Friday, November 3, 2006

Quien Es Mas Macho? - Manning O Brady?

It's astounding that Peyton Manning can go into Denver, perform a complete vivisection of the Broncos' defense, and have no one outside of the media even remotely give a shit (his fantasy owners excepted). Media people, of course, creamed their jeans over it. But, at this point, Manning could throw 7 TD passes in the final minute of a game to rally his team to win, and most fans would shrug. It's almost as if the regular season has become a series of exhibitions for Manning, and that the only real game(s?) he'll play this year will be in the playoffs. Here's the underrated Don Banks of SI paying Manning the ultimate backhanded compliment:

Peyton Manning is simply the best quarterback in NFL history to still not have won anything of lasting significance.

Again, this is like being named Hottest Lesbian in the Navy. I'm pretty sure Dave Krieg is #2 on that list. Manning commands an offense like no other quarterback ever has. Until the playoffs, when he suddenly morphs into an 8-year-old boy who looks like he just had his lunch money stolen. Which is why people like me have grown immune to his stunning regular season achievements. No one else manages to be so fantastic and simultaneously so unconvincing. Except for Nicole Kidman. No wonder they both fuck country singers.

All of this makes Sunday Night's huge showdown with the Patriots sort of moot. Manning and the Colts crushed the Pats in the regular season last year, then proceeded to shit the bed in the playoffs anyway, against a team led by a QB who probably needs a recipe card to make a ham sandwich. Sunday's game is certain to be interesting, but it almost certainly won't be an indicator as to what will happen in January. That, of course, won't stop Peter King from saying things like:

Manning-Brady VIII. There can't be enough hype.

Actually, there can be, shitbox. It's the eighth game of the year for both teams. And, considering that the complexion of the league changes almost by the week these days, I'm quite certain this won't the one Game That Changes Everything. It'll be a good game, and it'll give me another tremendous excuse to drink. But it's not the playoffs. And Peyton Manning knows the difference all too well.

But I'm not here to analyze Peyton Manning. I'm here to make fun of him and his shoddy complexion. And I may as well make fun of that asschin Tom Brady while I'm at it. That's right. It's time to break out the pro and con lists and decide once and for all...

Quien Es Mas Macho? Senor Peyton Manning O Senor Tom Brady?

Senor Manning

-Muy macho
-Muy inteligente
-Having nuts resting comfortably on Phil Simms' chin makes Manning more confident in the pocket
-Acting skills almost make you think he has a personality
-Mooned a female trainer in college. No one gets sexually harassed quite like female trainers. And you know what? They totally like it. Ask the one that sued me that one time. Deep thigh bruise, my ass. She wanted the Drewwurst. Filthy strumpet.
-Able to read despite U. of Tennessee education
-Knows how to escape from being trapped inside a football in the rain
-Majored in speech communications, which means he can talk
-Was drafted #1 overall, which totally means something
-Rocks the black cleats with the Colts uni, which I'd argue is the best uni in the NFL if I were queer
-Doesn't have narrow spinal canal
-Not as ugly as Eli
-According to bio, "would lie awake at night as an 8th grader listening to tapes of his father Archie's college games at Mississippi." So you see, choking may be a learned skill as opposed to an inherited one.
-Mother was a Homecoming Queen, so genetically skilled at winning meaningless accolades

-May have Down's Syndrome
-Peter King only lets Manning work the mouth. He saves the lunchbox for Brady and Favre.
-Hasn't won a Super Bowl and never will
-In desperate need of exfoliant
-Excellent fantasy player until Week 14, when he does in fantasy playoffs what he does in real playoffs
-Peyton is a girl's name. Pussy.
-Grew up with Anne Rice and Trent Reznor as neighbors. Apparently, like deaths, flameouts come in threes.
-Also bores children as well as adults
-Once got a C in math, but it was totally the rest of his study group's fault.

Senor Brady

-Muy macho
-Muy guapo
-Having nuts resting comfortably on Bill Simmons' chin makes Brady more confident in the pocket
-Chingada la bella Bridget Moynihan, tal vez en el culo! Ella no es un Ugly Betty!
-Won 3 Super Bowl titles. Two of which came on game-winning drives, where the Pats had to score or else... oh wait, they were tied both times when he led those drives? So they could have just gone to OT? Eh, kinda takes the heroism out of it.
-Able to make grown heterosexual men examine his body language
-Provides inspiration to a legion of brainless douchebags all over greater New England
-Unlike former White House press secretary James Brady, knows how to dodge things
-Waiting to frost tips until retirement
-Knows turning down $1 million in bonus money is worth $5 million more in media dicksucking

-Chingada le fea Tara Reid! No es bueno!
-Misses Deion Branch so much, sometimes it just drives him crazy
-Couldn't beat out Drew Henson for a starting job in college, yet now a Pro Bowl QB. Como se dice "product of the system"?
-Personality makes Manning's seem colorful by comparison
-From California. Flaky ass dipshit.
-Joe Theismann says Manning gives him a way better Angry Pirate.
-Posed for this picture
-Apparently isn't very well known
-flubby says it was a fucking fumble.
-Drafted as a catcher by the Expos. Guess he couldn't hack it. Pussy.
-Once hosted SNL. Nothing shows people you're funny like having Tina Fey write obnoxiously coy jokes for you.
-Lifelong Catholic. Enjoys volunteering at Covenant House a little too much.
-Good person. Plays the game the way is should be played. Enormously successful. America fucking hates people like that, Brady. Suck our collective balls. You fucking ballbag.

