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The Shutdown Corner Podcast: Amani Toomer

Doug Farrar
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More audio football fun, kids -- this time, it's a very interesting interview with former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer(notes). Of course, we talk about his life in football -- from De La Salle High to the Michigan Wolverines to the G-Men -- but Toomer hasn't been relaxing since he retired from the game after the 2008 season.

He's been working with Timex in training for the New York Marathon, a process that has seen him lose 26 pounds and keep himself in top shape. He's going to need those hops; just this January, Toomer and his fiancé became the parents of twins.

On the football side, we talk about his time with that legendary De La Salle program, some famous friends at Michigan, and his 13-year career with Big Blue. Selected in the second round of the 1996 draft, Toomer led the Giants in receiving every year from 1999 through 2004. He played in 190 regular-season games, participated in two Super Bowls, and won one -- he led the team in catches (six for 84 yards) in New York's Super Bowl XLII upset over the 18-0 New England Patriots.

We also talk about the Plaxico Burress(notes) situation, how things were different when Tom Coughlin came aboard, and much more. Enjoy, and we'll be back soon with more podcasts!

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