New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning says that he expects the next “Manning Bowl” to occur early in the season. With the anticipation for the release of the 2013 -2014 NFL schedule, it’s not just fans who are looking forward to some key games. Manning says, the jousting between his brother, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has already started:
“We haven’t talked about it a whole lot. Just joking and jabs at each other. Obviously, anytime you play your brother, when I play Peyton in a game, it is special and it is unique.”
But they don’t take it seriously. Underneath all the rivalry, there is a brotherly love.
“I cherish those moments, whether before the game, looking across the field during the National Anthem and seeing my big brother, seeing him at the coin flip, those are great moments we’ll cherish and hopefully the Giants can get a win for once.”
So when will the game actually be? Eli says he’s not sure when, but suspects he’s right.
“Not the first game of the season so I don’t have to talk about it for the next four months,” he said. “I have a feeling it’ll probably come early. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling it will be in the first couple of weeks. That’s probably the best way to do it and get it over with and put it all behind us.”
How excited are you about the “Manning Bowl“? What games are you looking to see?
It really doesn’t matter to me. I’m ready for some football!
Your Jersey Girlfriend,
In a private ceremony, the Super Bowl XLVI champs, the New York Giants, received their much anticipated Super Bowl rings.
The rings are embedded with Tiffany diamonds and encrusted with sapphires. Each ring features four Marquis diamonds in four Lombardi trophies (to represent the franchise’s four titles), 37 blue sapphires and the dates of each Super Bowl title in franchise history. The inside of the rings include the words “finish” and “all in,” psych-up words used by the team during its 2011 title run. The shanks have the score of this year’s victory over the New England Patriots, the player’s name and number, and the dates of New York’s other Super Bowl triumphs.
The players had a hand in the design of the ring, and this year, they wanted the color blue added in. “The blue makes it a little different,” Eli Manning said. “We wanted some blue — the Giants are Big Blue. We definitely wanted to get a little blue to spark it up a little bit.”
I think the rings look classy, and while they don’t have as much “bling” appeal as some past rings, I think it’s fitting for a team who wants to exhibit a little class and style to go with their championship.
*parts of this story contributed from YahooSports.com
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