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Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:57 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 7:59 pm
 
Eli's smirk after his miscue says it all. (NFL.com)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eli Manning spent the better part of his nine-plus minute press conference on Monday answering questions about big brother Peyton Manning. As it turns out, they're related, and Peyton did many things that a big brother does. Like talking and stuff.

But there's a very interesting little moment at the end of Eli's press conference. You can watch it at NFL.com, and the moment we're talking about occurs at the 8:30 mark, when Eli is asked about playing in Indianapolis.

“I really have not thought much about playing in Indianapolis," Manning said. "It’s not really a time to reflect right now on that. It’s just a matter of trying to get ready for the Patriots and get ready to play this game, and get ready for their defense. We’ll look back on the fact of playing in the Super Bowl in the town where he plays for the Colts.

"And we'll look back on the fact that playing a Super Bowl in Peyton's, in the town where he played his NFL, uhhhh, you know plays for the Colts. So we'll look on that later."

[CBSSports.com's Full Super Bowl Coverage]

Emphasis is ours and we fully expect this post to result in a backlash of "you media losers are just desperate for a story"-type comments.

We're OK with that. Because if that's how you feel than you didn't actually watch the video and/or see the smirk that Eli had on his face as the presser wrapped up.

Maybe it was a legitimate slip of the tongue and Eli doesn't know anything about what Peyton plans to do and/or can do in the future, football-wise. But he definitely slipped up.

And it should make for an awkward -- and not likely encouraging -- text from his big brother some time in the near future.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

I think Eli did that on purpose, to feed the story and to amuse himself and Peyton. It feeds the "where will Peyton end up" angle, while deflecting attention from the Giants, so they can focus.  Yes, if Peyton is released, all the speculating will start big-time. So let's start it now. Where will he go? Washington, doubt it as they can't protect. Jets, no way as he would not want to deal with a circus like that.
I'd bet its west coast, either San Fran, Seattle or Arizona.




Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 10:02 am
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

Teams win Super Bowls not quarterbacks.  Trent Dilfer vs. Dan Marino nuff said.

@ - although your examples of Dilfer and Marino are good ones to prove your point that QBs don't win SBs....but they are usually the most important part of the team that does win...just like the pitchers starting game 7 of the World Series! Of course football is a TEAM sport, but when ONE guy has the ball in his hands on every single offensive play, then he becomes a little more important! Dilfer had the luxury of playing with one of the BEST Defenses in the history of the game that year in Baltimore...similiar to Jim McMahon for the Bears in '85. As for Dan Marino...GREAT QB...but the reality is he wasn't a big game clutch guy...similiar to Peyton Manning (same reason he only has one!). Speaking of Peyton Manning, the SB the colts lost to the Saints in '09, Peyton lost that game with his 4th quarter final drive pick. That is on the QB! When somone has the ball in their hands on every play, then they definitely have a bigger impact of the game, period. In '07 the Giants Defense was a major factor to winning the SB, but without Eli being the QB, they don't get to the SB or win it...PERIOD!



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

Anyone else under that kind of pressure right out of the gate would have crumbled. Give the man respect he has earned it.
Whoa on the top 5 quarterback talk.  Eli Manning had an outstanding season but it is the first one of his career. Let's see him have a few great seasons in a row.  Anyone can get lucky for a season.

No he was not the deserving MVP in the Super Bowl and he was not the major reason the Giants won the Super Bowl.

Teams win Super Bowls not quarterbacks.  Trent Dilfer vs. Dan Marino nuff said.





Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

He smirks at everything you jacklegs! Stop trying to get him to talk about his brother and ask him how they are preparing to beat the Patriots or something else a little more newsworthy at the moment right before the Superbowl!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

>>>Emphasis is ours and we fully expect this post to result in a backlash of "you media losers are just desperate for a story"-type comments.   We're OK with that.

That's too bad. May I suggest that you begin the tite of each of your posts with one of two phrases", either "Gossip, Pretending to Be News" and "Actual News", so that folks who come here looking for actual news won't have to waste time on this worthless crap?



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:08 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

I think Eli is a little smarter than any of you give him credit for and is feeding your need to break the Peyton Manning story. I think he is and should be pissed off that he is in the Super Bowl and instead of that gets asked about his brother who hasn't played in over a year. He may even be smart enough to drop this as a signal to the Colt's that Peytone is ready to walk away from them. The funny part is not that the writer thinks this is news, It's that Eli could depend on it.

The media is turning manning into their new Favre. All Peyton, all the time, and if he is released and doesn't immediately sign somewhere, he will be tied to every QB opening for the next two years because these guys can't think of anything more important to write about.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:08 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

is this the best story you can come up with? How sad!!!!!! 


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Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:57 pm
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Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

Emphasis is ours and we fully expect this post to result in a backlash of "you media losers are just desperate for a story"-type comments.
Yes you guys called it...and to all the posters who are commenting about the desparate for a story media look a the number of posts.  clearly judging by the number of comments there is a great deal of interest in this story and for those of you who say "report on the game" well more people are interested in the Peyton Manning story than in the game taking place this Sunday in Indianapolis. 

This has been one wierd season....first the intense interest in all that was Tebow -e en though it was clear he wasn't a great quarterback...he certainly was a different type of quarterback

Now the intense interest in Peyton Manning ...a great quarterback who is clearly past his prime - There is a new generation of QB's who are considered elite and it is a legitimate question if Peyton can ever regain elite status.  

Favre hung on until 41 years of age and had some good seasons late...but he also had some stinkers and injuries eventually caught up to him.  Peyton turns 36 next month; Brady will be 35 before next season gets under way (for real).  Even if Peyton returns it is reasonable to expect he may have some down years as did Favre.  Brady is next,,,.....

The new guys; rogersRivers Ryan, and the new young guns - Cam newton, Andy Dalton, and the anticiaption of Luck and Grifin III...are waiting in the wings.  Peyton's Prime is past...he  is the new Favre....and it was a long and painful process watching Favre fce the reality that he was better off on his Lawn boy in Hattiesburg rather than risking life and limb on Sunday afternooons.  But a 20+ million payday is tempting -but for Peyton and I bet for Farve too...ultimiatiely it is not about money.  it is hard to give up the game whether it is for the attention or just the challenge of competing...an we are all intrigued b the choices palyers make although we ourselves have no real experience gappling with the issues these men face.



Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Eli trips up talking about end of Peyton's career

Bigbang
"I don't have an opinion yet"
"But I have notice none of them except Matt Synder actually have the guts to response to the comments about their horrible reporting."

Sounds like you have an opinion to meWink



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