Peyton Manning questions Tom Brady on Super Bowl performance

Written by Staff Writer By Marta Falconi, CNN (CNN) — Moments after becoming one of the most famous athletes in the world, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady faced a tough question: did he…

Peyton Manning questions Tom Brady on Super Bowl performance

Written by Staff Writer

By Marta Falconi, CNN

(CNN) — Moments after becoming one of the most famous athletes in the world, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady faced a tough question: did he want to see if he could ace a round of golf.

Having put up by far the best performance of the football season on Super Bowl Sunday, Brady had one thing on his mind.

“I’m just going to go down there and have a beer and see how I feel,” Brady said.

In a picture that went viral, the quarterback was seemingly full of fire, despite only being asked to try a couple of holes — meaning only that he wanted a round of golf at the prestigious Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

“I think it’s the greatest moment in my life,” he said, after the game. “To win a championship is something that every single one of our players deserves, and it really meant a lot.”

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The game was just three hours after Brady accepted a $20,000 donation from a man who paid for him to go to the state’s top golf resort in the hope of beating the legendary quarterback’s round of golf.

Brady had said that he’d used the money to pay the fees, greens fees and any other expenses.

The man who paid the debt, 27-year-old Josh Wilder, showed off the $20,000 check.

Wilder told CNN he was just excited about seeing the Patriots win and thought a round of golf would make a good sideline interview topic after the game.

Asked by an ESPN reporter what his reaction was to Brady’s letter asking for a round of golf, Wilder was measured.

‘Congrats, dude!’

“That’s a cool thing,” he said. “I could see where they want to be a billionaire one day and they want to retire to the south of France. (But) don’t call me or write me back.”

The winner of the Super Bowl was Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who beat Brady 16-13 to end the Patriots’ hopes of a fifth NFL championship in 11 years.

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