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Eli: A football life of celebration and mockery

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/10/2017 4:53 pm
Thought provoking piece by Art Stapleton...
A football life of celebration and mockery: The story of Giants quarterback Eli Manning - ( New Window )
what is sad  
mdc1 : 11/10/2017 4:56 pm : link
is the same organization that benefited from his efforts are riding him out through the progression of hero to nobody like they did TC. Could be more well managed in the organizational functions of upcoming development, unless it was a greed contract agree upon by both parties and all the corporate welfare along with with (toyota, et al).
There could have been  
old man : 11/10/2017 5:44 pm : link
A whole lot more celebration and a lot less mockery if our premier FO drafted WR (and LB) when we had OL ..and quality OL and D when we had top 10 picks.
ahhhh. What might have been.
Thank you JR ....and cast of characters.
Gotta admit  
Sec 103 : 11/10/2017 5:54 pm : link
I didn't like this kid when we first drafted him. I wanted Rothisberger (Sp)... Always will be a Simms fan because he finally delivered us to the promised land in '86. That said, this guy has put as much heart and soul into this franchise over his tenure that even I a staunch Simms supporter is now admitting how wrong I was initially. The crap that he has endured would have made a lesser man shit his pants. As I said before Simms retired, we will miss him dearly when he's gone, well, we sure will. Number 10 great job. Better person.
When I first saw Eli  
mrvax : 11/10/2017 6:06 pm : link
back in '04 in a Giants uniform, I thought he looked like a stick boy and he'd soon be crushed.

He's an amazing player and person.
I'm proud to be a fan  
DaveW2 : 11/10/2017 6:09 pm : link
I hope he goes  
GeneInCal : 11/10/2017 6:15 pm : link
out and throws for 600 yards and 6 Td's Sunday. The Giants organization has never fully appreciated what they had with him and now it's too late to right the ship before he retires. Damned shame. F-Mara, and Reese for not capitalizing on a once in a generation franchise QB that most teams can only dream of.

The Giants should be competing for Championships every year, like Pittsburgh and New England. Instead we have suffered through mediocrity and downright shit football with the exception of 2 magical runs in his 14 years.

A JAG  
crick n NC : 11/10/2017 6:19 pm : link
that eats up the giants cap. For his price tag he should easily be able to play with only a center (so the ball can be hiked to him). The giants are a top offensive unit this year if you replace Manning with just an AVERAGE qb. SMH


My favorite Giant ever.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 11/10/2017 6:25 pm : link
If I'm blessed to have a son one day, I'm going to push hard for Eli as the middle name. I'm only half kidding.
RE: A JAG  
GeneInCal : 11/10/2017 6:29 pm : link
In comment 13685369 crick n NC said:
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that eats up the giants cap. For his price tag he should easily be able to play with only a center (so the ball can be hiked to him). The giants are a top offensive unit this year if you replace Manning with just an AVERAGE qb. SMH



You're an idiot, no offense.
My favorite athlete of all time  
Sean : 11/10/2017 6:34 pm : link
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RE: RE: A JAG  
Diver_Down : 11/10/2017 6:38 pm : link
In comment 13685377 GeneInCal said:
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that eats up the giants cap. For his price tag he should easily be able to play with only a center (so the ball can be hiked to him). The giants are a top offensive unit this year if you replace Manning with just an AVERAGE qb. SMH





You're an idiot, no offense.


Gene you need to look in the mirror. Crick's sarcasm was quite evident.
RE: RE: RE: A JAG  
GeneInCal : 11/10/2017 6:41 pm : link
In comment 13685386 Diver_Down said:
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that eats up the giants cap. For his price tag he should easily be able to play with only a center (so the ball can be hiked to him). The giants are a top offensive unit this year if you replace Manning with just an AVERAGE qb. SMH





You're an idiot, no offense.



Gene you need to look in the mirror. Crick's sarcasm was quite evident.


