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Hype around Tebow is becoming overkill thanks to ESPN

Is it just me or has ESPN turned into TTSN (Tim Tebow Sports Network)?

Every time I turn on that channel, it’s Tebow this,Tebow that, Tebow magic. Tebow Tebow Tebow. A lot of their anchors and talking heads have become obsessed with him, including the worst personality on that network, Skip Bayless who looks like he’s ready to marry him if the question was ever popped. His obsession over him makes you want to vomit all over yourself.


Even NFL players are becoming tired of the hype over the Broncos’ starting quarterback. Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “I sit at home, start watching TV and all I’m seeing is Tebow.That’s kind of disturbing. We have a guy here that’s breaking records every week and you have a guy in Tebow that’s saying ‘God’ every word and he gets coverage. Of course I love my faith and God but come on man.”

Finley also says that coverage of Tebow is taking away from other quarterbacks like his own,Aaron Rodgers, who are having much better seasons. Rodgers may very well be the league’s MVP this season having guided his team to an undefeated mark thus far.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is upset that whenever Tebow wins, he’s getting too much coverage. “I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to — I don’t want to see Tim do bad — but look what happens after he wins a football game. If you watched SportsCenter today, it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else. When we beat the Steelers, were we on TV? No.”

I am in the same boat as Finley and Flacco. Look, I don’t hate the guy at all, I’m sure he’s a very nice person. However,even though he does win, I think the hype is very much a big overkill. He doesn’t throw the ball, his team doesn’t score very many points and this formula of being a shitty NFL quarterback for 45-58 minutes a game before suddenly turning on the switch is going to work for so long. Eventually this guy is going to have to play a lot better in the first three quarters because he is going to play more teams that are better and score a hell of a lot more points than the Broncos do and 15 points is not going to get the job done every week.

Right now he reminds me a lot of Kordell Stewart, a quarterback with talent and talent around him that does not get utilized. I remember the Steelers drafting receiver after receiver and it would never work out because they always ran the ball. The same thing is happening in Denver and if they insist on being so one dimensional, I don’t see them winning a lot of games in the long term. I feel bad for Eric Decker.

So if TTSN, I mean ESPN, insists on having all Tebow all the time, I’m just going to watch something else. Maybe they should talk about teams that actually are worth talking about, like for instance, the Broncos opponent this weekend? Maybe talk about them more, that would be cool.

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