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Young Giants fan tells Eli Manning he sucks after 4th interception (Video)

Eli Manning faceThey start em young in New York.

After Eli Manning threw his fourth interception in a 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, a fan with a young sounding voice yelled out “You suck Eli, you suck!”

The fan’s taunts were captured by FOX microphones and heard during the telecast.

Manning really was terrible in the game. He went 18-of-31 for 156 yards and five interceptions. The only thing worse than Manning throwing five picks was this idiot writer actually picking them to win the game.

Elisha now has 16 touchdowns and 25 interceptions on the season. Surprisingly, the 25 picks isn’t even a new career high for Manning yet — it just ties he previous mark.

But back to the taunting fan, let’s look at a difference in cities here.

Young New York sports fan:

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Archie Manning: Don’t blame Eli Manning for Giants’ struggles

Eli-Manning-GiantsWhen Eli Manning was leading the New York Giants to improbable Super Bowl championships, the popular debate centered around whether or not he is considered an elite NFL quarterback. This year, he’s just another guy — one who has thrown more interceptions (20) than touchdowns (16) and has a passer rating of 74.2. Like the rest of the Giants, Manning has played poorly this season. His father Archie Manning is here to remind us that it’s not all his son’s fault.

“That’s one of the problems we have in analyzing football now,” Archie told the NY Daily News on Tuesday. “We kind of put the quarterback in an individual thing. When Eli led the Giants to championships here, it’s because they had a good team and they ran the ball. They balanced the offense. They got after the quarterback. For various reasons, the Giants haven’t been able to do that this year. And Eli’s done his part — he hasn’t played as good, but the Giants haven’t played as good. I don’t individualize a quarterback.”

Plenty of people gave Eli credit when he won his Super Bowl MVPs, and I’m sure Archie had no problem with that. In fairness, he’s right. New York’s offensive line has been horrendous, which has caused a number of rushed throws from Manning. Still, great quarterbacks find ways to take care of the ball no matter who they’re surrounded by.

“I don’t put it (on Eli),” Archie  said. “Everybody is ranting and raving about Peyton. Peyton is having a good year because the Broncos offense is having a good year. That’s the way I look at it.”

True. Such is life as a quarterback in the NFL. When the team wins, you’re elite. When you throw 20 interceptions in 13 games, you stink. You have to own the bitter to enjoy the sweet.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Chargers fans create giant cutout of Eli Manning as a woman

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It has been nearly 10 years since Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and basically forced the team to trade him to the New York Giants. A decade is not nearly enough time to make fans forget, as we saw on Sunday when Chargers fans created a hilarious cardboard cutout that depicted Manning as a woman.

Last week, Manning said he could not remember why he was opposed to playing in San Diego and complimented the city. Not surprisingly, that didn’t make the fans hate the two-time Super Bowl champion any less. Here’s a more terrifying angle of Eli Manning the pretty blonde:

Sports Grid’s Rick Chandler thinks the cutout was made to look like Marilyn Monroe. I can see that. The mole certainly completes the signature look.

Photo via @cjzero

Eli Manning ‘forgot’ why he didn’t want to play for San Diego Chargers

Eli-Manning-GiantsMany people forget that Eli Manning was actually drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004. Less than an hour later, he was traded to the New York Giants after he made it perfectly clear that he had no desire to play for San Diego. The Chargers wound up with Rivers, the Giants got Eli and the rest is history.

At the time, it seemed fairly obvious that Eli’s father Archie Manning wanted him to play in New York. That was believed to be the driving force behind his refusal to play for the Chargers, but don’t expect Eli to admit that. With the Giants visiting San Diego this weekend, reporters asked Manning about the infamous trade on Wednesday. His response was classic.

“I forgot, I think,” Manning said, via Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger. “I just can’t remember, it’s been 10 years. It slipped my mind.”

Manning was pressed further when one reporter asked if demanding a trade was simply about maneuvering his way to the right organization.

“Ten years ago, I don’t know,” he said. “I can’t remember.”

Talk about your all-time classic copouts. You would think Manning would anticipate having to field these questions this week and have some better answers than “I don’t know” prepared. Still, he insisted he has nothing against the city of San Diego.

I have nothing against San Diego as a city,” Eli added. “We had our rookie symposium there and besides that, we’ve had a few other things, I know it’s a beautiful city and great weather. There’s a lot of great things to it.”

Eli was traded to the Giants on draft day nearly a decade ago, but don’t expect Chargers fans to let him live it down. He’ll likely be greeted with a chorus of boos on Sunday.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Jared Allen had the best sack of the year on Eli Manning (GIF)

Jared-Allen-Eli-Manning-sackSome guys just have a nose for the quarterback. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has always been one of those guys, and he took his pass-rushing ability to new heights on Monday night.

Allen was credited for a half sack of Eli Manning during his team’s 23-7 loss in New York. I don’t think a player has ever worked harder or done more to earn a half sack. While being blocked by Giants offensive lineman Will Beatty, Allen somehow reached his arms around the 320-pounder and grabbed Manning by the shoulder pad and jersey. Allen held Eli in place while defensive tackle Kevin Williams came in and cleaned the play up.

It was a lone bright spot in what turned out to be an ugly game for both teams — particularly Minnesota. The Vikings will probably look back at the play later in the year and appreciate it even more.

GIF via GIFD Sports

Hakeem Nicks: I can’t throw the ball to myself

Hakeem-Nicks-GiantsNo NFL team looked worse over the weekend than the New York Giants did against the Carolina Panthers. Tom Coughlin’s team desperately needed a win after starting the season off with back-to-back losses. Instead, the Giants turned the ball over three times in an embarrassing 38-0 loss. Hakeem Nicks did not see a single target.

After the game, Nicks was asked about his lack of involvement. Rather than chalking it up to a horrible day offensively where nothing went right, he took a veiled swipe at Eli Manning.

“It’s part of the game. You’ve got to control what you can control,” Nicks said, per Charles Chandler of The Star-Ledger. “I can’t throw it to myself. As I’m running routes, I can’t see what’s going on with the line. I’ve just got to look at the film to see that, so we’ll know tomorrow.”

When he looks at the film, Nicks will see that his quarterback was under attack the entire game. Manning was sacked seven times and barely had any time to get the ball out, so he couldn’t exactly make a second, third, or even first read in some instances. When asked if he was open, Nicks gave the following response.

“I feel like I’m always open,” he said.

Nicks caught nine passes for 197 yards in the Giants’ first two games. He was targeted 16 times, so Manning looked his way plenty. Sunday was just one of those days. As you might expect, Coughlin was not happy with what Nicks seemed to be inferring.

“I’ll talk to him,” he told The Star-Ledger’s Connor Orr. “That’s not a smart thing to say.”

Everyone is frustrated after a 38-0 loss. The amount of balls that went Nicks’ way are the least of New York’s concerns at the moment.

Peyton vs. Eli Manning: Who is better at different sports?

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CBS displayed a graphic during their telecast of the Denver Broncos-New York Giants game on Sunday, aka the Manning Bowl, that showed how Peyton and Eli compare from sport to sport. The list was apparently created by Eli, who conceded that Peyton was better than him at golf and baseball. Oh yeah, and darts.

Eli has always been considered a better all-around athlete than his older bro, and says he is better at basketball, ping-pong, billiards, bowling, and running. You know, all the sports that require supreme athleticism.

CBS’ Jim Nantz said Peyton didn’t totally agree with the list, but he did say shuffleboard would be a draw. Oh man, what a site that must be. Watching Peyton and Eli battle in shuffleboard, taking turns pushing pucks and giving each other wet willies.