Just like any good story in professional wrestling, everyone knows the final event is only a step in the journey. And after channeling his inner “The Rock”, Peyton Manning jumped out to the biggest head start.
While promoting Capital One’s “The Match”, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady all joined in on a video call to reveal some of the biggest details of the event, and also had a few more surprises in store. The Match will take place on May 24 at Medalist Golf Club in Hope Sound, Fla., but that wasn’t what created the buzz on social media afterwards.
The real story here is Peyton Manning, wearing a Nike Tennessee hat proudly, laying the absolute smackdown on his longtime nemesis, Tom Brady.
Sorry not sorry… pic.twitter.com/qSbYVsHXVz
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 7, 2020
“Ernie, the course you know, the tournament had to be in Florida after Tom’s [breaking and entering] arrest, and with the ankle monitor, he couldn’t leave the state… Tiger and I talked to the sheriff in Tampa, and he’s going to be allowed to go to Palm Beach to play.”
Peyton brilliantly brings back up the most recent incident involving Tom and his arrest, but ultimately this was just the appetizer.
“I’ll be honest, I’ve never played Tom very well on his home turf. Maybe this is considered a neutral site. I would have loved to have this tournament in a place where they don’t like Tom very much: Indianapolis, Denver, Boston after he betrayed them and broke their hearts. So Palm Beach is the best we can probably do. Look, I think the teams are fair. I think Phil chose the right partner in Tom, together they have 11 championships, Tiger and I have 17 the way I count it… right, Tiger?”
Executed to perfection like a classic Indy 2-minute drill, Peyton navigated his way right through the promo. He jokingly buried Brady for leaving Boston, and then smartly ended by comparing the championship numbers, with his team now finally on top. A tremendous and not-so-sneaky nod to a debate we’ve all heard millions of times.
Peyton may very well be just as good of a comedian as he was a football player. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but the thought still rings true. Whether it be this video call, one of the many hilarious Saturday Night Live skits, or a quarterback breakdown from ESPN, Peyton Manning is just as smooth with a microphone as he is with a football.
The two-man teams will compete in an 18-hole match on May 24 at Medalist Golf Club with $10 million in charitable donations being made to COVID-19 relief. pic.twitter.com/FLz0BPQ21o
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 7, 2020