On Sunday, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning re-ignited their rivalry once again and ribbed each other. However, they traded football cleats for golf clubs in “The Match: Champions for Charity”. The charity golf match also featured pro golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, in spite of adverse conditions.
Manning drew first blood when talking about caddies, only if they were allowed. Owing to the COVID-19 crisis, the use of caddies to carry equipment was temporarily discouraged.
“It’s hard to get to him,” Manning said. “Do you bring Eli (Manning)? Could do that. Do you bring Nick Foles? Maybe. I was thinking maybe (Bill) Belichick. Have Bill Belichick caddy for me — and just to see how that kind of, would have worked. I mean, it may not have been good for me, either.”
However, Tom Brady would not be outdone in the banter battle. While Manning was playing a shot, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback noted that he was doing well in the rain. However, he was “more of a dome quarterback” and dubbed Manning’s comments as “a cheap shot.”
Obviously, he meant it in jest, because Brady was grinning through the interview. When Manning suggested that Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski should be Brady’s caddie, he took it in stride.
“He would have brought Gronkowski, because Gronk does whatever Tom asks him to do,” Manning said. “Gronk, go wrestle. Take a year off, come play in Tampa with me later. Then caddy for me.”
Since they are such huge rivals, the smack-talk continued through the game. Brady even upped the ante when he trolled Manning over his Tennessee Volunteers head cover.
When the former Colts player prepared to drive his golf ball, Tom Brady put it on the ground and pretended to step on it. He even said, “They haven’t been good since you left. Can you help them recruit some quarterbacks or something?”