Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Hoboken to Dedicate Eli Manning Drive?
Sunday night, my sister, an Eagles fan who happens to have a soft spot in her heart for Eli Manning (thanks to their shared youngest sibling syndrome), texted me: "Mvp despite missing half a chromosome".
Looks like ol' half 'some might be honored in a fashion that would make Old Blue Eyes roll over in grave, and surely piss off my sister.
Yesterday, the day after the GMen's historic Super Bowl Victory, it was reported that the city of Hoboken is "kicking around the idea of renaming the block of Washington Street between 14th and 15th Street after our neighbor who led the Giants to one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history."
While some residents are keen on the idea in the wake of the post-game euphoria, others, thankfully, see it for the absurdity that it is.
Said Kinga Burke who lives in Manning's building, "Just because he lives in town? I think it's too much, it's ridiculous. He's not a historical person."
Sure, Fredo had a nice little 4th quarter, but he hardly lit it up throughout the game. The real MVP was the Giants defensive front, if not D Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
You want to hand the keys to the city to a guy who before Sunday had a career marred by mediocrity? Who this season alone threw 23 TDs to 20 interceptions with a 73.9 rating? A guy whose career numbers had Giants fans ready to run his hillbilly ass out of town pre-playoffs (77 TDs, 64 interceptions and a 73.4)?
Understandably, Super Bowl Champions are immortal. But let's not get carried away.
If you want to honor the Giants, how about naming a public toilet after Osi Umenyiora?
Better yet, give Spagnuolo his own gallery on NJGuido.com.