Manning: Glad Super Bowl focus on another family
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Archie Manning, patriarch of the NFL's best-known quarterbacking clan, says he's glad the Super Bowl focus is on another family.
Manning has practically been a fixture at the big game in recent years. Sons Peyton and Eli Manning have won three of the last six Super Bowls. The New Orleans Saints, the hometown team Manning toiled for through hard times, won a fourth during that stretch.
Instead of regaling people with stories about raising two of the best quarterbacks of this era, or how he often he got booed and tackled playing for the notoriously bad "Aints," Manning is getting his house ready for visitors.
"The boys and grandkids will be here later in the week, so I'm definitely looking forward to that," he said Monday.
Going into Sunday's game, the Harbaugh family is drawing a lot of attention as the San Francisco 49ers prepare to play the Baltimore Ravens. Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers and brother John coaches the Ravens.
Manning said he's glad this matchup isn't pulling him apart.
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