Eli Manning Way?


I heard about this yesterday, but forgot to post it.

The Giants Football Blog mentioned that Mayor Roberts and the City were considering naming a street after Eli Manning, or the Giants, or something along those lines.

I’m ecstatic the Giants won the best Super Bowl ever, but does Eli deserve a street named after him? In Hoboken?

What are your thoughts? I’ve heard various opinions ranging from: “He’s not a permanent resident here” to “We have bigger problems to worry about” to “Why not, what harm can it cause?”

hoboken eli manning street named after - Eli Manning Way?

Eli Drive has a nice ring to it

Mayor David Roberts of Hoboken, N.J., said that the city is kicking around the idea of renaming a city street after New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a Hoboken resident.

But residents are divided on the idea, with some saying Manning’s leading one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history and being named MVP doesn’t justify such an action.

“Kudos to him, but it’s not worth renaming the street,” Marcia Pribylovsky said.

Kinga Burke, a resident in the building where Manning lives, was also opposed.

“Just because he lives in town?” she said. “I think it’s too much, it’s ridiculous. He’s not a historical person.”

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Saturday, February 9, 2008 12:22 pm

As someone pointed out above, and is also is inside today’s Hoboken Reporter, the rumors about naming a street after Eli got blown out of proportion, but they are planning a ceremony and at the same time to TEMPORARILY name a tiny section near Eli’s building after him for like two weeks like they do in New York, but rumors spread like wildfire because people don’t read the facts when they are printed,

In related matter I also noticed from today’s reporter that cab fare is going up as of 16 days from now, so I guess it will be more costly to get uptown to Eli Manning Blvd. when they finally get to it. 😛

Saturday, February 9, 2008 11:53 am

Aside from the fact that Hoboken has bigger fish to fry, i.e., flooding, etc., why would Eli deserve something like this? Let’s face, this is the only way Roberts and his family will get to spend a few minutes taking pictures with Eli.

Shouldn’t this be done in his hometown? It’s not like he has a legacy in Hoboken. Realistically, how long will he even hang around? Once he gets married he’ll be off to Alpine…(or someplace like that). If you want to name a street after a person, make it someone who has directly contributed to the city and/or was at least born in Hoboken.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 11:27 am

You have to give Eli credit. The majority of readers here would have jumped off of the Tea building if they were ridiculed on a daily basis by the NY Media. The man accomplished everything that the naysayers said he could not.

He seems to be a very low key humble man. Keep in mind that he has not asked Hoboken for anything. If the City or State want to honor him, than I fully support it. He deserves it. Way to shut up all your critics!

Ps. I must admit, I am a NY Jets fan.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 10:44 am

I think it’s a great idea. Eli is the Mann!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 9:44 am

George Washington was a far better field general, but Eli Manning is much more proficient in the no-huddle.

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