Eli joins Twitter, gets humorous hello from Brady

Eli Manning creatively announced that he is joining Twitter by paying homage to the movie “Hoosiers” on Saturday, and Tom Brady chimed in with a humorous touch.

Brady’s reference to the fourth quarter brings back painful memories for fans of his former team, the New England Patriots. Manning’s fourth-quarter heroics in Super Bowl XLII helped the New York Giants defeat the Patriots, 17-14, and dashed their hopes for a perfect season.

And then Manning did it again four years later in Super Bowl XLVI, leading the Giants past the Patriots 21-17.

Brady, of course, has experienced more jubilation than heartbreak in Super Bowls. He has played in nine, and is the only player in NFL history to win six.

So the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback can joke about it now, but at the time, they were two of the most devastating losses of his career.

Manning retired this offseason after spending his entire 16-year career with the Giants.