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Eli muses about a Manhattan Manning reunion

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With all the chatter about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning possibly pulling a Favre and trading his years of Indy equity for a fresh start in the Big Apple, his brother Eli has gotten in on the talk, too.

It would be fun,” Eli tells WEPN-AM, via NFL.com.  “We could probably commute to work maybe, and, you know, come home, eat dinner together and have the kids be playing.”

Eli then continued to have fun with the possibility of sharing a city with his sibling:  “Twin beds . . . we could share notes on opponents and watch some film together.”

But then Eli, who has a chance to double his brother’s career Super Bowl wins in the House That Peyton Built, turned serious.

“[W]ould it be fun?” Eli said.  “Yeah, I think it would be interesting to have your brother in the same city playing football together.  I don’t think we would see each other that often, just ’cause I . . . think our schedules would be a whole lot different, probably just talk on the phone more than see each other during the season, but, you know, it would be interesting.

“I’m not saying it’s gonna happen or I want it to happen, but to have your brother that close to you and playing in New York would be very unique.”

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Eli’s remarks is his willingness to so openly entertain something that should seem unthinkable.  In this latest edition of “What Else Would You Expect Eli To Say When Asked A Direct Question?,” the safer response would have been something like, “I can’t imagine Peyton playing for anyone other than the Colts, and it’s ridiculous to try to envision him in any other uniform.”

The fact that something that gives much more credence to the possibility of Peyton leaving the Colts popped out of Eli’s mouth suggests that the Brothers Manning have been talking about a not-so-distant future that entails Peyton playing in a different city.

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58 Responses to “Eli muses about a Manhattan Manning reunion”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 17, 2012 7:19 AM

    I’m so happy for Eli.

    It can’t be easy growing up under the massive shadow of his brother.

    Dude has come a long way.

  2. steelerhypocrite says: Jan 17, 2012 7:24 AM

    The Jets don’t need Peyton, they already have the second coming of Joe Montana.

  3. daisymaytr says: Jan 17, 2012 7:26 AM

    Or he just answered the question, which was how would he feel if Peyton was a Jet?, not ‘does Peyton want to leave the Colts?’

  4. bspurloc says: Jan 17, 2012 7:26 AM

    .
    More Musing is the announcers are so clueless during the giants game….
    Pam Oliver telling them how Deon Grant is in the locker room getting XRAYS uknown if he will return, while they are showing us the Giants on the field with #34 standing right there in the middle aka Deon Grant…..

  5. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 17, 2012 7:29 AM

    Peyton stayed in school an extra year to avoid the Jets (Keyshawn Johnson was the no.1 pick that year instead) so why would anyone think he’d go to them now? Because of Rex Ryan?? LOL

  6. ubummer says: Jan 17, 2012 7:30 AM

    What will happen:

    1. Luck at 1 to Colts
    2. RG3 at 3 to Dolphins or 4 to Browns
    3. Manning and Wayne to Redskins

  7. clbrwns says: Jan 17, 2012 7:34 AM

    The real question is what does Tebow think of all of this?

  8. jjpt4540 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:37 AM

    Peyton would not go to the Jets because of the childish action of the coach. And because the locker room is a complete joke. He’s been arounf too long to deal with that crap.

  9. lookatthefarside says: Jan 17, 2012 7:38 AM

    Eli > Peyton

  10. khuxford says: Jan 17, 2012 7:42 AM

    I like Eli a little better today. ;)

  11. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 17, 2012 7:49 AM

    Ever notice Eli never closes his mouth?
    Even when he is not talking.
    Looks like nobody is home.
    That whole mouth breather thing.
    Surely I jest.

  12. haanster says: Jan 17, 2012 7:50 AM

    ‘The fact that something that gives much more credence to the possibility of Peyton leaving the Colts popped out of Eli’s mouth suggests that the Brothers Manning have been talking about a not-so-distant future that entails Peyton playing in a different city.’

    Who knows?

  13. tim1999 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:52 AM

    The last thing Eli Manning wants is his brother Peyton in NY. NY is Eli’s city and the last thing Eli needs is to be sharing it with a big brother whose shadow has been constant his whole life.

    The last thing Peyton Manning wants is to end up playing in Eli’s NY. That will put a very bright spotlight on Peyton’s unimpressive playoff history and numbers. Little bro Eli easily outshines his big bro in clutch performances.

