It was my third year working New York Giants training camp, as part of my responsibilities as the Associate Athletic Director at the University at Albany. Back then, from the beginning of July until mid-August, the Giants' front office personnel would occupy the athletic administration offices of the Great Danes and many of us had camp responsibilities. In those days, there were two-a-day practices and about three to five thousand fans would show up each day to see head coach Tom Coughlin and his team.
In 2016, New York Giants fans were more than dreaming about Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning combining to win a Super Bowl for Big Blue. The 11-6 Giants were taking on Aaron Rodgers and the 11-6 Green Bay Packers in an NFC Wild Card match-up. Then, days before the Giants first playoff game in five years, controversy struck with OBJ smack in the middle.
Remember when people were talking about the the Giants as a possible Super Bowl contender? My how the mighty have fallen. An underachieving team, lack of discipline, and the benching of Eli Manning all led to the firing this morning of New York Giants head coach Bob McAdoo.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is being accused of a scheme that involved giving "fake" game worn helmets to collectors. They sell this stuff for huge money, and for the life of me I've never understood why people buy it!
For his whole life Eli Manning has been compared to his older brother Peyton. Eli and Peyton both had outstanding college football careers and both have Super Bowl rings (Eli-2/Peyton-1). However it seems no matter what Eli does he is not as good as Peyton in anyone's mind. So I had high hopes for Eli on SNL.