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Oscar : 9/17/2019 10:17 am
Greatest Giant if my lifetime, 2-0 against the GOAT in Super Bowls. Class act all the way. Sad itís over although it is certainly time. Thanks for everything Eli.
Flags fly forever  
Randy_Lahey : 9/17/2019 10:19 am : link
The difficulty of the past few years will be forgotten but memories of the 2 Super Bowls will last forever.
It (usually) never ends well  
The_Boss : 9/17/2019 10:19 am : link
Thanks Eli. Great Giant.
Eli gave me two of the three greatest nights of...  
Crispino : 9/17/2019 10:19 am : link
my life as a Giants fan. Thank you, Eli. Youíre a class act.
calm cool and collective... Eli will forever be my QB  
GMAN4LIFE : 9/17/2019 10:20 am : link
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Thank you!  
reillycjr : 9/17/2019 10:20 am : link
Eli Manning, Great Giant, Class Act! Two of my greatest memories ever!
Keeps him from having a losing record...  
bradshaw44 : 9/17/2019 10:20 am : link
Almost think that was part of their reasoning.
Eli goes straight into the pantheon of Giant greats...  
Tesla : 9/17/2019 10:21 am : link
Up there with LT, Carson, Gifford, all of them.

It sucks that my memories of him are tainted by the last few awful years. Hopefully over time those will fade and I'll only remember those two incredible all time great post season runs he gave us.

Always a Giant.
Thank you Eli  
HoustonGiant : 9/17/2019 10:21 am : link
The mind is strong, but the body is weak.

He is a stand-up guy and will teach DJ a ton.
Eli Manning was responsible  
Jay on the Island : 9/17/2019 10:21 am : link
for my top 5 sports memories of all time.
Always sad to see the great ones age off the stage,  
Section331 : 9/17/2019 10:21 am : link
and replacing him was probably overdue, but an all-time Giant great, in his prime stood up in the face of many beatings and delivered. 2 SB MVP's are all that need to be said. Thanks for the GREAT memories, Eli.
I appreciate everything Eli had done for this  
Simms11 : 9/17/2019 10:22 am : link
organization. He's made my life as a Giant fan so much more enjoyable after winning 2 Super Bowls! I'll always remember him as a true professional and consummate teammate.Im going to enjoy seeing him inducted to the HoF some day.
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shockeyisthebest8056 : 9/17/2019 10:22 am : link
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ryanmkeane : 9/17/2019 10:22 am : link
Thank you Eli Manning. My favorite professional athlete in my lifetime. It's time..But we will all be forever grateful.
Tough SOB  
giants#1 : 9/17/2019 10:22 am : link
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Danny Kanell : 9/17/2019 10:22 am : link
He is my favorite athlete of all time. If Hanlon ever gets this to him just wanted to say Thank you. What a run.
The defining Giant of one of my favorite spans of football  
jcn56 : 9/17/2019 10:23 am : link
A great, on and off the field. We knew this day was coming, and we all knew we'd miss him when it was over. Shame it had to end the way it did, but the end is almost always sad.
Love you Eli  
EJJ : 9/17/2019 10:23 am : link
True champion, role model, class act! 2007 and 2011 where fantastic! Manning to Tyree! Manning to Manningham! You always came up big in the big game thank you!!!!!
Definitely the greatest Giant of my lifetime as well  
beatrixkiddo : 9/17/2019 10:23 am : link
Thanks for the two epic Super Bowl runs, you and Tom were my favorite duo. Wish our front office had its shit together, but thanks for manning (no pun intended) the fort and keeping this team stable when we were truly run like shit for the better part of your career. Wish we could have seen you in one more playoff race, hope you get a shot somewhere else and get to go out in your terms.
Great franchise QB  
bc4life : 9/17/2019 10:23 am : link
second half of his career squandered by bad personnel moves around him. Wonder where he will play next year?
The Greatest Giant in my life time.  
Captplanet : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
Great player, teammate, and representative of the "Giants Way".
Thank you
Thanks Eli  
Chef : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
really don't know what to say other than you are a NY sports Icon and I thank you for the memories..
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giants#1 : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
Thank You Eli  
BocaGiants91 : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
the last few years have been rough, but I am thankful for everything you did for the team I love. I am rooting for you in life, not just football, because your are an outstanding man, a class act, not just a football player, and that means a lot to me.
EIHF, EIMFG  
V.I.G. : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
Redefined toughness and clutch at QB.

Please remember Eli this way...
Manning vs SF playoffs - ( New Window )
An absolute legend  
Kyle in NY : 9/17/2019 10:24 am : link
Thank you for everything.

Will never forgive two successive front office regimes for how they mismanaged the end of his career.
Thank you for everything  
cjac : 9/17/2019 10:25 am : link
one of the greatest thrills of my life was watching you beat Tom Brady live and in person in Indianapolis

Thank you
And the last scapegoat has been utilized  
PetesHereNow : 9/17/2019 10:26 am : link
First Gilbride. Then Coughlin. Then McAdoo. Then Reese. Now Eli.

Eventually, theyíll figure out thereís something rotten in how they evaluate and utilize talent. Hopefully itíll be soon or itís just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
And the last scapegoat has been utilized  
PetesHereNow : 9/17/2019 10:27 am : link
First Gilbride. Then Coughlin. Then McAdoo. Then Reese. Now Eli.

Eventually, theyíll figure out thereís something rotten in how they evaluate and utilize talent. Hopefully itíll be soon or itís just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
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Big Blue '56 : 9/17/2019 10:27 am : link
Inevitable, but sad. He gave us great moments and two playoff/SB runs that to me, were inarguably the best ever in the history of the NFL.

The best QB weíve ever had
The phrase Iron man  
Football Giants : 9/17/2019 10:29 am : link
Falls short of what Eli really is. Hate to see him not go out on top like he deserves but thank you Eli for the 2 superbowls. Thank you for all the memories.
A pleasure to watch this man every Sunday  
Tuckrule : 9/17/2019 10:29 am : link
A great great player and even better person. as tough mentally and physically as they come. It was an honor to root for you since you entered the building in 04. Gave me a lifetime of football memories. Thank you to the greatest giant of all time, Eli Manning.
How can I know where to begin to thank Eli Manning?  
Beezer : 9/17/2019 10:29 am : link
My only regret, and that's really not even the right way to say it ... that Dad passed away in 2005, so he didn't get to see two of the greatest wins in Giants history, both engineered in gigantic part by Eli Manning.

I don't know what the Giants will do now, but I do hope it's well done, when it's finished. I'd hate to see him traded, but honestly, with all the needs popping up around the league so quickly, it might actually be fun to watch him play for a team with a shot.

Imagine if he won another ring but with a different team?
Thank you Eli  
Lines of Scrimmage : 9/17/2019 10:29 am : link
You showed up in the biggest moments. Class all around.

John Mara, I hope we hear from you and demonstrate the same class and accountability Eli has. Time to stand up and say that the organization failed Eli post 2011 and you were responsible for it.
Thank you Eli, I named my 1st born son after you.  
penkap75 : 9/17/2019 10:30 am : link
But it is time, and I have excitement to watch NYG football again. Was planning on doing something with the family this sunday, but eff that, I want to see DJ good/bad or ugly, its exciting.
2nd best Giant ever  
giants#1 : 9/17/2019 10:30 am : link
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Thanks  
Fred in Atlanta : 9/17/2019 10:30 am : link
Eli, It has been a great 16 years.
Kind of sad, but it had to be done.  
slickwilly : 9/17/2019 10:30 am : link
Thank you Eli!
Wow  
Andrew in Austin : 9/17/2019 10:31 am : link
Can't count the number of incredible memories.

He dragged those teams to the superbowls those years. Incredible toughness and grit, incredible class act in how he treated his teammates, coaches, & front office.