  14. lolo376 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:52 AM

    It will never happen, Peyton is to much of a professional to play for someone who talks as much trash as Rex Ryan does. And besides, if their dad didn’t want them both competing in the AFC together, why would he allow it? Every year the talk would be ” Who’s the best MANning in NY”. -Pats Fan!

  15. jasku880 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:55 AM

    Imagin manning super bowl, giants vs jets at MetLife stadium 2014. It’s going to be legend… Wait for it…

  16. pixelito says: Jan 17, 2012 7:56 AM

    Ya’ll love Eli now….

  17. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Jan 17, 2012 8:00 AM

    I can’t wait to see the Manning face when the Patriots crush the Giants in the the Super Bowl. Finally, the world will be right again.

  18. 6ball says: Jan 17, 2012 8:03 AM

    .

    The Giants should acquire Peyton and make him back up Eli. It’s the only way to shrink his jupiter – like head.

    .

  19. donniebmc says: Jan 17, 2012 8:04 AM

    It seems to be looking more and more like Peyton’s years in Indy are done…

  20. breastsmoosh says: Jan 17, 2012 8:05 AM

    I don’t like this picture of Eli, He has such a pretty smile, I wish you used a picture of his beautiful smile. I mean I’m not into dudes or anything, but the man does have a nice smile

  21. jeremycrowhurst says: Jan 17, 2012 8:05 AM

    The fact that Eli is talking about it means there is NO chance it will happen. He was making a joke at the media’s expense.

  22. factoryofsadness says: Jan 17, 2012 8:08 AM

    Eli is 2 wins away from being a HOF and greater than his brother.

  23. tim1999 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:08 AM

    The Patriots crush Eli and his Giants in Peyton’s INDIANAPOLIS.
    Tom Brady is Michael Corleone this season – he’s settling all (Patriot) family business.

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:10 AM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    Jan 17, 2012 8:00 AM
    I can’t wait to see the Manning face when the Patriots crush the Giants in the the Super Bowl. Finally, the world will be right again.

    ———–

    Still bitter about 2007, huh? Still bitter because the Golden Boy got his knee crushed by Pollard, right?

    WE OWN New England. You should be hoping the 49ers beat us and FIRST hope you can get past the Ravens — getting the same ref help that you always do at home, on the levels that would make the Packers envious.

  25. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:11 AM

    Do not think it would happen I doubt Payton will want to play in the shadow of his little brother.

    Eli and Giants keep going and Eli will have a second ring Payton will never get a second ring if he plays for the wackjob Ryan

    And for the Record its 3 Ryans down
    Rex Ryan
    Matt Ryan
    Ryan Grant

    I sure hope there is a Ryan somewhere in SF

  26. howiefeltersnatch says: Jan 17, 2012 8:12 AM

    Pat Shurmur should have never been hired to be a head coach in the National Football League

  27. damnyankee13 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:17 AM

    I cant wait to see Thimasina Bradys after the game, feeling his true age, callinmg for his walker, no, better make that his wheelchair, after all the times he picked himself up off the turf and was to egoistical[stupid] to ask belicheat to sit him after the first few.

  28. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:20 AM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    Jan 17, 2012 8:00 AM
    I can’t wait to see the Manning face when the Patriots crush the Giants in the the Super Bowl. Finally, the world will be right again.
    ===========================

    I loved that upset so much, I bought an Eli Manning jersey back in 2007. 18 and NO! Something about an underdog…and the Ravens might have a re-match with the Giants

    Patriot fan, i hope you learned from Saints-Niners and Steelers-Broncos.

    There are no locks in this tournament. You faced an idiot running QB, but now you face an opponent that beat an even better Patriot team in the Super Bowl already.

    I will say that Gronk is a mismatch, and one hell of a player.

  29. southpaw2k says: Jan 17, 2012 8:23 AM

    This is such an absurd non-story. Peyton playing for the Jets is hardly a realistic situation, and unless it were to become likely I don’t understand why the media keeps bringing it up, either indirectly or otherwise. Why is it so hard to wait discussing where Peyton plays until Jim Irsay decides on whether he’s going to keep him on the Colts?

  30. erick670 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:26 AM

    if its gmen and pats again this year it will have the same results giants win

  31. gs7101 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    Peyton won’t go to the Jets; Eli and the Giants are so 27 seconds ago. The 49ers will beat the Giants in the championship game — just like they did in Week 10!

