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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.
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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:
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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:
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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:


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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:
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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:
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In comment 14582894 ij_reilly said:


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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.
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