First Take Debutant Drops Bombshell By Equating Golfing GOAT Tiger Woods And Young Legend Patrick Mahomes

Published 09/05/2023, 12:07 PM EDT

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In a world where we often compartmentalize our legends, First Take dared to merge two galaxies: golf and football. As the dust settles, we realise: what if Patrick Mahomes is to football what Tiger Woods is to golf? We live in an age where narratives and statistics dominate sports conversations.

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Numbers, records, and achievements guide our admiration and inspire our debates. Yet, there are moments, rare and profound, that disrupt the typical discourse. The recent debate on First Take was one such instance. It wasn’t about two stars in the same sport. Instead, it attempted to align the meteoric rise of Mahomes with the unparalleled dominance of Woods.

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Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe are no strangers to heated discussions. Yet the passion and conviction in Sharpe’s voice were hard to miss when he was questioned about this season’s MVP. Without hesitation, he proclaimed, “I’m taking Mahomes. He is Tiger Woods in his prime at the Masters. We saw what he did last year. You took arguably the most dangerous receiver, the most dangerous player in the NFL, in Tyreek Hill, and what does he do? He goes out and throws for 5250 yards and 41 touchdowns, winning the league MVP. The analogy was clear: just as Tiger was unbeatable at his best, so is Mahomes.

By equating the golf legend to the football prodigy, Sharpe wanted to underline a simple fact: when you’re at the top, comparisons become transcendent. The reverence was apparent when he detailed Mahomes’ impressive season, driving home the point that, like Tiger in his prime, Mahomes is just as dynamic and unparalleled in his field.

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Mahomes isn’t just another talented quarterback; he’s an era-defining athlete. The Chiefs’ QB didn’t merely win the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award; he dominated it. With a staggering 490 votes, he overshadowed his competitors. The statistics paint a vivid picture: leading the NFL in passing yards, touchdown passes, and total QBR.

These achievements, however, are not just about numbers. They are about grit, determination, and the will to succeed. Remember his record-setting total yards in a season or how he overcame a high ankle sprain to secure postseason victories? As he readies for Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles, it’s evident: Mahomes isn’t just a star; he’s a legend in the making.

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Every generation produces its own set of legends. Tiger Woods set the bar in golf, rewriting history with every swing. Patrick Mahomes, with his vision, skills, and leadership, is on a similar trajectory in football. This isn’t about comparing two sports or two players. It’s about recognizing greatness when we see it.

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Vasudha Mudgal

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Vasudha Mudgal is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports with a passion and deep understanding of the sport. She is pursuing her second post-graduation from a premier institute, and with a rich background in teaching, Mudgal brings a unique perspective to her writing. Apart from football, Mudgal indulges in her lifelong love for basketball.
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