One of my favorite sports figures ever.
Brady couldnít bear Eli.  
latichever : 9/17/2019 10:32 am : link
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Thank you  
greek13 : 9/17/2019 10:33 am : link
For giving my son and me two incredible memories and for getting hammered by awful team decisions in the last 8 years
You didnít deserve that
This is a sad day in Giants history  
Chris684 : 9/17/2019 10:33 am : link
The end of an era that saw 2 Super Bowl titles, the greatest Quarterback and the greatest representative this franchise has ever known.

Thanks for everything Eli! It's been a hell of a ride.

RE: Brady couldnít bear Eli.  
latichever : 9/17/2019 10:34 am : link
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Couldnít bear him either
A very sad day for me  
Dr. D : 9/17/2019 10:35 am : link
I love Eli and have been dreading this, but it's always ultimately inevitable.

Thank you Eli for everything you've done for the NY Football Giants. We couldn't have asked for a better person to represent the team for all these years. And the critics can never take away the 2 well-deserved Super Bowl MVPs. I wish Eli and family all the best.
All class  
Dave in PA : 9/17/2019 10:35 am : link
and all brass. A true champion, Goliath slayer and extremely tough man. Thanks for the incredible accomplishments.
Bittersweet ending for a Giant Legend  
Canton : 9/17/2019 10:36 am : link
Forever greatful for what he's accomplished. A class act. Thank you Eli Manning for all the memories. Thank you.
Thank  
AcidTest : 9/17/2019 10:37 am : link
you Eli for all the wonderful memories. Your performance in Super Bowls 42 and 46 was legendary, including those iconic throws to Tyree and Manningham. Your performance against the 49ers in the 2011 NFC championship game was equally remarkable. Your fourth quarter comebacks and coolness under pressure were amazing. You represented the Giants just as well off the field. You were the greatest QB in the history of this franchise.
I asked my 22-year-old son if he remembers any other Giants QBs  
latichever : 9/17/2019 10:37 am : link
He sort of remembers Collins and Warner.
The Champ  
Ben in Tampa : 9/17/2019 10:37 am : link
they should put him in the ring of honor this year
One of the Giants best qb  
micky : 9/17/2019 10:39 am : link
In their history.
In all of my fandom  
GiantsLaw : 9/17/2019 10:41 am : link
nothing can ever top this. Thanks Eli.
Thank You Eli!!!!  
nygfaninorlando : 9/17/2019 10:41 am : link
2 historic playoff runs and Super Bowl victories over the GOAT. People will soon forget about these last few years but will always remember the Super Bowls and how you always handled things with class. You have a place on the Giants Mt Rushmore. Next stop Canton!
Do we have to do this  
weaverpsu : 9/17/2019 10:41 am : link
Now? He's still on the team.
Thanks Eli  
crick n NC : 9/17/2019 10:41 am : link
A major part of two titles. A lot of fans go a lifetime without one title, Eli helped get us two!

Love ya Eli
Sincerely,
ManCrush N NC
RE: One of the Giants best qb  
weaverpsu : 9/17/2019 10:42 am : link
In comment 14582619 micky said:
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In their history.


One of? You're kidding right?
Forever my QB  
Anakim : 9/17/2019 10:43 am : link
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Thank you Eli Manning!  
Les in TO : 9/17/2019 10:43 am : link
A class act, even keeled, durable and clutch when it mattered on the biggest stage. While Iíve been a vocal proponent of succession planning over the past 4/5 years, today is bittersweet as itís the end of an era and a reminder of some of the highs of the 07 and 11 runs.
Greatest QB in NYG history  
Rjanyg : 9/17/2019 10:43 am : link
Good luck Daniel having to follow a legend.

Thanks for 2 Lombardi's #10
RE: RE: One of the Giants best qb  
crick n NC : 9/17/2019 10:43 am : link
In comment 14582645 weaverpsu said:
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In their history.



One of? You're kidding right?


Dude, let it go. This isn't the place to debate his place in giants history.
This thread is an embarrassment  
HomerJones45 : 9/17/2019 10:44 am : link
Most of you have done nothing but bitch about Manning for 8 years and are whooping it up on the Daniel Jones thread.
Thank you Eli...  
Chris in Philly : 9/17/2019 10:44 am : link
The ultimate good teammate, a class act through the end, and a man that brought two Super Bowl rings to my favorite franchise. He's a Giants legend.
Franchise QB.  
BillKo : 9/17/2019 10:44 am : link
Great draft pick. Great representative of the entire organization. Class guy all the way.

Played the toughest position in sports in the toughest sports town. And won two championships.
On the Giants' Mt. Rushmore  
Y.A. : 9/17/2019 10:45 am : link
Now and forever.

Thanks Eli. It has been great.
Nothing I can add that hasn't been said.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/17/2019 10:45 am : link
Love #10.
Toughest QB in the NFL for the last 16 seasons.  
jsuds : 9/17/2019 10:48 am : link
Perfect disposition to not be eaten alive by the NY media market. Greatest SB victory ever over the undefeated GOAT. Never threw his team under the bus. Tried his best to succeed under the duress of unblocked rushers for these past several years with no complaints. Great sense of humor. All the traits you could ever want in a leader that has had as much class as any one ever and brought this franchise lots of glory. I'm gonna miss him and hope his successor can live up to the legend he is replacing. Thanks Eli Manning. Looking forward to your HOF induction.
Easily my all time favorite Giant, my all time favorite athlete  
GiantSteps : 9/17/2019 10:49 am : link
and my all time favorite celebrity.

I'll be wearing 10 for the rest of my Giants watching days.

I hope now he can finally get some respect for the amazing career he's had here. Most NFL players would kill to have the kind of run he's had.

Looking forward to the day he gets his gold jacket. I hope the Giants figure out a nice ceremony to send him off like an all time boss when there is time for it.
It's past time for a change  
lawguy9801 : 9/17/2019 10:50 am : link
But that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate how Eli has led this team, his Super Bowl runs, or the fact that he's a class act and a really good guy. An all-time great Giants QB and rightfully a Hall-of-Famer.
Favorite Giants player for me  
PatersonPlank : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
2 time Super Bowl MVP. I am sad about the glee of some here, not about moving on. Every QB needs to go sometime, even Montana and Bradshaw. I just don't find it such a joyous occasion as some.

I hope they don't turn back from Jones now, that would be a bad thing to do. I also wish him all the success Eli has had, that would be a great career.
I'm not saying that Jones won't be successful  
Biteymax22 : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
But there will be time in the future when we look back and realized how fortunate our team was to have a quarterback that never missed a game due to injury, handled the New York media with dignity and class and raised his level of play when it mattered most.

The NFC championship game against SF should go down as the best QB performance in Giants history, not because of the numbers or the win, but because of the absolute beating he took while continuing to get up and keep leading his team.

He's been disrespected by the media in the past, underappreciated by his peers in the NFL and the scapegoat for many fans, but we've watched a slew of QBs come and go in the NFC east while he was a constant for a franchise that didn't surround him with talent for the last 6-7 years of his career.

Eli will be missed. We can joke about how similar him and Jones are, but there will never be another Eli Manning.
Greatest Giant of All Time  
90.Cal : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
By a mile...

One of the toughest QB's and most clutch players ever in NFL history.

Thank you so much for your performances during the two superbowl runs. Some of my best memories as a fan of sports.

We Love You Eli

Mr. Mara you better retire #10 the same day Eli announced his retirement!
Thank you Eli..  
nyblue56 : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
by far the best Giant since simms and Taylor. Nothing but love and respect for this man. Great teammate. Great pro. This organization completely left him out on a limb for 7 years, with bad picks, bad free agents, bad coaches. At one point Eli had to play with Eric flowers, orleans darkwa, will tye, and some other jags as teammates and took not one shot at the front office. think about that.
A bit sad that it ends this way  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
but it was time...

Guy gave his best and was nothing but class. Never threw a teammate or a coach under the bus, took the blame for things that weren't his fault and was an even better man than a football player.

