Jerry-Rigged DVDs Bail Out Giants QB

Seinfeld helps show devotee Manning foil Green Bay blackout
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2008 5:50 PM CST
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning directs the offense during practice at Giants Stadium Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After a Green Bay TV station yanked "Seinfeld" off its weekend slate in hopes of sabotaging pre-game viewing for Eli Manning, the show's star has sent the New York Giants quarterback a boxed-set of DVDs from the hit show, the New York Post reports. Manning, an admitted fan, will be in town to face the Packers in Sunday's NFC championship game.

"You think I'm going to take that sitting down?" native New Yorker Jerry Seinfeld threatened, adding that he'll also include "Hogan's Heroes" DVDs for inspiration. And in case Manning's Green Bay hotel has any tricks up its sleeve, Sony also threw a brand-new DVD player into the last-minute care package, the New York Daily News writes.