Who’s at fault for the overexposure of Tim Tebow: the media or the audience?

Darren Rovell of ESPN tweeted this out and I have to disagree. He of course works for the company that gave us Jets campout last year, a Tim Tebow birthday party and engulfed our screen with his name 137 times at last night.

I highly doubt us, the audience, wanted that. In fact, we want none of it.

Listen, there is intrigue about him. I understand that, but not to the level of what ESPN has given us. In fact, any outlet is at fault. I mean, what is CNN doing at Patriots camp today?

The media keeps feeding us Tebow. The people just want an appetizer of him, but the media forces a 10-course meal. So I don’t understand how it’s the audience’s fault. They influenced it, but the media can limit it.

Report: Tebow’s camp is privately admitting he’s done in the NFL

If he was willing to change out of the QB position to something else, there’s still some hope. But he lacks all the skills a good passer must have.

Forbes names Tim Tebow as most influential athlete in 2013

Man, people are influenced by a guy who didn’t do much this past year. I would say he’s one of the most talked about, with most of it as part of the media’s bringing, but influential? What’s he influencing and who is taking it?

Tim Tebow, Jason Collins and that comic that misrepresents the media

Is this right?

A couple of my friends brought this comic to my attention this past week. I’ve seen it before but I didn’t think much of it. It was stupid and it misrepresented what the media has done in their coverage of Tim Tebow and Jason Collins. But my friends’ reactions to the comic is what concerned me because their reaction in a way believed that the comic told the truth. Or in a sense, that there was a convoluted difference between the two.

Here’s the thing. Jason Collins coming out is nothing ordinary. He is a pioneer, if you want to use that word. He was brave, a hero, if you want to use those words. Whatever you want to call it, he was the first to do something that we knew eventually would happen. It just took one person to get the ball rolling. He did. With all that prejudice that comes with being a gay athlete, it’s an intriguing storyline and it’s worth covering.

In a way, the media in what I have seen, has covered it the way it should have. They’ve gotten reactions from gay people. They’ve gotten reactions from former teammates. The discussion for the most part has been good and the media has done well in it. There have been some mistakes here and there, but the media did exactly right in my opinion on covering it. (And the for the most part, it used the right words and reactions to it also.)

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I’m not sure about that “666” tweet, Tim Tebow

I am not a Tim Tebow the football player fan. But as a human being, I find him pretty cool. He’s caring, he has a strong faith foundation and seems like a genuinely good guy.

But the above tweet from today got me confused. Tebow tweets Bible verses frequently, but this one was strange as he made an effort to mention that this was the 666th Monday Night Football game. Was it necessary to mention 666? Or was he seriously trying to tell people that because it’s #666, God needed to get involved?

Maybe I’m overreacting to it but maybe I’m not. The #666 is commonly associated with the devil and I just find it very strange that Tebow had to mention it in his tweet. I’d like to think that was all coincidental but my initial reaction was a complete shock.

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Let’s continue to ask NFL questions to a guy who knows nothing about it

I know the agenda is to drown the audience with as much Tim Tebow talk as possible. I have nothing against it. If that’s how the show is operated, so be it. But why in the world would you ask a person who admitted knowing so little about the NFL a question about Tim Tebow?

Liam Neeson is honest and quite frankly, I wish more celebrities would be like him and just say “I don’t know” or “I don’t care”. Even though there is a huge love fest of Tebow, they sometimes have to know when to say enough is enough.

Enough with the #Tebowing and #Griffining and whatever

I get it, but I don’t want any more of it.

If you haven’t heard yet, the new cool hip thing (with #hashtag) in the NFL world is #Griffining. That’s named after Robert Griffin III’s touchdown celebration from last Sunday. It’s sitting up and pointing to the sky.

It has blown up on the Internet and it’s this season’s version of 2011’s “#Tebowing” (getting on one knee to pray). Both these celebrations are a product of a popular player and copying everything that they do.

With Tebow, they had sites and TV segments dedicated to this one action. I really hope that it ends soon. Adding “-ing” to the end of a person’s name in calling a touchdown

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Am I the only one who thinks it’s OK for Tim Tebow to be… a person?

You’re not the only one.

One Man’s Defense of Our Top 10 Heisman List

NFL Films defends putting Tim Tebow in their Top 10 Heisman winners in the NFL list. This is very interesting as I can understand why Tebow made the list, but at the same time, I understand why fans were unhappy with him making it.

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This is just my opinion, but…

The Top 10 Heisman Winners in the NFL show we produced for NFL Network has received some negative feedback, specifically for having Tim Tebow ranked #7 – ahead of several Hall of Famers, including Earl Campbell and Marcus Allen.

But it’s a big misunderstanding.

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The unfair comparison between Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow

Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow both have cult followers in their sport.

Apparently there have been comparisons between Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow recently. Why that is, I have no idea. The two aren’t even playing the same sport, so where does the comparison even begin?

  • Tebow was a two-time champion in college football. Lin’s team never made the NCAA tournament.
  • Tebow won the Heisman for being the best in his sport. Lin was never considered the best basketball player in college.
  • Tebow was a top draft pick despite his “unconventional” style. Lin wasn’t even drafted and features a “normal” style of his play.
  • Tebow has played for one team. Lin has played for four teams in less than two seasons.
  • Tebow got starting experience in his rookie year. Lin never started a game in his rookie year.
  • Tebow has taken his team to the playoffs. Lin has not done that.

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