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Audio: Mike Francesa Verbally Destroys Tiki Barber

Curious as to why folks hate Tiki Barber?

Listen to his interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN Wednesday.

You know an interview is going to be awkward when an agent is on to serve as a bodyguard – - Barber requested his agent, Mark Lepselter, join him on the call.

That didn’t stop Francesa from ripping Barber to shreds:

Barber: “I think you’re throwing a little bit of hyperbole out there, Mike, because I didn’t have a ‘big failure’ in broadcasting. I think if you laid the stage as you and Chris at the time tried to, that I was (to) be the next Matt Lauer, yeah, you could say it was a failure. But I had a lot of fulfillment at NBC. I did a lot of great stories that I think had impact over the three years that I was there.”

Barber: “You’re putting it in simple terms. And if that’s how you need to do it, Michael, fine, you put it in simple terms. But I don’t consider my time at NBC a failure.”

Francesa: “The guys at NBC, and I know all of them, they felt that you did a bad job and they said that they thought you were entitled. I mean, they were not complimentary about your work. Let’s not run away from that, this is part of the story.” Read more

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Shaquille O'Neal Introduces The World To Tout

Shaquille O’Neal introduced the world to Tout.com Wednesday, when the veteran center announced his retirement from the NBA via their social media platform.

The iPhone app allows users to record 15-second video messages that are pushed through through Twitter, Facebook, SMS and email.

“In addition to being one of the greatest basketball players of our time, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the savviest social media influencers out there,” said Michael Downing, founder and CEO of Tout. “We were thrilled that he instantly understood the potential of Tout. Shaq now effectively has his own real-time media network through Tout, instantly updating his nearly four million Twitter followers and two million Facebook fans, determining the programming solely with his iPhone.” Read more