Tim Tebow's Wild Rise: Date, Start Time and Expectations for E! Network Special
At this point, the only thing the Tim Tebow hype machine hasn't churned out yet was an E! Network special.
Wait, what's that, Darren Rovell? You tweeted that there will in fact be a Tim Tebow E! Network special?
E! announces a @TimTebow special called "Tim Tebow's Wild Rise." Airs July 2 at 8pm ET/PT.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 25, 2012
Oh goodie. And who the hell decided on that title?
According to E! (via the Orlando Sentinel), the program will focus on his “his extraordinary success on the football field, coupled with his religious devotion and infectious charm" and those "speakers witnessing to Tebow’s gifts and character include close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts."
If we are going back to his Florida days, then "extraordinary success on the football field" applies. If not, then I'm just as confused as you are.
I don't mean to be cynical, but if you're a regular viewer of SportsCenter or read sports websites every day—clicking on Bleacher Report first, obviously—the chances that you'll actually learn much from this program are pretty slim.
Tebow's life has been dissected from just about every angle at this point. He's been draped in superlatives ranging from controversial, polarizing and annoying to inspirational, iconic and groundbreaking.
He's either a mediocre quarterback who is one of the most overrated players of the past 25 years, or he's an example of the new breed of athletes and quarterbacks in the NFL.
Whatever the case may be, I'm not sure this program will lend many new insights on Tim Tebow for the hardcore NFL fan. I'm not telling you not to watch it or that it will completely devoid of insights into Tebow's character, I just have a feeling it will be as much about Tebowmania as it will be about Tebow.
And yes, there is a difference.
Hit me up on Twitter—my tweets hit the mark more often than Spain's passing.
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