Tom Brokaw Takes Legendary Shot At Alabama During Ole Miss' Commencement Speech

By Jason Fletcher

On Saturday, Tom Brokaw, who is best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004, spoke at Ole Miss‘ graduation. Despite being a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Brokaw appealed to the crowd by taking a shot at Ole Miss’ SEC rival, the University of Alabama.

 

 

I would assume that someone helped Brokaw out with that joke, but if it was all his, then he’s a savage. As you can imagine, the folks over in Tuscaloosa didn’t appreciate the zing as much as the rest of the country and responded with this.

“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.”

Leave it to the Alabama faithful to get defensive over a harmless joke. Who cares if it’s really true? Brokaw got the desired laughs, end of story.

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