by then winning the Super Bowl; then he cheated on his pregnant wife and lost said broadcasting job; and now he and his brother are surprised that people are booing?

October 9, 2010  11:08 AM ET

The team showed class by honoring him when he has has said little about them that wasn't some kind of slam since he retired. Don't want to get booed, Tiki? Then shut up.

October 9, 2010  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The team showed class by honoring him when he has has said little about them that wasn't some kind of slam since he retired. Don't want to get booed, Tiki? Then shut up.

Too true!!

October 9, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think it's Tiki who need to shut his Pie-hole...Even before he left he's been very free with his opinion and that hasn't stopped...Being a Giant Fan - I don't particularly care for what Tiki has to say.If I was there (and had to pick one guy to Boo) it would have been Tiki...Don't get me wrong - Still Love Tiki as a Player.

Forget Tiki!

October 9, 2010  11:29 AM ET

Making harsh negative statements is a lot easier sitting in the booth than the locker room. Don't bite the hand that feeds you (or fed you) you big dummy Tiki. Hopefully you learned your lesson.

October 9, 2010  11:55 AM ET

I don't care for his comments, but he was being honored for what he accomplished on the field, not off of it. He shouldn't have been booed for his off field antics

October 9, 2010  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He took cheap shots at his former team to launch his broadcasting career, and they made a clown out of him by then winning the Super Bowl; then he cheated on his pregnant wife and lost said broadcasting job; and now he and his brother are surprised that people are booing?

Thats enough to Book Tiki, I wonder why he is still on NBC, cheated on pregnant wife!
Thats low man, very low, I turn the sound off every time Tiki comes on. New York!!!

October 9, 2010  12:01 PM ET

Comment numbers five and six basically hit the nail on the head, I think.

October 9, 2010  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Thats enough to Book Tiki, I wonder why he is still on NBC, cheated on pregnant wife!Thats low man, very low, I turn the sound off every time Tiki comes on. New York!!!

In his defense, he was probably cheating before she got pregnant as well.

October 9, 2010  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He took cheap shots at his former team to launch his broadcasting career, and they made a clown out of him by then winning the Super Bowl; then he cheated on his pregnant wife and lost said broadcasting job; and now he and his brother are surprised that people are booing?

I agree 100%.

October 9, 2010  12:10 PM ET

Duh next to crazy battery tossing Philly fans NY is a close second. They must have paid people to not boo McNabb - so once the chears started the other drunked fans in Philly did not know any better, they figured it out his first play though.

October 9, 2010  12:12 PM ET

Now that I got that out (having attended games in both cities it is an eye opener) Tiki should not have showed up - he has had bad blood with them for a bit now.

October 9, 2010  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

In his defense, he was probably cheating before she got pregnant as well.

Thats a defense?

October 9, 2010  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He took cheap shots at his former team to launch his broadcasting career, and they made a clown out of him by then winning the Super Bowl; then he cheated on his pregnant wife and lost said broadcasting job; and now he and his brother are surprised that people are booing?

Agreed.

If Tiki ever wants to see what a Super Bowl ring looks like, he can go to Ronde's house.

October 9, 2010  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He took cheap shots at his former team to launch his broadcasting career, and they made a clown out of him by then winning the Super Bowl; then he cheated on his pregnant wife and lost said broadcasting job; and now he and his brother are surprised that people are booing?

Agreed.

For everything the Giants and city of New York gave to him...he threw them under the bus. What this says about the New York Giants fans is that THEY know what went on, and did NOT forget it.

 
October 9, 2010  12:59 PM ET

Several years ago when he was playing for the Giants, Tom Coughlin probably saved his career by requiring him to carry the ball differently to reduce the likelihood of fumbles. His career was resurrected, and then he got his big head. I used to like this guy before he started shooting his mouth off. I guess the old saying by Lincoln rings very true here: "It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it up and remove all doubt." Time to fade into obscurity, Tiki.

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