Found January 31, 2012 on The Blue Screen:
INDIANAPOLIS - Even the Patriots have appreciated Eli Manning’s play this season. And one of the Pats - big defensive tackle Vince Wilfork - has been so impressed by the Giants QB that he ranked Manning right alongside New England’s own QB star, Tom Brady.   “He’s probably one of the ...

“Butterball” Vince Wilfork says people are surprised he can dunk

On Monday Patriots coach Bill Belichick gushed about how athletic and in shape defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is. But Wilfork says most people don’t realize just what a good athlete he is. Asked today what most surprises people that he can do, Wilfork said, “Probably dunk a basketball. People look at me and are like,…

Bill Belichick praises athletic, in-shape Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork’s physique may not show it, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Wilfork is a great athlete who’s in great shape and one of the biggest reasons the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. At his press conference in Indianapolis today, Belichick praised Wilfork for making back-to-back big plays late in the fourth quarter…

Pats’ DT poses Giant threat to Eli & Co.

INDIANAPOLIS — Go ahead and tell Vince Wilfork he’s too fat and slow to be an every-down defensive lineman. Go ahead and do that, but do so at your own peril. You’ll be quickly reminded that without Wilfork the Patriots would not be in Indianapolis this week preparing to...

Manning bleeding into Super Bowl Week

Peyton Manning's increasingly thorny relationship with the Indianapolis Colts -- will owner Jim Irsay pay $28 million to retain his injured four-time NFL MVP quarterback? -- threatened on Monday to strip the spotlight completely from Manning's Super Bowl XLVI-playing brother Eli, who arrived in town with the NFC champion New York Giants. That's because Peyton, his status...

Peyton Manning knew little brother Eli was a champ

Peyton Manning called it. Back when the NFL was debating the merits of Eli Manning and whether he had what it took to win a Super Bowl, Big Brother took time out of his morning-after news conference five years ago to say Eli would be on the same stage soon.

Is Eli Now Elite?

Ok I’ll admit to being one of the (many) people who laughed when Eli Manning said that he considered himself as a quarterback in the same class as the elites of the game. At the time you really had to admire the guy’s confidence in his ability but he had never really been able to shake the tag of “Peyton’s kid brother” and all the connotations that go with that label. Sure...

NFL Super Bowl XLVI predictions & preview

The final game of the 2011-2012 NFL season is finally upon us as Super Bowl 46 is finally here. The two teams, the NFC Champion New York Football Giants and the AFC Champion New England Patriots meet again for the 2nd time in 5 years. Related posts: Previous champions who are contenders to win Super Bowl XLVI Super Bowl XLV Predictions & Preview – Inside the Wheelhouse Examining...

Giants' Baas fires back at Patriots' Wilfork

INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants center David Baas has heard quite enough about Vince Wilfork and the Patriots’ defensive line, thank you very much. The normally mild-mannered Baas let loose after getting one too many questions about Wilfork & Co. during Media Day at Super Bowl XLVI here yesterday, insisting he and his...

Gilbride calls Manning’s left-handed passes “foolish” and “stupid”

On a few occasions, when under pressure and getting pulled down from his right side, Eli Manning has shifted the ball to his left hand and delivered a southpaw pass. Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride wants him to knock it off. Gilbride said today that while Manning has improved in recent years by minimizing his…

Material Girl likes Eli better than Brady

Madonna said Thursday she'd rather date Eli Manning than Tom Brady -- even though it might be more a matter of geographical convenience than hunkiness.

Warner thinks Eli could be on top for a while

Kurt Warner isn’t the least bit surprised to see what’s become of Eli Manning and the explosive Giants offense. In fact, he thinks this might be only the beginning for them – especially if they can keep their young receiving corps intact.   “Any time you can get three wide receivers that can ...
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