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Eli tells teammates: Losing the Super Bowl hurts, just ask my brother

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning gave a speech to his teammates last week about taking care of business, and in that speech he let his teammates know just how much it can hurt to lose a Super Bowl.

According to the New York Post, one of the subjects Manning broached was the bitter pill his brother Peyton had to swallow when the Colts lost Super Bowl XLIV to the Saints.

“I’ve never lost a Super Bowl,” Manning said. “I was with my brother when he lost one, and three months after that, that’s all he could talk about. We don’t want that feeling.”

In an interview with Bob Costas on Sunday night, Eli said he’s rooting for Peyton to get back on the field.

“I know Peyton’s going to do everything he can to rehab and get back,” Eli said. “He has a great desire to play football.”

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39 Responses to “Eli tells teammates: Losing the Super Bowl hurts, just ask my brother”
  1. uscatjerseyshore says: Jan 30, 2012 8:35 AM

    How does it feel to be lucky enough to be there in the first place? You aren’t on the best team.

  2. foxboro24 says: Jan 30, 2012 8:47 AM

    Why should losing even enter their minds

  3. djstat says: Jan 30, 2012 8:47 AM

    uscatjerseyshore

    Lucky? All they did was beat the number 1 seed in Green Bay and the number 2 seed in San Fransisco. That is not luck. It is not luck when you WIN your division. I would say the Giants are the best team in the NFC because when they got to the playoffs they beat the top two teams on the road,

    Tell me USCAT, how does it feel to be a moron? You clearlly are one.

  4. grpatriot says: Jan 30, 2012 8:52 AM

    One thing to talk about it, but you will be walking in UR brother’s shoes come Sunday night!

  5. pastabelly says: Jan 30, 2012 8:53 AM

    It is lucky when you make the playoffs with a 9-7 record. On the run they have been on, they are lucky that SF botched two punt returns. The Patriots were lucky Lee Evans doesn’t have great hands and that Billy Cundiff choked. Each team has had breaks getting to this point. Any of the four final teams and Green Bay could very easily be in this position and luck or mistakes by one person could decide who wins it all and that may be beyond Tom Brady’s or Eli Manning’s control.

  6. goodellsucks43 says: Jan 30, 2012 8:56 AM

    “I’ve never lost a Super Bowl.” Sheesh, the guy makes it sound like he’s played in 3 or 4 of them.

  7. orangeflh says: Jan 30, 2012 8:57 AM

    uscatjerseyshore,

    The Giants are the best team right now just as they were at the beginning of the playoffs in ’07, and as the Packers were last year at this time.

  8. dionoil says: Jan 30, 2012 8:59 AM

    Yeah, it’s a pain in the neck

  9. shlort says: Jan 30, 2012 9:01 AM

    Lucky? Is someone claiming that there is no luck involved in the game? The team that catches the breaks usually wins. That could also be described as getting lucky. The Giants are Lucky. They are lucky they got their shat together in time to squeak into the playoffs. They were lucky in beating Green Bay and San Francisco. How so you might ask? How about winning the tunrover battle. Lets be real here. The Giants beat Atlanta outright. No luck needed other than playing the falcons. Green Bay gave the game away. If both Green Bay and New York put their best game out there, Green Bay would win 99% of the time. San Fran? The Giants owe a sincere debt of gratitude to that cat who muffed one punt, then fumbled another one. I guess it isnt Luck… hahaha. Must be all skill when certain fans teams make the show. The Giants will need some breaks again in the Super Bowl if they want to win. The Patriots will need some luck if they want to win too.

  10. tim1999 says: Jan 30, 2012 9:02 AM

    Eli is a visionary after all.
    He’s discussing how it feels to lose the Super Bowl .
    Nice!!!

  11. ticalcaldwell says: Jan 30, 2012 9:14 AM

    Just being in the Superbowl is unreal…It has to be almost surreal to play in this game….

  12. killface4prez says: Jan 30, 2012 9:20 AM

    uscat –

    they are no luckier than the Packers were in 2010, winning 3 road games to get to the super bowl. or the steelers in 2005. or the ravens in 2000. or the giants themselves in 2007. Notice that all 4 of those examples went on to win the super bowl. Something tells me luck had nothing to do with it.

  13. august1969 says: Jan 30, 2012 9:21 AM

    uscatjerseyshore

    Lucky? All they did was beat the number 1 seed in Green Bay and the number 2 seed in San Fransisco. That is not luck. It is not luck when you WIN your division. I would say the Giants are the best team in the NFC because when they got to the playoffs they beat the top two teams on the road,

    You are correct. They are way overdue for a loss.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 30, 2012 9:21 AM

    djstat says:
    Jan 30, 2012 8:47 AM
    uscatjerseyshore

    Lucky? All they did was beat the number 1 seed in Green Bay and the number 2 seed in San Fransisco. That is not luck. It is not luck when you WIN your division. I would say the Giants are the best team in the NFC because when they got to the playoffs they beat the top two teams on the road,

    Tell me USCAT, how does it feel to be a moron? You clearlly are one.

