Tiki Barber Good News Bad News Story

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Updated: November 16, 2007

TIKI BARBER

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS STORY

AS 2 ‘BROTHERS’ BATTLE FOR NFL SUPREMACY

FASHION PLATE TIKI BARBER ( AND THOSE WHITE TEETH )

First the Bad News

for Tiki

Looks like you lost the MVP

you might have won Saturday

Sunday

when Shaun Alexander

” won it back ”

( more about Shaun later )

NOW THE GOOD NEWS TIKI

You will finish 2nd for MVP

You will finish 2nd in yards rushing

EVEN BETTER NEWS

Because of you Tiki. The New Jersey Giants are in the Playoffs, have the home field advantage against Carolina, and unless proven otherwise next Sunday you may be the difference even more than Eli Manning who can take New Jersey within knocking distance of this year’s SuperBowl.

THE BEST NEWS

You are finally getting the Respect & Attention you have deserved for years but which has escaped you for so long. Justice can grind exceedingly slowly. Even in Sports. As you so well know.

Back to the Present

Respect is Yours !

After Saturday’s Giants 31-21 win over the Raiders in Oakland. No doubt without Tiki’s exploits New Jersey would have faced Defeat and a dreaded on the road Playoff game next weekend. But that did not happen.

Here’s why most of all

Back Tiki Barber ran for 203 yards on 28 carries highlighted by a 95 yard Touchdown run. To give it a little perspective Barber had 8 times more rushing yards Saturday than the entire Oakland Raiders team. We could not find a Stat on that ( this isn’t baseball ) but be sure that has rarely happened this season if not in the history of the NFL.

What had Barber and teammates most excited at the end of the game other than their Playoff good fortune to be playing next week in New Jersey rather than Carolina. What had them all excited is that with his performance in the final regular game Barber took the lead in his battle with Shaun Alexander for the 2005 rushing yardage championship. And with that Title Tiki would have had a real boost toward winning the MVP.

O to Dream

if only for one day

if only to be shattered

on Sunday afternoon

The reality is Shaun Alexander had an MVP advantage over Barber in what admittedly would have been a very close vote had Alexander not had one more game himself to play. Against lowly Green Bay. And Shaun was not about to Ride the Bench even in this meaningless game as Seattle had already won their NFC West handily and have a Bye next week to rest.

Instead

Shaun Alexander took names and kicked ass on Sunday. First of all he scored one more TD for a season total of 28 making him the All Time Single Season Leader in that prestigious and important Category. That probably sealed his MVP. But for some ‘free’ insurance Alexander ran for 70 yards on 20 carries nothing at all like Tiki’s exploits Saturday but more to the point enough to have Alexander edge out Barber by 20 yards 1880 yds. to 1860 yds. to claim that Title.

Shaun Alexander will be

NFL MVP

Looked at from their career vantage point both also very much in the same League. Barber has 9 seasons to Alexander’s 6. Tiki has a Total of almost 8800 yards rushing whole Shaun now has just over 7500 yds. to his Credit. Most telling of all is their average carry over both their careers.

Both have Averaged

exactly 4.6 yards a carry

What will make this Story bigger

is if Seattle and New Jersey meet

during the Playoffs

if they do

All the Talk will be of

Alexander & Barber

( and what a Game )

Pray for It !

POSTSCRIPT

More NFL Justice

( of the negative kind )

Dallas owner Jerry Jones and Dallas head coach Bill Parcells will have to live with the PAIN of not making the Playoffs once again. Isn’t it interesting in Parcells’ 3 seasons coaching the Cowboys the ONLY season they made the Playoffs was his first BEFORE he could build the team back and put his stamp on the Cowboys.

Divine Justice Boys

for SCREWING

Black QB Quincy Carter

We have NO doubt and neither should ANY of you who know anything about anything let alone NFL Football that with Quincy Jones Quarterbacking these last 2 seasons and growing better and better Dallas would have done far better and YES just might be favored to make it to the SuperBowl in February.

Instead they knifed Quincy

in the Back and now

the only place

Jones & Parcells are going

is back Home losers

Thank God &

Praise the Lord

for Divine Justice

Quincy let this inspire you

to get back in the NFL

IN HIS SUPERMAN UNIFORM