Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Eli: Weather shouldn't impact Super Bowl
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
NEW YORK -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared on SportsCenter on Wednesday to discuss the Super Bowl, which will be played Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Manning, who plays his home games at MetLife and whose brother, Peyton Manning, will be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII, doesn't think the winter weather will have an effect on the game.
"In the new stadium, the conditions should be good," Manning said. "I saw maybe only 7 mph winds, and that won’t be a factor. The new stadium isn’t as windy as the old Giants Stadium, and it sounds like the weather is about as good as it can be for this time of year. If it was going to 5 degrees with 25 mph winds, it might be different. It might affect Denver’s offense and the passing games of both teams. But I think with it being close to 30 degrees and not much wind, Peyton’s played in a lot of cold-weather games this year and been fine. So I don’t see it affecting either team, and I think it’ll be a great game."
Eli Manning is a two-time Super Bowl MVP and will be on hand Sunday to watch his older brother try to win his second Super Bowl title. Pressed for a prediction about the game, Eli Manning said only that he was rooting for his brother's team.