Tim Tebow Mania Becoming Borderline Ridiculous

Anthony OrlandoCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Eight of 12 for 50 yards. Two fumbles. Average pass completion: 4.2 yards. 0 touchdowns. 

That is Tim Tebow's stat line for the 2010 Senior Bowl game, where Tebow's South team got thrashed by the North. 

You would have been shocked that was the outcome if you watched Sportscenter, soon to be renamed "TTPNS," Tim Tebow's Personal News Station. 

This is just too much. 

No highlights of the game itself, just Tebow highlights. 

No mentions of players who really deserved it (Brandon Graham, Marty Gilyard, Dan LeFevour, etc). 

Just Tebow. 

Let's not forget there is a battle going on as to whether he will have his own Super Bowl commercial as well. 

He was a great player for the University of Florida, that is not to be forgotten. 

But so was Colt McCoy for Texas, Sam Bradford for Oklahoma, and Ndamukong Suh for Nebraska. 

What happened to them? 

What does ESPN have riding on Tim Tebow's success? There's no way they can say a majority of sports fans really care that much about the Tebow storyline. 

What storyline? 

The fact he's trying to make the NFL? So are dozens of other great players. 

Is Tebow the best NCAA quarterback of all-time? No. 

Is he a first-round caliber QB? No. 

So why is he all we are talking about? 

Tim Tebow is no more than a special teams player, maybe a TE if he puts the time into learning that position, at the next level. 

We knew, when he was AT FLORIDA STILL, he was a product of the offense run there. Did anyone really think Tim Tebow had great arm mechanics, and superior arm strength? 


So way to go ESPN, way to recognize all the seniors who actually deserved TV time after multiple fantastic performances yesterday at the Senior Bowl. 

With all the NCAA investigations going on these days, someone needs to investigate why ESPN can't stop talking about Tim Tebow. 

Because if they were really in the loop, they would realize they are a sport network, not Tim Tebow 24/7 Television.