Mizell Minute 2-6-12
Oh, Brother! In “The House that Peyton Built”— ELI--the “Junior Manning” was the epitome of “fourth-quarter heroism.”
In a Giants season “built on coming back from The Dead”— Eli Manning quarterbacked a victorious 4th-quarter rally for the SEVENTH time, but NEVER anything as BIG
as this--overcoming Tom Brady…Bill Belichick and the Patriots in “Super Bowl 46."
Eli’s “Final Exam” began at the New York 12—3:47 on the clock—Manning completed “the pass of his life," squeezing in a 38-yarder up the left sideline—where Mario
Manningham made a “catch for the Super Bowl ages, tippy-toeing BOTH feet—staying in bounds—beating “snug coverage” by TWO Patriots, coddling the football as
though it were a “baby thrown from a burning building."
Manning to Manningham—you’ll see a MILLION replays.
The Giants drove 88 yards to a touchdown—keeping Tom B. and Bill B. from winning a FOURTH Super Bowl.
Before the opening kickoff—I had “tears”—watching Giants coach Tom Coughlin—famed for “grimacing… and agony”—as he MOUTHED words to “America” AND
the “National Anthem”… I really…really feel good--for “that man”—and ALL Mannings.