Tiki Barber: Eli better than Peyton

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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.


Looks like Tiki Barber decided it was time for him to get himself back in the news.

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The former Today Show correspondent/New York Giants running back was on the CBS radio network. During the gabbing, Barber said he thinks Eli Manning is better than Peyton Manning, which is a great way to get people all riled up. 

“The expectation was that he was never going to be Peyton," Barber said. "I remember having these conversations with people who watched Eli in college, saying, ‘He’s good, but he’s never going to be Peyton, he’s not Peyton.’ Guess what? I think he’s better than Peyton. Because of clutch. What matters in sports? It’s winning and losing. You get to the stage and what do you do? Eli’s gotten there and he’s won.”

Ok, so that might be a really dumbed-down version of what Barber actually thinks, but I'm having a hard time believing someone who played professional football for 10 years evaluates quarterbacks on such an elementary basis.

That's not me saying Barber's wrong, that's just me saying that whatever savory, meaty opinion Barber has on this subject he has drowned in ketchup to make it palatable for an audience of morons:

Eli better than Peyton because clutch.

Come on. There's a little more nuance to it than that. Alas, Barber is in the news once again. At least this time it was for saying something nice about a former teammate.

Tagged: Broncos, Giants, Peyton Manning, Tiki Barber, Eli Manning

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