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OXFORD, Miss. - Tom Brokaw, legendary NBC News Anchor, slammed the University of Alabama on Saturday morning. He was the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss.

He opened his speech this way:

"I'm so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss," the legendary journalist said. "If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences."

That statement, of course, set off all kinds of comments on social media:

The Bama bashing only lasted a short while.

He also shared the importance of personal connections.

“No text will ever replace the first kiss,” Brokaw said. “No email will ever compete with the spoken phrase, ‘I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.’ No selfie can ever take the place of holding a first child moments after birth. Life will always be most rewarding when real, not virtual, emotions are involved.”