    —————

    Don’t even bother, djstat, there’s no convincing these Giants haters.

  15. jasku880 says: Jan 30, 2012 9:22 AM

    Well said djstat

  16. bucsballer says: Jan 30, 2012 9:26 AM

    No it’s luck wen all u gotta do to get in is beat the cowgirls in week 17 to make it after u basically blew it

  17. gixrider says: Jan 30, 2012 9:39 AM

    “Losing the Super Bowl hurts, just ask my brother”……….ouch. lol!

  18. marinephinfan says: Jan 30, 2012 9:41 AM

    uscatjerseyshore

    The Pats were much more lucky in their game against the Ravens. In fact, I’d say the Ravens lost that game more than the Pats won it.

  19. superpats90 says: Jan 30, 2012 9:42 AM

    U wont know how losing the bowl feels untill it happens.. Feb 6th ull understand first hand.

  20. tunescribe says: Jan 30, 2012 9:54 AM

    Looks like Peyton has Eli well prepared for all eventualities.

  21. bozosforall says: Jan 30, 2012 10:10 AM

    gixrider says:
    Jan 30, 2012 9:39 AM
    “Losing the Super Bowl hurts, just ask my brother”……….ouch. lol!

    __
    Better yet, just ask Tom Brady, since he’s already in Indy this week.

  22. eddiemeredith says: Jan 30, 2012 10:11 AM

    Unfortunately, “the pain of losing” as a motivational ploy is only effective if you have people who have lost, preferably alot of them. The Pats don’t have all that many of them though and those who were on the team when they lost to the giants were all on the team for at least 2 of the other 3 wins with brady.

  23. schuch10 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:21 AM

    “Tell me USCAT, how does it feel to be a moron? You clearlly are one.”

    Tip of the day: if you feel that is necessary to call someone a moron, do not follow that up by misspelling clearly.

    ——————————————————

    As a Packer fan, it is absurd to argue against the Giants being the best team in the NFC. They beat the best of the conference, when it mattered. We are not arguing about power rankings for next season, we are talking about a rank for this season.

  24. sterilizecromartie says: Jan 30, 2012 10:23 AM

    I can’t believe Eli has a chance to win more Super Bowls than Peyton. Unbelievable. I am a Colts fan and even I can’t make any excuses for Peyton. His playoff record is sub-.500. He lost 4 one-and-done home playoff games (1999, 2005, 2007, 2010), with three of them following a bye. He threw a pick-6 on a potential game-tieing drive in his last Super Bowl. The one Super Bowl he won is one in which his defense played lights-out in the postseason. That is a less-than-impressive playoff resume if I have ever seen one.

  25. yevrag3535 says: Jan 30, 2012 11:13 AM

    Who care what that phonet brother og yours says! He knew he was hurt and stolemoney all year from those people and we should feel sporry now, tel it to yout daddy, punk.

  26. bigbluelou says: Jan 30, 2012 11:24 AM

    Football is a game of inches. That’s what makes ti so great. And a little luck too.

  27. hawks49 says: Jan 30, 2012 11:27 AM

    @uscatjerseyshore

    The Pats were much more lucky in their game against the Ravens. In fact, I’d say the Ravens lost that game more than the Pats won it.

    ——–

    If this is your argument you obviously didn’t watch the Niners vs. Giants game.

  28. ebeg420 says: Jan 30, 2012 11:40 AM

    In other words, “Guys, lets kick some bleeping bleep so I have more rings than my brother”!!!!

    Giants 37-31

  29. ebeg420 says: Jan 30, 2012 11:41 AM

    For entertainment only!!!!!
    Take the OVER!!!!!
    Right now, the last I seen the Over/Under, it was 54.5……Thank me later!!!! I LOVE THE OVER!!!!
    It’s a LOCK!!!!!

  30. granadafan says: Jan 30, 2012 11:45 AM

    I can’t wait for the lousy and overused puns to be used when Andrew Luck comes in the league next season.

  31. blackcatnfl says: Jan 30, 2012 11:57 AM

    I would have gone with, “Just ask Tom Brady…”

  32. wikidpissah says: Jan 30, 2012 12:23 PM

    marinephinfan says: Jan 30, 2012 9:41 AM

    uscatjerseyshore

    The Pats were much more lucky in their game against the Ravens. In fact, I’d say the Ravens lost that game more than the Pats won it.
    ==================================
    And 10 points off of fumbled kick-offs isn’t losing a game?

    Both the Pats and Giants caught breaks, but they both also made plays when needed. Most importantly, both of them avoided the mistakes that cause people on this site to point to luck. What that means is they both outplayed their opponents and deserve to be there.

  33. patsfiend says: Jan 30, 2012 12:28 PM

    Almost any team needs a couple lucky breaks to get to the Super Bowl, and most teams miss the playoffs or get knocked out on a couple plays / bounces.

