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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 16, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 15:   Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks on against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers' discount double checked out, we have a moment of silence for Tebow Mania and the NBA is a dangerous place for All-Stars. 

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In this edition:



FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Just when you thought it was safe to watch football this weekend, CBS is trying to make this weekend another Tim Tebow one. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will it ever end?

Our Take: No. Never. He will haunt your dreams and threaten to tap you on the shoulder at the grocery store. Like God, Tebow is ubiquitous. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Expert Analysis

This is just what I need, commentary from a crappy quarterback. Can we talk to DeSean Jackson about team chemistry as well?

Deeper Dive:

CBS Working to Get More Tebow in Their Diet (NBC Sports) 



GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Image
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

As if Aaron Rodgers' life isn't good enough already, minus that pesky playoff loss, of course, now he has Miss America going on national television and asking him to call her. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Why hasn't he picked up the phone yet?

Our Take: Because he is smart. If Rodgers is just calling beauty pageant winners while he is preparing for a playoff game, or shortly after a loss, fans and analysts would be ripping him to shreds. Also, he is dating someone else at the moment. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Reasons To Hate Aaron Rodgers

If Tom Brady isn't careful, Rodgers is going to pass him on the overall Q ratings, or whatever that thing is. 

Deeper Dive

Miss America Wants A Phone Call (Yardbarker)



GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 15:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gets sacked by Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants in the fourth quarter of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Phot
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

I'm a little scared after a year in which Eli Manning is besting Aaron Rodgers and remains the only Manning worth talking about right now. The Giants move onto the NFC championship game and Tom Coughlin keeps his head for another season. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: What the hell happened?

Our Take: That Packers defense that was supposed to cause problems at some point...some point happened. Also, Eli Manning decided to show the world how Mannings do things, which is dominate with a dumb look on their faces. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Ill-Timed Commercials

We can now enjoy heaps of awkward every time we see the Packers hawking insurance on national television. 

Deeper Dive:

Giants vs. Packers: New York Exposes Green Bay as an Overrated Farce (B/R)

NY Giants Move On In Stunning Victory (Washington Post) 




FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 (R) of the Denver Broncos is pressured by Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rog
Jim Rogash/Getty Images

America's favorite mediocre quarterback was unable to save the Broncos with the handful of completions he usually warrants. The Patriots only issue against the Broncos was losing interest. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Tim Tebow sequel next year?

Our Take: Not being a Broncos fan, I sure hope they bring back Tim Tebow. Like Small Wonder, there isn't much substance, but hot damn he is good television. I fail to see how an offense that made the Patriots defense look superb should be brought back, but I am game. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Skip Bayless Time Outs

While the Skip Bayless man-crush will continue, we can at least welcome that it will be talked about less. 

You Might Be Right Tweet Award: 

Deeper Dive: 

Denver Broncos Should Trade Star QB While Stock Is Still High (B/R)

Tim Tebow Machine Tamed in the End (Denver Post) 




DENVER, CO - JANUARY 13:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat falls to the court with an injury in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on January 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Wade left the game after the injury as the Nuggets d
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

If you are a superstar guard in the NBA, it may be time to sit the next few games out. Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul were both hit with injuries this weekend. Pushaw, it's not like they were all that important anyway, right?

Question on Everybody's Mind: OMG, how are they?

Our Take: Wow, way to be highly concerned, and now let me tell you. Chris Paul's MRI on his hamstring was negative so he is day-to-day. As for Dwyane Wade, the Heat are clueless as to when he will return. You never want that to be your superstar's status, unless of course, it's this Clueless

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Panic Buttons 

The Heat are on a little bit of a slide and Wade is suffering from a Greg Oden amount of injuries right now. At least they can count on the LeBron James clutch factor to...oh, my bad. 

Deeper Dive: 

Miami Heat Clueless as to When Star Guard Will Return (B/R)

Chris Paul Injury: Latest Update on Clippers Star's Status (B/R)

Heat Clueless on When Wade Will Return (ESPN) 




Because what else are you going to watch at work?


Not sure what any of this means, but I am fully with the bringing back of Marky Mark overalls. Long live the '90s. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Capitals Superstar Unleash Rap Skills (B/R)



Come for the ridiculous shot, but stay for the commentator completely losing his mind. 

Deeper Dive: Wilson College Video: Watch Amazing Full Court Game-Winning Shot



Never say that officiating two sumo wrestlers wasn't at all dangerous. This video gets scary, fast. 



Not sure if the kick was gangster, or the nonchalance with which the old man accomplished it made it so. 




Little bits of goodness with a chewy center. 


No ref is going to take Ken Bone seriously if he can't stay on his own two feet. Watch this knucklehead eat it in front of thousands. Via Deadspin



Two fans finally choose correctly on what to root for, dressing as first down markers. Via SportsGrid.



Here is the latest from our stable of budding young talent. A quick hit from the #YoungGuns. Via Bleacher Report.



Okay, I think I found the Giants' lucky charm. This video is NSFW, but holds no nudity. I know this because I checked, and then had a cigarette. Via BroBible.




Until tomorrow, don't cheat Short Round.