Did you see Eli Manning’s reaction to the moment his brother Peyton Manning clinched the Superbowl win? Wow! Not the face of someone who is 100% supporting his brother. Look at this video loop. Notice Eli’s face is not just blank. He’s not an overly expressive guy by nature but his tiny facial expressions move from curiosity to fear to disappointment in the span of just a second or two.
The problem with body language interpretation is that we know what the emotions are. We don’t know WHY they are happening. And oh wouldn’t it be juicy to know in this case? Did he lose a bet? Is he already thinking of how tired he’s going to get of hearing this story for the rest of his life?
More interesting is the reaction of Archie Manning (Peyton and Eli’s dad and an NFL Star himself) who is somewhat obscured to Eli’s right. He doesn’t appear to be overjoyed in the glimpse we can see either.
I’m sure at least part of the truth will come out in an interview soon and I can’t wait to see it!