IFWT_Eli Annie Apple

It appears we’re going to have numerous quotes from Eli Apple’s mom for years to come.  Annie Apple, the mother of the New York Giants draft pick, already sent out a warning to the thirsty girls ready to pounce on her son.  Now in a great article on Eli for Sports Illustrated, Annie describes her son’s journey from being a red shirt at Ohio State, to making it to the NFL as a first round draft pick.  In the story, she shares a hilarious reason why she wouldn’t allow him to wear a Rolex or any of the blinged out jewelry other athletes wear.

I just wanted to focus on what we could control, so I turned my attention to how Eli would look on draft day and for his first team press conference. For the draft, I wanted to go with a more classic look and no one does classic better than Tom Ford. A friend of ours who happens to be a gifted tailor gave us the looks, and I chose a classic black suit for the draft and a blue suit for his team press conference. It was kind of weird that I agreed to a blue suit when Eli’s projected teams were Miami, Pittsburgh and Oakland, but I wanted to keep it classic and clean.

Eli was offered Rolex watches and diamonds to wear on draft day. I told him, “Dude, you’re an unemployed college dropout. You will not be on TV with a Rolex.” So we decided if he needed to know what time it was, he could just look at his phone. I bought him a portable charger.

It’s a great article; read the rest HERE.

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