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10 Questions With... Eli Manning

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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 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 Keep reading to find out.

What time is your alarm set for?

Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream?

What was your childhood nickname?

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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