The War of 1812

Perhaps the most instensely debated issue in football over the past decade is whether Tom Brady or Peyton Manning is the NFL’s premiere quarterback.  On Sunday night, the two QB’s may meet for the last time in the 00’s.  It could be the last chance for either of them to prove why they should be considered the top quarterback of their era.  There have been thousands upon thousands of words written on the subject.  Brady supporters point to his three Super Bowl titles.  Manning fans reply with Peyton’s overal superior statistics.  Tom’s backers counter that when Brady had the recievers, he broke all of Manning’s records.  Peyton’s camp retorts that when Manning had a supporting cast on par with Brady’s he took the Colts to the Super Bowl.  It’s a debate that may seemingly never end…
Until now!  It’s pretty clear that when you compare the successing of Manning and Brady, you’re left with a near tie.  However, what few people consider are the duo’s flaws.  I mean, if you go 18-0 and then lose the Super Bowl, that’s gotta detract a bit from your legacy.  Likewise, if you set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season, only to watch your team get bounced out of the playoffs by only putting up three points, that’s also pretty bad.  Today, two of Indy and New England’s biggest fans will attempt to put the Brady/Manning debate to rest once and for all.  18to88.com will be posting an article highlighting Tom Brady’s flaws.   FoxboroBlog.com will be countering with Peyton Manning’s biggest downfall.  When it’s all said and done, Dave of MoneylineLoser.com will get his long-time friend Peter King to judge each each quarterback point by point and finally declare once and for all who the QB of the Decade truly is!
Foxboro Blog’s Take on Peyton Manning:
1. Most annoying in-game habit
Flapping his arms like an albatross before every snap.  This is football, not the New York Philharmonic.  Just run the play already!

2. Worst press conference moment

Calling Mike Vanderjagt an “idiot kicker”.  Look, we all know that Vanderjerk needed to keep his mouth shut, but you don’t throw your teammates under the bus like that – especially if you’re the team leader.

3.  Lamest Advertisement

Peyton Manning will clearly shill for whatever company or product will throw some money at him.  I’m still waiting for him to show up in a Valtrex ad.  “Hello, my name is Peyton Manning, and I have genital herpes.”  However, until that one hits the airwaves the Oreos Double Stuff Racing team has to take the cake.

I bet Archie Manning wished he had a vesectomy after watching that one.


4. Worst Player Backed Up in College

Todd Helton – the guy plays for the Colorado Rockies!


5. Lamest Photo

Finding a picture of Peyton Manning looking like a goober is like finding a three leaf clover.  There are so many to chose from, but this one of Manning and Dungy about to french kiss may be my favorite.


You won’t ever see a shot like that from Brady and Belichick.  Those two celebrate using a secret handshake where they clang their eight combined Super Bowl rings together.


6. Worst facial feature

manning forehead

Peyton Manning’s head is more dysmorphic than Stewie Griffin’s.  One of my favorite things in life is a Peyton Manning interception, followed by him angrily ripping of his helmet to reveal that gigantic forehead of his, all angry and red from being stuffed inside his helmet.  It’s a beauiful sight to behold.


At least he’s found a way to put it to good use during those balmy summer nights in Indianapolis!


7. Wussiest Rule Change

After Peyton Manning pitched a hissy fit about the Patriots defense roughing up his receivers, the league changed the league cracked down to help the Colts out a bit.  Notice how the Pats/Colts rivalry became decidedly less one-sided after that change was made…


8. Biggest scandal

Peyton Manning mooned a woman in college which ended in a lawsuit.

9.  Lamest Celebrity fan
Kenny Chesney and Peyton Manning have a recorded duet where they sing the following lyrics.

Whatever it takes to win your love
I hire me an airplane, have it paint your name up in the sky above
I tell the world I’m yours, put it on a billboard out on the interstate
If it takes forever to get us together
Honey I’ll do whatever it takes

When Sir Elton and Tom Brady get together for a remake of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”, then maybe you’ll win this point.
Now that you’ve seen Peyton Manning dissected, head over to 18to88.com to hear them rip Tom Brady Apart!
Then take a trip to MoneylineLoser.com, where Peter King will put together all the pieces and declare our winner!
Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson is the founder of the Bloguin Network and has been a Patriots fan for more than 20 years.