The 20 Biggest Overnight Sensations in Sports

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The 20 Biggest Overnight Sensations in Sports
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You go to bed one night, and you wake up the next day only to find that Jeremy Lin is in every commercial you see on TV and that nobody will stop talking about Tim Tebow.

Such is the world we live in these days. Overnight sensations have invaded the world of sports.

It’s not that they don’t deserve the attention they get; some of them do. But others … Well, they just make you think that maybe we should have held our judgment for a little bit longer until we could truly discern whether they were the real deal or flash in the pan.

Some of these guys are still stars on the rise while others have seen their 15 minutes come and go, leaving us feeling foolish that we ever thought they were going to do big things.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest overnight sensations in sports.

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