Former Hofstra quarterback Giovanni Carmazzi was one of the six quarterbacks drafted ahead of Tom Brady in 2000, making him one of “The Brady Six” featured prominently in ESPN’s documentary. ESPN was able to interview five of the six quarterbacks selected ahead of Brady for their hour-long program, but Carmazzi, the former 3rd round pick of the 49ers, declined the interview.
Because they were turned down for the interview, ESPN decided to embarrass Carmazzi and ruin his reputation by slipping in a completely unnecessary nugget of information. At the end of the documentary, they explained that Carmazzi declined the interview he “does not own a television and declined to be interviewed. He lives two hours north of San Francisco, and describes himself as a yoga-exercising farmer. … He has five goats.” Here’s the video:
That is one of the lowest blows possible. Just because the dude didn’t want to talk you have to embarrass him like that? Nobody would have thought anything of Carmazzi (except that he’s a recluse) until the goats line was added. Now? He’s a national punchline amongst sports fans. I’m not even joking.