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Tim Tebow Haircut: Why Is This Over-Hyped Rookie Such Big News?

Mihir Bhagat@mihirbhagatSenior Analyst IIIAugust 9, 2010

Tim Tebow Haircut
Tim Tebow Haircut

According to reports, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was given a crazy haircut as part of the traditional rookie hazing rituals

Instead of his usual spiked-up hair, his teammates decided to give him a new look, to say the least. Now, he's left with a huge ring around his head, looking like a monk. 

Sure, it looks horrendous. However, why is this news? 

Why did ESPN dedicate a lengthy article to this ridiculously pointless issue, and why are countless other media outlets analyzing the situation? 

It's not as if this will actually affect his on-the-field play. 

Yes, I understand, this is humorous in some sense, and I'll admit it gave me a chuckle. Yes, it is a prime example about how every rookie has to deal with this sort of thing. However, this shouldn't rank amongst the top 10 hottest searches on Google. 

Do we really have nothing better to do? Is the BP oil spill or current immigration situation in Arizona not important enough to forget about the over-hyped rookie? 

Or, even if we are pure sports junkies, how about the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions or Tiger Woods' unorthodox struggles at the Bridgestone Invitational? 

Honestly, I'd rather even hear more about Favre Watch than learn about how the golden boy of college football got pranked. 

Tim Tebow may be the most decorated player to ever play college football, but now he's just another unproven rookie in the NFL.

Why is it that we are forced by the media to praise this guy as if he's the greatest thing to walk the gridiron? 

Why is it that his jersey is among the top selling in the league, especially considering he's expected to rarely see the field this season? 

I'm simply sick and tired of hearing about Tim Tebow stories.

Do I wish him the best of luck moving forward with his career? Absolutely. Do I think he will be successful? He certainly could be. 

Nonetheless, he should not be the most talked about player in the league until he performs on game days.  

He's undeservedly transforming into a celebrity, and it needs to stop immediately before he takes over the world of sports. Oh wait...too late.

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