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NY Post tribute to Eli Manning
 

 

Thanks, Eli.

And I know I am speaking for all Giants fans, including the ones who agree that the time has finally come for you to hand the ball over to young Daniel Jones.

There aren’t enough words and my bosses cannot possibly give me enough space to thank you enough for all the memories, for all you did for Wellington Mara’s franchise and for Blue York, for what you have meant to every single person inside and around 1925 Giants Drive whose lives you touched with your class and grace and dignity. Who felt more than a tinge of sadness Tuesday when the news of your passing the torch exploded through the Quest Diagnostics Center.

If anyone epitomized Once A Giant, Always A Giant, it was you.


You will still be wearing your No. 10 every game day, but the sight of you on the sidelines now will be jarring, because we have never seen you on the sidelines for a home game since Nov. 7, 2004, at Giants Stadium, when you watched Kurt Warner.

You were our football Derek Jeter — only you never wanted any Farewell Tour.

John Mara remembers the late Frank Gifford as The Ultimate Giant, and he will remember you that way as well. And so will everyone else.

Even as Peyton’s Lil Brother, you were more than we could have expected.

You helped deliver two Super Bowl championships. You were the first quarterback to slay the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dragon on Super Sunday, one time ruining the Perfect Patriots season.

You were Easy Eli, forever clutch on the field in the biggest moments, keeping that even-keeled demeanor that New York could never shake, rattle or roll. You treated every media member the same, never played favorites, never stopped facing the music when there was music to face.

You beat Brett Favre in an arctic playoff game at Lambeau Field and you beat Aaron Rodgers there too.

How you escaped out of harm’s way and launched that prayer to David Tyree that was answered in Super Bowl XLII, we’ll never know.

When Tom Coughlin needed you to throw that perfect 38-yard sideline pass toward the end of Super Bowl XLVI to Mario Manningham, you sure did.

“Thank God I had great footwork,” Manningham said afterward, “and thank God for Eli’s arm.”

How you took that ferocious licking in the 2011 NFC Championship game and kept on ticking, we’ll never know.

And that will forever be a big piece of your legacy: You were always there for your team and for your teammates and for your fans and for your city.

You suffered either a bruised at best or slightly separated shoulder at worst in the 2007 season opener in Dallas and no one — except you, of course — thought you would be ready for the home opener. They told you you would miss a month and you laughed at them.

Two years later, you were listed as day-to-day with plantar fasciitis, which caused soreness and swelling in the heel and arch area on the bottom of your foot, but your Ironman streak was not about to stop at 82.

It wouldn’t stop until it reached 210, and it stopped only because Ben McAdoo thought it was a good idea for you to start only to keep your streak alive and you said thanks but no thanks, and Geno Smith replaced you in Oakland. “Starting just to keep the streak going and knowing you won’t finish the game and have a chance to win, it is pointless to me, and it tarnishes the streak,” you said, and all of Blue York rallied to your side, and when McAdoo was gone, you were back, to everyone’s delight.

For 15-plus seasons, you were the first one in the building and the last one to leave. Not once did you cheat your franchise or your teammates or your fans. By the end of the season you will have made $235.3 million, and you will have been worth every cent.

The winning mostly stopped after Super Bowl XLVI, and too often you spent too many Sundays running for your life or bracing to be buried, but what most don’t get a chance to witness and appreciate is you standing at a postgame podium, and at your locker, every damn Monday and Wednesday, refusing to cast blame or throw anyone under the bus when it would have been so easy for you to do. You were the same guy every day, rain or shine, and even when the storms showered you with rain, you never stopped seeing the sunlight.

You wanted the Giants, you wanted New York, you were criticized for not wanting San Diego on Draft Day, and you proved then-GM Ernie Accorsi right. All the early concerns about your body language and leadership have been long forgotten.

You were not as fiery as Phil SImms, or Big Brother Peyton, but you sure bled Giant Blue, and we all witnessed exactly how much when we saw you f*ghting back tears in the a*sembly room the day Coughlin, your first and only head coach to that point, stood at the podium and stepped down, and looked down to you and told everyone: “He’s what you want a son to be made out of, because … I mean, he thinks he’s the reason … Eli, it’s not you. It’s us.”

You love this football life and everything it entails, and no one has loved being a Giant more.

You knew you had to win and win early to hold onto your job, but at 0-2 again, with that Deplorable defense and depleted wide receiver corps, it would be understandable if a part of you inside felt scapegoated. . . not that you would admit to it.

Time flies, time waits for no Mann and you are 38 now, you have a wonderful family, starting with parents Archie and Olivia, a beautiful wife and four children, and we should all hope that one day your youngest, and your only boy, 7-month-old Charlie, will be playing quarterback for the New York Giants.