    The GOOD teams put themselves in position to benefit from those lucky breaks, and the Pats and Giants are both clearly very good teams. It’s no mistake they’ve made it to the big game.

  34. orcheon says: Jan 30, 2012 12:34 PM

    Until he proves otherwise, Peyton Manning is one of the best regular-season quarterbacks of all time.

    In the regular season:
    He is the NFL’s only 4-time MVP. He has 399 touchdown passes compared to 199 interceptions, a 67% winning percentage, a career 65% completion percentage, and about 55,000 yards. He has a career QBR of 94.9.

    In the postseason:
    He has won one superbowl. He got an MVP award from it based on an outing with a single touchdown, an interception and a rating of 81.8, with less than 250 yards passing. This was a game where the colts forced FIVE turnovers and had 38 minutes with the ball. The colts rushed for nearly 200 yards, but because it was split between two backs the quarterback got the award.

    He has a career playoff record of 9-10. His TD-INT ratio drops from 399-198 to 29-19. On a year-by-year basis, he has played fairly well recently, but the colts have been without success; in the only playoff run that ended with a super bowl victory, his passer rating was a 70.

    In his last super bowl appearance, Peyton threw an interception in Saints territory that was intercepted and returned. He threw a single touchdown pass against a defense that ranked 25th in the league.

    Until he proves otherwise, he is only a great regular-season quarterback. Perhaps the greatest of all time, but only in the regular season. In the postseason, I will take Montana. I’ll take Young and Aikman. I’ll take Eli.

  35. 2sausage11 says: Jan 30, 2012 2:04 PM

    The only thing Eli and elite have in common are the first three letters

  36. blu4l1fe says: Jan 30, 2012 2:21 PM

    I love all of the “luck” talk. Must be coming from sore @*# loser fans of teams that did not even make the playoffs. Let me just calm all the Giants fans. This article is about how Eli was trying to motivate his team by telling them of a story he experienced first hand when his brother lost a Super Bowl. The same article did not even mention the word “luck” so for the same sore @*# losers to keep mentioning that word, well, let’s just say, the acronym ADD comes into mind.

    With that being said, Giants fans, to play on the “luck” talk. The Giants were lucky enough to lose much of their starters at the beginning of the season and still win some games. They are lucky enough to not have the same so-called talented(?) “dream team” and still make the playoffs. The Giants were lucky enough to BEAT the so-called “best” team in the league this past season in their own home in Green Bay. The Giants were lucky enough to play one of the “best” defenses in the league and still beat them in their own home, again, in San Fransisco.

    I don’t know, that seem to be a lot of “luck” talk. These are the same haters that are still going to claim that the Giants got lucky when they beat the Patriots in their last Super Bowl meeting.

    But I guess we won’t hear the end of the “luck” talk until (and don’t hold your breath) their team makes the playoffs.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  37. patriotera says: Jan 30, 2012 2:24 PM

    I’ve never lost a superbowl either. But I’ve never been in one. Eli has only been in ONE. Interersting choice of words… makes him sound elite.

  38. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 30, 2012 2:57 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Jan 30, 2012 8:53 AM
    It is lucky when you make the playoffs with a 9-7 record. On the run they have been on, they are lucky that SF botched two punt returns. The Patriots were lucky Lee Evans doesn’t have great hands and that Billy Cundiff choked. Each team has had breaks getting to this point. Any of the four final teams and Green Bay could very easily be in this position and luck or mistakes by one person could decide who wins it all and that may be beyond Tom Brady’s or Eli Manning’s control.

    ————

    It’s lucky to play 10 consecutive LOSING teams, while the last two times you played teams with winning records, you lost (Giants) and needed the refs and the scoreboard operator to cheat for you (Ravens).

    The Giants actually played worthy contenders for 11 of the past 12 games. Can’t say the same for New England.

  39. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 30, 2012 3:00 PM

    blu4l1fe says:
    Jan 30, 2012 2:21 PM
    I love all of the “luck” talk. Must be coming from sore @*# loser fans of teams that did not even make the playoffs. Let me just calm all the Giants fans. This article is about how Eli was trying to motivate his team by telling them of a story he experienced first hand when his brother lost a Super Bowl. The same article did not even mention the word “luck” so for the same sore @*# losers to keep mentioning that word, well, let’s just say, the acronym ADD comes into mind.

    With that being said, Giants fans, to play on the “luck” talk. The Giants were lucky enough to lose much of their starters at the beginning of the season and still win some games. They are lucky enough to not have the same so-called talented(?) “dream team” and still make the playoffs. The Giants were lucky enough to BEAT the so-called “best” team in the league this past season in their own home in Green Bay. The Giants were lucky enough to play one of the “best” defenses in the league and still beat them in their own home, again, in San Fransisco.

    I don’t know, that seem to be a lot of “luck” talk. These are the same haters that are still going to claim that the Giants got lucky when they beat the Patriots in their last Super Bowl meeting.

    But I guess we won’t hear the end of the “luck” talk until (and don’t hold your breath) their team makes the playoffs.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

    ———–
    Well said.

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