Tim Tebow: Twitter Erupts over SportsCenter's "Tebow Hour" Extravaganza

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow doesn't get talked about enough, so it would make perfect sense for ESPN to devote an entire hour of its day to talking about this unknown Denver Broncos quarterback. As is always the case with anything in sports, Twitter had a very unique take on the broadcast. 

Everyone has an opinion on Tebow and the coverage he gets, so we thought it would be fun to share some of the best quotes and moments from SportsCenter's hour of Tebow. 

Will Pugh, lead singer for the band Cartel, brought up an interesting point that no one at ESPN would think of because Tebow is its baby who needs to be nurtured.

I don't know what actually winning championships and being the most influential athlete in the last 25 years would have to do with getting your own SportsCenter. 

A much more pleasant response came from John Kotkowski, who has figured out why Tebow is great, and it has nothing to do with his performance on the field. 

You don't see a lot of people offering a critical review of every SportsCenter that airs, but according to Matt Russo, this one was the best of the (still very new) year.

Former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell offered his thoughts on this whole Tebow-SportsCenter love-fest.

Delanie Foley decided to make a practical argument in favor of Tebow and why sports fans and analysts just can't be happy. 

She may have a point, but all the hype for a quarterback that has not done anything to deserve it is where the venom comes from.

While Miss Foley is praising Tebow, Justin Leslie seems to think that there are other things happening in sports worth talking about. That's crazy talk.  

The official SportsCenter Twitter was kind enough to post a picture and pose the question of whether Tebowmania or Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the world. 

It followed that up by posting a bar graph picture that confirms its report from yesterday that Tebow is America's favorite athlete. 

That study was so scientific that the haters who tried to discredit, such as Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk, should never be allowed to watch another Broncos game again. 

Matt Miller, NFL draft guru for Bleacher Report, responded to a question about what SportsCenter was doing by saying something that the rest of the world is thinking.

Seriously though, can ESPN at least pretend to care about journalism anymore? It's no wonder that all of the top writers and reporters are leaving.

Indiana University baseball player Brandon Seibert clearly has no idea who LeBron is, because the last time I checked he is one of the most scrutinized athletes in this country.

Either that, or he knows a different LeBron from the one that I am familiar with.

Remember ESPN 8: The Ocho, from the movie Dodgeball? Stephanie Phillips had a great idea about the next network that The Mothership can launch. 

Marquise Prentice is a Tebow supporter, and actually liked the SportsCenter dedicated to No. 15. However, he had to throw in some praise for that other quarterback that will be on the field this Saturday night.

Bleacher Report's own Eric Ball came to the conclusion that ESPN is the reason that people hate Tebow. 

That's ridiculous. How can over-covering a mediocre quarterback that has won nine games, including the postseason, make people angry? I mean, it's not like there were other players that threw for 5,000 yards or 40 touchdowns or set records for completion percentage, right?



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