A couple of years ago, after Eli had won his first Super Bowl, Cooper asked his little brother to join him on an overnight golf outing with a group of high-end money managers at an exclusive club in Chattanooga. First came 36 holes of golf and then, in a cottage near midnight, everyone was playing cards and dice when Eli, out of the blue, asked, "Who here doesn't think I can do a headstand for a minute?"
In an instant, bets were flying and someone said, "I definitely can hold it longer than you," and Eli's feet were up in the air and all these Ivy Leaguers were rolling onto their heads and, really now, who do you think might have the edge in a world gone upside down?
"One of my hidden talents: I can do a headstand until all the blood rushes down into my head and I'm about to pass out," Eli says. "I won some money. It wasn't even close."