Thursday, January 24, 2008
Eli Manning:'Bye week? What're you talkin' about bye week?'
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning refuses to believe that his team has a bye week before the Super Bowl to be played in Glendale, AZ on Feb. 3.
"There's no bye week once you get to the playoffs. I'm ready for the Patriots. This is another one of their head games," said the obviously frustrated Manning.
Pressure appears to be growing on the young quarterback as he goes up against arguably the best football team in history. Even when teammates tried to convince Manning of the correct date, he simply smiled feeling he was the victim of a team-wide joke.
"Eli will probably not realize the game isn't until Feb. 3 until he enters an empty stadium this Sunday," said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.
The younger Manning is so convinced this is a "Patriot Game" that Giants officials will allow him to prepare as if the game is Jan 27.
"We'll let him find out for himself," said a Giants rep.