  32. knowerofallthings says: Jan 17, 2012 8:36 AM

    They hired Tom Moore for a reason

  33. gpete1962 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:39 AM

    I’ve always thought the Giant fans got screwed with Acorsi picking Eli and giving up Rivers or Rothlesburger and all those picks.

    We’ll never know, but one thing about Eli that you can never take away from him is his determination to be the best he can be for his team, Fans and the game its self.

    Bottom line is, With diligence and hard work He’s self improved every facet of his game. That includes accuracy, arm strength, vision, es-capability, and foot speed(better, but still a work in progress)

    the NFL has a really short list of active Superbowl winning QB,s that are as humble and as good as Eli.

    Go Big Blue !!

  34. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 17, 2012 8:48 AM

    tim1999 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 7:52 AM
    The last thing Eli Manning wants is his brother Peyton in NY. NY is Eli’s city and the last thing Eli needs is to be sharing it with a big brother whose shadow has been constant his whole life.

    The last thing Peyton Manning wants is to end up playing in Eli’s NY. That will put a very bright spotlight on Peyton’s unimpressive playoff history and numbers. Little bro Eli easily outshines his big bro in clutch performances.

     _____________________________

    This is Derek Jeter’s city.

  35. buffalomafia says: Jan 17, 2012 8:48 AM

    The Giants & Jets don’t play in New York in the first place! They are the New Jersey Jets & New Jersey Giants!

    The only true New York team is the Buffalo Bills & they are terrible! We need every positional player there is!

    The Bills owners ass is so cheap he can suck a brick out of a wall.

  36. szwhtsup123 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:49 AM

    Wait – aren’t the Jets going to the Super Bowl again this year?

  37. gpete1962 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:54 AM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Jan 17, 2012 8:00 AM

    I can’t wait to see the Manning face when the Patriots crush the Giants in the the Super Bowl. Finally, the world will be right again.
    ======================================

    Eli >BB&TB “Been there Beat Them” Besides,

    After Frisco, Eli will be preparing for the Ravens

  38. rugdaniels says: Jan 17, 2012 8:54 AM

    I like Eli showing a little personality and saying something interesting. Even though I’m a Giants fan I know I’d be sick of the story in about two minutes if Peyton comes to NY. It would be Tebow coverage on steroids.

    I don’t understand why the Colts getting Andrew Luck means the end of Peyton Manning in Indy. Why not let Luck be a backup for two years and take advantage of the luxury of time? Most teams who draft a QB in the 1st round need him to start straight away, the Colts don’t.

  39. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:58 AM

    Its laughable to think the Manning would be willing to play for the Jets and their train wreck of a coach. Why would he want any part of that debacle ?

    Better to retire and enjoy the rest of his life and his many millions than risk getting injured for what he’d get by being a Jet.

  40. promin1 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:59 AM

    @BernardPollardIsAnAss

    Yeah, just like they crushed them this season and 4 years ago when they were 18-0!! LOL. Silly little Pats fan. You know it in your heart the Giants would demolish the Pats and your worried about it. The New England Smoke and Mirrors have no shot. They haven’t beat one good team this year and were lucky just to get this far playing the JV squad known as the Broncos.

  41. coleman121280 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:02 AM

    This is Derek Jeter’s city.

    ==========================

    i thought it was frank Whites

  42. austrianpanther says: Jan 17, 2012 9:06 AM

    Tebow will be a Jet this coming season! Rex just loves his style of playing!

  43. antelope850 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:15 AM

    Reading the comments from the August posting (link above) when Eli said he considered himself Elite – pretty interesting. Lot of snarky commenters who don’t look very smart in hindsight.

  44. halbriston says: Jan 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    The 49ers will beat the Giants in the championship game — just like they did in Week 10!
    —————————————————-

    Let’s just hope the Niners share your laughable overconfidence. ‘Cause, ya know, the Giants *never* beat teams in the playoffs that beat them in the regular season!

  45. klunge says: Jan 17, 2012 9:33 AM

    Exactly how do these random off-the-cuff musings from Eli “give much more credence to the possibility of Peyton leaving the Colts”?

  46. grogansheroes says: Jan 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    The only way Peyton is going to New York would be as Eli’s backup!

