LSU vs. Alabama: BCS Championship Won't Outshine Tim Tebow Hype

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 9, 2012

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos heads to the locker room before playing the New England Patriots on December 18, 2011 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow has conquered the NFL playoffs, the new NFL overtime rule, the Pittsburgh Steelers and now he will conquer the BCS National Championship Game.

All with one simple throw.

He's the man nobody thought could make it in the NFL, but somehow he's led the Denver Broncos past the highly favored defending AFC champion Steelers, and now he has his team in the second round of the playoffs.

The most shocking part is that he did it with his arm.

On the first play of overtime, Tebow hit wideout Demaryius Thomas in stride over the middle, in what turned out to be an 80-yard touchdown and the game-winner.

It wasn't that impressive of a throw, but the fact that Tebow is a quarterback who has been much maligned for his inability to throw the football made the moment very unique.

Add that to the fact that Tebow finished the game with an impressive stat line, going 10-of-21 for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and we have the makings of a phenomenon.

Twitter and other social media outlets almost exploded when Tebow made "the throw," and people will continue to buzz about the highlights for at least the next week.

The Broncos may come back to earth in the second round, as they face a Patriots team that clobbered them 41-23 in Denver, but until that happens "Tebow Time" will be all the time.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05:  Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Unfortunately for both LSU and Alabama, "Tebow Time" is probably going to steal some of the luster of the biggest game on their schedule.

How fitting is it that the BCS championship game will kick off a little bit over 24 hours after Tebow's majestic overtime win?

At that point Twitter will still be buzzing, talk radio will still be blaring and we all know the crew over at ESPN will be riding the Tebow train for all it's worth.

For a championship that's projected to be a "defensive struggle" that will be boring and stale, are we going to even hear about it in the hours and minutes leading up to the game?

I wouldn't hold your breath. 

"Tebow Time" is taking over, and he doesn't take no for an answer.

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