Life of brothers. Eli Manning and his older brother, Peyton Manning, are equally talented football players, though that doesn’t mean they are immune to sibling squabbles.“Being the little brother, I think everything I do annoys him, that’s just kind of the way it is,” Eli, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, January 13, while promoting his Frito-Lay and PepsiCo Beverages partnership and their “NFL Playoff” campaign. “And I got used to it, just being in that situation any time I’m in the room, and he’s in there, like whatever I’m doing’s gonna annoy him: If I’m not watching the game, if I’m watching too closely, if I’m sitting too close to the TV, if I’m drinking my Pepsi too loud, if I’m eating my Lays and rustling the paper; everything annoys the big brother.”The Louisiana native costars with the former Denver Broncos player, 45, in their joint “Road to Super Bowl” commercial.
In the TV spot, there’s a scene between the two brothers that mimicked their upbringing.“So, I think that opening scene [of] just us on the couch, I mean, that was not scripted.
That was just like, written, ‘You on the couch, annoying each other, get to work. What, what would happen at this?’’’ Eli recalled to Us. “[We thought,] ‘This is every day, we can do this.’”The former New York Giants quarterback — who announced his retirement in January 2020 — detailed how their bond has evolved since they both left the NFL.“Well, I think I’m more newly retired than he, so I hope I can throw [a pass] better than him, but who knows?” Eli quipped. “I don’t think anyone wants to see that right now.
It’s just been fun [working together on the commercial].”The retired athlete added that he and Peyton “never really worked together on anything,” and thisRead more on usmagazine.com