Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On TwitterBy: Chris Crum - August 14, 2012
It’s likely that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback for the New York Jets for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the team picked up QB Tim Tebow during the offseason, but if Twitter followers could enter the equation, it would be no contest. The job would be Tebow’s.
I don’t think Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano cares much about that though. He said after the team’s preseason opener, “Mark is a good athlete and he’s our quarterback.”
Tebow has nearly two million Twitter followers to Sanchez’s less than one million. More precisely, Tebow has 1,805,103 followers. Sanchez has 745,686.
Today is Tebow’s birthday, and his followers and fans are letting him know he’s in their thoughts (and most likely prayers).
Thanks to everyone for all the great birthday wishes and prayers! Psalm 118:24. God bless and Go Jets!
By the way, he told his nearly 2 million Facebook subscribers the same thing.
Some Twitter users, however, aren’t really all that excited about Tebow’s birthday, and particularly not about ESPN’s coverage.
BREAKING: Tim Tebow just blew out ALL of his birthday candles. 100%!!! Next on SportsCenter: full analysis with a candle-by-candle breakdown
It amazes me that ESPN shows all this love for Tebow’s birthday, but nothing for Magic.
It’s a shame y’all celebratin the birthday of Tebow instead of Magic Johnson today. Magic been throwin way more beautiful bounce passes.
ESPN’s Tebow coverage is out of control. SportsCenter just threw a birthday party for Tim Tebow. http://t.co/ytLbSdFX
Tim Tebow’s birthday celebration extravaganza is rock bottom for ESPN though.
I think the only thing @ESPN has left to do is hold a special with LeBron James reading 50 Shades of Grey to Tebow.
Let me get this straight. @ESPN has spent today having a Tebow birthday party and comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan. What a joke.
Even ESPN Arkansas is complaining about ESPN:
When ESPN covers Tebow the way it does to get casual fans to watch, they turn off die hard sports fans in the process.
Dear ESPN, Tim Tebow is a back up quarterback, and a punt protector… Stop talking about him all day everyday!
Today is Tim Tebow’s birthday so @ESPN is interrupting their regularly scheduled Tebow coverage for Tebow birthday coverage
BREAKING: Huge fight breaks out at Jets camp. 20 ESPN employees brawl over who gets to wash Tim Tebow’s jockstrap after practice.
ESPN’s Skip Bayless tweeted today:
Happy birthday to Tim Tebow! I’m planning on jumping out of his cake tonight. So excited!
Watch ESPN? Do you think they’re going too far with the Tebow coverage?