This just in: Eli Manning nearly has the physique of a blogger (photos)

Okay, perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch, but the physique New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning put on display while hanging out with his adorable daughters and beautiful wife at a Miami hotel on Monday is a bit surprising. And while the pics contained in this photo gallery are cute enough, what struck me most was the non-Super Bowl-winning quarterback physique sported by Eli. Granted, it is the offseason and it really shouldn’t come as a shock that Manning may have let himself go a little bit during his post-Super Bowl championship revelry. And I suppose he has more than earned it, too. Still, the image of a pasty, slightly-out-of-shape man who happens to be a two-time Super Bowl-winning QB does cause the regular guys among us to identify with Manning a bit more than we probably should.

But exactly how did Manning allow himself to get into such semi-flabby shape, relatively speaking?

Aha. Gotcha. That makes sense. You know, the more I see of this guy, the more I think he’s more like us than I originally suspected. Minus the fact he’s a first class professional athlete, has millions of dollars and is adored by legions of fans. Other than that, like peas in a pod.

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2 Comments

  1. Huh?

    April 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    People’s perspective is so off kilter. Eli looks fine to me. Out of shape? For who? A body builder? People think he’s this skinny dude, but he’s a 6’4″ 225 pound quarterback. He’s a big boy.

  2. Moo

    April 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Even if it was the season, he probably would look the same.

    Most QBs are smart enough to not carry more muscle than they have to on their frame these days and build themselves for “go”, in terms of throwing mechanics and ability to take the sort of hits they’re prone to, than for “show”.

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