Archie Manning savors sons’ success
LOS ANGELES — Archie Manning admits it. He’s getting greedy.
The patriarch of America’s reigning first family of football wants sons Peyton and Eli to keep going back to the Super Bowl.
Just not at the same time.
The Manning family celebrated Peyton’s first NFL championship when the Indianapolis Colts won the 2007 Super Bowl. Then came an encore when Eli guided the upstart New York Giants to this year’s title. What’s more, each Manning was the game’s MVP.
“I’m being greedy here, but I’d love for each to go back to another Super Bowl and each win another Super Bowl or more,” Archie said. “But as a parent, not against each other. Obviously it would be a long shot, but if they ever played in the Super Bowl against each other, it wouldn’t be fun.
“We couldn’t celebrate that game because somebody’s going to win it, great. But somebody’s going to lose it, and that’s tough. We couldn’t celebrate over the loser.”