Tom Brokaw Makes Lame Joke About Alabama and the University Responds
Oh poor Tom Brokaw, the legendary news man attempted to be funny at the Ole Miss Commencement over the weekend by insulting Alabama. The University of Alabama gets the last laugh with its response!
Tom Brokaw commented, "I'm so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss. If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences."
Some people are so outraged by the comment, but probably shouldn't be. Sure, you could take it as a national figure basically saying we're all stupid in Alabama. I'm not seeing it that way. Tom knows football is king throughout the SEC schools. Who is the envy of all? We are! Especially, when you're talking about a neighbor state. He taps into that with a tired and unoriginal joke.
Besides, we get the last laugh with a stunning response. That's right, the University of Alabama walked up and dropped the mic after saying, "Thirty-six percent of the freshman class at the University of Alabama has an ACT score of 30 or higher. This places Alabama in the top 5% in the country. Our numbers speak for themselves.”
Boom! Love it.
One thing is for sure, Crimson Tide fans are circling September 17th on the calendar when the two teams meet on the field. We'll see who will be holding their gut laughing.
Here's video of Mr. Brokaw at Ole Miss. I'm wondering, what's the deal with all of those giant ferns?