FOX announced Monday night that former Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber will have a familiar face joining him as a guest analyst for the Oct. 1 Bucs-Giants game in Tampa: his twin brother Tiki, who will join play-by-play man Kenny Albert as the brothers watch their old teams play.
"I probably wouldn't want to be part of a three-man booth with too many people, but I'm happy to share the FOX booth with Tiki," Ronde said in a statement. "Tiki is a novice in terms of calling games, and there are so many different mechanics that go along with it. We have always shared our life experiences with each other, so he knows what he is getting into by virtue of me. He is very 'big picture' and not myopic when it comes to football. Because of his history in New York and mine in Tampa, we will be able to offer a different perspective to these two markets and a global viewpoint on both teams to any viewer."
Ronde played for the Bucs from 1997-2012 and is on the ballot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time this year. Tiki, who played with him at Virginia, played running back for the Giants from 1997-2006 before retiring. Ronde is now in his fifth season as part of FOX's NFL broadcasts, and Tiki co-hosts the "Tiki and Tierney" radio show on CBS Sports Radio. The brothers also had a "The Barber Shop" radio show together on SiriusXM Radio.
The brothers faced each other four times in their NFL careers, each winning two games -- Ronde's first career interception came in 1998 with Tiki on the other sideline.
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