New York Giants' news and notes: Victor Cruz, 2014 Super Bowl

Sports on Earth reporter Mike Tanier (left) and Eli Manning participate in a Xbox360 Kinect boxing game at the Super Bowl XLVII Experience. - Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz talks about his contract and Eli Manning defends the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in today's notebook.

Good morning, New yYork Giants' fans! Here are your links for Saturday, including more about Victor Cruz and his contract along with Eli Manning defending playing the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

Cruz Wants Big Raise: New York Giants Receiver Says He's 'Not Asking for Much' (VIDEO)

"I think I have definitely proven myself to be one of the highest compensated receivers in the league. That's kind of the way that I feel and my team feels, not only on the field, but as well as what I bring to the Giants as a brand and as an activist and person in the community. I think all of that taken into account; I'm definitely not asking for much as far as what's on the table."

NY Giants QB Eli Manning thinks a New York Super Bowl is ‘unique’ and ‘good for the game’, disagrees with Joe Flacco’s stance - NY Daily News
Unlike Joe Flacco, Eli Manning would have no problem playing a Super Bowl out in the cold. The Giants quarterback warmly embraced the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl, during a stop at the Super Bowl Media Center on Friday morning.

"I disagree with a lot of things about that comment - wording and overall content of it," Manning said. "I think it will be really good."

"That's the good thing about Super Bowls, you want something unique," Manning said from behind the Gatorade bar in the media center, where he was pitching that company's new dietary analysis tool for athletes. "You want something different and you don't want to have it in the same place every year (or) the same environment every year. Obviously as special as New Orleans is and unique it is, New York has that same, if not a better atmosphere. A sports town, great restaurants, great entertainment.

"Obviously the weather will be kind of the big issue. But I always say, 'Hey, you can play the NFC or AFC championship game in cold weather and have snow coming down and that's just part of it. Why not have a Super Bowl (in those conditions)?' Originally, championships were decided in cold-weather games, and outside, and in New York. So this is a chance to bring it back out. I think it will be unique and different and something new and good for the game."

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences - NFL Videos

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