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Friends: Archie's in a win-win situation

The Saint of lost causes years ago, Archie Manning should savor Sunday, locals say

Originally Published: February 5, 2010
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Long before Peyton Manning and Eli Manning won back-to-back Super Bowls -- and MVP awards to go with them -- there was Elisha Archibald Manning III.

Things didn't go so swimmingly for their father, who played for some genuinely horrific New Orleans Saints teams from 1971 to 1982. Archie was a strapping quarterback from Ole Miss, the second pick of the 1971 draft, but he never, ever had a winning season. Somehow, the city of New Orleans never held it against him. ...

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