In the end, you sort of wish both sides could lose. But we must choose the more macho man here, and that man is...

UPDATE: I'd be remiss if I didn't point out, at my own behest, that Sunday's game could go a long way to determining homefield advantage in the AFC. But, given that Manning has disappointed both at home and away in the playoffs, my argument still stands. Oh, and if you'd like to read a similar article, only 13 times longer and with 1,000 needless Celtics references, click here.


Critical Sports Blog said...

Yeah-that sums up the Peyton experience. And he likes gerbils.

Basshole said...

Peyton Manning is simply the best quarterback in NFL history to still not have won anything of lasting significance.

Mr. Banks, Dan Marino would like to have a word with you.

Drew Brees' Birthmark said...

Hey, Danny Boy made it to the Super Bowl at least. He just ran into the destructive path of the 1980s San Francisco 49ers. And as a Dolphin homer, I will NOT go into the difference in team talent. But hey at least we now have Daun...whats that? He's on the IR? Joey is gonna play for the rest of the season? I hate my life...

the dude said...

Drew-That's what happens when you play a QB who basically had his knee shot off the season before.

But it's a Sunday night game so I'm curious to see who Madden BJ's more.

Unsilent Majority said...


HofC said...

-Provides inspiration to a legion of brainless douchebags all over greater New England

They are not brainless....

Drew Brees' Birthmark said...

The Dude - Brett FAHV-RUH

Rob I said...


Also, Brenda Warner looks good in a turtleneck.

Vee said...

Drew, don't you mean Pros and...


Canadian Bobsled Champ said...

Someone's gotta pick up the slack for the fact that they cant slob Big Ben's knob anymore.

HofC said...

BigJim - That's real good for 9:30am.

Becky said...

I would absolutely have Tom Brady's babies.

And I despise the idea of having babies.

peytonloveskenny said...

That picture of Clay Aiken may be the gayest thing I have ever seen.

doug_plank said...

"From hell's heart I stab at thee..."

Give us a warning before showing that Aiken picture, so we can put a condom over our heads before viewing.

BoSox Siobhan said...

Drew, that is magnificent work. I think we all know how I feel about Tom Brady, but I gotta admit, you hit the nail on the head here.

Fornelli said...

I think the only true way to settle this would be to have Kenny Chesney and Bridget Moynahan fight.

obie19 said...

Flubby doesn't know dick. If anything should have been called on that play, it was a blow to the head by Woodson.

Dave F'n Bates said...

Tip o' the cap to you, Drew...your stuff about Peter King is uncanny.

Here are some actual quotes from his "Weekend Pickoff" column:

I don't think we can talk enough about this game.

Remember last year, when ABC hyped this game to the moon? This year it's a better game.

And the granddaddy of 'em all...

I don't know how football can get better than this.

Also, you owe me a new keyboard for the "saves the lunchbox for Brady and Favre" comment. Just an All-Pro performance from you today.

Dave F'n Bates said...

Good God, "Manning-Brady VIII. There can't be enough hype" is an actual quote!??!? I thought you made it up!!! Ugh. Well, I stand by my assessment of you as an All-Pro. I'm gonna go read the rest of "Monday Morning Quarterback" and then maybe shoot myself in the face just so I don't have to exist in the same world as Peter "I Breathe Through My Mouth Because It's Just Easier That Way" King.

flubby said...

It WAS a fucking fumble.

gone said...

Hmm, how do we judge between the two? Do we base it on looks (like Becky) and how many women swoon over them? Or what women they've tagged - which leads to the quality vs quantity question? (Brady might have won that one regardless) Or would it be accomplishments? Super Bowl rings over stats? Or acting ability? Clutch plays? 2 min drives? Karaoke versions of "Wanted Dead or Alive"? (I think Manning has the edge on that one)

Personally, I think it should come down to a Truffle Shuffle Competition when their both overweight, redundant, past their prime commentators.

Becky said...

It's not just looks, Brady has better jewelry to choose from as well. And is a Michigan guy. And, yes, is freaking hot.

Unknown said...


doug_plank said...

"Or what women they've tagged - which leads to the quality vs quantity question? (Brady might have won that one regardless)'

Are you including relatives in Manning's case?

Unsilent Majority said...

Peyton Manning is only attracted camels

doug_plank said...

That Simmons article was just terrible. He made points but it was brutal.
My favorite said that Wilt made excuses that's why he never won and then Simmons had an excuse for every Celtic playoff loss from 1960 through 1983.
Someone in Boston must have called him up and told the city was feeling a little limp and told him to bring his detachable lower jaw.

swing4 said...

I prefer men who have to unbutton their collars to pull a dress shirt over their heads, so Dreamboat wins. Although, that commercial with Manning in the black wig is pretty funny, and I am a sucker for a good sense of humor...but who am I kidding? Totally Brady.

tnfats said...

I hate, no, I LOATHE the Raiders (and thoroughly enjoy every one of their loses), but...

That was a freakin' fumble.

gone said...

Doug - relative(s) do not count towards quality NOR quantity, unless said relative(s) are Heidi or Madison - in that case, it would go for quantity.

Jake said...

Dave Krieg was in the Navy?

Garthmeister J. said...

BDD, let me also commend you on a fantastic post. Nice work.