Or, “A Song of Ice and Quarterbacks.”
For the limited part of my audience that exist in the Venn Diagram overlap of (NFL Fans) (Game of Thrones fans) – which I concede may be me and two other guys who I’ve already discussed this with – I present: NFL quarterbacks as “The Seven” (the seven “new” gods of Westeros; really seven facets of one god – see here for more, or here, spoilers at your own risk).
The Mother: Tony Romo
The Father: Tom Brady
The Warrior: Aaron Rodgers
The Maiden: Eli Manning
The Crone: Peyton Manning
The Smith: Drew Brees
The Stranger: Ben Reothlisberger
We put this together before Eli won a second title, but still, the idea of Eli Manning as a young woman makes me happy.
As we pointed out then, that makes the Old Gods of Canton the ones with their faces carved in metal. And Tebow as R’Hllor, Lord of Light. Why? From @ElieHecht: “False god, with some unexplainable power and lots of crazy followers. It works.” Of course that was before Tebow was traded to Elie’s Jets. Wonder how he feels now? Considering that Tebow might kill his team, maybe it’s the Red God the Faceless Men serve?