Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney were back on air, just in a new home, on Monday as their show debuted on WFAN in New York City. This is the first time that Tiki Barber, former running back for the New York Giants, will broadcast to an exclusively New York audience. Barber and Tierney discussed the backlash Barber received from fans for some comments about then-head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning.

Brandon Tierney mentioned that as we approached the show’s launch on WFAN, some people still wanted to talk about how Barber ended his playing days with the Giants and what that might mean for their listeners.

“I think the story almost clouded what you said about him,” Tierney told Barber in reference to his comments on Eli Manning in 2006. “What you said wasn’t malicious! ! “

While some comments may have been less controversial in hindsight, Tiki decided to clear up a few of the topics.

“I had my problems with Tom. Everyone knows them, I wasn’t the only one, so I don’t care what you think of my relationship with him. Eli and I have a great relationship and we always have, never have.

Barber reiterated the fact that when the Giants, Coughlin and Manning included, won the Super Bowl shortly after his retirement, he was happy for them. All.

He didn’t back down from his opinion of Coughlin but supplemented his coaching abilities. “We had our problems. He’s a great trainer. I will never minimize how good a coach he is. He just didn’t treat people the right way.

Tiki Barber was a little shocked that this is still a problem for some people. He said he doesn’t lose sleep over the fact that he doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring. He said his biggest mistake was thinking the Giants weren’t close to winning a title, but at the same time, he was ready to leave football behind.

An interesting note for all of us at BSM is that this topic may have been covered in the first edition of Tiki and Tierney on WFAN because of our own Demetri Ravanos.

Earlier this week, he asked Tierney if he had “any concerns about interacting with a vocal Giants fan base who has a love / hate relationship with Tiki.” While Tierney didn’t call Ravanos or BSM by name, it seems possible this was the catalyst for revisiting Tiki’s exit from the Giants on the air.