History will judge him well.
Aharei Mot  
NoPeanutz : 9/17/2019 10:51 am : link
Kedoshim as we say in the Tribe.
Enough with the pity party, you haven't seen the last of Eli Manning.
RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
Reb8thVA : 9/17/2019 10:52 am : link
In comment 14582665 HomerJones45 said:
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Most of you have done nothing but bitch about Manning for 8 years and are whooping it up on the Daniel Jones thread.


+1

The hypocrisy is ubiquitous.
RE: A bit sad that it ends this way  
NoPeanutz : 9/17/2019 10:53 am : link
In comment 14582722 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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but it was time...

Guy gave his best and was nothing but class. Never threw a teammate or a coach under the bus, took the blame for things that weren't his fault and was an even better man than a football player.

History will judge him well.

On the other hand, he was benched to give the rookie experience on a terrible team going no where. Not because, as ESPN and some on BBI would have you believe, because he ran out of juice and overstayed his welcome, like Favre, et al.
So weird  
jpennyva : 9/17/2019 10:53 am : link
Our office is moving at the end of this week so I am packing mine up. One of the things I had to do yesterday was remove all of the fan art, graphics and memes (dozens of them) I had printed and put up on my office walls from the Giants two most recent Super Bowl runs/wins and more than a few were of Eli. I didn't realize it was a precursor to today's news, which just feels so strange to me. I will forever appreciate Eli Manning and will always treasure my Manning jersey (as I also do my Strahan jersey). I just wish he had a better ending.
RE: Tough SOB  
GoDeep13 : 9/17/2019 10:54 am : link
In comment 14582453 giants#1 said:
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Most iconic Eli Manning game too me. I think that game embodies who Eli Manning was.
Another HOF quarterback who  
Snifflenick : 9/17/2019 10:55 am : link
will always be a part of my life. Thank you Eli for your professional, kind demeanor and immensely charitable ways. Your spot in history is clear and may you and your family enjoy happiness and good health.
I was 26 years old when the Giants drafted Manning.  
Britt in VA : 9/17/2019 10:57 am : link
Unmarried, no kids, living in a different place. In those 16 years, I've gotten married, had a dog (born and died), had two children (8 and 5 now), moved to a new place, bought a new house, sold the house 8 years later, bought a new house four years ago....

16 years is a LONG time. He was a staple of my Fall and Winter Sundays for all of those years, and brought me my best sports memories. And now I have to kids that I couldn't even imagine when he was drafting wearing his jersey and calling him their favorite player.

Thanks Eli.
Thank You Eli!!  
Oskie : 9/17/2019 10:58 am : link
you've been the embodiment of class on and off the field, you have made this fan proud to be a Giants fan!! You exit as one of the greatest NY Football Giants of all time!!
RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
Bill L : 9/17/2019 10:59 am : link
In comment 14582728 Reb8thVA said:
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Most of you have done nothing but bitch about Manning for 8 years and are whooping it up on the Daniel Jones thread.



+1

The hypocrisy is ubiquitous.


Absolutely. Some of these people should be ashamed to post on this thread.
With tears in my eyes,  
BIGbluegermany : 9/17/2019 11:01 am : link
I have to say thank you to you Eli.
Your a not only a great sportsman but also a great human being.

I shared the best wins and the hardest losses with you.

Never forget what you have done in this famous blue and white jersey.

You will always be in my heart

You can't spell ELIte without ELI!!!


RE: I was 26 years old when the Giants drafted Manning.  
PetesHereNow : 9/17/2019 11:03 am : link
In comment 14582751 Britt in VA said:
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Unmarried, no kids, living in a different place. In those 16 years, I've gotten married, had a dog (born and died), had two children (8 and 5 now), moved to a new place, bought a new house, sold the house 8 years later, bought a new house four years ago....

16 years is a LONG time. He was a staple of my Fall and Winter Sundays for all of those years, and brought me my best sports memories. And now I have to kids that I couldn't even imagine when he was drafting wearing his jersey and calling him their favorite player.

Thanks Eli.


Was just thinking about posting something similar. I was 24, about to be 25 when he was drafted, single, and fresh out of college. Now Iím 40, married, and well entrenched in my career. Itís the end of an era, and I still believe itís not all his fault, and this mess goes much deeper than the quarterback. But, at least, we can find out more about Jones now
Thanks Eli. Greatest QB in Giants History  
Heisenberg : 9/17/2019 11:03 am : link
With two of the all time post season runs in NFL history
RE: RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
V.I.G. : 9/17/2019 11:03 am : link
In comment 14582764 Bill L said:
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Most of you have done nothing but bitch about Manning for 8 years and are whooping it up on the Daniel Jones thread.



+1

The hypocrisy is ubiquitous.



Absolutely. Some of these people should be ashamed to post on this thread.

With all due respect to those that feel this way, it is possible that we can recognize both the greatness of Eli during his prime and where Eli is now. Please donít poison this thread with lashing out at us that want to celebrate the former.
Thank you Eli!  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 9/17/2019 11:04 am : link
Itís been a wild ride. Some of the highest sports highs of my life were because you stepped up when it mattered the most. Iíll never forget what a clutch mofo you were. One of the best Giants ever.

End of an era, wow.
The best quarterback in the league in 2011  
widmerseyebrow : 9/17/2019 11:05 am : link
And yes, I know what the other QBs did that year. Eli was in the conversation numbers-wise and blew their doors off with the fourth quarter comebacks and, of course, the fat ring.
he deserves more  
adambear : 9/17/2019 11:05 am : link
than the hand he was dealt the past 5 seasons
Will always love Eli  
Gap92 : 9/17/2019 11:05 am : link
Probably my favorite Giant ever. Eternally grateful for taking us fans on two of the greatest rides in sports history.
RE: RE: RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
Bill L : 9/17/2019 11:06 am : link
In comment 14582784 V.I.G. said:
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Most of you have done nothing but bitch about Manning for 8 years and are whooping it up on the Daniel Jones thread.



+1

The hypocrisy is ubiquitous.



Absolutely. Some of these people should be ashamed to post on this thread.


With all due respect to those that feel this way, it is possible that we can recognize both the greatness of Eli during his prime and where Eli is now. Please donít poison this thread with lashing out at us that want to celebrate the former.


Because they're liars?
Thank you Eli!  
Scyber : 9/17/2019 11:06 am : link
You are the greatest QB I've ever seen in a Giants uniform. The memories of SB42 and SB46 will never be forgotten.

I wish your era ended under better circumstances. :(
Thank you, Eli  
BBelle21 : 9/17/2019 11:08 am : link
So sad it had to end like this, but youíre mine and my entire familyís, through multiple generations, all time favorite Giant. Greatest Giant.
Eli fucking Manning  
Jints in Carolina : 9/17/2019 11:08 am : link
I love you dude...I was at the 2004 draft when we traded for you and you were worth every pick we gave up. Two of the greatest Super Bowl runs ever in my lifetime.

You are a great man and one of the most classiest players ever to be the face of this franchise.

Thanks Eli for all you've  
chuckydee9 : 9/17/2019 11:09 am : link
done for this franchise..
RE: I was 26 years old when the Giants drafted Manning.  
Canton : 9/17/2019 11:13 am : link
In comment 14582751 Britt in VA said:
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Unmarried, no kids, living in a different place. In those 16 years, I've gotten married, had a dog (born and died), had two children (8 and 5 now), moved to a new place, bought a new house, sold the house 8 years later, bought a new house four years ago....

16 years is a LONG time. He was a staple of my Fall and Winter Sundays for all of those years, and brought me my best sports memories. And now I have to kids that I couldn't even imagine when he was drafting wearing his jersey and calling him their favorite player.

Thanks Eli.




RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
V.I.G. : 9/17/2019 11:15 am : link
In comment 14582793 Bill L said:
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In comment 14582784 V.I.G. said:

With all due respect to those that feel this way, it is possible that we can recognize both the greatness of Eli during his prime and where Eli is now. Please donít poison this thread with lashing out at us that want to celebrate the former.

