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Giants fan has ‘Eli’s Brother’ on back of Peyton Manning jersey

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Has Eli Manning won more Super Bowls than his older brother Peyton Manning? Yes, yes he has. Is the younger Manning a better quarterback? Well, no, no he isn’t. Don’t tell that to the New York Giants fan you see in the photo above.

As Twitter user @ev0lemi pointed out, Some guy who was at the Giants’ final preseason game on Thursday night had a Denver Broncos jersey with Peyton’s number on it but “Eli’s Brother” on the back.

My first instinct was to bash this guy, but then I realized one important thing — he was also wearing a New York Mets hat. That kind of says it all.

H/T Next Impulse Sports

Eli Manning’s ‘Manning Face’ appears in Madden 15

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It’s truly incredible how realistic video games are getting these days.

Madden 15 dropped on Tuesday and EA Sports’ Madden Twitter account has been retweeting some of the awesome finds by game players. One of the best finds has to be Eli Manning making the infamous “Manning Face” in the game.

How awesome is that? I mean that is the exact face Eli makes when he gets crossed up with a receiver and throws his third pick of the game.

How did they nail that? Did they dress Eli up in one of those body suits and record every one of his facial movements? That was incredible.

Another cool realistic aspect of the game — players being checked for concussions on the sidelines:

Despite all the great advancements, a few glitches have been discovered …

That dude went flying like it was Spike going up against one of the “Little Giants.” I’m guessing that wasn’t supposed to be in the game.

H/T Barstool Sports

Peyton Manning, Eli Manning make another DirecTV rap video

No need to panic, people — the Manning brothers have not retired from the rap game. Peyton and Eli Manning starred in a hilarious rap video for DIRECTV last year that left many people wondering when their first album would be released. There’s still no album, but there’s another DIRECTV commercial to hold us over.

The latest music video is called “Fantasy Football Fantasy.” While I still think “Football On Your Phone” was a bit more clever, “Fantasy Football Fantasy” covers all the basics including white T-shirts and gold chains.

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There was also a very creepy cameo from Joe Namath, which is definitely a plus.

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Whoever is writing these things is a genius. We already can’t wait for next year.

Eli Manning takes off mask, reveals he was playing in Peyton’s body

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Eli Manning looked more miserable than anyone on Sunday night as he watched his older brother Peyton and the Denver Broncos embarrass themselves in the Super Bowl. Peyton threw two interceptions in the first half and was never able to get comfortable, and you could tell baby bro was feeling for him. Or, wait, was it actually baby bro wearing No. 18 for the Broncos?

Ironically, Eli is 2-0 in his career in Super Bowls and has thrown just one interception and three touchdowns. Peyton has thrown three interceptions and four touchdowns in three Super Bowl starts. He’s 1-2.

This particular meme was likely directed at Eli’s play in 2013, which included a career-high 27 interceptions. Given all the graphics we have already seen mocking Peyton on social media, I’m sure Eli doesn’t mind taking a cheap shot or two to soften the blow.

Was anyone more miserable watching the Super Bowl than Eli Manning?

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Short answer, no.

Would you just look at that face? Does Eli Manning even look at all happy that he’s still ahead of his brother Peyton when it comes to Super Bowl victories? Not at all.

Just so Peyton doesn’t feel left out, we’ll complement the Eli Manning picture with a perfect Peyton Manning face:

And here’s a GIF of miserable Eli:

GIF via GIFD Sports

Eli Manning, Giants sued for allegedly selling fake memorabilia

Eli-Manning-GiantsA bizarre lawsuit has been filed against Eli Manning and the New York Giants that claims the quarterback and team have been knowingly distributing football gear and passing it off as game-worn. According to court documents obtained by the NY Post, the Giants have taken new equipment and doctored it to make it appear like it was worn during games.

Eric Inselberg, a sports collector who was indicted for memorabilia fraud for selling fake used sports jerseys in 2011, filed the suit against the team on Wednesday in an attempt at retribution. Inselberg claims a helmet on display at the Hall of Fame in Canton that was supposedly worn by Manning during the 2008 Super Bowl is one of dozens of “fake” items that the Giants have created.

The court documents allege that Manning took part in the scheme so he could keep personal items for himself. Inselberg claims that Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba openly discussed Manning’s phony gear in an email exchange back in 2008.

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Eli Manning thought Peyton was done after neck surgery

Peyton Manning BroncosPeyton Manning was in such terrible physical shape following his first neck surgery that Eli thought his older brother was “done.”

Eli told NFL Network on Wednesday’s “Super Bowl Live” show that Peyton could barely throw a football after his first surgery.

“Yeah, and I saw him after that first surgery, this neck surgery, and I was pretty much convinced that he was done,” Eli told NFL Network. “There was no way he could come back and play football. That first time he went and we were just throwing it in the backyard of our house. We’re throwing 15 yards away, and it was a lob. He couldn’t throw 15 yards on a line. It had no pop. I was like, I mean — he wanted to come back and play football, and I didn’t think it would happen.”

Peyton missed all of the 2011 season because of his neck. He became a free agent and signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012, and Eli says as recently as the 2012 preseason he was worried about how his brother would do.

“I remember watching his preseason game last year and I was worried. I was kind of like, ‘I don’t know how this is going to work,’” Eli said. “If you gotta make a throw, or someone’s in your face, and you can’t step into the throw, can you make all those throws that you gotta make a lot of to end games.”

Peyton underwent neck surgery in May 2011 and then had cervical fusion surgery a few months later in September that led him to miss the entire season. We heard reports about how much Peyton was struggling with his arm, but over time he was able to regain his arm strength.

Peyton still doesn’t throw the prettiest ball in the league, but he gets it where it needs to go, and his ability to read defenses and coverages allows him to find the open man like few other quarterbacks. He’s had two great seasons with Denver and will likely be MVP this season. Eli, meanwhile, threw for just 18 touchdowns and a league-high 27 interceptions this season. Who figured Peyton would be thriving and Eli would be struggling at this point?