When the Tim Tebow to the Jets trade was finalized, everyone knew that it was going to be tough for the former Denver Broncos quarterback to get the full support of everyone in the area. Sure, there has been plenty of Tebowmania since the announcement, but Jets fans are notoriously harsh. Just ask Mark Sanchez.
Although Tebow has proven that he can win at the NFL level, he's not a quarterback that plays pretty football - and he makes some pretty big mistakes. If you couple that with the fact that Tebow is such a controversial figure on a personal level, you can see why New York might prove a challenge - even if Madonna does in fact show him around the city.
Apparently, the Tebow hate parade has already assembled. Multiple reports confirm that Tim Tebow was booed Sunday during a Yankees baseball game which he attended. As soon as his face hit the JumboTron and the announcer belted out his name - the boo birds came out in full swing. A few sports reporters talked about it on Twitter, and there was a little bit of a debate:
Tim Tebow is at the Yankees with Dwayne Wade. When Tebow was on the jumbotron the whole crowd booed. Only in New York...
They just showed Tim Tebow on the jumbotron in Yankee Stadium--huge roar, mostly cheers.Tebow looked up,realized he was on, looked sheepish.
@JimmyTraina Buster's wrong. Faint cheers, mostly boos.
At least D-wade (who he was sitting with) saw some disapproval as well.
The AP later confirmed the booing. I guess it all depends on where you were sitting, right?
Although you can't hear any boos in this video, the announcers do discuss the chilly reception:
I guess someone should tell him New York's a tough city, kid. But I'm pretty sure that Tebow is getting pretty good at deflecting criticism - even if it comes when he's just trying to enjoy a baseball game.