EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is telling his New York Giants teammates to take care of personal business early so they can focus on preparing to play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in less than two weeks.
In a rare midweek talk to the team, the 2008 Super Bowl MVP quarterback warned players to wrap up ticket arrangements for family and friends before the Giants start practicing Thursday for the NFL title game on Feb. 5.
Players can purchase up to 15 tickets apiece for the game in Indianapolis. That could lead to issues involving who gets the tickets, travel and hotel arrangements.
Manning also said Tuesday he's feeling fine despite being hit close to 20 times in the Giants' 20-17 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.