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Because they're liars?

Your response is unfortunate. This thread is supposed to be a celebration.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
Bill L : 9/17/2019 11:21 am : link
In comment 14582830 V.I.G. said:
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In comment 14582784 V.I.G. said:

With all due respect to those that feel this way, it is possible that we can recognize both the greatness of Eli during his prime and where Eli is now. Please donít poison this thread with lashing out at us that want to celebrate the former.




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Because they're liars?


Your response is unfortunate. This thread is supposed to be a celebration.

Not my job to help people assuage their consciences or hide their characters.
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Named Later : 9/17/2019 11:25 am : link
Thank you Eli, for everything. Those playoff runs are the stuff that great football memories are made on. Watching you develop was a joy. Not many Franchises give their fans tis kind ride.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: This thread is an embarrassment  
V.I.G. : 9/17/2019 11:28 am : link
In comment 14582854 Bill L said:
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Not my job to help people assuage their consciences or hide their characters.

With all due respect, get over yourself and come to grips with your own cognitive dissonance.
Thank you, Eli  
MadPlaid : 9/17/2019 11:28 am : link
So many ups and downs. More ups though. You were a constant. A reliable element that led this team to two championships. Classy and consistent. An unselfish winner. Thank you for doing great things on my favorite sports team and making it really easy to root for you.

Such a damn shame how Eli's prime was wasted by the Giants' management. So much more was possible if the Giants front office wasn't infected by such incompetence. Eli was never quoted in the papers complaining about it, but MAN, he'd have every right to. A great Giant who deserved better.
Thank you  
Giantophile : 9/17/2019 11:28 am : link
Eli. I thought I would spend my entire adult life without seeing the Giants ever win a Super Bowl. You willed TWO of them into existence and were a class act from day 1. THANK YOU.
I'll use his words from when Coughlin left...  
Go Terps : 9/17/2019 11:30 am : link
"Could have been better."

This organization wasted the second half of his career.
What can you say?  
ij_reilly : 9/17/2019 11:30 am : link
Total class act.

Tough dude, never missed a start due to injury. Never. That's remarkable.

Two amazing Super Bowl wins.

He's been a tremendous Giant and he has had a great career.

Now he's going to teach Daniel Jones how to be great.
Simply The Best  
rocco8112 : 9/17/2019 11:31 am : link
.

There will never be another like him in blue.


Thank you Eli  
Dnew15 : 9/17/2019 11:32 am : link
I feel bad about being especially rough on you the past 5 seasons - I know it wasn't all his fault.
He is the greatest NYG QB in the history of the franchise and he gave, what are probably, the two greatest under dog runs in the history of the NFL.
I you are a first ballot HOF - you deserve it.
RE: What can you say?  
rocco8112 : 9/17/2019 11:32 am : link
In comment 14582894 ij_reilly said:
Quote:
Total class act.

Tough dude, never missed a start due to injury. Never. That's remarkable.

Two amazing Super Bowl wins.

He's been a tremendous Giant and he has had a great career.

Now he's going to teach Daniel Jones how to be great.


If I was Eli I wouldn't help Jones at all. But, he is probably a better guy then me.
Eli the Warrior  
Eli Wilson : 9/17/2019 11:37 am : link
Gave us two championships, was never hurt, played big in the big moments, never said a bad word against anyone.

Truly the embodiment of what a football player should be.

Favorite athlete of all time.  
bceagle05 : 9/17/2019 11:39 am : link
SB42 is my favorite sports memory of all time. Wish he hadnít screwed up the franchise over the last six years - there was a third title in there somewhere, with proper management.
An Absolute pleasure to watch you over the past 15 years  
gmen4ever : 9/17/2019 11:52 am : link
Eli you have been and forever shall be my favorite Giant. We really appreciate you.
I ALWAYS bELIeved!  
exiled : 9/17/2019 11:54 am : link
Big love for #10
Eli Mannining  
Chef : 9/17/2019 11:56 am : link
will be if not already a great Football IQ test..
Eli has been the easiest pro athlete to root for.  
Mr. Bungle : 9/17/2019 12:01 pm : link
He's brought a lot of good things to my experience as a Giants fan. And I'll always be grateful to him for that.
#10 has been a Great Giant!  
RDJR : 9/17/2019 12:04 pm : link
For those of us that were introduced to this insanity by our fathers who are no longer with us, my Dad would have loved to watch Eli play. Iím sorry he didnít get the chance, but Eliís career closes with me knowing that my Dad would have loved him just like I have. Thanks 10.
Thanks Eli  
GiantsUA : 9/17/2019 12:07 pm : link
.
Greatest Giant of my lifetime as well  
Matt G : 9/17/2019 12:09 pm : link
And that includes LT
Great player who the Giants failed miserably  
Overseer : 9/17/2019 12:09 pm : link
Sintim over Unger.
Wilson over Cordy Glenn (wtf?)
Apple over heralded LT Tunsil (no really...WTF???)
Engram over Ramczyk.

This is not ďhindsight is 20/20Ē. Even those with basic football knowledge were advocated for those lineman before/during the draft over the JAGs selected.

If he doesnít get another shot on another team, heíll have a great post NFL life. Heís rich (obviously), minimal head trauma, and bright with unparalleled character.

Thanks #10.
Dignity and Class  
Sec 103 : 9/17/2019 12:10 pm : link
enough said.
The end is never pretty...  
Metnut : 9/17/2019 12:14 pm : link
especially when it lasts about 3 years too long.

Oh well, I'll try not to remember the Eli of these past few years. The run from 2007 to around 2012 was some of the most run I've had watching sports. I'll remember that Eli. 4th quarter comebacks, bigtime playoff performances, durability, his deep ball, always dangerous.
Thank You  
Thegratefulhead : 9/17/2019 12:25 pm : link
You are FOREVER.

You have achieved a level of greatness at the highest level of the most popular sport in the country that you will NEVER be forgotten.

You are BELOVED.

You are a GOOD man.

We didn't DESERVE you

We are GRATEFUL for you.

You have made me proud to be a fan of the NY Giants. In my professional life, I do my best to emulate your attributes.

HONEST
HONORABLE
DILIGENT
TOUGH
CHARACTER
RELIABLE

When I think of you, these words flash in bold in my mind. I can only hope people will think of me that way someday. I know you are good husband and father as well as a HoF QB. I cannot give higher compliments.

Thank You Eli Manning, I will NEVER forget.
Enough can't be said of the gratitude for me as a Giants fan  
montanagiant : 9/17/2019 12:39 pm : link
You played with dignity, class, and effort.

You gave all us the most thrilling SB runs a sports fan could only dream of and for that, I will always be thankful
Big Eli Fan  
Bleedin Blue : 9/17/2019 12:56 pm : link
here. this was a day I and we knew were coming. It's a sad day, but we have to move forward if we are to improve as a team.

Been a fan since 64 and have seen many QB's come and go! Tarkenton to nothing until Simms, then nothing again until Collins, but he was short lived, then onto Eli. I can proudly say that In my time I've seen two of the greatest Giants' QBs in their history. I think I'd rather see Eli Back Jones up and tutor him, then see him struggle on another team. When Simms was let go he was thinking of going to the Cardinals, I'm glad he chose to retire.

Eli's a two time SB winner and MVP he's in a very small club! Thank you for all you've done! you were paid well for your service, enjoy your rewards, family and most of all your health!! I hope I'm around to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame!!!

Btw, why is this not stickied?  
Big Blue '56 : 9/17/2019 12:56 pm : link
So much crap is, but not this?
Britt, same here  
Moondawg : 9/17/2019 12:59 pm : link
He got drafted when I was 24 and about to start Grad school. Just a lifetime away. We're lucky to have had such a class act to root for.
RE: Btw, why is this not stickied?  
Bleedin Blue : 9/17/2019 1:01 pm : link
In comment 14583380 Big Blue '56 said:
Quote:
So much crap is, but not this?


