Eli Manning Talks Father's Day and Competitive Parents

New York Giant Eli Manning Passes Along a Few Words For Parents of Future Athletes

New York Giant Eli Manning Passes Along a Few Words For Parents of Future Athletes

He may wear a Super Bowl ring and lead a team of men on the gridiron, but that doesn't mean New York Giant's Quarterback Eli Manning is above the daintier side of things at home with his daughters, Ava, 3, and Lucy, 1 next week. "We do a lot of dancing," Manning said at a pre-Father's Day event for Oral-B and March of Dimes. "And my big role, as a father every night, is bath time. My wife gets on me and says I get the girls all riled up before bed. I like a lot of bubbles; I like splashes!"

The event appeared to be a perfect match for Manning, as it was designed to celebrate dads and their role in making kids smile every day, something the football dynamo knows quite a bit about. Though he doesn't know what his girls have planned for him this Father's Day, he thinks he has an idea of what's up their sleeves. "I think it's going to be pretty low-key," he said. "Just a weekend of being with the family and hanging out outside, have a few games, and just enjoying being with my family."

The youngest of three football superstars born to NFL legend Archie Manning, Eli had no trouble recalling special memories with his own father, a few he's making with his kids on his own, and some advice he has for other sports-minded dads out there. Read on to see what he had to say.

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