This is an indication of the level of education. So sad, because a large prt of our kids don't know who Thomas Jefferson is....or what he looks like.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson made the rounds at ESPN yesterday and — unfortunately — the network helped to make him a viral video sensation today.
During his stop over, the folks at ESPN decided to have some fun with the Tiger QB. They would show a picture of another famous Jefferson and the player would have to identify him.
Shown a picture of Thomas Jefferson — one of the country’s Founding Fathers — LSU’s signal-caller said, “George.” As in sitcom character George Jefferson.
Ha ha. Now rival fans can make fun of the player and his school.
But having seen the video — because a lot of rival SEC fans have emailed it to me — I can’t help but feel sorry for the kid. Put yourself in his shoes. You’re probably nervous sitting there on SportsCenter in front of a national audience. They spring a pop quiz on you and show you a picture of a historical figure. You spit out the first thing that comes to mind. Who knows, maybe he combined Thomas Jefferson and George Washington to arrive at George Jefferson.
Either way, if you’ve never done the national television thing while in your early 20s, it’s probably best to chalk this one up to a brain freeze, rather than throwing stones. After all, it’s not like Jefferson is the first person to say something crazy on national television.