Is Asking Would You Rather Have Tom Brady's or Eli Manning's Super Bowl Career The Dumbest Question of All Time?
Hey man I get it, I understand that two weeks is a lot time to kill between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. That the same story lines and narratives can get rather boring. Two years ago it was two weeks of would Peyton Manning retire/could he lead the Broncos past the mighty 15-1 Panthers? Last year was all about Brady getting revenge on Goodell for Deflategate. This year it's all about Brady's hand, and the Eagles underdog run without Carson Wentz. Shit gets old and it gets old quick, so I understand that people will try to create new ideas and topics to not be so boring, but this has got to be the dumbest question of all time. I got legitimately angry at this when I saw it this morning.
Here are a few of my favorite replies:
How could anybody in their right mind pick Eli Manning? You'd have to be the dumbest boy in school.
Now at the base of the argument I can almost see what they're going at. Would you rather win the most play in more Super Bowls than any other player in league history, win more Super Bowls than any other player in league history, have most Super Bowl MVPs, and hold 10 individual Super Bowl records OR the be the guy who thanks to his defense and one of the luckiest plays of all time beat that man's team twice in the Super Bowl?
Who green lit this premise?
Schrager when trying to make this idiotic case for Manning says the same point like 6 different ways. "He's 2-0" "Flawless" "He's never lost" yeah bro we get it you have one point.
Here's the point(s) for Tom.
It's basically like asking would you rather having the lasting musical legacy of The Beatles or a One Hit Wonder that had a number hit over them?
While I get it Eli's team beat the Patriots twice the analogy still remains. Actually that analogy kind of sucks because the Beatles run was like 6 years. Tom Brady has been dominating the NFL three times as long, and many people think the Beatles are overrated. Even if you despise Brady like many people do you cannot at this point in time make the argument that he's overrated. That ship has sailed, friendo.
Brady is the greatest of all time, and Eli is a blip on the radar who had two miracle Super Bowl runs. It's not even a discussion worth having. Again, I can tip my cap to Eli, on those days he did what he had to do and lead the Giants to victory. That alone will get him into Canton someday, but even the most diehard of Giants fan would rather have Brady's resume, and if they say no they're an idiot plain and simple. If it was 2013 when Brady was 3-2 in the Super Bowl I could see the case being made, but now that Brady is 5-2 in the big game, probably going to be 6-2 the conversation is OVER.
Even if the Patriots somehow lose Sunday that'll make Brady 5-3 in the Super Bowl. The Dallas Cowboys as a franchise are 5-3 in the Super Bowl. Not a bad place to be. On par with the most recognizable franchise in the league. So worst case scenario for the Pats and Brady he has the same Super Bowl record as the Dallas Cowboys. Debate over, it's Brady and Brady by a mile. The only way I think Eli wins this argument is if somehow Tom were to die on the field this Sunday, so his Super Bowl career ends with death, but tbh even then I still think most people would rather be in Brady's shoes than Eli's.