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November 22 2013

10:28 AM

Jack-Arnie on Manning-Brady rivalry

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Nicklaus and Palmer were fierce rivals in their prime.

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will meet for the 14th time Sunday night when the New England Patriots play the Denver Broncos in what has become one of the best individual rivalries in the NFL.

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer know about rivalry, too, and weigh in with their thoughts in this special video.

"We competed against each other with total intent to beat each other," Palmer said in the clip. "We always played off each other because we were playing against each other so much."

Added Nicklaus: "When I first started playing against Arnold, my goal was to beat him and become the best I could be.” Nicklaus said. "If that meant de-throning 'The King,' then that was what I had to do."

Between them, they won 25 majors. Nicklaus' first came at the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont, where he beat the elder Palmer and a rivalry was born. They would go on to win 70 tournaments on the PGA TOUR over the next 10 years.

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