The NFL lost an all-time great today with the retirement of Peyton Manning. It's a move that struck close to home for the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning.
When Peyton announced that his press conference Monday afternoon would be to formally announce his retirement from the NFL, he didn't expect for Eli to be in Denver. Eli, however, planned to surprise his brother by showing up unannounced. Unfortunately for both Manning brothers, that didn't happen.
Instead, Eli -- perhaps not unsurprisingly, being a father to young children -- came down with a stomach flu and was unable to make his flight.
Eli Manning was going to surprise Peyton today, but got a stomach bug and could get on his flight to Denver because he was too sick— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 7, 2016
Instead, Eli left Peyton with this look back at his brother's incredible, historic, career.