Happy birthday to the man who made the throw AND the man that made the (Helmet) catch.
One of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history.
A father-and-son story written into the pages of football folklore, it can be argued that no family has had more influence on a sport than the Mannings. ESPN Films’ SEC Storied ‘The Book of Manning’, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24th 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
At game’s end, both Mannings were happy it was over. “Post-season is one thing but I don’t believe I’ll make it to the next regular season one so this will be the end of it. I’ll be happy about that and I know our family will and I Eli and I probably both. It’s just as easy,” Peyton said. “It’s a strange feeling. It’s not like beating another team. It’s not quite as enjoyable.”
“Nobody plays better with his back to the wall than Eli. He’s got the inner toughness of his dad and one more ring than his brother to prove it,” one former front office executive said. “If you polled 100 people, 90 would go with Peyton. Eli is just not as talented, but he has done more to earn his stripes than Peyton. Peyton has no flaws. You can’t really compare anybody to him. You’re not going to get anybody voting for Eli except his mother.”
The New York Giants opted to get more protection support with their 19th pick in the 2013 Draft, taking Right Guard Justin Pugh out of Syracuse.
You can’t get down on a team for getting QB Eli Manning more time in the pocket and more of a reason for holdout WR Victor Cruz to come back into the fold. However, that defense isn’t looking pretty and hasn’t for awhile.
“I check the papers every morning to make sure no one else has offered him a contract. It is nerve-wracking though.”
Giants’ QB Eli Manning on WR Victor Cruz
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Well, we found the one guy who still reads newspapers.
Not only did Eli Manning, who lives in Hoboken, N.J., survive Hurricane Sandy, he remains as adorkable as ever. The above picture of Manning surveying the flood damage to what we assume is his apartment building was tweeted out last night by Kate Mara. Manning appears to be more concerned about whether or not his mom remembered to buy extra pizza rolls than he is by his building’s flooded lobby.
NY Giants QB Eli Manning throws out the first pitch on Father’s Day at Citi Field before Mets-Reds game
"You can’t one-hop it down there. If I miss, I’ll miss high," Manning said before his first pitch.
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