It took a while for New Yorkers to warm to Eli Manning and his quiet intensity, Kevin Conley writes in a profile of the Giants quarterback in Men’s Vogue, but he turned the town around with one miraculous drive—and a Super Bowl win. Manning, who lives in Hoboken, is press shy, but among his team, he’s known as a prankster.
At practice, Manning sometimes parks in way that forces some of his more hulking teammates to climb into their cars via the passenger side. And that sense of humor is making its way into his public persona. He recently joked that the Giants linemen are taking credit for the Super Bowl-winning play, saying it never would have happened “if they didn’t miss their blocks.”