NEW YORK — For everyone else, the day Eli Manning had Monday would have been exhausting. But the Giants quarterback wasn’t complaining.
The day immediately after beating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl with a game-winning, 88-yard touchdown drive in the game’s final two minutes, Manning flew to Disney Globe in Orlando, Fla., for the classic Super Bowl MVP parade, and then back to New York for a taping of Monday’s “”Late Show with David Letterman.”
Manning told Letterman this Super Bowl championship — a 21-17 victory over the Patriots for Manning’s second title in 5 years — was for his teammates.
“I think when you have 1, that second 1, you truly do it for the other guys who’ve in no way had that encounter. The first one just is wild,” the two-time Super Bowl MVP told an adoring audience.
Letterman mentioned Eli is his favored Manning, teasing brother Peyton, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, who had neck surgery and missed the whole season. Letterman then pressed the younger Manning on his brother’s plans for next season.
Eli told Letterman that Peyton wants to play but didn’t know exactly where he would finish up.
“You know! Don’t lie to me!” Letterman joked.
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