It’s prone to say that Eli Manning isn’t essentially 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 finest Joe Unique impression, Manning is solely content material taking pictures 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 possible 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 start out enjoying social media.” pic.twitter.com/Af8IFMOiEQ
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) Might 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 Large.
Brady responded the one approach you can count on from a person who surrendered not one, however two 4th-quarter Tremendous Bowl results in Manning.
Welcome @EliManning, In typical trend, you by no means confirmed up till the 4th quarter anyway 😜 https://t.co/Wbun1VS2A0
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) Might 23, 2020
Welcome Eli Manning, In typical trend, 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 greatest 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 most important 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 in regards to 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 excellent 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 acknowledged he and Brady have a great relationship and that they joke round lots. Nevertheless, he does really feel that the “Tremendous Bowl jokes are most likely not that humorous to him [Brady].”
Brady lately appeared on the Stupodity podcast to debate his scheduled Might 24 head-to-head with Peyton Manning, in “The Match: Champions for Charity.”
Brady was requested if he’s bored with beating Peyton, who Brady bested 11 of 17 instances all through their two careers.
Brady scoffed, “No, you kidding me? Eli’s the one which I’m really completely satisfied I’m not enjoying.”
Whereas we’re not fairly certain how good Eli’s stoke recreation is, his brother Peyton has famous that “I believe he may’ve snuck out for a pair rounds this season.”
Eli doubled down on that take, including I “had slightly extra free time than I wished to…took benefit of it.”
Good luck Tom.