Eli Manning and Tom Brady competed in a nail-biting battle of wits, endurance and strength last night, and experts and amateurs alike are no doubt reviewing every minute to see whether it was down to their individual choices or the support of those around them that lead to the ultimate outcome: Tom Brady is officially this week’s Hotness! Oh, and Eli Manning won the Super Bowl.
Maybe Gisele’s prayers were misheard and somehow got directed to this competition, rather than the one on the field? Anyway, we like it when everyone comes out a winner. While tomorrow, we’ll shower the Giants in ticker tape for their victory, today it’s time to help Tom celebrate his Hotness title with a little gallery viewing.
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, which is the time where we celebrate fantastic feats of athleticism by gorging ourselves on Doritos and dip (seven layers!). The New England Patriots’ QB Tom Brady is going helmet-to-helmet with the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, both on the field and in our FABLife Weekly Hotness Poll. These guys play for honor, glory, and endorsement deals. But most importantly, they play to make their ladies proud! Both teams boast an impressive assortment of wives and girlfriends (or WAGs), from former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bundchen and VH1′s very own Evelyn Lozada on the Pats side, to the sizzling Elaina Watley reppin’ Team Giants. No matter who scores the most touchdowns this Sunday, all the dudes are winners with these women by their sides. Check out the mega-gallery of Super Babes past and present to see what we mean!
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We like to think that our weekly Hotness poll isn’t all about looks — personality plays a big part in our celebrity lust. But this week’s choice will run even deeper for some of you as we pit this week’s Super Bowl quarterbacks, the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Giants’ Eli Manning, against each other in a tough matchup. Do you go for classically handsome Tom, with his deep-set baby blues, dimpled chin and supermodel wife? Or does sweet boy-next-door Eli, with his goofy smile and his ability to pull through in a clutch?* Do you vote for New York or New England (or AGAINST New York or New England), regardless of the QBs’ cuteness? Whatever you do, vote early, vote often and don’t get any guacamole on your mouse during halftime. Poll closes on Sunday night at 11 p.m.
*We tried to say something more articulately sporty here, but it is not our forte. On this of all weeks, we really hope you’re not turning to us for wisdom on how a football player plays football.
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