The first in New Orleans, the Saints paraphernalia adorning every corner shops in stores boy. Sponsors packaging products in the brand team Flor de lis emblem and seal Super Bowl interception return of Tracy Porter has been repeated countless times in local and national television.
Manning trying to stay away.
“Nothing,” answered firmly shook his head when asked what fans of the saints said during the offseason.
In fact, the Colts defense and four-time MVP was so busy trying to bring a big party for Indy, it was not long in the South.
It was through rehabilitation after the operation, the off-season neck, fell on a trip with his father in the golf tournament and spent several months in the destruction of all the plays he spent the 2009 season, in a tradition year. He got the national award for his charity work, back in Indiana, and after that there was a whole lot of rest that could or wanted to do, he grew up.
Manning made his Thibodaux, La., for the Academy’s annual family passes, and Eli’s brother Peyton and commercials cut his hometown team member.
For the first family of football, was better.
“People say it is a great time and we understand that” Archie Manning, patriarch of the family and a former supporter of New Orleans, told Associated Press. “I love the people here, and I love football, but it was difficult for us. It was a great victory for the Saints and the best for the city, but I think some people forget that we were on the other side.”
Peyton, of course, a major fan of the Saints and the son of the first player of the saints. Santos defender today, Drew Brees, became a close friend of Manning brother, Cooper, and Archie is still running in the circles of the saints, too. This is how it came to be the same c**ktail of Saints coach Sean Payton.
Most residents of New Orleans seems to realize how difficult that was for the Mannings, and dare not raise this issue.
Only sometimes when Archie goes to the city, he drinks a lot or a little exaggerated, says something that can not escape, and he returns to being a father.
“I had an uncle told me:” Tell Peyton thanks for throwing that interception, “Archie recalls.” I said a couple of guys to do some things that, well, humanly impossible. Most people were fine with it, but few of them were simply rude and unpleasant, but when I’m in some of these parameters, it is very inconvenient curse.
So embarrassed that not even Peyton Archie said everything he heard in the city, where Munnings became synonymous with the image of the city.
Archie remained in New Orleans after retiring from the NFL and returned, in contrast to the other, after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. As recently as last year, Archie has repeatedly acknowledged that he has faithfully followed the three teams – the Colts Peyton of the Giants, Eli and the saints.
Close connection between Manning in New Orleans and has taken root second generation of NFL players.
When Hurricane Katrina hit was Peyton and Eli, which comes complete map of humanitarian aid to the city. Peyton has used its charitable activities, Peyback funds to help children in Indianapolis, Knoxville, Tennessee, and New Orleans, and this summer, the brothers donated nearly 200 pairs of Reebok shoes in eight city schools.
Obviously, as Mannings, as the city and fans, and not blame people for celebration. They just want the fans of his saints, and not Peyton.
“The first time he (Peyton) was returned to tournament golf after his neck surgery. I could not play, but came anyway, people are not able to say that he did not come because of the Super Bowl, “Archie recalls. And yes, we got through the tournament and someone with a mind of it. I just said, “Let’s move on.”
The solution was simple: Stay in town for some time.
Archie and his wife, Olivia, spent more time than usual, in Mississippi, this summer, in particular, to avoid unnecessary confrontations.
“We just kind of came from this situation,” said Archie. “Do not take it personally. People are celebrating, having a good time, and most of the time, it is absolutely normal. I just do not expect some of these people, angry and rude.”
Payton followed a similar path.
He did not want to see, hear, or even around this summer.
Instead, it was as usual Manning can win at Dallas (site of Super Bowl), and notes in Indy next February.
“Everything we do is go back and work again,” said Payton. “We will continue working very hard, and hopefully we can take another step forward this year.
Cooper Manning: “Whassup little brother?” It can only be said by one person, NFL quarterbacks Cooper Manning, who had won the two Super Bowl. It is precisely in the confrontation with enthusiasm Sunday night, the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants at stake Lucas Oil Stadium.
Most senior among the three Manning boys, if we talk in terms of a share of rooting, is in a bit of a quandary.
“Peyton’s younger brother was withdrawn by him, whose defense of the Colts are AFC championship?
Was the youngest, Eli, pulled by one whose 1-0 Giants come from?
He said: “I am encouraging a week in March.”
He is of the firm Howard Weil, where he owns a part of the investment energey as an association. I attended the Manning Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2006 and was not a pleasant experience for him. Well, the game was entertaining and Peyton (25-of-41, 276 yards, one touchdown, one interception) and the Colts get the best from Eli (20-of-34, 247 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a costly fumble late) and the Giants by a score 26-21.