Tim Tebow: MetLife Messiah Takes over Eli Manning's Stadium and Neighborhood
Tim Tebow’s invasion continues.
Which NYC star will the Tebow Invasion affect next?
The hype machine’s reality TV show, Tim Takes New York, took a new turn this weekend. Tebow went shopping and used his Jockey International paycheck to purchase a new home.
This home wasn’t just any home, though. Tebow’s signing on the dotted line snatched even more of the Big Apple away from one of the city’s other high-profile athletes.
First, Tebow stole the media attention—from everyone.
LeBron James got The Decision. Tebow got The Reaction with a special press conference after being traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets. Understandably, his teammates weren’t enthused about the circus coming to town.
And with Mark Sanchez failing to live up to expectations last season, the second wave of the Tebow invasion was a prediction, or to put it more accurately—a guarantee. The instant that Sanchez struggles, whether that be in Week 1 of the regular season or of training camp, the boo birds will migrate and perch atop the NYC skyscrapers.
They will chirp for the struggling QB’s head. Billboards preaching change will rise throughout the town. Eventually, the inevitable will occur—Tebow will start under center for the Jets.
But after hoarding the media and laying the foundation to forcefully remove Sanchez’s job out of his pitiful grasp, Tebow wasn’t finished. Targeting the Jets didn’t satisfy. He had to scar the Giants too.
Because Peyton’s brother failed to mark his territory, he’ll lie restless every night in the City That Never Sleeps knowing that he’ll forever be in striking distance of a Tebow-duck pass targeting his estate.
Where will the invasion land next? My guess is as good as Tebow’s receivers when they wonder where a football thrown by No. 15 will land—who knows.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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