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On Monday night, Joe Flacco got into some hot water calling the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl “retarded.” Eli Manning disagrees with both the term Flacco used and the idea behind his statement.
The Giants quarterback said he likes the idea of a New York Super Bowl, and thinks that it offers a unique location for the NFL’s biggest event.
“I disagree with a lot of things about that comment: wording and overall content of it,” Manning told the media on Friday in New Orleans. “I think it will be really good.”
Of course, why wouldn’t Manning like the idea? And even if he didn’t, why would he say so? Manning is used to playing in cold-weather climates after eight years in New York. And how bad would it look if he said he didn’t like the idea of a Super Bowl being played in his home stadium.
“Obviously the weather will be kind of the big issue. But I always say, ‘Hey, you can play the NFC or AFC Championship Game in cold weather and have snow coming down, and that’s just part of it,”
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Two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning took exception to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco saying it was ‘retarded’ to have a Super Bowl in the NY/NJ area.
Manning went right at Flacco, pointing out his distaste for his verbiage, and the fact it has taken two Super Bowls for people not to mistake him for Peyton in New York City. He seemed a little ticked off that a...
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning doesn’t agree Joe Flacco’s opinion that having next year’s Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey is a bad idea.
“I disagree with a lot of things about that comment: wording and overall content of it,” said Manning, per ESPNNewYork.com. “I think it will be really good.”
Manning believes having a “unique Super Bowl like next year’s...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have placed a higher priority on extending wide receiver Hakeem Nicks’ contract than Victor Cruz, who’s going to be a restricted free agent.
Giants owner John Mara has already indicated that Cruz is asking for too much money. With Cruz being a RFA, they don’t need to rush to sign him, which gives the Giants some leverage...
Things can turn for the worse in a few seconds in this new age of social media and rumor mills. For months we’ve been hearing about Victor Cruz and the New York Giants almost certainly coming to an agreement on a new deal, it was just about when.
Things have began to stall for the Pro Bowl wide receiver and the Giants, and now both parties are getting antsy. Owner John Mara...
Giants WR Victor Cruz didn’t rule out the possibility that he could hold out for a new contact if talks regarding a long-term deal don’t progress in the coming months.
“I have no answer to that,” said Cruz when asked if he would be willing to hold out.
Cruz will be a restricted free agent in the next few months, but the two sides appear to be no closer to reaching an agreement...
Victor Cruz has outplayed his rookie contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Cruz wants a new deal, the Giants obviously want to give him a new deal, so whats the holdup.
Per the Star-Ledger, Giants co-owner John Mara wants a deal to get done, but says there’s a limit to everything.
“We certainly want him back, but like with any player, there’s a limit to...
Former New York Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame…someday, but not in 2013. When the Hall of Fame announced its new members on Saturday night, Strahan was passed over for Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden and Warren Sapp. Many people assumed the popular and talented Strahan, who holds the NFL single...
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was seen walking around New Orleans with a walking boot on his foot. He told Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger that he had a screw replaced in his foot.
Bradshaw says he had the procedure done two weeks ago and that it’s going to take him 10 weeks to recover. The screw is supposed to fix two fractures in his foot.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says next year's Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will ''have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.''
Goodell said Friday at his pre-Super Bowl news conference that the league ''will be prepared for the weather factor'' for the Feb. 2, 2014, championship game in East...
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The New York Giants face the off season with several questions. One of those is whether or not 10 year veteran Osi Umenyiora will be able to come back. In years passed, this would be a simple decision. This time, however, it is a little more complicated.
Several factors go into the decision; salary cap limits, his asking...
Victor Cruz has by all means outplayed his rookie deal and deserves to be compensated for his surprising above average production. The New York Giants know this and by all means want to keep Cruz long-term. The problem comes with trying to determine how much is Cruz worth. Something that Cruz’s agent and the [...]
Mitch Ross made a surprise appearance in New Orleans on Friday, apologizing to all the athletes that he and his punchline of a supplement firm, S.W.A.T.S., have hurt this week.
Except now, he needs to issue another apology, to Steve Weatherford. In the latest chapter of the strangest saga of Super Bowl XLVI, Ross wearing a sleeveless shirt and showcasing his now-infamous deer...
There are six weeks to go until Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz becomes a restricted free agent.
On Thursday Cruz said he wasn't getting antsy about a new deal. Giants owner John Mara discussed the Cruz contract today telling Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger he hopes a deal can be worked out with Cruz but said "there's a limit." Asked if Cruz is asking...
Victor Cruz had a much better season, but Hakeem Nicks' contract is a bigger priority for the Giants, NFL sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Cruz, 26, enters free agency off two seasons in which he's averaged 84 catches, 1,314 yards and 9.5 touchdowns.
Nicks, 25, has one year left on his rookie deal. Knee and foot Injuries limited him to 13 games in 2012, as he...
Ahmad Bradshaw, who has played his NFL career on a pair of troublesome feet, started his offseason with another surgery.
The Giants running back said he had the screw in his right foot replaced with a larger one 10 days ago and the recovery timetable is 10 weeks.
"It was giving me a little bit of problems, and now I feel a whole lot better," Bradshaw said, after an...