Ernie saw Eli's 'magic' from the start

Ex-GM Accorsi believed in Manning first -- predicting he'd win more rings than Peyton

Updated: February 7, 2012, 9:53 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The phone rang near midnight in Hershey, Pa., and the man who traded for Eli Manning heard the sweet sound of victory on the line, followed by the voice of John Mara, the owner who had just matched the two Super Bowl titles won by his old man.

"I was a little worried that you might be asleep," Mara told Ernie Accorsi, "but I don't give a s---."

Nobody on the winning side gave a you-know-what in the immediate and delirious wake of Super Bowl XLVI, not when ...

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