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Eli Manning is suddenly talkative, courtesy of DirecTV

Giants quarterback Eli Manning, after saying not much of anything throughout the offseason, was a guest today on The Dan Patrick Show.  And Eli continued his sudden burst of loquaciousness via an interview with the Associated Press.

He addressed his prior silence by explaining that he had nothing much to say, and that he didn’t want to say anything inappropriate.

“You can only get in trouble with this type of situation,” Manning said.  “I just wanted to get my work in with my receivers.”

So why is he talking now?  He probably has a few reasons.  Maybe a few hundred thousand reasons.  Or maybe even a million reasons.

Last week, DirecTV launched the incredibly entertaining “Football Cops” mini-film, featuring Eli and his brother, Peyton, as police officers who fight crime by throwing footballs at the various perps they encounter.  Presumably, Eli agreed to conduct a certain amount of media interviews to promote the effort.  And so, in order to fulfill the contract, Eli has to talk.

Peyton, who has yet to say anything either before or after the debut of “Football Cops,” still hasn’t talked.  Presumably, he has the juice to tell DirecTV that the promotional obligation needs to be removed from the contract.  And so Peyton, possibly hoping to preserve his unprecedented marketability, is using the power that his unprecedented marketability has provided to avoid doing anything that could undermine his unprecedented marketability.

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12 Responses to “Eli Manning is suddenly talkative, courtesy of DirecTV”
  1. medtxpack says: Jun 27, 2011 5:35 PM

    older brothers are such dick$!!! haha

  2. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jun 27, 2011 5:46 PM

    Haha it’s true! I never realized it but the starting QB in the sport’s biggest market never says anything publicly.

  3. pacificamjr says: Jun 27, 2011 5:50 PM

    Fetus Head, and Fetus Head Jr are the 2 MOST OVERRATED ATHLETES IN SPORTS HISTORY

  4. connie73 says: Jun 27, 2011 5:50 PM

    Nobody gets an interview like Dan Patrick.
    No matter who he interviews I alway feel like
    it was worth me sitting there to hear it.
    Not a fan of Eli but he was great today

  5. polishkingski says: Jun 27, 2011 5:53 PM

    its funny. i can understand how people cannot stand the mannings esp peyton but for some reason i like them. peyton seems to have a very funny dry sense of humor and eli plays the lil brother role very well. that and their pretty decent football players. i am looking foward to some good laughs in regards to football cops.

  6. jakek2 says: Jun 27, 2011 6:08 PM

    hate on the Mannings all you want…they are still entertaining in these commercials.

  7. 2mannings1cup says: Jun 27, 2011 6:14 PM

    This is why I created my username.

  8. hobartbaker says: Jun 27, 2011 6:19 PM

    Growing up in the shadow of an older, more flamboyant, brother, Eli suffered from severely delayed speech acquisition.

  9. giantrealist says: Jun 27, 2011 6:34 PM

    I’ve watched Football Cops and it’s hilarious.

    Peyton always gets his man.

    Eli knocks out innocent bystanders.

  10. powderedme says: Jun 27, 2011 11:11 PM

    you go, girl!

  11. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jun 27, 2011 11:59 PM

    Marble Mouth 1 this Marble Mouth 2 – do you read me over?

  12. granadafan says: Jun 28, 2011 7:23 PM

    Good observation that Eli is only talking just to promote his “movie”. It’s best that he not talk much anyways, as he’s not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed when he speaks.

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