Eli Manning became the butt of the joke for wannabe internet comedians everywhere when CBS cameras caught his less-than-enthusiastic reaction to his Peyton’s Broncos’ crucial 4th quarter touchdown to seal the Super Bowl win. While the rest of the people around Eli celebrated wildly, he stood remained stone-faced and stared straight ahead.
The natural conclusion everyone jumped to immediately was that Eli was distraught over his brother finally matching his two Super Bowl victories.
— John Breech (@johnbreech) February 8, 2016
Now, Eli Manning has gotten a chance to explain himself. According to Eli, he was so intently focused on the game that he couldn’t be bothered to crack a smile. “I was just focused on whether they’d go for two and the defense had to step up and make some stops,” he told SplashNewsOnline.com
I wonder if Peyton told him to say that.