Following the New York Giants game on Thursday (September 23rd), former NFL quarterback Eli Manning stopped by the Blue Rush podcast to share more details about his beer postgame traditions.
While chatting with Paul Schwartz, Lawrence Tynes, and Jake Brown, Eli Manning stated that acquiring beer at all the stadiums after football games is a “talent” of his. “To celebrate a win with a cold beer on the bus ride from the stadium to the airport before you get on the plane and then you’re kinda done, it just kinda felt right,” Manning stated. Hear the entire interview below.
Eli Manning was the starting quarterback for the New York Giants from 2004 to 2019. The former quarterback reportedly holds NFL records for passing yards, touchdown passes, and completions. He is also recognized for leading the Giants during two underdog Super Bowl victories against the New England Patriots. The retired athlete is also ranked eighth all-time in passing yards and ninth in touchdowns.
Eli Manning announced his retirement in January 2020.
Eli Manning Opens Up About Retiring From The NFL
During a March 2021 interview with CBS, Eli Manning discussed NFL retirement life. “I’m finding new ways to stay busy and continue to learn a little bit more about different things that interest me.”
Eli Manning also said that he’s actually busier than ever. He’s now coaching his kids’ sports teams and doing broadcasting work with ESPN. He also said he has extended his relationship with e-commerce grilling retailer BBQGuys.
“They’re about making great quality,” Eli Manning declared. “But also about outdoor living, being with family, being with friends. And that’s what you know, I think are more important to me.”
Eli Manning further explained that he has had some talks with the New York Giants about the possibility of getting back in with the organization. But only for different things off the football field.
Eli Manning Seeks Credit For Helping His Brother Peyton Secure Pro Football Hall of Fame Title
Last month, Eli Manning joked that he is seeking some credit for helping his brother, Peyton Manning, secure his Pro Football Hall of Fame bid. Peyton notably had 539 touchdowns during his NFL run.
“The fact I had to go outside in New Orleans, from the ages of when I was 10 to 14, in the summer, on our front street, wearing a sweatshirt filled with pillows and down my sleeves and chest. So I could catch passes from [Peyton] and wouldn’t come in totally bruised and in pain for days after.”
Manning goes on to joke that if he wasn’t mentioned in Peyton’s Hall of Fame speech, he’s going to be a little disappointed. See the hilariously comments from Eli right here.