NY Giants legend, Eli Manning, surprised many this week when he entered the social media world.
Well, as if 2020 hasn’t been strange enough, we’ve now come to a time where Eli Manning has a Twitter account. After not dabbling in the social media world during his entire playing career, news of Manning jumping into the Twitterverse set the sports section – and particularly the NY Giants section – of the app ablaze.
In just a little over a day, Eli has been very active, tweeting 35 times. Right off the bat, rival Tom Brady poked fun at Manning tweeting, “In typical Eli Manning fashion, you never showed up until the fourth quarter anyway.”
Eli quickly quipped back, grazing Brady about his upcoming golf match with Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson.
From there, Eli Manning went on to heavily live tweet the golf match throughout the day, drawing praise for his wit. Manning showed more personality on Twitter in one day than he mostly did throughout hundreds of interviews during his career.
The timing of this is funny, as it seems like he created the account to promote “The Match”. Who knows though, maybe Eli was just dying to get involved with the Twitterverse but vowed not to until after his retirement?
The tweet that has gotten by far the most publicity has been Eli’s tweet about him being a better dancer than Peyton, and that he could ask Odell Beckham Jr. if he needed proof before posting a clip of their infamous commercial.
In just a little over 24 hours, Eli Manning has amassed a staggering 250K followers, which has to be close to some kind of record. It will be interesting to see if Eli decides to live tweet NFL games – or maybe even NY Giants games – as getting inside the mind of him would be fascinating on Sunday’s.
There have been a few rumors of Eli Manning wanting to get into commentary after his career, maybe this is his practice start?
Michael Strahan joined in on the welcoming, reminding Eli to not read the comments.
That would seem to be keen advice from another NY Giants legend, as you can bet Patriots, Cowboys, and Eagles fans will be all up in his mentions — and not in a good way.