The New York Giants will meet the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLVI in a match-up that happened not all that long ago. That bodes well for both teams, too, as the veterans are familiar with the schedule of what is usually a whirlwind week.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning, the MVP of Super Bowl XLII, talked to the media on Tuesday as he described the discussions he's having with the younger players on his team in anticipation of touching down at the Super Bowl site.
"I just told them a little bit about how to prepare for this - handle all of your business with tickets, getting that stuff done, just a few things on the mindset of this week," Manning said. "We have to have great preparation. Prepare this week like you're playing the game this week. Once you get to Indianapolis and you have to take a bus ride to practice - your whole schedule gets thrown off. Once you get there try to keep the same routine on some things. Everything that we would do during a normal week, we're going to get it done this week and then next week have great practices and preparation, continue preparing, but get our workload in this week."
It sounds easy in theory, but there's usually some sort of ruckus caused by one of the team's players heading into the biggest game of the season -- regardless of how well they're prepared.