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Eli Manning Tweaks Peyton on SNL

Giants quarterback sticks to playing awkward meek guys on 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - Eli Manning made a surprisingly watchable appearance as guest host on Saturday Night Live last night, tweaking big brother Peyton Manning in a PSA-style sketch touting his work with Little Brothers—the younger Manning teaches little boys how to wreak revenge on their attention-hogging older brothers, mostly by torturing them.... More »

NYC Salutes Giants as Super Bowl Champs

Eli Manning and crew get a ticker-tape parade

(Newser) - To the victors go the massive ticker-tape parades. Thousands roared as Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy during a parade today through New York City. (The Daily Intel blog wonders why the city can't do this for Iraqi war vets, too.) Today's... More »

Another Weird Victory for Eli, Giants

But in Super Bowl XLVI, Manning made a hero of himself

(Newser) - Last night's big game was intensely fought, undeniably exciting—and a little mystifying, thanks to Eli Manning's unusual brand of heroism. Analysts weigh in on the game's place in football history:
  • Last night brought us "the most Eli Manning moment of Eli Manning’s career."
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Giants Beat Patriots, 21-17

Tom Brady has minute to win it, but New England Patriots can't pull it off

(Newser) - Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin... More »

Giants' Website Declares Victory

Ad promoting official Super Bowl gear is quickly taken down

(Newser) - Kickoff in tonight's Giants-Patriots contest is still hours away, but New York is apparently already hawking T-shirts commemorating their victory. In a flub caught by the New York Post , the team's website yesterday briefly featured an ad touting the team's victory in Super Bowl XLVI, and offering... More »

At $107M, Giants Make Eli NFL's Richest QB

(Newser) - Peyton is going to be so jealous. Eli Manning and the New York Giants have agreed to a 7-year, $106.9 million deal that will make the younger Manning the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback, the Daily News reports. The deal locks down Manning until 2015, and though it’s not... More »

Fitzgerald Leads NFC to 30-21 Win

(Newser) - Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns, 44-year-old John Carney kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, and the NFC rallied to a 30-21 Pro Bowl victory over the AFC today in Honolulu. The Arizona Cardinals' All-Pro receiver, coming off a record-breaking postseason and a spectacular Super Bowl... More »

Manning Brothers Pair Up to Make Pro Bowl History

Quarterback siblings will join forces among this year's Pro Bowl players

(Newser) - The Pro Bowl picks have been announced and they include a pair of record-busting firsts, AP reports. Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts will become the first quarterback-playing brothers to compete in the all-star game. Peyton's Giants teammate, 44-year-old kicker John Carney,... More »

How Eli Manning Won Over NYC

How the younger Manning turned his vices into virtues with one improbable drive

(Newser) - 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,... More »

Sorry, Ladies: Eli's Officially Off the Market

Giants' QB weds college sweetheart in Mexico

(Newser) - Sorry gals, Giants quarterback Eli Manning is no longer a free man. He and college sweetheart Abby McGrew wed in a sunset ceremony last night in Mexico, the New York Post reports. A few dozen family and friends gathered at a seaside resort, where the well-tanned couple said their vows... More »

Meet Tonight's Superdelegates

All 3 White House contenders to appear on 'American Idol'

(Newser) - Tonight’s "American Idol" will boast cameos from Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt, and both the Manning and Jonas brothers—but the most anticipated appearances could be by Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama, the New York Post reports. The charity episode is exhibition-only (no candidate will actually score... More »

Eli to Wed College Sweetheart

Giants' QB will wed college sweetheart

(Newser) - New York Giants’ QB Eli Manning will marry his college love in New York later this month, family sources told the New York Post. Manning, 27, and Abby McGrew, 24, picked up their marriage license in Manhattan this week, onlookers said. McGrew’s father and Manning’s brother (Cooper, not... More »

Patriots' 'Winning' Gear Finds a Home

T-shirts to celebrate championship go to needy in Nicaragua

(Newser) - A small town in Nicaragua is celebrating New England's victory in the Super Bowl, the New York Post reports, with children donning T-shirts celebrating the NFL's first-ever 19-0 season. Yes, yes, the Giants were the actual victors Feb. 2, but the gear had to be ready for a Patriots win—... More »

Triumphant Giants Conquer NY

Crowds cheer at airport, stadium, and on streets of Manhattan

(Newser) - The Super Bowl champion New York Giants received a New York welcome at today's victory parade. Hundreds of thousands of fans and 50 tons of confetti filled the streets of Lower Manhattan. Players waved atop floats, many catching the action on camcorders as fans bellowed their support, and Michael Strahan... More »

Manning Scrambles Into History

Beating the Patriots took a healthy dose of improv

(Newser) - Facing a team and coach renowned for their preparation, Eli Manning did the smart thing: He improvised. Some of Manning’s most astounding plays in Super Bowl XLII didn’t appear in the playbook, and that includes the miraculous game-saving pass to David Tyree that saw Manning scramble as never... More »

Tyree an Unlikely Giant Savior

New York wide receiver uses his head

(Newser) - Sure, Plaxico Burress' touchdown grab gave the Giants their shocking upset, but the catch of catches, the highlight of highlight reels, was David Tyree's impossible-looking snatch earlier that drive. On third-and-5 with Patriots Rodney Harrison and Asante Samuel looming, Tyree climbed a ladder in midair to come down with a... More »

Super Bowl Stunner: Giants Win!

Manning leads last-minute comeback to shock the world, mar perfection for the Pats

(Newser) - Tom Brady had one of his trademark brilliant fourth-quarter comebacks—but three minutes later, Eli Manning did, too, and the Giants shocked the formerly perfect Patriots, 17-14. Manning hit Plaxico Burress, who had guaranteed a Giants win several days before, on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left, and the... More »

Super Bowl Prediction Central

Prognostications out in from informed and clueless alike

(Newser) - Seems everyone has an idea about how things will go down tonight in Phoenix. The Vegas line currently hovers around 12 points in the Patriots' favor, but the Giants' Plaxico Burress has already promised a 23-17 upset victory by his team. ESPN's experts don't have a consensus prediction, although the... More »

Sex Appeal and the Single Quarterback

How do Brady, Manning compare as loverboys?

(Newser) - As the Super Bowl nears, pundits are comparing rival quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning—right down to who they date and for how long, the New York Times reports. Brady, who escorts leggy Gisele Bundchen to chi chi clubs, descends from the Joe Namath tradition of playboy QB. Manning... More »

Brotherly Love Someday in the Super Bowl?

Peyton confident this won't be Eli's last trip to the big game

(Newser) - The NFL marketing department would love this scenario—Manning vs. Manning for the league title. Peyton won't rule it out as he praised the work ethic and noted the bright future of his younger brother, writes the New York Times. "I feel very strongly this will not be the... More »

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