You will be remembered mostly now for smiling a smile that could have stretched all the way to your New Orleans home holding that Lombardi Trophy to the sky on those unforgettable Canyon of Heroes floats. I’ll never forget you holding your little daughter Ava Frances in your arms after winning Super Bowl XLVI MVP — your second.

We watched you grow from a 23-year-old boy into a Hall of Fame quarterback and Hall of Fame Mann.

Greatest Giants quarterback of them all.

Perhaps the biggest compliment the Giants ownership and management could have given you was drafting Daniel Jones to be your successor. Not an Eli Manning clone, but the closest thing they could find to you.

Hold your head high, Eli.

You were, and always will be, The Pride of the New York Football Giants.

Thanks, Eli.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #2
chrismb  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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n*gga is trash
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 4 weeks ago '13        #3
Flossay  125 heat pts125
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That’s some

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Big Tymerz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Trash a*s Eli
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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '19        #5
HeyChico  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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Wouldn’t it be awkward if Daniel Jones got injured in one game and Eli has to play the whole season
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 4 weeks ago '10        #6
Big Louie Guwop  181 heat pts181
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Can’t spell Elite Without Eli
Hell of a career
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 4 weeks ago '14        #7
504  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Damn what if Daniel Jones stinks up the joint

Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '19        #8
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 Big Louie Guwop said
Can’t spell Elite Without Eli
Hell of a career
at least he doesn’t live in Cleveland
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 4 weeks ago '07        #9
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 4 weeks ago '04        #10
slimboyballer  44 heat pts44
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Like Skip and Shannon said today on Undisputed, take away the superbowls vs brady and you have a average to below avg QB (win & loses as well as stats) who lead the NFL in ints 3 times


 4 weeks ago '09        #11
MakaveliToDon91  54 heat pts54
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Cant believe he finished with 116-116 win-loss record

His career in a nutshell. An average QB with 2 SBs and a couple CLUTCH drives

As a new yorker i respect what u done even tho i ride wit them trash a*s jets. Salute
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 4 weeks ago '13        #12
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 slimboyballer said
Like Skip and Shannon said today on Undisputed, take away the superbowls vs brady and you have a average to below avg QB (win & loses as well as stats) who lead the NFL in ints 3 times

"Take away a quarterback's multiple super bowls and he's a 0 ring quarterback"

Moronic argument.

The reality is that you can't take away Eli's super bowls. Because Eli earned them.

The fu*k kind of dumbass, hypothetical coulda-woulda-shoulda world are you living in?




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 4 weeks ago '13        #13
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 MakaveliToDon91 said
Cant believe he finished with 116-116 win-loss record

His career in a nutshell. An average QB with 2 SBs and a couple CLUTCH drives

As a new yorker i respect what u done even tho i ride wit them trash a*s jets. Salute
It makes so much sense now. The hatred of Brady nonstop for 20 years.

I get to file it all into that same "whiny, scorned and helpless Jets fan" box.




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 4 weeks ago '09        #14
MakaveliToDon91  54 heat pts54
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 dtdroid said
It makes so much sense now. The hatred of Brady nonstop for 20 years.

I get to file it all into that same "whiny, scorned and helpless Jets fan" box.
The 'hatred' of Brady? I said your 42 year old declining QB from last year aint as good as he was in 07 and this old red hat wearin hick that aint even from boston on a tangent

Lookin stupid all day wit them bullsh*t analytics your postin. Turn your computer off and go to bed
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 4 weeks ago '09        #15
MakaveliToDon91  54 heat pts54
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 dtdroid said
"Take away a quarterback's multiple super bowls and he's a 0 ring quarterback"

Moronic argument.

The reality is that you can't take away Eli's super bowls. Because Eli earned them.

The fu*k kind of dumbass, hypothetical coulda-woulda-shoulda world are you living in?
Damn, this n*gga aint even really defending Eli. This argument gets thrown at Brady so he passively aggressively defending Eli to mask the fact its bringin him flashbacks where he mashed his keyboard for hours about the legacy of tom brady

Go cry in peace, nobody wana hear that sh*t
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 4 weeks ago '13        #16
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 MakaveliToDon91 said
The 'hatred' of Brady? I said your 42 year old declining QB from last year aint as good as he was in 07 and this old red hat wearin hick that aint even from boston on a tangent

Lookin stupid all day wit them bullsh*t analytics your postin. Turn your computer off and go to bed
Everything you say will forever be tainted with the salt of being a Jets fan.

Nobody will ever take a Jets fan's word at face value when it comes to Tom Brady. They will take a Pats fan at his word before that - as it is a*sumed he at least watches the games. And unfortunately for you, I do.

Keep peddling that wishful thinking narrative though. Maybe one of these times they will come to fruition.




