My apologies for the horrendous screen-cap. Not my best freeze-frame.
At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s quiz: With everyone from the Foo Fighters to Alicia Keys in attendance, Clive DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ pre-Grammy party has become almost as celebrated as the ceremony itself. Where does the music mogul live in Westchester County?
D. Pound Ridge
A few years ago, some New York Giants fans might have complained quarterback Eli Manning was playing football like a dog. This June, the Super Bowl MVP will again be playing golf for man’s best friend.
It was announced today that Manning will return to host the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic on June 23 at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. Entering its 31st year, the event raises money and awareness for the Yorktown Heights-based organization that trains guide-dogs and offers them to the blind for free.
In a press release, Guiding Eyes CEO and President Bill Badger said at last year’s fundraiser — held June 25 at Mount Kisco Country Club — Manning golfed with sponsors and stayed at the banquet until the event’s conclusion. Badger continued to rave about the recent Super Bowl champ:
Everyone here — even our blind graduates, who couldn’t watch the game but listened instead — is moved by Eli’s association with Guiding Eyes. On behalf of our staff, our graduates, and our volunteers, Guiding Eyes for the Blind extends its heartiest congratulations to Eli Manning and the New York Giants.
Hear hear! Or should I say woof woof?
(Game photo: Julie Jacobson/AP; golf photo: Ricky Flores / The Journal News)
Eli Manning made good on his promise to attend Iona Prep’s Fall Sports Banquet at the Westchester Country Club on Wednesday. And by all accounts (or rather, one account, in The Journal News), fans were thrilled to meet the Giants quaterback, and he was equally perplexed by how cell phone cameras have taken the place of paper. Hmm.<br />
It’s a fair, if completely nonsensical point. But what really bugs is how, if there were indeed so many cell phone cams there, how is it that we’re not getting any embarrasing pictures of the baby-faced Manning bro applying Oil of Olay cream covertly in the corner? Come on, people.<br />
Luckily, there’s almost always a Journal News staff photographer on hand for just these situations. Click on Matthew Brown’s pics of the event in our photo gallery (to the right) and tell us, honestly, if he weren’t the one signing autographs, would you have any idea which guy is the NFL player and which other ones are students?
Those of us who had the good fortune to spend Thanksgiving in Jersey were treated to a dose of Tony Soprano’s favorite morning paper, the Star Ledger. While the reading experience was largely forgettable, one sports headline stood out: “Dear Eli: There’s No Easy Way to Say This. You’ve Been Kind of Stinky lately. So We Think it’s Time You Went Back to School.”
We’d almost forgotten about it until today, when one of our Suburbarazzi tipsters, Susie Arth, emailed to say, “Eli Manning will be at Westchester Country Club tomorrow evening addressing the Iona Prep football team.”
(The event costs $40 to get into and will be at 6:30pm at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Ave, Rye. See more details HERE.)
Though we won’t be able to attend, if any of your Iona linebackers happen to be reading this, please explain one thing to Peyton’s woebegone bro: by “school,” the headline writer obviously meant college, not high school. Duh.