Yes agree!! let's keep bumping it up til it is!!
Love Eli to death.  
Ryan in Albany : 9/17/2019 1:05 pm : link
Thanks for the great memories of 07 and 11. Gonna miss that guy.

RE: RE: Btw, why is this not stickied?  
BBelle21 : 9/17/2019 1:15 pm : link
In comment 14583410 Bleedin Blue said:
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In comment 14583380 Big Blue '56 said:


Quote:


So much crap is, but not this?



Yes agree!! let's keep bumping it up til it is!!


Agree. Bump, please. And sticky. And thank you
Eli is a true example of what the Giants are and why I cheer for them  
NY-Fan : 9/17/2019 1:16 pm : link
He has given me 2 of the greatest sports moments of my life and I am truly thankful. Just a true class act and one of the greatest Giants ever. Nobody should wear the #10 again.
Giants dont have 2 Super Bowl championships -shouldve been more  
Gettledogman : 9/17/2019 1:22 pm : link
during a time dominated by Tom Brady and the Patriots without Eli Fin Manning at QB! Thank you.
crap, I think the last time I felt like this about an athlete  
Dr. D : 9/17/2019 1:50 pm : link
was when I was a kid and heard the Mets traded away Tom Seaver.

I know this is different and was inevitable, but the level of sadness is similar.
As a Yankee fan living in Boston in 2004,  
BH28 : 9/17/2019 1:55 pm : link
2007 was probably the greatest counterpunch to that of all time. Thanks Eli for 2007 and 2011! Thanks for some of the best football memories of my adult life.
RE: With tears in my eyes,  
Photoguy : 9/17/2019 2:06 pm : link
In comment 14582773 BIGbluegermany said:
Quote:
I have to say thank you to you Eli.
Your a not only a great sportsman but also a great human being.

I shared the best wins and the hardest losses with you.

Never forget what you have done in this famous blue and white jersey.



You will always be in my heart

You can't spell ELIte without ELI!!!




Boy, Howdy.
Played his best ball when the stakes were the highest  
Greg from LI : 9/17/2019 2:09 pm : link
I had my gripes about him over the years, but he delivered. Can't deny that.
I'm 71  
Photoguy : 9/17/2019 2:14 pm : link
years old, and a Giant/Yankee fan for at least 50 of them. To have lived to see the 3 best quarterbacks in Giants lore (Tittle, Simms, and Eli), is very much a wonderful memory. I hope Daniel Jones eventually takes his place among them, and I hope I live long enough to see it happen. Good times, bad times, #10 never quit, never backed down, and stood tall in the pocket. He took hits that would have put other guys in the hospital.

Yeah, he's fabulously wealthy, has a beautiful family, and will have his health, he doesn't 'need' football anymore. Still, it's been a great run, and I for one appreciate everything he gave out there---especially the Super Bowl wins.
RE: RE: What can you say?  
Photoguy : 9/17/2019 2:18 pm : link
In comment 14582909 rocco8112 said:
Quote:
In comment 14582894 ij_reilly said:


Quote:


Total class act.

Tough dude, never missed a start due to injury. Never. That's remarkable.

Two amazing Super Bowl wins.

He's been a tremendous Giant and he has had a great career.

Now he's going to teach Daniel Jones how to be great.



If I was Eli I wouldn't help Jones at all. But, he is probably a better guy then me.



He's a better guy than a lot of the people on this board.
I don't have the words  
Mike from SI : 9/17/2019 2:21 pm : link
to express how thankful I am to have witnessed his career. I wish him all the joy and happiness humanly possible. He's given me, and all of us, so much.
Competitor in every sense of the word  
GiantNatty : 9/17/2019 2:21 pm : link
Accorsi said Eli was upset that Warner started over him in 2004 and that it showed the mind of a true competitor. Eli wanted to lead the team even though most other men would be content to sit, watch, and learn for a little while before being thrown to the wolves.

Since then, Eli has shown us what a competitor and what clutch look like. The image of him calling timeout in the 2011 NFC Championship game with his chinstrap around his nose (and because he wanted to stop the clock, not because he needed the time personally) is something I will never forget. I was at a game in Philadelphia where he silenced the obnoxious crowd by coming back from 17 points down while being sacked eight times.

Magnificent valor!

He'll go down as an all-time Giants great and I look forward to seeing him enshrined one day.

Thanks for some really great memories.
Man I love some Eli,  
prdave73 : 9/17/2019 2:33 pm : link
And truly still believe in him, but unfortunately this Giants franchise has wasted and pretty much hurt the end of his career. This franchise did nothing to help him out. Which is sad because he deserves everyoneís respect for what he has accomplished in his career. Was it time? Yes, but I donít know if itís smart to put a rookie in with not much help. No WRís can really hurt him. Itís a gamble right now, but then again this franchise is a mess right now so cares..
Not many times I can this...  
nzyme : 9/17/2019 2:35 pm : link
But Eli made me say "Holy Shit...We're going to beat these guys". He made believe the unbelievable and there's not many quarterbacks that you can say about. Cheers!
One of my all time favorite Giants  
Matt M. : 9/17/2019 2:38 pm : link
But, I recognize this was the right move.

I really do believe he could still play well in the right situation. I thought this team was going to be better than this and possibly close to that right situation. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him for all these years.
Oddly enough...  
mattnyg05 : 9/17/2019 2:39 pm : link
I was at his first start in 2004 and his (so far) last yesterday. Thanks to Eli and itís a shame the Giants couldnít do better for you from 2012 on.
Thanks Eli for everything and as  
Des51 : 9/17/2019 2:39 pm : link
Three Dog Night wrote in Eli's Coming, I got burning heart ache.
a lot already said  
hassan : 9/17/2019 2:40 pm : link
a class act all the way a good guy and he made the impossible real. Thatís what we should remember him for. We will never forget.
Thank you Eli  
Hammer : 9/17/2019 2:41 pm : link
For all of the great moments.

You will forever be a great New York Giant.
RE: Eli fucking Manning  
Bluesbreaker : 9/17/2019 2:43 pm : link
In comment 14582806 Jints in Carolina said:
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I love you dude...I was at the 2004 draft when we traded for you and you were worth every pick we gave up. Two of the greatest Super Bowl runs ever in my lifetime.

You are a great man and one of the most classiest players ever to be the face of this franchise.

I will just second what you said couldn't have put it
much better Eli a true warrior always stood tall never
complained and always took the blame . He should be a
first ballot HOF the Two MVP's alone are a rarity .
Thank You #10  
Rong5611 : 9/17/2019 2:44 pm : link
Eli,

The 2007 team wasn't the greatest in team history in terms of performance/ability (the '86 team is), but it had the most heart.

I tell my son, who was 3 when you led that playoff run, that it was a once in a lifetime performance that was very special. The team had what turned out to be a great defense. But, you were the man who rose up to lead the way in the clutch delivered a post-season performance that will never be replicated by any team. It was a MAGICAL run.

Thank you #10, for all of the great moments, and for putting up with all of us.

We will never, ever, forget you.







