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ESPN Not To Blame for Overhyping Tim Tebow

ENGLEWOOD, CO - AUGUST 05:  Quarterbacks Brady Quinn #9 and Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Bronocs toss the ball during practice at training camp at Dove Valley on August 5, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Bleacher ReportContributor IAugust 10, 2010

Tebow has probably been the center of attention ever since he escaped his mother's uterus.  You know what?  That's perfectly okay, however, ESPN is now taking it to an extreme.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/ 

Go to the site and study it.  They have a whole page dedicated to Tebow known as the "Tebow Tracker."  Plus they're using his name and number to advertise NFL merchandise.  

Think about that quickly.  ESPN is putting more hype on a third-string quarterback than they are on Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Donovan McNabb, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers.  

ESPN is just trying to get great ratings and sell a product.  That's their right and job.  So the true fault goes to all of the stupid fans in the nation.  We the people are the ones that are overhyping Tim Tebow.  

Making a player the face of the league when he currently has two better players at the same position ahead of him on his own roster is just wrong, people, and let me tell you the two guys ahead of him aren't anything too special.

He has great intangibles, but he doesn't have the arm, the footwork, or the experience running an NFL-type system.  So he can really run the football?  That probably won't even work all that well, now that he's going up against the very best.

Oh, does a great character solemnly make you a great player these days?  Does a great work ethic make you a great player these days?  No, a great arm and good footwork, plus those two other things make you a great quarterback.

He was a great college player.  But did he do enough to be the face of the league?  Of course not, he didn't even do enough to get ready for the NFL.  

He wasn't a first-round pick, people.  He was a player who got taken a round or two earlier than his abilities deserved, and yet the people love him enough for ESPN to make him their guy.

Tim Tebow being the face of the NFL is a lot like if Bleacher Report put every article I wrote on the front page.  Sounds pretty damn ridiculous, don't you think?

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