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What Muckraking Looks Like

This just in – according to Pro Football Talk…. Eli Manning called Osi Umenyiora dumb.

Actually, no he didn’t — he was quoted as saying Osi has “said dumb things before” when asked about the status of Osi’s retirement.  And actually, the larger context of the original article from the NY Post is this:

Giants’ Manning not concerned about Umenyiora’s ‘dumb’ comments

Oh so The Post thinks Osi’s comments are “dumb” now too… quote – unquote. CAN WE JUST GET TO THE DAMN POINT PLEASE?!

What Eli actually did say, uninterupted and un-tarnished:

“If you have a rough season like the Giants did last year, you get frustrated and say some things that you don’t really mean, and I think that was just part of that.”

“A little frustration set in, but I think [Umenyiora] is past that. I think he’ll have a great year and a great attitude. He was coming off an injury, and that takes time to heal up. By this year, he’ll be as good as new.”

“He’s been at the facility, he’s been working hard, showing great enthusiasm and energy. Osi’s been his same self, smiling and in good spirits. He’s ready to have a big season for us. I don’t think there’s anything to talk about, other than him being ready to go.”

“It’s not anger. Guys were just itching to get back. I started getting the calls and the text messages [from teammates] a couple of weeks before they started, which was different. Everybody wants to get that bad taste out of their mouth.”

“We have the right guys and the right players, a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. It’s just a matter of putting everything together and having the right chemistry that we really didn’t have last year.”

Gosh — that really sounds like a positive message from Eli about his team and teammates — now that I read it.

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One Response to “What Muckraking Looks Like”

  1. mims says:

    there has been ALOT of mis quotes and editing of quotes by OSI and our Gmen all off season..You can not blame one or any of them for feeling frustration over las season…If the media would quote correctly and NOt edit chats..none of this would be an issue…for the record..Eli is a class act, Osi is a great player and we are rooting for all our Giants!!!! GOOOO GMEN!!!

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