With all of the hubbub surrounding Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and the Broncos, everyone feels like they need to comment on it, including Joey Porter, who told NFL Network that Tim Tebow was "the Justin Bieber of the NFL."
Now obviously Porter is mainly referring to Tebow's popularity, but I think the comparison is actually kind of perfect in more ways than one.
Follow me down the rabbit hole as I explore the similarities between two of the biggest names in pop culture: Tim Tebow and Justin Bieber.
Let's be real here. When you say "I hate Tim Tebow," or "I hate Justin Bieber," what you really mean is that you hate their idiot, diehard fans.
You hate the Tebow fans who blindly support him when he plays terribly and gets bailed out at the end of a game by his kicker and go "see I told you Tebow would pull this one out."
And you hate the little Beliebers who keep Justin trending on Twitter 24/7 and lose their freaking minds whenever he's brought up.
Seriously, as annoying as these guys may be themselves, they have nothing on the people who love them.
While it's easy to blast these guys, it's ignorant to go all the way on the other side of the spectrum when talking about their talent.
Tim Tebow is the worst quarterback ever! Except he can make big throws when it matters and teams have to game plan for his legitimate rushing skills. You don't win a playoff game against the Steelers when you suck.
Justin Bieber is a no-talent hack! Except he's a pretty talented musician and dancer. You may not like his voice or his songs all that much, but he didn't get this famous for no reason. You can't tell me he's got no talent whatsoever after watching this video.
It's the easy easy way out to say that both of them suck, but it's just not true. You have to recognize some of the talent, even if you may not like it.
An all-Tebow Sportscenter. A freaking Justin Bieber movie. Is there no limit to how much these guys will get pushed at us?
The worst part is, the media has a reason to. For every person who is annoyed by all the Tebow coverage, there's 10 mouthbreathers out in America who are like "Durr, mor Tebow pleeez!" I'm serious.
Demand fuels coverage. The only reason things get covered to death is because there are masses of people who demand it and will digest it happily.
It sucks, I know. It's the reason a song you may like on the radio one week becomes your least favorite song ever because you're tired of hearing it.
Either way, Tebow and Bieber are impossible to get away from. Thanks, media!*
*Is secretly part of the media...
We already get that Justin Bieber is a floppy-haired heartthrob, but give Tebow his due. Even though he takes heat from the blogosphere for being a self-confessed virgin, the ladies just can't get enough of Tebow.
Even though he's not super handsome (went to my wife for confirmation on that one), he's a football player/jockey spokesperson with a hard jaw and a good, Christian boy image that women would love to bring home to their mothers.
There's a reason guys like Tebow and Tony Romo are super famous, even though they may not be the most talented quarterbacks. Sometimes you gotta give the ladies a little something as well.
Okay, I might be reaching now.
Either way, you have to admit that there are some similarities between the two.
If Tim Tebow ever hires a swagger coach, that would be just too scary. Thankfully, I don't think we need to worry about that and the comparisons can end here.