As much as I rip on ESPN for their love-fest with Tim Tebow and the SEC in general, occasionally, they do put their heads on straight up there in Bristol, CT. from time to time!
Such was the case on College Football Live yesterday (May 5, 2009) when the interview series they have been conducting with some of the nation's top QBs landed in Columbus to talk to super-sophomore Terrelle Pryor.
In case you missed it, analyst Shaun King (who I absolutely love on this show) boldly stated that TP has the potential to become the best QB to have ever played college football!
I think Kevin Negandi's jaw about hit the floor when King said that and Joe Schad agreed (with King). After all, Negandi regularly hosts the show and Tebow is CFL's and ESPN's golden boy for everything that is right in the world.
Not surprisingly, Herbie didn't say it. I bet Herbstreit even twitched a little when he watched that back on TV and heard King's comments. Sometimes I wonder if he forgets where he himself played his college football at.
Desmond Howard, Mark May, and even King don't hold back their blatant homerism (which I applaud) for UM, Pitt, and Tulane respectively, but sometimes Herbstreit and even Robert Smith almost seem brainwashed by ESPN and embarrassed to be former Buckeyes.
But, I will digress and call a ceasefire (for now), as this is actually, for a change, a positive story by ESPN featuring a Buckeye.