The ever-dependable ProFootballReference.com tells us there have been only six players in NFL history who have gone by the first name of Eli. The Giants become the first team to house two Elis simultaneously. I phoned the Elias Sports Bureau to double-check my research but they hung up on me several times before threatening to call the police.
"Haven't really thought about it that way," Manning said, according to the New York Post. "Never really cared about other people's names. I don't know what we'll do. We'll figure it out. I have seniority, so we can call him E.A. or Apple maybe.
"I don't know. Call me Elisha, maybe, switch to my official full name. I dunno."
Didn't you hate it when your mom embarrassed you in front of your new friends?