Boy I never thought I would be doing this but I owe Tim Tebow an apology. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t for the jokes I have lobbed his way or my assertion that he is a mediocre quarterback. I owe him an apology because he is not the one making these assertions. He is an unwitting pawn in ESPN and the media’s attempt at garnering more ratings by appealing to people that just like athletes for their personalities or what they stand for off the field more than what they do on the field.
You see this change of heart has come from ESPN airing an hour of strictly Tim Tebow related material. Even got twitter in on it by creating the hastag #SCTebow. Don’t believe me? Check this out.
In one hour of programming these fools made 160 references to him. Because in a week with the National Title game, Heat-Clippers, Floyd Mayweather calling out Pacquaio and of course all of the other NFL playoff games what we really need is a full hour dedicated to a quarterback who in 2 seasons plus the playoffs has an overall record of 9-6. And again this is not Tim Tebow’s fault.
My problem with this type of journalism is that this has happened before. Let me remind you, remember OJ Simpson? He was as cuddly as a teddy bear . 25 years ago there was no way you would have seen him as a murderer. How about Tiger Woods? Ten years ago no way we would have thought he was slaying every skank in five mile radius. And how about Joe Paterno? Last year we KNEW he was the beacon of morality in the world of college athletics. Now he sits in exile from the sports community after the biggest sex abuse scandal in college sports happened under his watch.
So while I hope Timmy is a good kid, do we know him? No. We are not in his head or even in his household. So how about we acknowledge that he appears to be a good person and don’t wish ill on him. But all of this canonizing of St. Tebow? Yet it has to stop both on and off the field.
He has had a good run, but let’s be real. He has played 15 games total in his career. Let’s not induct him into Canton just yet.