Tom Brady posts selfie with longtime rival Peyton Manning: ‘We were friends this whole time’

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning may have been bitter rivals on the gridiron, but off of it, they’re just a couple of buddies taking selfies.

Manning, drafted in 1998 by the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady, drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots, have been constantly compared and often found themselves fighting it out on the biggest of stages. From 2001 to 2015, the two quarterbacks played each other a total of 17 times before Manning announced his retirement in 2016. 

The two faced off in high-stakes games so often, in fact, that their rivalry has its own Wikipedia page

Brady and Manning’s friendship had been documented previously, but the Patriots quarterback decided to put any and all rumors of bad blood to rest on Wednesday with a post on Instagram.

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David Ortiz’s family members post heartwarming Father’s Day messages

Sunday marked one week since former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back at close range in his native Dominican Republic.

The Red Sox sent a team plane to transport Ortiz to Massachusetts for further medical treatment and have been giving fans regular updates on his health, courtesy of his wife, Tiffany.

Ortiz’s children, son D’Angelo and daughter Alexandria, have also been posting updates about their dad during his recovery from multiple surgeries.

On Sunday, the family took to Instagram to publish another round of tributes to the future Hall of Famer in honor of Father’s Day in the United States. As Alexandria noted in her post, the family still has Dominican Father’s Day to celebrate on July 28, which will hopefully be a much happier occasion.

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Athletes post sweet tributes to their dads, kids on Father’s Day

Social media was flooded with pictures of dads on Sunday – and that included plenty of posts from the world’s biggest athletes. 

Superstar football, baseball and basketball players all took to Instagram on Father’s Day to pay tribute to their dads. 

Many of the athletes who are fathers themselves instead dedicated their social media posts to their own kids. Pedro Martinez, Malcolm Jenkins and Jayson Tatum were among those giving shout-outs to the tiny people who made them dads.

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Athletes post sweet pics of their moms, wives for Mother’s Day

In the United States, Mother’s Day is a chance to honor and cherish the mother figures in your life — especially on Instagram. 

This has become especially true for the nation’s biggest athletes, whose moms are heralded as the real MVPs behind their lavish lives and successful careers. Many of today’s most talented football, basketball and baseball players took to Instagram on Sunday to post sweet photos and videos of their mothers and the mothers of their children. 

Several stars, like Tom Brady and Russell Westbrook, took to the social media platform more than once to thank multiple moms in their life. 

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Photos: Patriots players post scenes from Super Bowl victory parade

For some New England Patriots players, Super Bowl LIII was their first NFL championship win. For others, like Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty and Rob Gronkowski, it was their third. And for a select few within the organization, it was their sixth. 

Regardless of experience, all of those Patriots took to the streets of Boston on Tuesday to party like it was 1999 – or, more realistically, 2002. 

Roughly a million fans lined the route for Tuesday’s Super Bowl victory parade to celebrate the Patriots’ sixth title in franchise history. Players, who rode on duck boats with their families and friends, took to Instagram to document the day: 

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Tom Brady jokes about retirement after rushing milestone: ‘Time to ride off into the sunset’

During Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he’s been working towards for nearly two decades — 1,000 total rushing yards. 

As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate. 

“The only reason I’ve been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards,” he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon. 

And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: “That’s it. I’m out. Time to ride off into the sunset.”

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