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We're not in Denver anymore, Toto.
While the NFL world focused intently on Denver last year during Tebow's run to an AFC West title, no one will claim that the Denver media is anything like what you see in an eastern market like New York.
Much to the chagrin of Mark Sanchez, and quite possibly the delight of Jeremy Lin, the New York media will be treating Tebow as the new darling of the city. He may, in fact, be the most popular back-up quarterback in New York's history as we enter the 2012 season.
But with that stardom will come a new type of attention Tebow has never experienced in Gainesville, Florida or Denver. He will be hounded by paparazzi wherever he goes, whether it's apartment hunting, a charity function or trying to get a slice of pizza on 7th Avenue.
He will receive the type of tabloid attention that Alex Rodriguez or other celebrities routinely receive in the city. While he'll almost certainly act with the class and dignity that has defined him publicly, you have to wonder if it will ultimately affect him when he gets away from the cameras and glamor.
Beyond that, though, the New York media will go on and on abut how he should start. Backed by the fans of Tebowmania, the media will be quick to anoint him as their new franchise quarterback if and almost certainly when Mark Sanchez struggles.
They will love him at first. However, once he does start, what if he too struggles? How long will it take for this media to start putting him on the back pages with creative headlines ripping into their new-found star?
Playing with the New York media is one of the hardest things in sports. Some players take much less money to avoid the scrutiny. How will Tebow, a very soft, mild-mannered individual, handle the type of pressure that can break so many star athletes?