Tom Brady has jokes, Eli Manning knows he’s not really joking

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was among the people sending along his well-wishes to retiring Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

And he wishes the day might have come sooner.

Brady joked that Manning’s two Super Bowl titles (which came at the Patriots’ expense) were still on his mind.

Manning addressed the tweet during his press conference, acknowledging the two had discussed those games in the past.

“I’ve been around Tom. I know how competitive he is,” Manning said. “We joke around about this a little bit. But it’s not real funny to him.”

Beating those Patriots teams will always be Manning’s legacy, and apparently not even six titles are enough to make Brady happy.

36 responses to “Tom Brady has jokes, Eli Manning knows he’s not really joking

  1. Brady should have run the offense better in each. The D had each game won. Eli closing his eyes and throwing up prayers at the end is not really very impressive.

    A .500 record and a horrible TD/INT ratio.

    If Namath and Fouts were not in, nor would Eli be in.

    If ELi goes in, then Jim Plunkett goes in. It’s just that simple. If 2 SBs wins by a QB, by default is the crtieria, Plunkett performed better than Eli in his two wins, especially with that ragtag 1980 club.

  2. Despite those 2 games eLI is not a HOF’er. But those 2 games and being a Manning and playing for a New York team are all it will take. The longevity records like TD’s and passing yardage are a result of the way football is played now, and his propensity to oftentimes sack himself when presented with a rush, rather than his skills. But once the machine (Peyton and Archie and NY press) kicks n it will be a done deal.

  3. Pats Vs Giants superbowls—unforgettable. A great era in NFL football is passing with the retirements of Peyton and Eli, and looming retirements of Brady, Rodgers, Big Ben, Rivers, Brees.

  4. bostonisthebestandyouallsukk says:
    January 24, 2020 at 11:57 am
    Those two SBs were stolen from us. First by Asante Samuel’s butterfingers and a lucky pass that Rodney Harrison should have knocked down. The second by Wes Welker’s butterfingers. Count your blessings, Eli.
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    So what you’re saying is your team simply didn’t make the plays necessary to win the game and the Giants did?

  5. radiologyken says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm
    42 and still as competitive as a 21 year old.

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    21 y/o Tom Brady would have been at passing camps.

  6. I’m a huge Pats fan, but the Giants didn’t steal anything. They made the plays. A lot of lucky things happened on that Giants drive in 2007. Manningham pass was perfect in the 2nd one. It was covered. Give credit where credit is due. Almost all the Pats SBs could have gone either way. Be happy with 6-3

  7. Eli better thank in his induction Asante Samuel and Wes Welker for dropping balls that should have caught. He gets in based on only 2 games in which his teammates played better than he did. What was his QBR? Years playing…. welcome to the Hall Fitz and McCown. Please get in 1st ballot so this isn’t a continuous topic.

  8. The Giants played great, and deserved to win in those two Super Bowls. Sure, there were some drops and uncalled penalties which were crucial, but since when has football ever been perfectly called and perfectly played?

  9. You CAN spell Hall of Fame without “Eli”

    117-117 completing 60% of your throws with a career rating of 84 should not get you in the HOF in the modern game.

  10. As a Giants fan, both were great games to watch, an incredible resilience from the Gmen to never say die. With that said, to me the most impressive thing is that we were a bang average 9-7 going into the playoffs and we still beat the mighty Pats.

  11. tedmurph says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm
    I’m a huge Pats fan, but the Giants didn’t steal anything. They made the plays. A lot of lucky things happened on that Giants drive in 2007. Manningham pass was perfect in the 2nd one. It was covered. Give credit where credit is due. Almost all the Pats SBs could have gone either way. Be happy with 6-3

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    Right, but Brady choked and under-performed. The Ds clearly performed close to their ceilings in each as opposed to the offense.

    Last year’s NE’s SB win was an outlier, scoring 13 points and winning. That will never happen again.

    So, Brady is 1-2 in SBs where he hasn’t done very much to help the team. It’s just a fact.

  12. What’s great about Football – what inspires so much intense emotions for the game (and against the opponents of your team) – is the fine line between a win and loss in a single game.

    The Tuck Rule/Snow game (in favor of the Patriots)
    The Helmet Catch (Against the Patriots)

    That call against Dez Bryant when he had the touchdown (but taken away). The Vikings last second catch for the touchdown.

    One play. Small margin….no way to even it out over a 7 game series.

    Win or lose – the margin is so thin that other sports can only dream of having half that suspense.

    I actually love the sport of Basketball more – but the finality & intensity of small plays in football cannot be matched. So much fun.

    Looking forward to the Superbowl!!!

  13. savethebs says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm
    radiologyken says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm
    42 and still as competitive as a 21 year old.

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    21 y/o Tom Brady would have been at passing camps.

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    Absolutely. A lot of Millennial Pats fans so enamored with just Brady can’t even see straight.

    Well, BB sees it. Yep.

    If brady does get a new deal on NE’s terms, he best be at OTAs. In fact, I would make the deal contingent upon it.

  14. For the guy saying them SB was stolen from the Patriots the Giants won them games by two clutch throws and a clutch catch. Them 2 wins over 2 Patriots teams who were probably better then some of the patriots teams that have won a SB they executed especially Eli the patriots didn’t….

