In this installment of “22 Minutes,” 1010 WINS anchor Brigitte Quinn sits down with former New York Giants running back and current co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki & Tierney, Tiki Barber. Barber discusses life as a radio host, his take on history’s best quarterback, and of course Super Bowl 50.
Barber said he and show co-host Brandon Tierney hit it off right away and even had the same manager prior to teaming up.
BQ: Do you guys hang out?
TB: We do! We have kids about the same age and it makes for organic interaction… it’s a seamless conversation as opposed to “I have this agenda, you have this agenda.” It works and we love it.
BQ: You mentioned Cam Newton and the match-up against Peyton Manning. We have a 39-year-old against a 26-year-old. So, who wins? Experience or youth?
TB: That’s going to be the narrative… Peyton Manning, who’s 39 years old, likely going through his last hurrah to win a championship, that ever-elusive second championship that he’s missed out on two other times… versus this brash, hip-hop generation, energetic, different new version of a quarterback in Cam Newton. It’s very bipolar when you look at their styles of playing and how they win. And it’s kind of indicative of where the league is going.
BQ: Do you think it’s Manning’s last rodeo?
TB: I think it is. There were points in this season where Peyton Manning, statistically, was the worst quarterback in the NFL and it looked like his time had passed. Every great player, and he is a great player, has that little something left. And that’s what people are holding onto.
BQ: Do you think there’s anything to the NFL HGH investigation?
TB: I don’t think so, not as it relates to Peyton… there are a lot of questions. But the NFL, really because of how they handled Tom Brady and deflate-gate, are forced to investigate it in depth.
Barber also called Brady “probably the greatest quarterback of our era” and possibly of all time.
About Tiki Barber: Barber is one of three NFL players in football history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in a career. He retired ranking third all-time in yards per carry and 10th all-time in yards from scrimmage. He holds almost every NY Giants rushing record – total yards, rushing yards, rushing attempts and is second in rushing touchdowns.
Throughout his professional life, Barber has been active in media and journalism with a variety of appearances. In 1998, he began his broadcasting career working for CBS RADIO’s WFAN, which led to stints at WCBS-TV, Sirius Satellite Radio, the YES Network and Fox News Channel.
About Brigitte Quinn: Brigitte anchors mornings at 1010 WINS radio and has worked in broadcasting for more than thirty years. She was a TV anchor at the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NBC. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BS from Cornell University. Her first novel, “Anchored” was published in 2015.
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