Review: Brady vs Manning: the Untold Story of the Rivalry that Transformed the NFL by Gary Myers

For a book promising us the “inside story” on the Brady vs Manning rivalry, I was expecting a bit more.
And maybe the revelation that (gasp!) Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are friends off the field should have been enough. But, quite frankly, I still kept feeling like there should have been a bit more substance to this book.

Part of this could be that as a Tennessee fan, I’ve followed Peyton since he become a Volunteer, so there isn’t much included here that I wouldn’t already know because of my deep, abiding fandom of Peyton and the Volunteers. But as I read this book, I couldn’t help but feel that it would benefit from a bit of editing — especially in some of the middle chapters as I began to feel like I was reading the same couple of anecdotes over and over again.

I also find it interesting to read this book in the wake of the current hoopla surrounding Brady and deflate-gate. I realize that the book’s lead time meant this couldn’t really be delved into that much, but reading some of what we find out about Brady here, I can’t help but feel like it sheds some new light on him as a player and person.

Brady vs Manning tries to walk a fine line in looking at this rivalry. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite do what it set out to do.

I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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2 responses to “Review: Brady vs Manning: the Untold Story of the Rivalry that Transformed the NFL by Gary Myers

  1. I missed Peyton’s Tennessee years, but followed his since he started for the Colts. Followed Archie too way back when!

  2. Great review. Perhaps you should write your own story, since you have followed it so closely. Seriously! Why not? 🙂

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