Eli Manning hit with questions about Peyton on Super Bowl media day
It’s Super Bowl XLVI week … Giants-Patriots … a rematch of one of the great upsets in Super Bowl history. Eli Manning vs. Tom Brady. And a topic that wouldn’t go away on media day?
Eli was asked 13 questions during his session with the media Tuesday and six of them concerned his older brother, the Colts quarterback who missed this season because of neck surgery and whose football future is still in doubt.
It's no wonder poor Eli stumbled when answering a question about how he feels about possibly winning a Super Bowl in his brother’s hometown, on his brother’s home field:
“It's just a matter of trying to get ready for the Patriots, trying to get ready to play this game, uh, getting prepared for their defense and we’ll look back on, on the fact on playing in the Super Bowl in Peyton’s uh ... in the town where he played his NFL ... uh ... plays, you know, plays for the Colts ... we’ll look on that later.”
Plays? Played? Playing? Uh, not quite sure how to spit that out, huh, Eli? Could it be he has a little inside information? Or is he just as clueless about his brother's situation as the rest of us?
The Giants quarterback also commented on whether the uncertainty with Peyton’s football future causes him to have a deeper appreciation for the game.
“You don’t know when a season might be cut short on you," Eli said. "It’s not just reminding me because of what Peyton’s going through.”
Going through, gone through or …
-- Athan Atsales
Photo: Eli Manning answers questions from the media at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday. Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images