Eli Manning is still the starting quarterback of the New York Giants.
That's a fact that some Giants fans are happy about. There's no arguing that it's also a fact that many Philadelphia Eagles fans are happy about as well.
While Eli has had some success against the Birds, he's struggled the past few seasons against the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The Giants selected Saquon Barkley with the second-overall pick in the 2018 draft, opting to go with a running back instead of one of the highly-tauted quarterbacks available at No. 2.
It means Eli will likely lead the Giants into the Linc this season and perhaps beyond. It's a place he has become acustomed to playing at, but he admits it took a while.
Speaking in an interview with Brandon Steiner (via 247sports), Eli was asked about where he enjoyed playing his best football on the road and mentioned the unique atmosphere in Philadelphia.
"Philly, it takes a little while to get used to it," Manning said. "It takes a little while to get used to in Philly because you're not used to seeing a 9-year-old cursing at you and talking about my mom and stuff. Once you get used to that, it's fine. It just takes a year or two."
Like all Philly sports fans, that 9-year-old has probably grown up and passed his teachings along to his kids.
"Now, he's 24 and training his four-year-old to curse at me," Eli said.
You can watch the comment in the below video around the 18:00 mark.
Yes, we’re missing our nightly puck drops, tip-offs and first pitches. But, don’t forget our beloved mascots of Brotherly Love also affected by the pause in the sports world.
As we do our best to pass the time, let’s look back at Gritty, Franklin and the Phillie Phanatic’s Instagram feeds for isolation inspiration.
*Swoop, we love you — we just have ways away before kickoff. Plus, you also don’t have an Instagram.
Have a photoshoot
Franklin ‘Fit Check
Put that self-timer on your phone to good use.
Just be mindful of what you decide to post.
Have a dance party
Dance like nobody’s watching.
As much as we love a properly executed Kid ‘n Play, maybe pass on the dance duets. Or maybe take a page out of Matisse Thybulle’s book, Franklin.
Chat with your Pet
They don’t require toilet paper and are pretty good listeners.
Read a Book (Or Two)
Follow along with Tobias Harris, if you’re feeling up for it.
Design a tattoo
Perhaps modeled after some of our furry mascot friends?
At Home Makeover
Try out a new look or two for your post-isolation debut.
Hopefully, you’re friends will be supportive, too.
Find your zen.
Maintain Proper Hygiene
We would not recommend hiding in a trashcan during this time.
Practice Social Distancing
A+ for content, F for social distancing.
Clearly, they need to work on that — but hopefully now you have some ideas to fill the days.
Stay safe out there, folks.
Is there anything more Philly than a Philadelphia Parking Authority violation?
There is no greater sadness than walking out to your car, spotting that slim white and blue envelope on the front window from the distance, and just knowing it signifies: they got you.
To those of us whom have fought this long battle, we salute you. While the PPA may have temporarily suspended some of their violations, we know it's only a matter of time before they emerge back and stronger than ever.
So, we've decided to create this handy little quiz for you to determine your Philly athelete personality, depending on the type of violation you will likely recieve next.