Monday, October 24, 2005

Unb-ELI-evable

OK boys. Some of you sportscasters and sports analysts types need to take a cold shower on the "Eli Manning man love" you got going on. Yes, he is young and you have won some games; but come on, he hasn't turned water to wine or perished for our sins quite yet.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Eli has brought meaning to the life of a 89 year old and sparked the biggest city in the world to come to life.
Manning has a chance to take New York now, the way a quarterback hasn't taken it since Joe Namath. The Yankees and Mets are long gone, the Jets are a mess and
the Knicks are destined for the draft lottery. Manning has a chance to be a star in New York, where the football landscape is desperate for one.
You know, Phil Simms, who has won a Super Bowl, may take an issue with the "times have been tough since Broadway Joe" storyline. Also, I'm not a Yankee or Met fan either, but this isn't really a drought since they have been to, or won, the World Series. Hell, they both played against each other in one not too long ago.

Actually, this post is also an excuse to show this picture (probably from college) of Eli (future Joe Namath) and some blond trouble (future Susie Kolber). I am jealous on so many levels. So many levels. So many. So.....

9 comments:

Otto Man said...

Why are you jealous? You've been that drunk plenty of times.

Studiodave said...

True and being the millionaire son of a famous football player during my football career as a quarterback in the SEC wasn't bad either. I guess we are very similar in retrospect. Very similar.

Mr Furious said...

Let's see. I went to college in NY (just outside the City) in the fall of 1986. Was that a memorable fall for anyone? Especially a fish out of water Red Sox fan? I lived in or around the city 'til I moved from Brooklyn in 2001. What happened in the fifteen years I had to endure the "long-suffering" NY sports fans...

1986 NY Mets World Series Champions
1986 NY Giants Superbowl Champions
1990 NY Giants Superbowl Champions
1994 NY Rangers Stanley Cup Champions
1994 NY Knicks NBA Finals (lost)
1996 NY Yankees World Series Champions
1998 NY Yankees World Series Champions
1999 NY Yankees World Series Champions
1999 NY Knicks NBA Finals (lost)
2000 NY Yankees World Series Champions
2000 NY Mets World Series (lost)
2000 NY Giants Superbowl (but lost)
2001 NY Yankees World Series (lost)

Cry me a fucking river... That's not counting the many first place finishes, division championships, etc. Just the thirteen times one of the three major teams went to the Championship Game/Series, losing only five times (and one of those was also a NY win). and let's not forget the Yanks and Knicks were powerhouse teams in the seventies as well.

Hey New York! This one's on me — Have a nice frosty cold mug of shut the fuck up!

Thrillhous said...

The wealth, the sports talent, the ladies, I can almost be jealous. But dammit, at least I don't have to drink no MGD.

Otto Man said...

Nice list, Mr. Furious.

I think they meant to say "insufferable" instead of "long suffering."

Volanta said...

No one will replace Phil Simms in my heart. !sigh! Did you see that Peyton is now mentioning his little brother in those goofy commecials of his? I guess Eli's past embarrassing the family.

ORF said...

Popping up (as the blonde) in pictures like that is why I passed up the chance to stay in the South and go to an ACC school.

The reason NYU never had a football team? Not enough straight men...

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Well, he is drug tested regularly. Though I suppose with a life like that you don't need to take them...

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