Thanks for the two Super Bowls Eli and the class you've  
Blue21 : 9/17/2019 2:45 pm : link
always shown.
Players...  
Phatbrew : 9/17/2019 2:47 pm : link
Ive loved as Giants starts w spider, and ends with my all time favorite athlete of all Easy E!!! Iím not sure anything will ever surpass the high of winning super bowl 42 the way they did, defense and excellent play from the super bowl MVP!!! Thanks so much for so many great moments memories and comebacks, for caring the team on your back in 2011!!! And doing it all with such class and playing through who knows how many injuries that would have stopped lesser men!!! Thank you Eli, you will b missed but never forgotten!!! Eli n Thurman all day everyday!!!
.....  
Route 9 : 9/17/2019 2:51 pm : link
The game-winning drive he orchestrated at the end of Super Bowl 42 was my all-time favorite moment as a sports fan. Nothing will ever come close to topping it. That is a fact.
eli is not only my favorite giant of all time  
japanhead : 9/17/2019 3:00 pm : link
but one of my heroes in life. not a better QB in a big spot than eli in his prime and he kept his head above the fray in the face of many haters over the years, including some fans, and probably some in the org (reese/ross/mcadoo). he is legend status to me.
Thank you Eli!!  
Fishmanjim57 : 9/17/2019 3:00 pm : link
I am a 62 year old Giants fan, and I've seen great quarterbacks through my lifetime, but you are without a doubt the best ever!
I will never forget the first time you stepped on the field in your first ever pre-season game, I've been a fan ever since.
As always, you are classy, and you'll assist Daniel Jones. Hopefully you'll remain in the Giants family forever when and if you decide to coach.
Thank you for the two Super Bowl wins against the Pat's.
Your Gold Jacket is waiting in Canton!
My favorite Giant of all time  
aimrocky : 9/17/2019 3:03 pm : link
and he's my 6 and 3 year old kids favorite player. Every Sunday they wear his jersey and they specifically root for Eli over the Giants.

Eli has always given us something to root for. The Giants have been pathetic for half a decade. I began rooting for Eli over the team itself.
I would have loved it to end differently,  
an_idol_mind : 9/17/2019 3:10 pm : link
but the joy he delivered early in his career far eclipses the unfortunate circumstances of the past few seasons.
Thank you Eli Manning  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/17/2019 3:10 pm : link
We football fans are all interested in feeling the joy of the ultimate prize. It is prize that is mostly illusive. You delivered this prize to us twice, and it was in classic style, in memorable fashion, and awe inspiring. You are and were AWESOME!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! From the bottom of my heart. You delivered the greatest thrills and I will always appreciate and remember them until I leave this earth.
The San Francisco playoff game  
Frank in Silver Spring : 9/17/2019 3:12 pm : link
Was the pinnacle of professional toughness and a steely will to win. Ditto the two Green Bay playoff wins. Here's to you, Eli, on a terrific career. the last NY Football Giant to wear #10.
I hope the Giants release him so he can possibly catch on  
Rudy5757 : 9/17/2019 3:14 pm : link
with a playoff contender of his choice. Do the right thing by him rather than have him sit on the bench. I think there are a few teams right now that could use a QB. Have a great press conference farewell to Eli and let him sign with another team. No trade, just a release so he can do it on his terms.

That would be the only positive way to end this imo.
Thank you Eli  
jamison884 : 9/17/2019 3:18 pm : link
You will be included in the sport's history forever, and not a single NYG fan present or future will forget your contributions.
Eli Manning  
BigBlueCane : 9/17/2019 3:23 pm : link
will be one of the greatest players who ever suited up for this franchise. And his worth will be forever debated by those who never saw him play nor researched the circumstances surrounding his time here.
Eli lead this team the right way for a very long time  
Sneakers O'toole : 9/17/2019 3:28 pm : link
And gave us some of the greatest sporting memories imaginable. Will always love #10!

Thank you Eli!
Thank you, Eli..  
KingBlue : 9/17/2019 3:29 pm : link
You represent everything one could ever ask for in a player. You have given me the greatest thrills as a Giants fan. I am proud to be an ELi Manning fan. Words cannot express what an honor it has been to root for you and our beloved Giants.

Thank you to an all time great, two time Super Bowl MVP and two time World Champion.

Thank you!
Eli and Peyton have combined for.....  
No Where Man : 9/17/2019 3:29 pm : link
901 TD passes and 128,477 Passing Yards. Incredible.
Eli Manning...  
j_rud : 9/17/2019 3:46 pm : link
Architect of the greatest feeling Ive had, and likely will ever have, as a Giants fan. And just to be sure, he did it twice. Easy to root for. Consummate class act. The kind of athlete you can point to while talking to your kids and say "There. See how he carries himself? See what he said/did? See what he *didnt* say/do? Strive for that. Thats the real deal."

Eli did what very few athletes, only the truly special ones, can do: they make you proud to be a fan.

Thanks Eli
Thank you 10 ball  
NYG007 : 9/17/2019 3:56 pm : link
For all the memories and the 3 months of playoff football that helped seal the Bond between a father and son watching our Giants win championships.

You'll be a Giant forever and loved by all Giants fans (even the morons who didn't appreciate you)
Thank you thank you thank you!!!  
Steve L : 9/17/2019 4:13 pm : link
You got drafted the day my cruise ended in San Juan. I ran to a bar at the resort to see who we got. My kids were 5. Youíre the only qb theyíve ever known.

The first Super Bowl run I was out of work but got a job right after the Tampa win in round one. They didnít need me to start until two days after the Super Bowl game. It was a great few weeks.

The second one, I had a botched colonoscopy that had me in the hospital after surgery for a few weeks and home recovering for 10 more. I just sat around in my glory.

Thank you Eli. You are an iron horse, a warrior and a True Giant.
One of my greatest honors & pleasures ...  
Manny in CA : 9/17/2019 4:16 pm : link

To see him that day at Candlestick. I bought a copy of every newspaper at the airport, coming home to SO-CAL to read about how Eli beat the Niners.
Anyone have the  
kes722 : 9/17/2019 4:21 pm : link
Eli put on your superman cape.

That would be a great listen today
I've often been a critic but  
Marty866b : 9/17/2019 4:23 pm : link
As a fan of the team since the mid 60's, Eli Manning is the classiest player to wear the Giant uniform. Eli played his best on the biggest stage and I thank him for all the great memories he has brought me and my fellow Giant fans.Again, thank you.
Love Eli!  
GeoMan999 : 9/17/2019 4:26 pm : link
Heart and soul of team, will defend him until my death. Fully deserving of Hall of fame!

I was driving around today and heard Brett Favre talking about him so highly ........and I actually started to get emotional! Meant so much to all of us.....beyond football too!
Good job  
crick n NC : 9/17/2019 4:29 pm : link
Guys. This is good stuff. I know a lot of posters feel bbi would be boring if we were all in step, but I like agreeing.
I don't know what to say...  
moze1021 : 9/17/2019 4:33 pm : link
2 best sports moments of my life all due to Eli Manning.

Forever my QB.

I know there was a thread on jerseys earlier... my dad's last gift to me before he passed away in 2010 was an Eli jersey. I'll never buy another or wear another in my life.

Thank you Eli Manning. You are the greatest of all time.

I can't wait to make the drive from Philly to Canton to support you.
NYG was 11-5 in 2016 with Eli,  
flycatcher : 9/17/2019 4:39 pm : link
and 8-27 after this happened:


Thank you Eli Manning.  
mittenedman : 9/17/2019 4:45 pm : link
One of the All Time Greats in NY Giants history. What a tremendous job you did with everything expected of the New York Giants quarterback, on and off the field!

The 3 best football games I've ever watched were the 2 Super Bowls and the playoff victory over the Cowboys. That was football. Your epic victories over the Packers and 49ers don't even crack the top 3. Wild ride.
.  
MotownGIANTS : 9/17/2019 4:49 pm : link
.
Be easy - ( New Window )
Nothing against Jones at all -- I wish him well and wonderful success  
David B. : 9/17/2019 4:53 pm : link
But I fucking hate this. I feel like my dog died.
This story  
David B. : 9/17/2019 4:54 pm : link
deserved a FAR better ending.
RE: This story  
flycatcher : 9/17/2019 5:02 pm : link
In comment 14584302 David B. said:
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deserved a FAR better ending.

14 games left, with a rookie QB - it may not be over.
Giant fan since 1971....  
Tark10 : 9/17/2019 5:05 pm : link
Watched many games over many years. Watching the leader of your team for so many years step aside is never easy. The organization will treat him well in the end. Phil Simms wasn't as fortunate. I remember when John Unitas was released and played a short time for the Chargers...SAD.. The worst exit was Joe Namath being buried in the mud in a Rams uniform on a Monday night game in Chicago in 1977....
Good Luck Eli  
WillVAB : 9/17/2019 5:06 pm : link
Very easy player to root for and easily one of my all-time favorite Giants.

