Fans watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday weren’t the least bit pleased with the involvement of an all-time great athlete.
During the broadcast, NBC aired a tribute to the legendary racehorse, Secretariat. Widely regarded as the greatest racehorse ever, Secretariat claimed the Triple Crown by winning the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness States in 1973.
Tom Brady, the consensus greatest football player to ever live, provided a voiceover for NBC’s tribute to Secretariat.
You can see NBC’s thinking process here. It obviously makes sense to have one GOAT of his sport narrate a video package for another GOAT (in this case, Secretariat). But many fans took to Twitter to voice their unhappiness with NBC’s decision to feature Brady in the Secretariat tribute:
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Secretariat passed away on Oct. 4, 1989 at the age of 19. He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1974.
Brady announced his retirement from football for a second time on Feb. 1 following an illustrious 23-year career. He’s the all-time leader in completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, quarterback wins and most importantly Super Bowl championship rings with seven.
Brady defied father time by playing at a high level of football at the age of 45. Given all his accomplishments and longevity, it’s always going to be difficult to make the case that there was a greater football player than TB12.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.