Way back on Nov. 6, Commack’s own Bob Costas said this during his Sunday night halftime essay, hours after the Giants’ victory over the Patriots.
“Everyone around the NFL hopes Peyton Manning can return to form, but at age 35 and with a serious neck injury that’s not guaranteed. So, something that once seemed highly unlikely now is actually a possibility: that Eli Manning could someday leave the game with more Super Bowl rings than his Hall of Fame-bound brother.’’
“That’s for other people to judge,’’ Costas said Tuesday. “The bigger point of the essay was what once would have seemed absurd and unthinkable was now distinctly probable . . . If Eli wins Sunday, does that mean he’s had a better career than Peyton? Of course not.
“But in one sense he will have surpassed him and it will be both ironic and poignant if that should happen in Indianapolis and on Peyton’s home field.’’