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10 Questions With... Eli Manning 35

  • 10 Questions
  • Posted by: Jake Bullinger
  • July 23, 2012, 8:19 PM


Eli Manning has proven that he can handle pressure. He capped off 2011 with his second Super Bowl win, and he led all quarterbacks in passing yards during the playoffs. With two Super Bowl MVPs under his belt, Manning has established himself as one of the NFL’s best.
 
That's why there's no better person than the Giants QB to give tips on taking the heat. As part of Gatorade’s Beat the Heat program, Manning spoke with SIKIDS.com about the importance of staying hydrated while training during the dog days of summer. “It’s all about keeping fluids in you, and replacing electrolytes,” he says.
 
Manning might be able to take on the summer heat, but could he handle a round of 10 Questions with SIKIDS.com? Keep reading to find out.
 
What time is your alarm set for?
6:15
 
Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream?
Strawberry
 
What was your childhood nickname?
E
 
If you weren’t an athlete, what would you want to do?
I’d want to be in sports in some way. Since college, it’s been the dream of playing football, and I’ve put all my focus and energy on that.
 
Why do you wear the jersey number you do?
I wore 18 in high school, but it was retired at Ole Miss because of my dad. They had a couple numbers available, 10 was available. I figured I’d give it a shot, it worked for me, and I was able to keep it with the Giants.
 
What is your favorite city to compete in?
New York—it’s the greatest city in the world. Great fans, great people, and a great history of sports teams. It’s a fun place to play.
 
What do you do on days off?
During the season, I start preparing for the next week. I get a workout in and start watching film. In the offseason, I spend time with my daughter and take her to the park.
 
Who is the greatest athlete of all time?
During my era, Michael Jordan. No question about it.
 
Who is your best friend in sports?
My brother, Peyton.
 
What is the last item that you purchased?
A toy lawnmower for my daughter.

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35 Comments

Uh, so basically Eli Manning just said if he wasn't an athlete he would want to be a football player, pretty much.

Agreed. I still like him as a person and playa though

Eli is MY MAN baby!!!

He sounds pretty fun! I wonder what's the next one?

I love the Giants! Eli is my hero! And derek jeter.

Go Eli! Your awesome!

Eli is really good at football

I got Jason Pierre-Paul's signature!!!

I love Jason! He's awesome! You live in NY or you just bought it?

i'm a brady fan

ME TO my favorite is the SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brady's awesome

Try the New York Giants BaseballPitcher861 

Sorry i like the ravens i used to go to there training camps

Me to. Go Pats!

so am i

me too

Really like Eli Manning.

sorry me no likee cowboys country!!

Jeese all theese giants fans make me sick. The only reason they even one last year was because 1. The refs didn't know how to call a safety in the first quarter. 2. GRONK!!!!!! He hurt his leg and was way slower. If you watched the super bowl on the last play Brady threw a Hail-Mary that gronk was three feet behind. If he was at full strenght he would've caught the ball and the giants wouldn't be worl champs right now.

You think that's bad??Think 2007 with the head catchbut still pats rule

hey baseballjet31,i saw the super bowl and Gronk was way behind.
Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Brady is an arrogant jerk! Eli is an awesome team player. And this is from a cowboys fan

Giants are awesome! Pats are better but Im a Giants fan.

I'm sure the pats have won games with terrible refs.

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

go giants they rock

You are 100% correct EagleFellow!!!

I'm going to a preseason game

I go to reg. season games since my gramndpa has season tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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