Tom Brady is the GOAT. But no matter how many rings he adds to his legacy, he’ll never live down his two Super Bowl losses to Eli Manning and the New York Giants. And Eli Manning will make sure of it.
Eli Manning may not be on the same level as Tom Brady when it comes to skill sets or Super Bowl wins. So Manning takes every opportunity to roast Tom Brady for losing to him twice in the Super Bowl. Manning won Super Bowl 42 and 46 while being underdogs in both, and it haunts Brady to this day.
Brady won 6 Super Bowls in 9 appearances with the Patriots, but the losses to Manning have been a blemish on his legacy, especially Super 42. The Patriots went 18-0 through the regular season and the playoffs in 2007 but lost in the ultimate game of the season. The Patriots lost to the 5th seed Giants 17-14, which included a late game-winning drive by Manning. The former Patriots signal-caller even said he’d give up 2 rings if it meant going 19-0 that season.
If you were Tom Brady, would you trade in two of your seven 🏆s in exchange for completing a perfect 19-0 season and beating the Giants in Super Bowl XLII? 🤔 https://t.co/T21E7GF0nu pic.twitter.com/PfP8ShMbGW
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 5, 2021
Eli Manning had jokes for Tom Brady in a “Dad Jokes” video.
Manning’s latest jab came in a “Dad Jokes” video with ex-Giants center and NFL Network analyst Shaun O’Hara.
Manning asked: “What is Tom Brady’s favorite wine?” He immediately answered his own question in a high-pitched impression, while flailing his arms up and down: “I can’t beat the Giants!”
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 20, 2021
O’Hara laughed and responded “You can’t throw it and catch it,” channeling Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, who once was caught on video yelling at a heckling fan, “My husband cannot f—ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
Manning won 2 rings, both of which ironically included game-winning drives, which are what Tom Brady is most known for. To add salt to the wound, Manning came out as the better quarterback and won the MVP in both instances. So it’s pretty clear that Brady will probably never be able to escape the Manning jokes.