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:43 pm
    tedmurph says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm
    I’m a huge Pats fan, but the Giants didn’t steal anything. They made the plays. A lot of lucky things happened on that Giants drive in 2007. Manningham pass was perfect in the 2nd one. It was covered. Give credit where credit is due. Almost all the Pats SBs could have gone either way. Be happy with 6-3

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    Right, but Brady choked and under-performed. The Ds clearly performed close to their ceilings in each as opposed to the offense.

    Last year’s NE’s SB win was an outlier, scoring 13 points and winning. That will never happen again.

    So, Brady is 1-2 in SBs where he hasn’t done very much to help the team. It’s just a fact.

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    factually incorrect. the pats got out coached in the 2007 season super bowl. they were belligerent in their belief that using an extra blocker was unnecessary and the line would hold up. it didnt. by the time we adjusted late 4th, we drove right down and scored, but left too much time on the clock. should have adjusted sooner but the coaches got schooled by spags game plan. i dont care of you have moss and welker you have to give the qb a little time. he was under duress entire time until they added the extra blocker. they waited too long.

  16. Brady didn’t choke in those Super Bowls. Brady doesn’t choke. In 2007 he had NO CHANCE. Spagnuolo had the Pats OLinemen spinning like tops with a 4 man rush. They had just played them and knew their protections. Choke and Brady in the same sentence is beyond absurd

  17. Y’all act like you don’t have to win regular season games to get to the playoffs. Y’all act like this man didn’t lead the offense to victories in the wild card round, divisional round, and conference championships. Y’all act like he didn’t win some of those BIG games on the road in tough environments (GB in freezing conditions, SF, Dallas). Y’all act like he JUST won 2 games. Y’all need to go back and look at some film, not just from 2 games.

  18. Brady should have run the offense better in each. The D had each game won.

    +++

    In both losses, TB walked off the field for the last time with the lead.

    Wake up.

  19. In SB42, everyone talks about Tyree’s catch and the TD fade to Plax on the Giants game-winning drive. But very few talk about what happened in between those two plays that actually made the difference. A young WR named Steve Smith did his best Amani Toomer imitation on 3rd-and-11 at the Pats’ 25 by catching a sideline out from Eli, doing a near sit-spin to avoid being tackled and moving forward to secure the first down with a 12 yard play to the Pats’ 13. Without that catch-and-run by Smith, there is no TD fade to Plax… the very next play.

  20. There were other plays in 2007 on the last drive as well. Manning fumbled on the last drive and it bounced right back to him. He musta had close to 10 seconds, where Pats got about 20 hands on him for the sack on the Tyree catch. Wasn’t meant to be for the Pats, and the Giants got it done. Pats incredible legacy is assured. Eli Manning is NOT a HOFer.

  21. Brady: “great career Eli! Not going to lie though, I wish you hadn’t won any Super Bowls.”
    Eli: “We joke around about this a little bit. But it’s not real funny to him.”
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    If either of these guys is sore here it’s Eli being a sore winner, publicly claiming Brady’s sore when all Brady’s doing is using Eli’s retiremnet to generously compliment Eli on those 2 SBs

  22. “Those two SBs were stolen from us.”

    You’re kidding right? Then maybe you “stole one” from the Rams when you stopped Dyson from scoring the winning TD at the 1 yard line? You also stole one from the Eagles when Donovan was puking on what would have been the game winning drive?

  23. rogerdodger99 says:
    January 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    As a Giants fan, both were great games to watch, an incredible resilience from the Gmen to never say die. With that said, to me the most impressive thing is that we were a bang average 9-7 going into the playoffs and we still beat the mighty Pats.

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    As the Patriots proved in 2002, it’s all about who plays the best in that game. Past games don’t mean a thing. They were on both sides of the two most lopsided wins against the spread in SB history.

    The 2012 SB Was a different story. Both teams were pretty bad defensively and the Giants were a bit better than the Patriots. Particularly with Gronk hobbled from the previous game. That wasn’t an upset.

  24. People saying Eli isn’t a HOFer are nuts. Every QB with 350 TD’s and 50,000 yards passing are in the Hall. Eli has 366 and 57,000 plus passing yards. Steve Young is in HOF with 233 and 33,124 yards passing and 1 SB title. Please stop the nonsense. IN the 6 season he went to the playoffs he won it all twice. That is a pretty good average.

  25. Losing that Superbowl after an unblemished season sucked. However football is a funny sport. Anything can happen in the big game… ask Atlanta… ask the Seahawks. While bummed we lost those two to the Giants, and the loss WAS to THE GIANTS, not just to Eli, the G-men deserved to win both those games. I’m happy with the GOAT’s six SB rings vs. 2 for Eli. Some of the Pats wins were pretty lucky, too, so to whine because we lost due to a lucky helmet catch is just sour grapes. I hope Brady continues as a Patriot, and hope they get him a better O line to protect him and better receivers to allow him to be able to distribute throws to more than just Edelman…. If that happens he still has a shot at another ring. We’ll see….

  26. Seems like Brady is just sitting on the throne tweeting and trying to get in on any story. Can’t someone give this guy a show to do? Like the history of sports cheating?

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