Ah, apologies.
Unapologetic Homer  
Spike13 : 11/10/2017 7:04 pm : link
I love you Eli.
Overpaid  
Les in TO : 11/10/2017 7:04 pm : link
Overrated
RE: Overpaid  
Blue Moon : 11/10/2017 7:27 pm : link
In comment 13685416 Les in TO said:
[quote] Overrated [/quot

Hopefully one day you'll grow up and understand the game f football. Best of luck!
......  
Micko : 11/10/2017 8:42 pm : link
I've always been torn on Eli. My brain says average QB over the last 12 years but those 8 games in 2004 and 2011 were magical. He has some great games and great plays but he was never an elite QB. He did however deliver two of the greatest memories of my life and I will love him for that.
My man #10...  
kinard : 11/10/2017 8:43 pm : link
... I'd follow that fucker into the fires of hell.

It's been an honor having him be the face of my favorite franchise. Who could have imagined what a class act and consummate professional he would become?.
....  
Micko : 11/10/2017 8:43 pm : link
2007
In the end, do we really care about his overall body of work  
Jimmy Googs : 11/10/2017 8:56 pm : link
other than on two really special days in February against the New England Patriots?


no...
RE: A JAG  
old man : 11/10/2017 9:26 pm : link
In comment 13685369 crick n NC said:
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that eats up the giants cap. For his price tag he should easily be able to play with only a center (so the ball can be hiked to him). The giants are a top offensive unit this year if you replace Manning with just an AVERAGE qb. SMH


I think you're being too kind ;-).
I have to admit  
AnishPatel : 11/10/2017 9:52 pm : link
I was Team S.taylor.
EA Said it best  
Aaroninma : 11/10/2017 10:02 pm : link
"Throws the ball, takes the hit, gets right back upÖ Has courage and poise. In my opinion, most of all, he has that quality you can't define. Call it magicÖPeyton had much better talent around him at Tennessee. But I honestly give this guy a chance to be better than his brother. Eli doesn't get much help from the coaching staff. If he comes out early, we should move up to take him. These guys are rare, you know.PEOPLE WILL SAY HE ISNT CONFIDENT. PEOPLE WILL SAY HE IS SOCIALLY AWKWARD AND INCAPABLE OF LEADING. THEY ARE WRONG. THIS KID IS A WINNER. LETíS DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO GET HIM. IT WILL BE THE DEFINING MOMENT OF THE FRANCHISE."
Eli is a good player...  
bw in dc : 11/10/2017 10:11 pm : link
But I detested the spoiled brat routine Archie and he pulled to get out of San Diego. For a family that always preached class, that was classless. I preferred - and still do - Roethlisberger.

Regardless, Eli is a player who caught lightening in a bottle twice and rode the wave to two SBs. I think heís incredibly overrated in the sense that heís considered by many a sure-fire lock for the HoF.

I donít think so. Heís played in an over the top, pass happy era that distorts passing numbers. Yet, Eliís numbers vis-ŗ-vis his peers are ordinary. And he hasnít been void of talent...

However, I think Eli can still be capable in the right circumstances. But I donít think thatís here at Jints Central. I see a reclamation project underway. Maybe the better fits are Denver or Jax...
Bw  
Micko : 11/10/2017 10:37 pm : link
Well said.
Eli Manning is a class act.  
mattlawson : 11/11/2017 12:28 pm : link
Should be a role model for every kid growing up that wants to play sports. Humble. Competitive. Works hard. Family man. Blames himself first. A team first guy.
LOL..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 11/11/2017 12:39 pm : link
so crick hits a ball over everyone's head but Les actually isn't kidding here:

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Overpaid
Les in TO : 11/10/2017 7:04 pm : link : reply
Overrated


Still love the overrated comments after all these years.
Les has proven himself to be a world class moron....  
Britt in VA : 11/11/2017 12:48 pm : link
over the years.
RE: I hope he goes  
Gatorade Dunk : 11/11/2017 1:10 pm : link
In comment 13685365 GeneInCal said:
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out and throws for 600 yards and 6 Td's Sunday. The Giants organization has never fully appreciated what they had with him and now it's too late to right the ship before he retires. Damned shame. F-Mara, and Reese for not capitalizing on a once in a generation franchise QB that most teams can only dream of.

The Giants should be competing for Championships every year, like Pittsburgh and New England. Instead we have suffered through mediocrity and downright shit football with the exception of 2 magical runs in his 14 years.

At the end of his current contract, Eli will have made more money than any player in NFL history. Already, the Giants have paid Eli more than any franchise has paid a single player in NFL history.

Never fully appreciated? Oh, please. I'd love to be as unappreciated as Eli.
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