Eli Manning will likely suit up in a New York Giants uniform for the final time in his career, but he’ll be watching from the sidelines as his team hopes to play spoiler against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Throughout his 16 years of service to New York — Eli has delivered two Super Bowl wins over Tom Brady, making weird faces during games, and taking major heat for throwing the most insane interceptions.
But, you cannot deny he did some wonderful things during his time in NY>
Now that it is coming to an end, we are learning that Eli apparently had a beer guy in every NFL stadium that would hook him up with a 6-pack or a 12-pack after games so he could drink them in the back of the bus with other players and break down the game.
Via ESPN’s Ian O’Connor:
“Eli Manning always drank beer on the team bus. It was a Broadway Joe kind of thing to do, and a fact that might run counter to an image Manning spent absolutely no time crafting. But win, lose or draw, Manning would find someone on the road to buy him a six-pack or 12-pack that he would carry to the back of the bus, on ice, and share with some veterans as they discussed the game on the ride to the airport.
Even then, Manning’s consistency stunned his New York Giants teammates. “It was unbelievable,” said Lawrence Tynes, the kicker who won two championships with the quarterback. “He had a guy in every f—ing stadium in the league to get him that beer.”
Well done, Eli.