ESPN STILL Can't Quit Tebow
Uh oh! Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is!
Yeah, it's humpday. It's also someones birthday today. If you're reading this and today (August 14) is your birthday, then Happy Birthday.
It's also the birthday of a certain quarterback that the higher-ups in Bristol write and circle on their calendars every year it seems.
Tim Tebow, the average backup quarterback of the New England Patriots,. turned 26 today, and you know that ESPN's NFL account (@ESPNNFL) just had to send their wishes to their biggest content filler.
Most people rolled their eyes or went crazy when they tweeted this. I can only guess that the employee who is hired to run the account got a memo or email from management, letting him or her know to let everyone know it was Tebow's birthday. As Doug Gottlieb said on "The Datrick Show" after he left the network for CBS said, you could never talk enough Tebow at ESPN.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports is openly honest about its love for the Heisman trophy winner who is a sub-par NFL quarterback, who lead the Broncos to an 8-8 record and a playoff birth, that lead to the AFC Divisional round, and then got cut and came to the big city,. New York, to play backup for the Jets. ESPN even camped out to do their version of "Hard Knocks" in Cortland with the team. As you know already, they were there for Tebow.
Much like the Jets season, "Tebow Mania" faded away again and Tebow was a sheep without a flock. That was until the Patriots signed him, and ESPN had their guy back in the public eye.
This is not the first time ESPN has had to remind us that today is the day of his birth.
Check out all the television coverage the network gave us on this amazing day in the history of mediocre pro quarterbacks from Deadspin.
This year, the celebration was not as bad as the overblown television coverage, with analysts taking time to wish him a "happy birthday."
With Fox Sports 1 launching on Saturday, the level of competition is growing for ESPN. A tweet like the one the network's NFL account sends out, it must make the management at FOX feel like it will be a cake walk.
Unless you are trolling all of us ESPN, stop it. Just stop it. I know the bosses got that Chris Matthews "tingling feeling up their leg" when Brady went down in camp today, but just let it go. It is getting sad.
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