Report: Eli gets Twitter vote vs. Brady

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Guess what, Eli? You're bigger than Brady!
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Eli Manning is America's quarterback — among the Twitter-using public at least.


Two cities that don't get along have a rich history of sports conflicts.

IBM analyzed more than one million Super Bowl-related tweets to determine how people feel about Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — and the New York Giants quarterback was the winner.

Manning earned 66-percent positive sentiment compared to Brady's 61 percent, according to the report.

IBM called this a "digital upset" because "many would assume that Brady should be far ahead given his lofty status as an elite quarterback for many years and three championship rings," Business Insider reported.

The company's scientists attributed Manning's positive sentiment to two factors.

First, New York fans are confident in their team and loyal to Big Blue. Second, there's a backlash against the Colts' treatment of Eli's big brother Peyton.

The analysis also found that coach Tom Coughlin has more of a positive sentiment than Patriots coach Bill Belichick, 76 to 68.

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