Ann Mara, the 82-year-old widow of Wellington Mara and mother of team president and CEO John Mara, fell on Monday and broke her shoulder. The accident occurred in church, where she slipped after receiving communion, and came a day after she became an online celebrity for calling out Terry Bradshaw during the NFC Championship trophy presentation in San Francisco. She complained that Bradshaw never picks the Giants.
Even yesterday, before word of her injury was known, the Giants were still be asked about her fiery spunk.
"You have to laugh," Eli Manning said. "Mrs. Mara, you see her and you think ‘Sweet Mrs. Mara’, but she is obviously very passionate about Giants football and passionate about this team and involved and knows players. I like her attitude. I like the way she spoke her mind about something she cares dearly about."
Manning added that he would never dare cross Mrs. Mara.
"Never," he said. "Not Mrs. Mara. She’s the boss."
In an email to ESPN, which first reported the injury, John Mara said that his mother is “probable” for Super Bowl XLVI.