Talk Back! What's Your Personal Favorite Eli Manning Memory?

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Patricia Traina

As Eli Manning prepares to officially end his 16-year NFL career, what are your fondest memories from his time in New York? It can be a game, a touchdown pass, or perhaps even a chance encounter where you snagged an autograph.

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Bigblue44
Bigblue44

The highlights all seem to run together for me. The standouts are naturally the 3 BIG passes he completed against the mighty Pats that brought us our last 2 Super Bowl championships.
Will never forget all those dopey faces he made through out his HOF career.
He was one in a million! I thank GOD that played for us and only us.

Eliscomin10
Eliscomin10

In addition, of course the "Miracle in the Desert," where Eli escapes the sack in XLII and finds Tyree for the Helmet catch. Bob Papa was right; he was "wide open" when he threw it. I think Seubert and Diehl and O'Hara all held on the play! Ha Ha. And the beautiful arcing throw to Plax in the end zone for the win! And in XLVI, telling Ahmad NOT to score with 57 seconds left on the "reluctant" TD! Should've told him in the huddle, Easy! And that throw to Manningham, probably his best ever. How about XLII! I also loved his TD run in London! I am going to miss him SO MUCH. But such great memories. And so happy he had his curtain call game at home against Miami this year for his farewell. And that retirement ceremony today was epic. And who can forget his "quivering" lip in the TC 'retirement' presser!? "It's not your fault, Eli."

Eliscomin10
Eliscomin10

My favorite Eli memories are the two OT wins over Green Bay in the ice cold and the victory over SF both in NFC Championship games and leading to the Super Bowls and the two MVP's. I'll never forget Plax telling the Green Bay sideline "he can't cover me!" and Eli keeping going to him. And then "third Tynes the charm" hit that 47 yarder that must have hurt it was so cold. And then he couldn't find Abby, because he told her NOT to go in the suite with Archie and Olivia, because it would be bad luck, but she did because it was SO COLD. And that picture of Eli calling time out against SF after getting nailed, with dirt on his helmet and his shoulder pad out of his jersey and his helmet all crooked. What a gutsy effort. Two great games and two great four game runs! I was at the win over Atlanta at home, the first playoff game in the new stadium! And because we live up in Albany, we would go to the summer practices and my daughter got a great picture of Eli in his red QB #10 that we have in my man cave. Eli Manning is my favorite all time athlete. I have a man size Eli in my basement man cave and my license plate is NY 10, my email is eliscomin10@gmail, com and my password is all about my #10.

nzyme
nzyme

Obviously the two Super Bowls but that 2011 NFC Championship game vs the 49ers is just heads and shoulders above all others!

He took 7 sacks that game and even more hits. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those sacks were absolute hammer shots. I could not believe he got up after some of those. I think it's the gutsiest performance I've seen from a quarterback in the modern era.

EMPIREPRMAN
EMPIREPRMAN

Readers

In Eli's first full year as a starter, I went to every home game. I was not a season ticket holder. But, I managed to get tickets each week somehow with no StubHub or anything similar back then. There were some ups and downs that season. But, I will never forget the game against the Broncos. He had a rough day until the last drive when he threw a TD to Amani Toomer at the very end. That's the first time that I knew that he was clutch.

Gifford16
Gifford16

I was fortunate to go the NFC championship in Green Bay with my brother. Eli's performance in those conditions was incredible. He was accurate, on time, and never gave any indication he was bothered by the cold. He lifted the team and outplayed Favre. He still doesn't get enough credit for that game.

skearney
skearney

Other than the 2 famous Super Bowl throws, there was a game the Giants played in London against the Miami Dolphins some years back. It was a rainy, sloppy, low-scoring affair, when Eli, in the fourth quarter, scored the slowest, goofiest, rushing touchdown I had ever seen. He was clearly so pumped, likely because he just won the game for us, but I can't help but believe he was extra pumped to score a rushing touchdown. Not sure why, I just always loved that.


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