Gridiron GOAT Tom Brady Reflects on the Painful Memories Gifted by Eli Manning, Addressing the NFL’s ‘Scripted’ Controversy

Published 09/06/2023, 3:12 AM EDT

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What if the NFL is scripted? The sport that is hailed by fans across the nation turns out to be a mere piece of pre-designed drama. NFL’s GOAT Tom Brady himself has now commented on the claims of the NFL being scripted. The sporting world consists of several on-field moments that seem unreal. But that is precisely the beauty of sports: turning the unreal into real. 

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Highlighting the scripting controversy, Tom Brady, the former NFL quarterback, sailed back into his NFL tenure. He remembered when he lost the Super Bowl championship to Peyton Manning’s younger brother, Eli Manning. Not once but twice! 

Ahead of the kick-off, Tom Brady addresses ‘scripted NFL’ controversy 

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In the wake of the NFL being called scripted, Tom Brady has come to the rescue, dismissing all such claims. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season kick-off, Tom Brady posted an Instagram story, featuring a video shared by the NFL’s official Instagram account. In the video, Brady himself dismisses the claims. And he does so humorously. 

In the video, Tom Brady said, “Do I think the NFL is scripted? You think I really would have played along with a script that had me losing to Peyton’s little brother, Eli, twice in the Super Bowl … No.” 

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The NFL landscape has witnessed one of the greatest quarterback rivalries with Manning and Brady. Peyton Manning served the New York Giants as a quarterback for his entire NFL career. In his tenure with the Giants, Manning and the company snatched two Super Bowl titles from Brady, one in the 2007 season and the other in the 2011 season. 

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Eli Manning defeats the GOAT 

During his tenure with the New England Patriots, the seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady faced the Giants in the championship game of the 2007 NFL season. Patriots entered the match as the first team to complete the 16-game regular season undefeated. Despite their stamping winning streak, they lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl game with a score of 17-14. 

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Another disappointment for Brady and the camp came during the 2011 season. Manning and his team were the last barriers they needed to tackle to grab the championship. And yet again the score was in the Giants’ favor with 21-17. In both seasons, 2007 and 2011, Eli Manning was crowned as the Super Bowl MVP. This battle of the legends shines eternally in the golden books of the NFL. Where both Brady and Manning are in their post-retirement phase, the NFL fraternity awaits the first game of the 2023 regular season on September 7 when defending champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Detroit Lions.

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Armaan Bedsa is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, where he seamlessly merges his passion for sports with his writing skills. With a taste for exploring the most intricate storylines, Armaan has honed his ability to dissect the complexities of the game, offering readers a unique and engaging perspective. Beyond his writing capabilities, Armaan has a deep appreciation for music and spirituality.
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