With all the hassle that was the Tim Tebow trade—the compensation agreement, the reworking of his contract, the constant persistence that the Jacksonville Jaguars offered—the ball was rolling over the course of the weekend.
Tim Tebow was given a whirlwind tour of the City, getting a sandwich named after him at the famed Carnegie Deli—which consists of corned beef, pastrami, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on white bread. The sandwich weighs 3.5 pounds. Now that's a big sammy.
Afterwards, Tebow went to see the famed Broadway play, "Wicked." How funny is that, considering Tebow and Wicked were both featured in a late South Park episode.
In addition to his exploits in the Big Apple, there was plenty of coverage of the quarterback. There was "debate" between Tebow's "girlfriend" Skip Bayless and perpetual Tebow doubter Stephen A. Smith.
The press splashed his photo all over the back page, a customary greeting for new acquisitions, and gave Tebowmania a New York re-brand, changing the name to Timsanity—an offshoot of the well-known Linsanity. Considering Jeremy Lin has a great deal of respect for the quarterback, the marketability opportunities are a-bloomin'.
In addition, when asked about Tebow during a Knicks game, legendary stars John Starks and Clyde Frazier provided positive feedback on the acquisition.
All the praise of Tebow was apparently heard by Antonio Cromartie, who retracted his tweet that the Jets had no use for him, then later denied tweeting said message, which made him look like a bigger fool than his failed moment on Hard Knocks when he had trouble identifying his children.
Even though the Tebow in New York sensation will not wear off, the magical tour will likely conclude with the press conference at noon. He will be introduced by Woody Johnson, be presented with an outdated Reebok or unmarked jersey and then he will field questions from all the various news outlets—which will potentially skewer his comments and portray him as something he isn't.
Afterwards, he will try to play a low-key role while he shops for a home near the Meadowlands,
Can Tebow play like he did in Denver? Will he be a starter by midseason? Will he bow to pressure? Can he project his Christian faith for the New Yorkers like he did the last time he was in the city?
The possibilities are endless.
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