LITTLETON, Colorado – When the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2005, Marcie and Brian Weibler of Littleton, Colorado named their first-born son Brady, after one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.
“People for the first time when I tell them, they’re like, what? Then they look at Brady and go ‘what? Why? I’ll just say, well, I like the name!”
But Brady Weibler fully embraced it although he’s quickly found himself the odd man out at school.
“You have nobody to talk to,” said Brady Weibler.
And at home.
“He’s usually pretty good, but sometimes he gets too annoying and we send him to another room to watch. Because we can’t stand it!” said Marcie and Brian Weibler, parents.
The Weiblers didn’t stop at Brady. In 2007, Peyton Manning led the Colts to a Super Bowl and son number two came along named Peyton.
Since Manning’s move from Indy to Denver, game time’s been tense.
“Usually, I am on the floor. Peyton’s on the couch and Mom and Dad are on the couch.”
Mom and dad will have to sit in the middle during Sunday’s AFC Championship game.
“When they’re head to head, they’re wrestling and yelling at each other. Unfortunately, it usually looks like Brady is on top,” said Marcie and Brian Weibler, parents.
Brady’s the smack talker.
“We already have four underneath our belt. And he has how many? I forgot to count, two. Oh yeah that’s right.”
Actually, Peyton’s only got one ring so far, but his namesake is learning how to keep up with his big brother.
As for Sunday, if the Broncos lose, things could get ugly.
“I am going to punch my brother in the face,” said Peyton Weibler, brother.
A strong sibling rivalry, thanks to mom and dad who won’t have much sympathy for their oldest come Sunday in a house divided.
“It’ll be three on one. We’ll just tie Brady up and throw him out in the garage for two or three hours,” said Marcie and Brian Weibler.
Brady says he’ll only watch the game with his family if there is food downstairs. If the Patriots lose, he says he’ll root for the Broncos in the Super Bowl.