Eli Manning has been to plenty of hostile environments, but apparently Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia takes the cake. Eagle fans' reputations precede them -- they're notoriously brash and difficult for visiting teams -- and the unflappable Eli said that their fans tend to start young.
"You go there, and that 9-year-old kid is giving you the double finger," he said at a Q&A in Woodbury, via Newsday. "Not a thumbs-up. Not, 'We're No. 1.' And he said something about my mom; I had to Google what it was. It's just different. It's a different culture."
It's hilarious -- but perhaps unsurprising, that Manning thinks that chants top out at "we're No. 1," but now curiosity arises around what that kid said. He added that it's a generational thing.
"Now I see him and he's got his 9-year-old kid with him," he said. "Same deal. It runs in the families down there." Philadelphia fans really are just different. Even players take notice.''
Manning also answered a question regarding the most talented player he's ever played with -- and fans may not love the answer.
"Probably Odell (Beckham Jr.)," he said, per Newsday. "Yeah, yeah, he's gifted. He's very gifted."