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Brady booed in Manning's Hall of Fame induction speech

Peyton Manning was one of seven inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame on Sunday. Tom Brady was in attendance for the ceremony, and was booed by fans.

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Brady booed in Manning's Hall of Fame induction speech
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NFL Golden Boy Tom Brady was in attendance for Sunday's Hall of Fame speeches to show support for his longtime rival and friend Peyton Manning. The former Colts QB found time for a few jokes in his rousing speech that included a boo or two for Brady from the Canton crowd.

Manning a first ballot pick

Hall of Fame Sunday in Canton, Ohio is reserved for speeches from all of the new inductees into pro football’s most prestigious club. Manning was one of seven men put on the gold jacket and took the stage. His ten minute speech was closed with a captivating call to action to protect the future of game that he loves so much.

One of the moments of his speech and of the entire weekend was when Manning gave a nod to his long time nemesis Tom Brady who was sitting in the audience. Before getting to the punchline of his joke about Brady some in the crowd, perhaps those fans who have been burned by Brady in the past, responded to the introduction with a round of boos and jeers. Brady jokingly turned around and asked the crowd what he had done wrong.

Manning and Brady two of the best ever

The mutual respect between the two was shown not just during the Hall of Fame ceremony, but throughout the nearly two decades they shared on the gridiron together. Brady held the all time head-to-head edge over Manning winning 11 of the 17 games in which they met.

Manning has the third most passing yard all-time (71,940) and third most touchdowns (539) while Brady is second in yards (74,571) and touchdowns (541), and still has at least one more season to pad those stats.