Being in your 40s isn’t old. However, when you’re in your 40s and playing for a spot in the NFC Championship Game, you’re considered pretty ancient. Well, that’s the joke making its way around the sports world these days.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, two of the league’s oldest players will face off in the playoffs. Tom Brady will lead his Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road to face Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. Brady is 43 years old. Brees is 42.
The image uses the History Channel logo and includes edited images of the quarterbacks looking much older than they actually do. “Every future Tom Brady game should be on the History Channel,” the meme reads. It also calls Brady the “goat.”
A voiceover has now been added to the meme thanks to comedian Frank Caliendo. Doing his Morgan Freeman impression, Caliendo brings even more humor to the already hilarious image. He even refers to Brees and Brady as “the two oldest living human beings on planet earth.”
He also calls Brees “Great Grandpa Drew.” Brady is referred to as the “Big Bang Himself.”
With dramatic music playing in the background, Caliendo also says that the NFC Championship “will probably be played in Green Bay against that nice young man, Aaron Rodgers.”
Watch the video below:
NFC Championship Matchup to Be Decided This Weekend
Interestingly, the 2020 NFL playoffs will be the first time five quarterbacks over the age of 37 will appear in the postseason. In addition to Brees and Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, who is 38, Phillip Rivers, who is 39, and Aaron Rodgers, who is 37, are all supposed to take the field during the playoffs.
The game between the Buccaneers and the Saints will air on Fox beginning at 6:40 p.m. ET. on Sunday. Tampa Bay and New Orleans have played twice this season. The Saints won both of those matchups. However, anything can happen in the postseason. Both Brady and Brees have many playoff games under their belts and will no doubt be ready to get the victory.
The winner of the Buccaneers/Saints game will face the winner of the Los Angeles Rams/Green Bay Packers game in the NFC Championship. The Rams/Packers game will take place on Saturday on Fox beginning at 4:35 p.m. ET.
Playing for a spot in the AFC Championship Game will be the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens will travel to the Bills on Saturday for an 8:15 p.m. ET game airing on NBC. The Browns go to the Chiefs on Sunday. That game will air on CBS beginning at 3:05 p.m.