Sports Opinion & Analysis

It’s June, So I Probably Should’ve Written Something About Tim Tebow By Now…

In Media, NFL on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

It’s months away until the NFL regular season kicks off, so who doesn’t want to talk about the second-string quarterback on a team that didn’t even make the playoffs, and is second-best in the city they play in?

As you’ve probably heard, current Jets’ quarterback (for now) Mark Sanchez recently invited newly acquired quarterback and cultural phenomenon, Tim Tebow, to Sanchez’s ‘Football West’ training camp in southern California.

No word yet if Mark and Tim will set up tents in the backyard, or if they will try to stay up all night watching the Star Wars trilogy, only to fall asleep during Jedi because it was waaaaaay past their bed-times, and they were tuckered-out from playing all day.

“Dude, Timmy’s not going to have those type of magazines. He’ll just bring the popcorn, okay?”

Regardless, this is not sports news. This is more in-line with the type of news TMZ would report, yet if you Google Tebow+Sanchez+camp, you’ll notice all the ESPNs, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrateds and other sports blogs breaking this story like it was the most important thing that happened that day. It’s the biggest invite since (search TMZ for stupid gossip rumor and insert here). It’s that big.

Why is everyone so obsessed with this guy? Is it his good looks? His humble personality? His chiseled abs?

“You know you want it, but unless we’re married, you’ll never, ever get it.”

It’s because half of us unconditionally love him, and the other half hate him like no other.

Because of that paradigm, the one thing that brings everyone together is the incessant need to finally see Tebow play an entire season, all so that one-half can hopefully watch him fail, while the other half can hopefully prove those Debbie-Downers wrong. And after all the chants and billboards, we thought we earned that season, until the Broncos went ahead and ruined it by signing one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

Psssssh, who’s the Debbie-Downer now?

“It’ll really be an honor to become paralyzed in the great city of Denver.”

If Denver really cared about its fan base, or NFL fans in general, they would have traded Tebow to Jacksonville, regardless if Tebow wanted to go to New York or not.

Yeah, the Jags are even more crowded at the QB spot than the Jets’, but it’s crowded by Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, so you know it’s going to be an easier accent to the starting position than anywhere else. If anything, even if Tebow would have been placed at the bottom of the pecking order, it would have been fun watching those guys cycle through the starting position like clowns coming out of a tiny car.

Instead, we now have to wait for Mark Sanchez to fulfill his prophecy as The Second Coming of Matt Leinart.

“We should’ve never left…”

People may love or hate Mark Sanchez, but no matter who you are, you love or hate Tim Tebow that much more. You feel robbed that he got shipped out-of-town after a season like last year, and you won’t be able to see what he would finally do with a full 16 weeks, in order to vindicate whatever feeling you may have.

That’s why everyone’s breaking this story, because they know they can sucker you in to visiting their site by reporting schoolyard gossip, and who got invited to whose party weeks before training camp, and…

You know what? It’s June and I’m writing about a backup quarterback for a team that didn’t even make the playoffs. My heart is simply not in this. Have a nice weekend everybody.

  1. Thanks for writing on the NYJ MTV drama. I don’t think anyone really hates Tebow though. I think people root for him to fail so they don’t have to hear anymore coverage about him. Much like people rooted for Favre to retire so we could get back to sports coverage. Also David Garrard is a dolphin, hasn’t been a jag for 2 years now

    • You’re right about the Garrard mistake. I meant Chad Henne. Since those two switched teams, I confused them.

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