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New York Giants’ Eli Manning, a One-Hit Wonder, Retires from Rap Game

August 7th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
By Dan Benton

Like a Sharknado, brothers Peyton and Eli Manning swooped in and took the nation by storm on Tuesday, with the release of their first and only rap video (for DirecTV) entitled "Football on Your Phone."

In only 24 hours, the catchy tune had the entire New York Giants locker-room singing it, while hashtag FootballonYourPhone dominated social media. But despite the success, Big Blue's quarterback says he's retiring from the rap game.

"I think I will stay with my day job and keep playing football for long as possible," Manning said on Wednesday. "A one and done. A one-hit wonder probably."

Although he's onto greener pastures, Manning's teammates weren't so quick to move on. Instead, they chose to bask in the glory that is "Football on Your Phone" and plan to do so for at least another week or so.

"I think we probably had as much fun with it in the locker room as all the media and all the fans did. Because nobody sees him like that," punter Steve Weatherford said, adding "it’s not getting annoying yet. I don’t assume it will for at least a week."

Manning did not indicate whether his brother, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, had also decided to retire. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.

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Tags: Eli Manning, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Peyton Manning, Steve Weatherford

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