Ten reasons why Tiki Barber’s un-retirement is a great thing

How can you not love Tiki Barber? Dude retired in 2007 because of the physical toll the game took on his body (not to mention he also wanted to be a TV star), yet on Tuesday he filed paperwork with the NFL so that he could officially come out of retirement…at age 36.

I’m sorry Tiki, did you think the NFL has gotten any less physical since the last time you buckled your chinstrap?

Either way, I love the idea. In fact, here are 10 reasons why I love it.

10. The Giants needed a new towel boy.

9. For once, somebody actually stole Brett Favre’s unretirement thunder.

8. Maybe this will inspire Barry Sanders to also come out of retirement, because who among us wouldn’t pay to watch Barry lace ‘em up again?

7. He’ll stop torturing us with his “analysis” on television.

6. Last time I checked, Al Davis and Dan Snyder are still in the league…and you know they’re going to be interested.

5. Because chicks dig the fumble.

4. If things work out, he can become the spokesperson for Divorce.com. “Hi, I’m Tiki Barber reminding you that alimony isn’t cheap. Had I gone to Divorce.com, maybe I wouldn’t have had to unretire at the age of 36 and play football with men who are 10 years younger, faster and flat out better than me.”

3. He just birthed about 20 new ideas for fantasy football team names.

2. He and Charlie Sheen can promote Gatorade’s new “Tiger Blood” drink line. Because if you’re going to play running back in the NFL at age 36, you better have tiger blood in your veins.

1. This is proof that karma does, in fact, exist. You can’t cheat on your pregnant wife with a 23-year-old NBC intern and not be publicly ridiculed when you have to unretire from the NFL just because you need money to pay for your divorce.

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