Thursday, January 25, 2007

Serious Football content Update #1

We here at Down and Distant thought we’d get into the act and get our interview on with folks that might know what they are talking about. Genius literati like the boys over at KSK have been doing this for quite a while. We actually thought of it first but were having some computer issues, our internet was down, we had the flu and we suck.

So, in maybe our only attempt at interviewing a celebrity/sportsperson about the Super Bowl, we used our connections from Ole Miss to take a few minutes with NY Giants QB and Peyton's brother, Eli Manning. We met at Eli’s off-season home in Louisiana.

DaD: Eli, thank you so much for taking time to sit down with us today. Before we get to the Super Bowl talk, how is the off-season treating you?

EM: Hi my name is Eli Manning. That’s short Elisha, E-L-I-S-H-A. Yea.

DaD: Ok, well. It’s nice to meet you Eli. Let move on to your initial thoughts following the Colts victory over the Patriots, which granted your brother a trip to Miami and the Super Bowl.

EM: I’m this many.
(Holding up two fingers on each hand and a Casper the Friendly Ghost Pez dispenser.)

DaD: Indeed. Do you think Peyton was able to shake the “Can’t win the big one” talk with that performance or does he have to win next week?

EM: My daddy is Archie. He footballed too. Just like me and my brothers. ‘Cept one brother got sick. His back doesn’t feel good. PeyPey is going to the Super Bowl.

DaD: Right. That’s why we are talking today. Would you like to talk about ‘PeyPey’ and the Super Bowl today? Who do you think is going to win?

EM: I might get to go to the Super Bowl if I clean my room. I hate cleaning my room. I have a “FatHead” poster of Sean Salisbury on the wall. Wanna see?

Sean Salisbury? That’s just weird. Seriously. Big game coming up. Is your brother going to win.

EM: I’m allowed to drive a car.

DaD: Oh for Christ’s sake, this is ridiculous. I’m out of here.

As I’m walking out.

EM: I have to pee.

I think that went well. Well enough to try again some other time.

For those of you Eli defenders who are saying "Eli was a Academic All-America, and on the Dean list and Honor roll." Eat it. I don't buy it.

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