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The man of the hour it is our own MVP Eli Manning.
Probably one of the very few people who doesn't -- -- where the state.
Eli has raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy not once but twice both of those times he was they have the Super Bowl MVP.
You -- earned first team all American honors in 2003 it was the number one overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft.
He set or tied 47.
-- single game season and career records.
He finished his over his career with a school record 101119.
Career passing hour.
He threw for -- oldest record 81 career TD passes which rank third on the SEC's career lists.
And not on this list is he's one of the finest men ever come out of this day and this university.
-- when things get all of us so proud of -- when you talk about athletes and their accomplishments and all they do on the field and what it is they do off the field.
An example that they either -- was that you want your kids to pay attention to or not we Eli Manning comes to a podium.
He represented fairly in the state as well as anyone ever has and I'm so proud of these -- -- Ladies and gentlemen the MVP got me.
So right after -- one and the giants won.
This weirdness happened in the city Jeremy -- showed up.
And he'll I was able to just sort of escape the Oxford and disappear for a while -- not Bob.
Running the garden to watch Watson played a big and happy man on earth has got to be you have made it the last thing you want to do is -- all over half of them must have been a -- -- in the next great.
It was it was again you know let all the attention go to the derby winner no you know did I get updates in your view of you give foreigners that -- And -- -- and in New York.
You know -- people call asking for reservations.
In New York City to the hottest.
Restaurants New York City one asking.
They're Eli Manning was coming at 8 o'clock tonight another passenger -- -- but is coming at 8 o'clock tonight and see how -- how it compares I've been here you have about one.
Well one restaurant.
-- So yeah so you know eight years -- you know and and teach leadership didn't take two weeks and an -- -- through him and it truly -- -- look at what have you done for me lately and I and I haven't won a championship and and and and three months so let's -- He's.
We get it.
Few games -- the season and it's time to play the jets.
And you were done and over I mean you don't imagine it's not going neck and didn't look back on it that was an enormous turning point was.
It was a huge shipment point for our team number one.
We had to sit for two years and then let's -- coach.
That -- Big Brother.
That this is.
That that they're Super Bowl champs wait three times -- -- -- think of 300 guarantee that.
And you know we've always had a model that talk to play the game so that was a game that we all had circled -- summer calendar this is -- time that.
You know that we would say that.
We're gonna we're it was shut these guys -- we're gonna go out there we're gonna play the game we're gonna do it and now.
-- tell you what.
That was that was the week that fallen -- start -- We had a team meeting.
That in all looked at each other in the -- the coaches the players and we said.
Well everybody on the outside it would -- wants it let the media say that we're -- let the fans or whoever else say that.
The teams should be just stumbled we should get a new coach should get a new staff.
Should get all this stuff leave Britain have said.
-- -- if we believe -- one another we believe in the guys and that's what we've got talent which showed it.
Well let's start this game -- let's let's proved everybody what we really are and I think that was a time that we went back to basics I mean.
You know going off the practice but we've done.
There -- the best practices I think we've had from that point on for the rest of the season and up until the people that are possible practices those -- and Indianapolis.
Those are the best ones we've had the entire year and guys were were flying around -- mental mistakes -- Of that game was the true -- when universities and then.
It's nice to walk away and see Christmas -- the a blue -- Empire State Building about a -- that's sure.
-- -- gals wives and then of murderer's row and well.
It you know we we knew wasn't you stretch but you know when you when you go -- with that kind of that you blessed me with a record season.
-- win the last game just to make the playoffs.
And we do it pretty convinced of it we go with their defense played outstanding vs Jessica let -- -- Dallas office we've not.
-- we played well or else that last game and in a big game we jumped up Cleveland not the exact order that playoff stretch.
We do review -- nothing to be you know -- leaders had everything Clinton really had you know defense we had guys come back at -- back and pop back healthy.
-- his thinking you've been nursing a hamstring for a few weeks he's back.
Role -- it analyses showed it in the the first playoff -- Atlanta.
Having two touchdowns and catching the hill very angry bit by another you know another touchdown that gave so we've we've -- we had.
We kind of we're we're hitting our our our prime time our best football the right time right there in his -- -- we had a conference go an incentive.
We've we've we've found our style of football look -- that -- of you know help us win gave the -- Benson and let's just keep it looking grind -- -- keep working let's not talk about it let's not get over overconfident let's keep working men and it.
You -- to be a tough team.
This playoff run -- I feel fortunate.
That is not an error in my in my PM there had to.
Day's work in my life you know playing football that's not work to me is.
Don't tell that -- -- mr.
mayor of the giants organization that I do for free.
You know but you know so it's fortunate in.
You know -- the greatest thing about playing football hostility.
You know the -- ships in the locker room in the locker room and in -- in this into the French Jamaican and being around these guys -- -- you know having them come here it is special and you -- do under these guys that would like auction there they're this great.
Great great people they get along with everybody -- they're they're people.
Their people you know.
They like being around he'll -- -- talk like interacting in and you know they're appreciate them making this trip down here.
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