ATLANTA — Entering the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to prepare for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady feared he was being haunted by the specter of Eli Manning selling hotdogs and footlong sausages outside the stadium.
“Every time before we lose a Super Bowl, I see Eli’s ghost. It just follows me around, tormenting me,” said Brady nervously. “The two times we played the Giants, he was on the field. Then last year against the Eagles, I saw him selling slushies inside the stadium at halftime. His spirit won’t let me rest.”
While Brady is convinced that Manning’s ghost is specifically targeting him in an effort to impede his Super Bowl performance, others have a different opinion.
“I’ve been trying to tell him I’m not the specter of Eli Manning, I’m just Eli Manning. This is what I do in the offseason,” said Manning. “Yeah, the past couple years have been rough.”