Friday, January 18, 2008

Quickie: On Eli Manning

(The Sourpuss is melting. It's about time.)

From Slate, a really good piece by Roger Director on Eli Manning, and why it may have taken so long for mainstream America to get behind him. My favorite excerpt:

We want our quarterbacks to be tabloid-dimensional, to provide an adrenaline jolt when we see their pictures in the sports pages. And Eli doesn't. And won't. Maybe he's quietly telling us to keep things in perspective, to put away the popcorn machines. Maybe we're so busy telling him to grow up, we don't realize we're the ones who need to.

Definitely worth a read.

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