Best of luck with the next team and it will assuredly be a better situation than this dumpster fire.
Hotty Toddy and Go Giants!  
FranknWeezer : 9/17/2019 5:07 pm : link
Proud of all you've done as an NYG!
See you around in Oxford.
I grew up on LT and Simms  
IIT : 9/17/2019 5:40 pm : link
But Eli is my all-time favorite Giant. His first Superbowl run is my all-time best sports memory. I can't imagine either will be equaled or surpassed in my lifetime.

Sad, sad day.

Thanks Eli.
Thank you Eli!  
SomeFan : 9/17/2019 5:45 pm : link
For the SB wins and great memories!
Canít put into words what Eli Manning has meant  
mattlawson : 9/17/2019 5:50 pm : link
Truly the end of a very special era that will never be forgotten
Thanks Eli  
flycatcher : 9/17/2019 5:54 pm : link
I will add these four Giant QBs  
yalebowl : 9/17/2019 5:55 pm : link
To the list of Tittle, Simms, and Manning

Conerly
Tarkenton
Hostetler
Collins

Conerly belongs with the elite three. Tarkenton and Collins had great years with other teams as well.

Hostetler gave us our second Super Bowl.
Fucking heartbreaking  
Don in DC : 9/17/2019 6:02 pm : link
.
Eli will be my all time favorite Giant  
Don in DC : 9/17/2019 6:03 pm : link
for the rest of my life unless God himself puts on the uniform.
Eli stats  
hitdog42 : 9/17/2019 6:41 pm : link
From a random tweet
Eli Manning stats:
150,000 kids/year to Manning Children's Clinic
$25M raised as chair of the NYC March for Babies
Red Cross Celeb Cabinet
Fundraiser for Guide Dogs
Make-a-Wish supporter
Tackle Kids Cancer
Classroom Cares Ambassador
NFL Man of the Year 2017

An all time legendary Giant.  
Mike from Ohio : 9/17/2019 6:42 pm : link
The end is not what anyone wanted, but nothing could detract from his legacy as the best QB in franchise history. The two Lombardi Trophies he brought to New York secures his place in team history, and with the fan base. Couldnít have asked for a better person to represent the Giants.

Canít wait to see him inducted into the Ring of Honor, and then the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

Thank you, Eli!
Big thank you to Eli. He deserves to be starting, still.  
BUgiantfan : 9/17/2019 6:45 pm : link
2011, in my opinion, was the greatest season any quarterback has ever put together. That was a 6-10 team that Eli simply willed into a championship. I remember being down 12 points against Dallas in the 4th quarter and thinking to myself, ďdamn! This team is ruining a truly historic season for this QB.Ē I really felt that Eli did everything a qb could to win that game but simply couldnít overcome the team around him.

Then he kicked it u a notch, put this team on his back, and let it rip. It was a great win and he steamrolled through to the super bowl. That season really needs to be recognized for the masterpiece that it is and it was all because of Eli.
RE: Eli stats  
BBelle21 : 9/17/2019 7:05 pm : link
In comment 14584542 hitdog42 said:
Quote:
From a random tweet
Eli Manning stats:
150,000 kids/year to Manning Children's Clinic
$25M raised as chair of the NYC March for Babies
Red Cross Celeb Cabinet
Fundraiser for Guide Dogs
Make-a-Wish supporter
Tackle Kids Cancer
Classroom Cares Ambassador
NFL Man of the Year 2017


Beautiful stats
Eli Manning is one of my Favorite Giants...  
Jint 77 : 9/17/2019 7:08 pm : link
Top 3. He always took the high road, and the Giants have not help him at all these past 7 years.

Good luck in your post Giants career, Eli.
Thanks Eli  
CardinalX : 9/17/2019 7:09 pm : link
.
Love Eli  
Steve in ATL : 9/17/2019 7:19 pm : link
Two unbelievably great upset Super Bowl victories and the MVP of both games. So tough in that SF championship game. An iron man. Always classy. My all-time favorite Giants QB even though I loved Simms too.

Jones has big shoes to fill.

Eli is my favorite athlete of all time..  
Sean : 9/17/2019 7:26 pm : link
He was named starter when I was a freshman in college, Iíve watched him play for an entire generation. He represented the NY Giants with class & helped deliver 2 SB titles. Iíll miss watching him on Sundays. I true throwback athlete/QB.

Love #10.

Iíll defend Eli to the death  
djm : 9/17/2019 7:40 pm : link
The NYG franchise took on a different glow the minute Eli was drafted. Despite the hyper critical takes from far too many concerning the trade up Eli brought credibility to a franchise sorely in need. We were blessed with winning football from 05-2012 and even those last few losing years with coughlin the giants offense was productive, save 2013. I wish Eli retired after 2016 as it would been nice to remember him as the only giant who showed up in Green Bay.

We can only hope that jones is half as good as Eli was here. Or at least half as successful.

So many big plays and great moments. Thanks Eli.
I take back my comment about him retiring In 2016  
djm : 9/17/2019 7:48 pm : link
Thatís bs and unfair. Shit youíd have to drag my ass off the field if I played pro football. I just meant that the perception of Eli from some is sad to see. The guy was a winning player who played on some shitty teams, lately.

Whatever, Eli Manning can sit at the table with all the other bad ass QBs they delivered in big spots. Thatís all that counts. Heís also the last guy to deliver a title to NYC NJ metro area. Unreal.
Eli  
BleedBlue : 9/17/2019 8:20 pm : link
Thank you for everything. A true class act and the greatest Giant of my life time. #10 was a constant for the Giants on Sunday for a long time.

Thank you for the memories including TWO great super bowl runs!
RE: In all of my fandom  
Leg of Theismann : 9/17/2019 8:20 pm : link
In comment 14582633 GiantsLaw said:
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nothing can ever top this. Thanks Eli.


Agreed. The elation I felt in that moment when Eli hit Burress for the TD has never been matched by any spectator event I've witnessed on TV nor in person. Absolute pure joy I felt in that moment.
Eli, legend, Hall of Famer, 2x SB champ and MVP,  
dpinzow : 9/17/2019 8:37 pm : link
Walter Payton Man of the Year. The greatest QB to ever play for this franchise
I went to the first game he ever started  
Leg of Theismann : 9/17/2019 8:37 pm : link
It happened to be on my 17th birthday, Nov. 21st, 2004 (which is kind of special). Went to the game with all my friends and unfortunately watched them lose to Vick and the Falcons. But to think that here we are 15 years later and I likely just watched him start his last game for NYG... what an incredible run that included by two greatest moments as a Giant fan. Having been born in '87, I wasn't alive for XXI and I have no memory of XXV. Until Coughlin and Eli came along, being a Giant fan for me simply meant a lot of disappointment. As bad as they've been the past 5+ years, I still say it feels quite different to be a Giant fan now. Thanks, Eli!
Thanks Eli  
Giants86 : 9/17/2019 8:41 pm : link

For never getting injured.
For giving us 2 Championships
For always being a professional
For all of those enjoyable Sundays
And most of all for always being a stand up guy in a league where itís not to often found.

Once a Giant always a Giant!!
Eliís most underrated and brave performance  
dpinzow : 9/17/2019 8:47 pm : link
2011 NFC Championship in the rain and mud at SF. I have no idea how he avoided serious injury with all the hits he took
Eliís 2011 NFC title win - ( New Window )
Lot of QBs have the physical tools  
bc4life : 9/17/2019 8:51 pm : link
Eli's strengths were football IQ, work ethic, professionalism, and the ability to quiet his mind and focus when it was needed most. very, very fortunate that he was a NY Giant.

Not to mention all the great things he did off the field.
Thank you Eli  
Model4001 : 9/17/2019 9:32 pm : link
for all the great games and all the memories.

