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Tiki Barber -- Hall-of-Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by tommyp, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    With the report that he might retire upon season's end, the question is, is he a Hall-of-Famer?

    I believe that he is a shoo-in if this and next season (should he play) are similar to 2004 and 2005. That would put him in exclusive company: 12,000 yards rushing, 600 receptions.

    Only other person with those stats is Marshall Faulk, who himself is a shoo-in when he comes up for enshrinement.

  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    only if he changes his mind and continues playing at this rate through the rest of this year and next.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    new york media bias? not with football hall of fame voters. if anything, there's an anti-n.y. bias. pay attention.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    C'mon Shockey. You've been around. If there's a great player who spent his career in New York, he's automatically overrated because of us. We're biased. [/dripping with sarcasm]
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Apples and oranges.

    If a running back puts together six brilliant seasons--which Tiki would do if he maintains this current pace thru the end of next year--he's a HOFer. Earl Campbell made the HOF off FIVE great seasons, for crying out loud.

    Tiki's going to be an interesting case if he does indeed retire at the end of this year. That'll be five brilliant seasons for a guy who had 935 rushing yards COMBINED in his first three years. I don't think he's a HOFer if he retires this year, but I do think his high profile and genial nature will help him once he is eligible.
  6. BarbersGmen

    BarbersGmen Member

    And I'd be okay with that.
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Definite HOFer.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He's no Alex Webster ... err, Tucker Fredrickson ... err, Ron Johnson ...

    As for Kirby. .318 lifetime hitter, .309 in post-season, 10 all-stars, 6 gold gloves, a batting title, two world championships, lead AL in hits four times ... I'd say his credentials are outstanding, and great players sometimes do get their stats projected if they have to retire early (see Sandy Koufax).
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Only if Damon Allen's in.
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Not a Hall of Famer.
  11. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    No way is he a hall of famer.....until 3 years ago he was best known for having an identical twin in the NFL.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Time for sentence jumble!

    This sentence pertains to Tiki Barber's Hall of Fame chances. Use the following words in a sentence to find the answer.

    fucking, no, way

    Have fun kids!
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