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Michael Strahan trolls Tom Brady with birthday message; Brady fires back

Michael Strahan trolls Tom Brady with birthday message; Brady fires back

Tom Brady received plenty of well wishes on his 43rd birthday, but the best birthday message of all may have come from one of his former opponents.

New York Giants legend Michael Strahan wished Brady a happy birthday on Twitter and perfectly trolled the ex-New England Patriots quarterback in the process. Strahan couldn't help but remind Brady of the time the Giants ended the Patriots' run for a perfect 19-0 season in Super Bowl XLII.

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"Happy birthday, @TomBrady! Enjoy the day my brotha. Yes, I had to use this photo AGAIN," Strahan wrote, including the iconic photo of his sack on Brady from that Super Bowl.

That's an A+ troll job by Strahan, but Brady's response might be even better.

“Thanks, Mike. Guess we’ll just have to run it back…on a football field…where I still go to work every day..." Brady wrote.

Well played, Tom. Well played.

Eli Manning pokes fun at Tom Brady with 'Tiger King' parody video

Eli Manning pokes fun at Tom Brady with 'Tiger King' parody video

Eli Manning finally joined Twitter in May, and he's actually a pretty good follow.

The recently retired New York Giants quarterback brings plenty of jokes to the social media platform, and he was at it again Sunday.

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He shared a pretty funny parody video called "Tampa King", which highlighted his rivalry with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Judging by the name, the video's theme was based on the popular Netflix documentary "Tiger King". 

The video was posted to help promote the 2020 ESPY Awards, which was broadcast Sunday night. Check it out in the tweet below:

Manning will never let Brady forget about those two Giants wins over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. 

In all seriousness, a documentary on Brady's rivalry with Eli Manning and his brother Peyton would be pretty cool. Brady played versus Eli five times including the playoffs, and the ex-Patriots quarterback sqaured off against Peyton a total of 17 times (playoffs included).

Any documentary on the Brady-Manning rivalries probably wouldn't come out until the Bucs quarterback is done playing, and it's hard to predict when that time will come. Brady will be 43 years when Week 1 of the 2020 season rolls around, and he still has plenty of competitive fire left in him.

This trait separates Tom Brady from his NFL peers, says Giants coach Joe Judge

This trait separates Tom Brady from his NFL peers, says Giants coach Joe Judge

There are so many factors that have made Tom Brady the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

Whether it's his physical talents, his leadership or his legendary mental toughness, Brady has displayed one of the most impressive all-around skill sets we've ever seen.

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But is there one trait that really sets the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback apart from many of his peers?

Joe Judge is entering his first season as head coach of the New York Giants after eight years working on the New England Patriots coaching staff. He was both the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach in New England last season. Judge observed Brady quite a bit, and he was so often impressed with the veteran quarterback's level of accountability.

"The biggest thing I ever observed from Tom in my eight years with him was that his preparation was phenomenal, but his accountability is what really separated him from a lot of other players," Judge recently told SNY's Ray Vacchiano. "His stature in the league was such that he could've just taken that role of superstar, but he always came in every day, put his nose the grindstone and just worked tirelessly. That, to me, is something I'll always take away from being with Tom for those eight years. And I think any player who wants to be great can take that same thing."

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If the superstar is accountable, works hard and takes everything seriously, it has an effect on the rest of the team. Brady has never been shy about holding his teammates accountable, but more importantly, he always makes sure to hold himself accountable, too. 

If Judge is going to be successful with the Giants, he needs franchise quarterback Daniel Jones to adopt this same mentality. The former Duke star was the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and had a strong rookie campaign for the Giants. There's a lot of optimism and high expectations surrounding Jones entering his second season.

Judge's experience with Brady should be a huge help in the young head coach's effort to develop Jones into a top-tier starting quarterback.