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#pounditMonday, April 22, 2024

Giovanni Carmazzi Is a Yoga-Exercising Farmer Who Owns Five Goats

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.

Shortly after the documentary ended, Giovanni Carmazzi had become a trending topic on twitter. His wikipedia page was altered to include a section about how many goats he owned.

We tried to confirm the goats report on his facebook profile but he doesn’t own a computer either. Good thing he doesn’t have electronics because he doesn’t realize what a joke he’s been made into. Amongst some of the lines we’ve already heard: Carmazzi owns more goats than Brady does Super Bowl rings, and Carmazzi has more goats than he had touchdown passes in NFL Europe.

That was a really poor showing by ESPN and completely unnecessary. Just an absolute low blow for a guy everyone had forgotten about, but I will admit, funny as heck. I mean seriously, some quarterbacks like supermodels, others like goats. Who are we to judge?


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