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 4 weeks ago '04        #17
slimboyballer  44 heat pts44
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 dtdroid said
"Take away a quarterback's multiple super bowls and he's a 0 ring quarterback"

Moronic argument.

The reality is that you can't take away Eli's super bowls. Because Eli earned them.

The fu*k kind of dumbass, hypothetical coulda-woulda-shoulda world are you living in?
116- 116 (average) career win and lose record
4 pro bowls in 16 seasons
3 times lead NFL in interceptions
only 1 playoff appearance since 2011
since superbowl only won more than 10 + games once
That's a avg QB at best

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 4 weeks ago '13        #18
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 slimboyballer said
116- 116 (average) career win and lose record
4 pro bowls in 16 seasons
3 times lead NFL in interceptions
only 1 playoff appearance since 2011
since superbowl only won more than 10 + games once
That's a avg QB at best

No quarterback has won more super bowls in seasons than in seasons he did not win super bowls. Not even Tom Brady can claim to have done that. The fact that Eli won 2 super bowls puts him in rare territory.

116 losses does nothing to erase that fact...




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 4 weeks ago '11        #19
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Why can't someone be great and move on? You have to idolize him and remember the good times forever? Football got the dumbest fans.

 4 weeks ago '09        #20
MakaveliToDon91  54 heat pts54
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 dtdroid said
Everything you say will forever be tainted with the salt of being a Jets fan.

Nobody will ever take a Jets fan's word at face value when it comes to Tom Brady. They will take a Pats fan at his word before that - as it is a*sumed he at least watches the games. And unfortunately for you, I do.

Keep peddling that wishful thinking narrative though. Maybe one of these times they will come to fruition.
Meanwhile you easily the most salty n*gga in this section and constantly gets his posts slapped to oblivion damn near more than any other user in BX history

Think about that, BX has been around since the early 2000's. This website holds some of the dumbest n*ggas on the planet, and your dumbass is damn near at the top of the list. You know how often u have to say dumb sh*t? Its astounding. Yet u talk down to people. n*ggas a whole clown show

 dtdroid said
No quarterback has won more super bowls in seasons than in seasons he did not win super bowls.
The fu*k does this even mean? Go get help kid


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 4 weeks ago '18        #21
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Giants did Eli like some bx n*ggas do ssbigbi*ches
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 4 weeks ago '13        #22
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 MakaveliToDon91 said
Meanwhile you easily the most salty n*gga in this section and constantly gets his posts slapped to oblivion damn near more than any other user on BX history

Think about, BX has been around since the early 2000's. This website holds some of the dumbest n*ggas on the planet, and your dumbass as damn near at the top of the list. You know how often u have to say dumb sh*t? Its astounding. Yet u talk down to people. n*ggas a whole clown show
Did it ever occur to you that the dumbest people on the planet you just referred to may not be the best judge of the merit of other people's opinions? Stupid fu*k. You must have been referring to yourself.

The irony of you not counting yourself among that lot despite making a comment that would justify you doing so was not lost on me.




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 dtdroid said
No quarterback has won more super bowls in seasons than in seasons he did not win super bowls. Not even Tom Brady can claim to have done that. The fact that Eli won 2 super bowls puts him in rare territory.

116 losses does nothing to erase that fact...
Numbers don't lie ,ELi was a avg at best QB...Lets be real the defense carried the Giants in both SuperBowl. Eli just made a great throw in both games...
116-116 is average at best for any QB. You trying to make Eli great

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 dtdroid said
"Take away a quarterback's multiple super bowls and he's a 0 ring quarterback"

Moronic argument.

The reality is that you can't take away Eli's super bowls. Because Eli earned them.

The fu*k kind of dumbass, hypothetical coulda-woulda-shoulda world are you living in?
This right here. Take away what. Can't take away super bowls and he has 2 super bowl MVP's. Great career. If you a NYG fan you couldn't ask for anything else. He did what a #1 draft pick should do. Win you a chip.
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 4 weeks ago '13        #25
dtdroid  185 heat pts185
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 slimboyballer said
Numbers don't lie ,ELi was a avg at best QB...Lets be real the defense carried the Giants in both SuperBowl. Eli just made a great throw in both games...
116-116 is average at best for any QB. You trying to make Eli great

The objective is to win the super bowl at the end of the season, something the majority of quarterbacks have never done and by virtue of the fact that there are 32 different starting QB at minimum every season, can never do.

Eli managed to accomplish that objective twice.

Nobody is putting him in a top 5 conversation, but he had a great career with the Giants.

I don't know anyone who is even saying Eli has been great any time recently. But he did win 2 rings that nobody can ever take from him, even though people like you are doing your damndest to try...

He led his team to more rings than Peyton Manning was able to manage for either of his teams. And that's supposed to count for what? Nothing at all?

Nah.




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