Sports Radio 66 WFAN and the New York Giants are proud to announce a multi-year agreement with Eli Manning, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback who will join the nation’s most listened to sports radio station for an exclusive weekly interview with legendary host Mike Francesa.
Manning will be heard at 5:05PM, ET (subject to change) the day after Giants games throughout the regular and post-season on-air, online at www.wfan.com and via apps for a variety of mobile devices beginning on Thursday, Sept. 6. The Giants open the 2012 season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5.
“As the team’s flagship radio station, we’re proud to be the leading source of Giants news for football fans across the tri-state area,” says Mark Chernoff, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO New York and WFAN Operations Manager. “Having Eli every week is guaranteed to give listeners the best commentary, insight and discussion with a perspective only he can offer on the New York Giants. This will be appointment radio at its best.”
“More listeners tune into a typical New York Giants broadcast than any other radio play-by-play in the New York marketplace, and we’re happy to announce the expansion of our programming on WFAN to feature a special segment with Eli,” said Mike Stevens, Giants SVP and CMO. “WFAN has always been the first place Giants fans turn to for exclusive, live comments from all our players in the station’s post-game show. We are thrilled that the flagship station of Giants football for the past 18 years will now be the home of Eli Manning’s weekly drive time interview with Mike Francesa.”
“I look forward to talking about our games each week with Mike,” said Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP. “As anybody who has listened to Mike on The NFL Now on Sunday mornings knows, he understands and appreciates and enjoys discussing the Giants and the rest of the National Football League. Again, I look forward to joining the conversation with Mike and speaking directly with our fans on our flagship radio station.”
All New York Giants game throughout the regular- and post-season can be heard on-air at Sports Radio 66 WFAN, and in digital quality sound on 92.3 WXRK-FM (HD-3).
Originally a 1st round (1st pick overall) draft choice by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, Manning was obtained by the Giants in a trade. He has played in 121 regular-season games with starts in his last 119 appearances and has started all 11 postseason games in which he’s played. Manning also holds the Giants career postseason records with 356 pass attempts, 219 completions, 61.51 completion percentage, 2,516 yards, and 17 touchdown passes. He led the Giants to their 3rd NFC East championship and 5th postseason berth in his eight full seasons as the team’s quarterback.
Manning was named the Giants’ recipient of the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2007, 2008, and 2011, an honor given to the player on each team who displays excellence on the football field and in the community. He also champions the efforts of The March of Dimes and has made a five-year commitment to raise $2.5 million for the Eli Manning Children’s Clinics at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Miss.
Now in his third decade in afternoon drive, Francesa has firmly established himself as the most successful and influential sports-talk show host in the history of radio. For 19 years, he teamed with Christopher Russo on the iconic “Mike and the Mad Dog” program, widely recognized as the most important sports talk program ever. Since 2008, his afternoon program, heard daily on WFAN (1:00-6:30 p.m.) and simulcast on TV via the YES Network, has grown to even greater heights. Talkers magazine recently recognized Francesa as the No. 1 sports-talk show host in the country. The St. John’s University graduate resides on Long Island with his wife, Roe and their three children – Jack, Emily and Harrison.
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The New York Football Giants are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host their 3rd Annual blood drive presented by Bob’s Discount Furniture on Saturday, August 25th from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at MetLife Stadium.
All presenting blood donors will receive a limited edition special event t-shirt, a chance to have their photo taken with the Super Bowl Trophy, interact with NY Giant Alumni Football players, access to the Legacy Club and much, much more.
Throughout the day, numerous randomly selected blood donors will win autographed NY Giants items and even have the chance to walk away with brand new reclining chair provided by Bob’s Discount Furniture.
A limited number of appointments are available, so CLICK HERE and make yours today!
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Giants.com takes you around the locker room as the defending Super Bowl champs approach the season opener against Dallas on Sept. 5. But first, the third preseason game vs. Chicago.
LB Mathias Kiwanuka spoke about Keith Rivers’ ability to step into a new defense this year:
“This is not an easy system to pick up but he came in… He dedicated himself. Now what we do out there in preseason, it’s usually very vanilla. Him going through practices and picking up stuff and being moved from one side to the other and being able to just go out there and just his general attitude… add that to his athletic ability; he’s a pretty good linebacker.”
Coming off a victory over the Jets, CB Prince Amukamara preps for his next game:
“I thought my physical play was great. I thought it was pretty aggressive. I didn’t see a lot of action, but I’ll probably see a lot of action this week. There are a couple of things that I can improve on that my coach pointed out to me. I’ve been focusing on that at practice.”
In two weeks, CB Corey Webster will begin his eighth season in the NFL. And who better to kick it off against than the Cowboys?
“It’s nothing you have to get up for. It’s a big rivalry game, Dallas against the Giants. We want to kick the season off the right way, so I think everyone will be up for that challenge. I think the New York Giants will be up for it, I know the Dallas Cowboys will be up for it, and I think it’ll be a good game.”
As he battles a toe injury, CB Jayron Hosley, who had a 77-yard interception return for a touchdown last week, assessed where he is within the system:
“Definitely some improvement from last week to the Jets game. Just knowing where I’m supposed to be. I’m lining up my assignments and techniques got better overall. With making that kind of play, I think that kind of made things a little better. I think it was a pretty good… Not too many plays but I made it count when I got the chance.”
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Catch up on all the action from Giants camp as the team prepares for Preseason Week 3 vs. Chicago.
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Deion Sanders believes in Eli Manning…even when they’re wearing white fairy tale uniforms.
Teaming up for another series of commercials for NFL Sunday Ticket, the former Dallas Cowboy and reigning Super Bowl MVP cracked a joke about it in a blooper reel recently released by DirecTV.
“I thought you believed,” a miniature Eli said candidly while being digitally placed on a table.
A laughing Sanders turns to someone off-screen: “I had this thing, I always believed in Eli all year. And he won the darn Super Bowl. Please put that in there.”
The outtakes also welcomed a new addition to the group – Peyton Manning.
Peyton makes fun of Sanders’ ’90s clothing style in one scene, while another has Eli drawing an “ny” on a sleeping fan’s face. Eli, who hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ in May, also spoke about the importance of communication to a bride-and-groom set of dolls in what appears to be a toy aisle.
“You know, communication is just so important,” he said. “You know that, you all are married. You just got to listen, you got to listen to what they say. If you listen, everything will be fine.”
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