CINCINNATI — More fans wished New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning well before his Super Bowl win Sunday than fans of the opposing quarterback — New England's Tom Brady. Responding to a Vicks-branded poll on which of this year’s players will live up to the Vicks’ “no sick days” spirit, 45% of fans named Manning and 35% Brady.
New England’s Rob Gronkowski received the honor of being named Super Bowl XLVI’s toughest player, as fans believe he fully embodied the Vicks’ mantra, “In the NFL there are no sick days,” by playing with a high ankle sprain suffered against the Baltimore Ravens two weeks prior. True to form, Gronkowski gutted it out with two receptions for 26 yards. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Gronkowski was on the field for 45 of New England's 62 offensive plays, or 72% of the plays.
“Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil are proud to support Super Bowl XLVI to recognize the fans and players who refuse to miss a moment of game day to a cold or flu,” says Michelle Robbins, brand manager of Vicks North America for Procter & Gamble.