There has been a large deposit of, “Manning vs. Brady” articles and most of them only look at the stats. Sometimes you need a little more than stats to see who has the advantage. I know what you are thinking, “What? Like game footage?” No, not game footage. Today we are going to look at their personal lives. Who has the better life? Eli Manning or Tom Brady? Let’s take a look…
I am going to be awarding them points for each category. Age, Hometown, Love life, Home life and Charity work. I can give them anywhere between 1-50 points. Whoever racks up the most points becomes the champ.
Eli Manning: is 31 years old and his birthday falls on January 3rd. He was born in a little town you might have heard of, New Orleans. He is listed at being around 6’4 and 218 lb. He went to college in Mississippi and was the number one draft pick in 2004. Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and a GPA of 3.44
Manning proposed to his wife back in 2007, Manning and his wife Abbey have been together since college. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Mexico. They have had one daughter together and during the season they live in Hoboken, New Jersey. Manning has a long history of charity work, both he and his brother volunteered after hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. The pair helped deliver over 30,000 pounds of water, Gatorade, baby formula, pumice and pillows to the people of New Orleans. He has also been the host of Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Golf Classic.
What does all of that mean? Well, let’s break it down.
Age: Solid age. It’s important to note he looks younger than 31, which will benefit him in the future. I give him 43 points out of the possible 50.
Hometown: New Orleans. It’s a great city, history, music, great food and attitude. However, it is in a very vulnerable place, if you move to New Orleans you are taking a bit of a risk. Plus with all of the spicy foods in New Orleans, you will be investing a lot of money in toilet paper. So is the risk worth the reward? I think not. It’s a nice vacation spot, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I give him 21 points.
Love life: This is a tough one because he is married and one would assume that he is in love, so his love life must be great. But, you don’t really think it’s that simple do you? No. You see they have been together since college which means Eli has been chained down for a long time. High School was the only time in his life where he could play the field. I think Eli has been severely deprived in his love life, he might secretly be wishing he hadn’t popped the question so soon. I give him 26 points.
Home life: His home life should be pretty rewarding. He has a daughter and a wife he can come back home to after a tough night on the field. No matter how much he might suck that night on the field, he will always have that love at home. I give him 43 points. It could have been a perfect 50 but let’s face it, kids are annoying sometimes.
Charity work: Eli seems to be a pretty charitable guy and he even helped out his hometown in their time of need, which means he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. I give him 46 points.
Total points: 179.
Now we move on to Tom Brady…
Tom Brady: is 34 years old, and his birthday falls on August 3rd. He was born in San Mateo, California. He is listed at being around 6’4 and weighing 225 lb. Brady played college football at Michigan and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
He has two kids with two different women. Brady had his first child with actress Bridget Moynaham; they dated from 2004 until late 2006. Brady is now married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and they have one child together. Gisele and Brady will celebrate their three year anniversary on the 26th of February. Tom Brady has been heavily involved with, ‘Best Buddies International.’ He also went on an eight day trip to Ghana and Uganda to help fight extreme poverty and AIDS.
Age: He is three years older than Eli Manning, but he also looks younger than he actually is. I’ll give him 41 points.
Hometown: San Mateo, California. Not as well known as New Orleans but it seems like a pretty nice place. It’s close to San Francisco, has a great downtown area and has a very low crime rate. It has pretty nice weather; San Mateo has a lot going for it, except one big thing. John Madden went to college in San Mateo and that is going to hurt Brady a little bit in the points department. I give him 30 points, but it could have been a lot more.
Love life: This is a complicated one. If you looked at it just on paper you would think that Eli has clearly had the better love life. But when the paper has a supermodel on it…you kind of need pictures. Brady certainly has Eli beat in the sex life department, but love life? No. I am giving him 20 points, but I will add a high five for landing a babe like Gisele.
Home life: He has one more kid than Eli and his home life might be a little hectic, considering the two kids have different mothers. You know how the Holidays go, right? You have to deal with a double dose of crap from annoying family members. I imagine his home life is a lot harder than Eli’s. I give him 31 points.
Charity work: Brady has done some charity and his work with Best Buddies International is very admirable. However, his charity work wasn’t as easy to find as Eli’s charity work. It seems like Eli might be a little more giving than Mr. Brady. I give him 37 points.
Total points: 159 points.
WINNER: ELI MANNING!