The college football media loved Tim Tebow. He was a terrific example of a student-athlete, unstoppable on the football field, does really kind things off the field, and he never got in trouble. He was part of two title-winning teams at Florida, won a Heisman, and is recognized as one of the best college football players ever. (I still maintain Tommy Frazier was better, but whatever.) The media gushed about Tebow. At times, it was embarrassing.
The NFL media? Not fans of Tebow’s work. He doesn’t possess the perfect throwing motion. He thinks run first, pass second. The media’s so anti Tebow, they’ve turned Kyle Orton into the second coming of Johnny Unitas. If I had a daughter, I’d trust her dating Mike Tyson before I trusted Kyle Orton running a two minute drill. Almost daily, you can read a column in the Denver Post about Tim Tebow. Most of it is navel-gazing dreck, but the paper knows it needs to churn out Tebow pieces as often as possible, and when you’ve got nothing to write, you skew negative.
Boomer Esiason: “He can’t play, he can’t throw.”
Randy Cross: “My personal belief is there are people in the media, people in the stands, who are predisposed to see a guy like that fail…Just because he’s so public about the way he feels.” Cross is talking about Tebow’s religion. Can anyone recall the last time a QB’s religion was relevant … TO ANYTHING?
The media hates Tim Tebow and is rooting against him. Fans? I think the media backlash against Tebow actually has fans (even ones outside of Denver and Florida) rooting for him.
Personally? I’m rooting for Tebow. And I can’t wait until Tebow leaps into politics. He has my vote, and I don’t even know where he stands on the issues.