Who is the G.O.A.T. According to Sports Fans in Washington State?
Following his unprecedented seventh win in 10 Super Bowl appearances, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady staked his claim to being the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) in the history of the National Football League and, possibly, in the history of professional sports.
Of course, it is an entirely subjective argument with no definitive right or wrong answer but, most certainly, Brady is in the conversation. Personally, I tend to agree with the notion, as difficult as it is for me to admit, that Brady, indeed, is the best to ever lace them up in the NFL's storied history. What do fans across America think? How about fans in the state of Washington?
The folks over at BetOnline.ag (a gambling website) compiled geotagged tweets from users of the social media platform that employed use of the hashtag#GOAT to find out. The results have a few surprises.
Their breakdown showed that Brady was #1 in 20 different states:
Tom Brady - 20 states
Michael Jordan - 11 states
Lebron James - 11 states
Serena Williams - 4 states
Peyton Manning - 1 state
Aaron Rodgers - 1 state
Joe Montana - 1 state
John Elway - 1 state
Wait, what?!?! No Muhammed Ali? No Tiger Woods? Ever heard of Babe Ruth?!?!
While Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, John Elway and Aaron Rodgers are all worth of high praise, they also benefited from the bias of the states in which they played the vast majorities of their Hall of Fame careers.
So, who do we, in the state of Washington consider the Greatest of All-Time? According to the data compiled in this study, none other than...
Tennis legend Serena Williams!
Agree? I'm still partial to Ken Griffey, Junior but, alas, I, too, am a "homer".
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