SB 42 alone...damn what a night that was!
Thanks Eli!  
Daniel in Kentucky : 9/17/2019 9:46 pm : link
You are my favorite Giant of all time.
And more importantly one of my favorite people of all time.
When people say the word class, I think of you first.

Thanks for the memories.
Thank you Eli. There is  
NBGblue : 9/17/2019 10:08 pm : link
really nothing more to say. I saw Simms, I saw Hostetler; they were great but nothing compares to Eli. Serve out your term with dignity, get paid, retire as the greatest NYG QB ever.
Eli was one of the best team ambassadors...  
EricJ : 9/17/2019 10:33 pm : link
rarely do you come across a guy who plays that long, with all of the interviews and NEVER says the wrong thing. Never tosses another team mate or a coach under the bus.
RE: Eliís most underrated and brave performance  
Mr. Bungle : 9/17/2019 10:50 pm : link
In comment 14584870 dpinzow said:
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2011 NFC Championship in the rain and mud at SF. I have no idea how he avoided serious injury with all the hits he took Eliís 2011 NFC title win - ( New Window )

And he had a stomach virus the week of that game, too.
RIP the GOAT  
adamg : 9/17/2019 11:19 pm : link
,
Thank you Eli  
Paulie Walnuts : 9/17/2019 11:34 pm : link
Thank you so Damn much...
God bless you
Best sporting event of my life  
armstead98 : 9/17/2019 11:50 pm : link
2007 super bowl and Im certain it will never be topped.

The run to get there was pretty special too.

Fuck the haters.
I didn't say it earlier in my post, so Thank You Eli  
Matt M. : 9/18/2019 1:18 am : link
I will go so far as to say I hope whatever he decides after this season works out for him. If he retires, he can walk away with his head held high. If he wants to continue playing, I sincerely hope he could land with a good team to make one more playoff run, provided it is not at the expense of the Giants. The last thing I want is him hanging on and stinking up the joint somewhere.
Thank you Eli  
mrvax : 9/18/2019 1:48 am : link
For some unforgettable years as a NY Giants fan.
LT and Eli.....are the only 2 Giants  
George from PA : 9/18/2019 3:14 am : link
Very different but are the only 2 in the same catagory.....THANK YOU.

One of the most special shared moments in my life with my son was at his 2nd Super Bowl.....the Manningham catch occurs right in front .....BB saw it clearly but knew he had to challenge it....as it was the beginning of the end. What a special night!

16 years....you are the only QB my kids know...words do not do it justice, what Eli means to us.

Thank You.
I am sorry.....as I cursed the Giants.  
George from PA : 9/18/2019 4:14 am : link
Sitting with my son and Feeling that Brady and Wes Walker was driving for a clinchinng TD in Indianopolis....I sold the Giants into 10 years of losing....if somehow, we can win this Super Bowl. Then Wes drops a critical 3rd down....momments later, you lead us to victory starting with the Manningham catch...
But
7 years later....realizing my curse was running its course.
Thank you, Eli  
LedHeded : 9/18/2019 6:38 am : link
You've brought joy & sometimes heartbreak but always class
Thank you Eli  
liteamorn : 9/18/2019 6:59 am : link
A TRUE Giant, a true leader and a true man.

You set an incredible example and are going to be a tough act to follow.
Thanks Eli  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 9/18/2019 7:03 am : link
gave me the greatest sports memory of my lifetime, twice!

Thanks Eli.  
Clintqb17 : 9/18/2019 7:20 am : link
Thanks for being one of the highest character players to ever put on a jersey. O, and thanks for the two rings. Our family loves you and will miss you! Go Giants
Helped us to two SB's  
Carson53 : 9/18/2019 8:20 am : link
and he was durable, might never see that part again.
In all honesty, he should retire after this season.
Just can't see him hanging around holding a clipboard as a
backup QB, just don't see it.
I appreciate what he did around here though, it was just time, actually it was time a couple of years ago...
RE: NYG was 11-5 in 2016 with Eli,  
Carson53 : 9/18/2019 8:21 am : link
In comment 14584256 flycatcher said:
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and 8-27 after this happened:

.

I also believe they were a top 10 defense that year.
The second half of the season, they couldn't even score
20 points in a game IIRC.
after going  
steve in maryland : 9/18/2019 8:43 am : link
to 2 games in 2007, green bay and minnasota, i cursed you for the interceptions you threw in 2 blowout games, declaring we wasted a pick. Thank God i was wrong. You have become the true champion that was expected , both on and of the field. Thank you for all the years you were QB for us and role model for all. You will retire as one of the greatest giants to play for us. God bless
Thanks for some of the best memories of my life  
JerryNicklebag : 9/18/2019 10:07 am : link
Sitting in my recliner watching the draft in 2004 with my brother and best friend, I was so disappointed when the Chargers took you #1 overall and then so excited when the trade happened. The first Super Bowl was probably the best year ever for me, watching you hoist the Lombardi Trophy weeks before my daughter was to be born was simply amazing. To this day she wears your jersey on Sundays and I will now frame and hang that little #10 in my game room. The helmet catch, the throw to Manningham down the sideline, 2 wins over Tom Brady! You are the man and always will be.

You will forever hold a special place in my heart bro.
Thank you Eli!!!!  
RiffRaff : 9/18/2019 10:15 am : link
For everything you gave us fans of the New York Giants!!! Will love you forever!!!
Thank You Eli  
PaulN : 9/18/2019 11:06 am : link
Sorry the franchise couldn't stick with the George Young/Ernie Accorsi mantra. Offensive line, pass rushers, along with the QB, and recievers after that. He was 1-00% class all the way, I could never had kept my mouth shut, I know that. I pray Jones doesn't get fucking killed this season.
Don't think I've ever been as sad  
Southern Man : 9/18/2019 11:14 am : link
over the passing of the torch from one player to the next in any sport.

For the last 7 years or so I've been hoping (and almost expecting) to see Eli turn in such a monster year that critics would just shut up and give him his due. For one reason or another, that year never happened. Now his time with the NYG is almost over. It's sad, but Eli has had a great career with wonderful accomplishments. He needs to apologize to no one.

In a way, Manning's critics and deriders made me love him that much more. You knew the over-the-line fun-poking and general critique had to bother Eli Ė but you never saw the impact on him. It didn't affect his play, his decision-making, and his relationship with the press. Pure class. He was a vulnerable hero and his very vulnerability makes this day even more bittersweet.

I really hope that Eli does get traded to a contender. I am quite aware of the reasons why this might never happen, but it would be so great to see #10 fighting for the Lombardi one last time.

Thank you Eli...the greatest QB this franchise has ever had.
People get old  
idiotsavant : 9/18/2019 11:40 am : link
Waddya want, a medal?

I mean, you got a few trophy's .

+Smiles+
Thanks for the memories ELI  
TMS : 9/18/2019 12:14 pm : link
you may be the best QB that the giants have ever had and will ever get. You got caught in the scramble by this new group to save their own jobs if this team continues to collapse and miss the post season. Wish DJ the best and hope he shows the resilence and class that you have.
Don't these threads happen  
.McL. : 9/18/2019 12:57 pm : link
when the player actually leaves the team?

Isn't this a little premature?
That said...  
.McL. : 9/18/2019 1:04 pm : link
I own 2 jerseys #56 and #10. In my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to see the 2 best players in team history and both of them led the Giants to 2 SB wins.

The 2007 win will always be extra special. My Dad died in 2009 from Louie Body Syndrome, a form of dementia. He still had enough awareness to watch and enjoy the 2007 SB win. By the following fall, he was no longer capable of watching a football game.

So thank you Eli for carrying the Giants to a most improbable SB win, providing my family our last possible opportunity to enjoy it with my father.
Thanks Eli.  
BlueLou'sBack : 9/23/2019 12:05 pm : link
When it mattered most you delivered.
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