  47. jamezz23 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    Eli has proved allot to me this year. The year that he won the superbowl looked a little flukey especially after watching him the past few years. But this year he put the team on his back. So much determination tho…. But Stafford deserved that pro bowl spot over eli sorry. Matts gonna be a beast next year and for years to come, and he’s only 23!!!

  48. bobbyhoying says: Jan 17, 2012 10:10 AM

    The reality is that only Dan Snyder will overpay for a potentially washed-up guy. The Skins need a decent QB because everybody else in the East has one (I know the Dallas guy is open for debate.) The Eagles were horrible and were still 5 – 1 in the division. The G-Men could win it all. The Skins have litlle hope with their current QB’s. Snyder will react and Peyton will take the check.

  49. gmen1987 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    Maybe Peyton wants to move to New York so he can be a full time member on Saturday Night Live. He certainly won’t be playing football in town other than some celebrity flag football in Central Park.

    Look up Bert Jones. He and Peyton have something else in common other than being a Colt QB.

  50. faulkana says: Jan 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    damnyankee13 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 8:17 AM
    I cant wait to see Thimasina Bradys after the game, feeling his true age, callinmg for his walker, no, better make that his wheelchair, after all the times he picked himself up off the turf and was to egoistical[stupid] to ask belicheat to sit him after the first few.
    *********************************************
    Congrats!!!
    That was almost English.
    What is it that they say about 100 monkeys sitting at 100 typewriters?

  51. millarddjr says: Jan 17, 2012 10:51 AM

    Peyton will never play for a team that doesn’t have it’s home in a dome.

  52. bozosforall says: Jan 17, 2012 11:32 AM

    faulkana says:
    Jan 17, 2012 10:35 AM
    damnyankee13 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 8:17 AM
    I cant wait to see Thimasina Bradys after the game, feeling his true age, callinmg for his walker, no, better make that his wheelchair, after all the times he picked himself up off the turf and was to egoistical[stupid] to ask belicheat to sit him after the first few.
    *********************************************
    Congrats!!!
    That was almost English.
    What is it that they say about 100 monkeys sitting at 100 typewriters?

    __
    They say that they are all Pats fans.

  53. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 12:08 PM

    deepbacksidedig says: Jan 17, 2012 7:49 AM

    Ever notice Eli never closes his mouth?
    Even when he is not talking.
    Looks like nobody is home.
    That whole mouth breather thing.
    Surely I jest.

    _____________________________________

    Good call… except for the fact that he’s close to a certified genius.

  54. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 12:12 PM

    Why would any 49er fan bring up Week 10? We were a mere microcosm of what we are now.

    You cannot possibly be convinced this is the same Giants team?!?!

    When Checkdown Charlie gets laid out in his own backyard, I am going to be laughing at all of you.
    Your one on one matchups do not bode well for the 9ers O-Line.

  55. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 12:17 PM

    buffalomafia says: Jan 17, 2012 8:48 AM

    The Giants & Jets don’t play in New York in the first place! They are the New Jersey Jets & New Jersey Giants!

    The only true New York team is the Buffalo Bills & they are terrible! We need every positional player there is!

    The Bills owners ass is so cheap he can suck a brick out of a wall.

    _____________________________________

    Wow – Giants fans are so hurt by this. Considering I can stand in my parking lot and see the skyline of NYC less than a mile away – you sound like a moron. Where should we put the stadium? Brooklyn (which is twice the size of your city alone).

    And the Giants dominated your division 4-0, so I would shut up if I were you.

  56. CKL says: Jan 17, 2012 12:40 PM

    antelope850 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:15 AM
    Reading the comments from the August posting (link above) when Eli said he considered himself Elite – pretty interesting. Lot of snarky commenters who don’t look very smart in hindsight.
    __________________________________
    I like Eli but I didn’t think he was a top 5 guy before this past season. He had a fantastic year this year no doubt. I don’t think anyone who thought he wasn’t up there before THIS year were off base.
    He has pretty much always been more clutch than his bro, though. and he has a better personality…by far. He’s laid back and can handle NY media, his big fish in a small pond brother couldn’t. Hence, why it will never happen and why he can joke about it.

  57. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 17, 2012 2:26 PM

    @bozosforall

    You are my favorite poster by far, A+ trolling good sir!

  58. earthtopft says: Jan 17, 2012 2:58 PM

    Mother Manning was thoughtful enough to stitch her youngest son’s home town on his watch cap in case he gets lost. So they know what bus to put him on.

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