Eli Manning [E-lie Man-ing]
1. New York Giants Quarterback often criticized by both fans and media despite catapulting to fourth on the Giants all-time passing list and winning the Super Bowl XLII Most Valuable Player award.
1. Easy-E is also a term to describe the former No. 1 (overall) draft pick.
See - Aw Shucks, Deer in Headlights and Super Bowl XLII Most Valuable Player
What would you ask a player from favorite team? And more importantly, what would you ask a man who has been in the spotlight of the New York media for over five years and has likely been asked every question at least twice?
If the opportunity to interview a member of the New York Giants ever arose, I’d be hard-pressed not to sit down with Eli Manning. After all, the man’s mentality and resolve is fascinating.
This slide show is a mock-up of 10 questions I’d ask Easy-E if I were given the chance to sit down with him.
In his five years with New York, Manning has been heavily criticized by both the local and national media, at one point being called a bust. Even after leading the Giants to their first Super Bowl victory since the 1990-'91 season, Easy-E has faced a constant onslaught.
Tuck collected six tackles (five solo), two sacks, and an ever-important forced fumble in the Super Bowl. And despite Manning’s impressive numbers, he did lob up two near-interceptions during the final drive of the game.
E-to-Tyree has been widely considered one of the greatest plays in NFL history and may very well be the reason the Giants won Super Bowl XLII.
Manning is often referred to as looking like a “deer in headlight.” It’s ironic since the five-year veteran has become a master of bringing his team back in the fourth quarter.
Leading up to his release from the Giants, a wave of reports about Burress’ off-field character hit the news. From arrests to domestic violence, a very poor picture was painted of the Super Bowl XLII hero.
Whether or not Burress really named his son after Manning remains up for debate, although it was widely reported following the birth of the now two-year-old.
Following the 2007 season, the combination of Manning & Burress was widely considered one of the best tandems in sports. It was even drafting reviews similar to that of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison.
Both rookie wide receivers stand to earn some solid playing time if they have a solid offseason. To this point, Sinorice Moss has disappointed and Mario Manningham has failed to pick up the playbook, so the door is wide open.
Ever competitive during their childhood, Peyton and Eli have only faced off only once in the NFL. In Week One of the 2006 season, Peyton and the Colts handed Eli and the Giants a 26-21 loss.
As part of an Oreo promotion, Eli Manning joined the Double Stuff Racing League (DSRL) that has slowly developed a cult following. Aw shucks!