Wednesday, July 12, 2006
"Tiki Tuesday on Fox & Friends."
I was watching Fox News yesterday morning, and saw what is referred to as Tiki Tuesday. As we all know Tiki Barber is the twin brother of the Bucs Ronde Barber. Barber has appeared a number of times as a guest host on Fox News' morning show, Fox & Friends and has signed a contract with the network to be a general contributor and appear each Tuesday (dubbed "Tuesdays with Tiki" or "Tiki Tuesday") on the morning program.
The topic of the day was "How to approach your boss on getting a raise". Of course the joke was for Tiki to try this approach with Coach Tom Coughlin. I don't remember all the steps they talked about, but I do remember one was to get a job offering from another company and then go to your boss, but be prepared to leave if he does not give you the pay raise. Tiki said that maybe he should see if the Washington Redskins would give him an offer. Then they all laughed and said that Tiki was underpaid as a runningback in the NFL and the Giants should treat him better.
How does this relate to the Bucs, well like a good brother, Tiki said at the end, his brother Ronde is also underpaid. We all know the rumors going around that Ronde will not be in a Bucs uniform next season. However, like I have said before, Ronde will get his, and it will be from the Bucs. Why not let the guy play out his last year on the contract, which in the past contract years make Pro-Bowl Players. Playing for a new contract does something to a player, where he finds a new level of play. Then Ronde gets his new contract at the end of this season.
Lets not forget the League MVP last season was playing for a new contract and he went to the Superbowl (Shaun Alexander).