Hey New Yorkers! Doesn’t it seem like a long, long time ago that you were desperately wishing for Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin to ride off together into the sunset, or at least to another team? It might seem like a long time ago, but that was actually in November. And December. But that’s not the point – you love him now!
And to take advantage of his newfound popularity surge, a lower-tiered sports league is turning Eli into a promotion. The New York Titals of the National Lacrosse League have announced that their January 31st game against San Jose will be “Eli Appreciation Night.” Fans who show up wearing Manning’s jersey will gain free admission to the game. But better yet, you don’t even have to be a Manning fan for this promotion. You just have to be an Eli. Those named “Eli,” “Elijah,” or even “Elisha” will get in for free just based on their name.
"We want to show our solidarity with our fellow New York team and show support for Eli, who often gets a bum rap in this town," said Tim Kelly, COO of the New York Titans. "We are very proud of the New York Giants and are rooting for them to ruin the New England Patriots perfect season."So if you’re a Titans fan, a Giants fan, a Manning fan, or even someone looking to stay warm next week, you now know where to find your good time. And of course say you were with Eli from the beginning while you’re at it.