Giants’ Eli Manning is a prankster

Published 7:58 pm PST, Friday, December 27, 2019

Eli Manning

The New York Giants’ quarterback is a prankster. A receiver removes his gloves to find his hands dyed blue. A lineman finds his dress shoes for the Super Bowl are painted purple. A rookie wonders why his travel bag is so heavy (Manning lined the bottom with weights). A coach finds his missing bike hanging from rafters of a basketball arena. Manning was a target as a rookie. He went to his locker to find his clothes frozen. They had been soaked in a tub, folded and put into a freezer. At training camp, center Shaun O’Hara bought tree frogs and put one in Manning’s sock.

New York Times

Kirk Herbstreit

On Saturday night, when Clemson plays his alma mater, Ohio State, in the Fiesta Bowl, the ESPN broadcaster will look to one sideline and see his school colors. He’ll look to the other sideline and see his twin sons. Herbstreit started at quarterback for Ohio State in 1992. Sons Jake and Tye played well enough at a Clemson summer camp to merit preferred-walk-on offers. And the freshmen have impressed enough to appear in four games this season, mostly on special teams. Tye is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound receiver. Jake is a 5-11, 170-pound cornerback/receiver.

Chicago Tribune

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