Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter

    August 14, 2012
    Chris Crum

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).

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.

Even ESPN Arkansas is complaining about ESPN:

ESPN’s Skip Bayless tweeted today:

Watch ESPN? Do you think they’re going too far with the Tebow coverage?