It’s more likely to say that Eli Manning isn’t probably the most “hip” quarterback to return alongside within the NFL in current reminiscence. Whereas Baker Mayfield poses shirtless subsequent to tigers and Gardner Minshew struts his greatest Joe Unique impression, Manning is solely content material capturing his Dunkin Donuts commercials when he’s not too busy shining his a number of Tremendous Bowl rings.
Nevertheless, now with some downtime in his life following retirement, Manning has determined to see what this entire Twitter factor is about, a mere 14-years after its creation. The seemingly future Corridor of Famer shared his first tweet to the world on Saturday, calling on the assistance of Jimmy Chitwood from the 1986 movie Hoosiers.
To paraphrase Jimmy Chitwood, “I don’t know if it’ll make any change, however I determine it’s time for me to begin enjoying social media.” pic.twitter.com/Af8IFMOiEQ
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) Could 23, 2020
Tom Brady Brings the Jokes
Now-Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady caught wind of his pleasant foe’s late arrival to the social media juggernaut, opting to throw a humorous dig on the all-time nice New York Big.
Brady responded the one method you may count on from a person who surrendered not one, however two 4th-quarter Tremendous Bowl results in Manning.
Welcome @EliManning, In typical style, you by no means confirmed up till the 4th quarter anyway 😜 https://t.co/Wbun1VS2A0
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) Could 23, 2020
Welcome Eli Manning, In typical style, you by no means confirmed up till the 4th quarter anyway.
Brady vs. Eli, Not Peyton, the Actual Rivalry?
Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady has all the time been cemented as one of many largest participant on participant rivalries in NFL historical past. The 2 have endured some epic battles courting again to Peyton’s days with the Indianapolis Colts.
Nevertheless, it’s Peyton’s brother Eli who proved to be the largest thorn in Brady’s aspect over time. Brady definitely has an awesome quantity of respect for Eli, however that doesn’t imply he’s merely going to neglect concerning the two Tremendous Bowls that some may say Manning stole from him.
For instance, right here’s Brady live-tweeting Eli Manning’s retirement press convention a number of months again.
Congratulations in your retirement, and an awesome profession Eli! Not going to lie although, I want you hadn’t received any Tremendous Bowls.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 24, 2020
Manning was requested about Brady’s tweet on the convention, letting out a little bit of a giggle upon listening to the then-Patriots QB’s take. Manning said he and Brady have a very good relationship and that they joke round rather a lot. Nevertheless, he does really feel that the “Tremendous Bowl jokes are in all probability not that humorous to him [Brady].”
Brady just lately appeared on the Stupodity podcast to debate his scheduled Could 24 head-to-head with Peyton Manning, in “The Match: Champions for Charity.”
Brady was requested if he’s uninterested in beating Peyton, who Brady bested 11 of 17 occasions all through their two careers.
Brady scoffed, “No, you kidding me? Eli’s the one which I’m really comfortable I’m not enjoying.”
Whereas we’re not fairly positive how good Eli’s stoke sport is, his brother Peyton has famous that “I feel he may’ve snuck out for a pair rounds this season.”
Eli doubled down on that take, including I “had somewhat extra free time than I needed to…took benefit of it.”
Good luck Tom.