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2012-01-27 07:10:25 PM
Holy f*ck. Talk about losing all sense of "news" in sports news. ESPN is joke. From the shiat they call Baseball Tonight, to anything having to do with the NFL, to killing the only redeeming show they had, Mike & Mike, by having them shill some internet scheme every five minutes. It's no wonder every major sporting league has their own channel now. Give it a few years and ESPN will the Fox News of sports.
 
2012-01-27 07:19:23 PM
Just stop.
 
2012-01-27 08:05:20 PM
Possible excuses -

Too short ---> Fran Tarkenton.

Played in a dome for a majority of his career ------> Peyton played in a dome his entire career but that's A-OK because Peyton Manning, that's why.

In reality? Half the usual ignoring Drew no matter what he does and half blowback from this - "There's some guys out there that have made bad business decisions. They took their pensions early because they never went out and got a job. They've had a couple divorces and they're making payments to this place and that place. And that's why they don't have money. And they're coming to us to basically say, 'Please make up for my bad judgment.'"

Tim farking Tebow. And I've not been a Tebow hater and you know that.
 
2012-01-27 09:06:34 PM
ESPN,

www.marekgayer.com
 
2012-01-27 09:07:02 PM
I'm OK with this just because Saints fans are farking annoying and Tebow will probably be forgotten about.
 
2012-01-27 09:08:59 PM
It's way too soon for Tebow to make this list.
 
2012-01-27 09:19:01 PM
That picture of Woodson covering Rice makes me wish for Football Heaven.
 
2012-01-27 09:21:44 PM

davidphogan: It's way too soon for Tebow to make this list.


Not with Jesus as his QB coach.
It's too soon for Tebow to make pretty much any list that doesn't include '201(x) Denver Broncos Roster' or 'Most over-hyped athlete of 20(xx)' in the title of the list.
 
2012-01-27 09:22:45 PM
Because Tebow's not a rag-arm like Brees
 
2012-01-27 09:23:40 PM
ESPN is officially obsolete.

Oh yeah, and Darrell Green really was that fast.
 
2012-01-27 09:26:19 PM
Hey, he'd be great against the Lions. The Roman Lions
 
2012-01-27 09:26:28 PM
FTA:
RAYFIELD WRIGHT: Tom Brady...moves around a lot in the pocket, which gives his offensive linemen a good opportunity.

Say what?
 
2012-01-27 09:29:11 PM
lashawnbarber.com

Tim Tebow: Holy Troller
 
2012-01-27 09:29:20 PM
You. Gotta. Be. Shiatting. Me.
 
2012-01-27 09:29:34 PM
It's mostly wrong because Tebow could play in the 50s and 60s, probably not the 70s (would get killed by the Steel Curtain) and not the 80s (The real beginning of the forward pass era). Maybe the 90s if you gave him MIchael Irvin and Emmit Smith.
 
2012-01-27 09:30:03 PM
No TEs can play in any era?

Also it's hilarious to see the emphasis on toughness as if the players today are pussies compared to the real men of yore. Reminds me of Vince Mcmahon hyping up the XFL. It's great that Hines Ward gets rough with people but if you put Calvin Johnson against any team back in the "smashmouth" days he would utterly destroy them.
 
2012-01-27 09:30:22 PM
ESPN : Sports :: MTV : Music
 
2012-01-27 09:30:51 PM
Notably missing:

www.footballcardgallery.com
 
2012-01-27 09:31:11 PM

jaylectricity: It's mostly wrong because Tebow could play in the 50s and 60s, probably not the 70s (would get killed by the Steel Curtain) and not the 80s (The real beginning of the forward pass era). Maybe the 90s if you gave him MIchael Irvin and Emmit Smith.


I doubt he could play in the 2000s
 
2012-01-27 09:35:31 PM

you are a puppet: No TEs can play in any era?

Also it's hilarious to see the emphasis on toughness as if the players today are pussies compared to the real men of yore. Reminds me of Vince Mcmahon hyping up the XFL. It's great that Hines Ward gets rough with people but if you put Calvin Johnson against any team back in the "smashmouth" days he would utterly destroy them.


I was wondering where Gates was?
 
2012-01-27 09:35:31 PM
lol! That is how to troll in sports.

/Billy Sims vs. Barry Sanders. Who was really better?
 
2012-01-27 09:41:11 PM
20 Peyton Manning
19 Tim Tebow
18 Ndamukong Suh
17 Dwight Freeney
16 Jared Allen
15 Darrelle Revis
14 Ray Rice
13 Ed Reed (Joihn Clayton says "It's tough for safeties to make the Hall of Fame. Reed might need a few years on the ballot, but he could eventually make it.")
12 DeMarcus Ware
11 Tom Brady
10 James Harrison
9 Aaron Rodgers
8 Hines Ward
7 Patrick Willis
6 Adrian Peterson
5 Brian Urlacher (John Clayton continues to troll "he has a decent chance of making the Hall of Fame.")
4 Charles Woodson
3 Ben Roethlisberger ("Another Super Bowl ring or two could make him a Hall of Famer." Okay, it's still early to say Ben will make the HoF, but making two more SB a requirement?)
2 Troy Polamalu ("Safeties have a hard time making the Hall of Fame, but Polamalu would have the best chance of being enshrined.")
1 Ray Lewis

ESPN is trolling here, but the reason Brees didn't make the list is because this is for "any era", Brees would definitely have trouble back when people like Night Train Lane and Deacon "head slap" Jones could do the things they were famous for. I don't think Tebow would be a good QB in any era, but I know why they would choose to exclude Breesus. (maybe they think Tebow would be a great running back?)
 
2012-01-27 09:42:13 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Notably missing:

[www.footballcardgallery.com image 261x366]


OJ can't make this list since it's a list of current players who could play in any ERA, not people who are already in the HoF.
 
2012-01-27 09:46:22 PM
It's not ESPN that made this list. It's a list of 20 Hall of Fame guys that picked each current player.
 
2012-01-27 09:56:27 PM

jaylectricity: It's not ESPN that made this list. It's a list of 20 Hall of Fame guys that picked each current player.


^

My guess is that the only reason Drew Brees didn't make the list is Tebow could play back when the forward pass was new and stuff, while they probably think Brees was only good for the second half of the eights and beyond. Either that or they don't think the spread O he uses wouldn't work in the past?

/I'm a Tebow supporter, but Brees is obviously the superior player
//More dumb is the fact that among the top 20, Peyton is not above Tebow
///Peyton is good in any era compared to current QBs just because he calls his own plays and is so cerebral.
 
2012-01-27 09:56:31 PM
Not really sure if it's relevant to this thread, but I'm currently a the mercy of the slowest bartender in the freakin world!

/Tebow
 
2012-01-27 09:57:02 PM
List missing:

Stephen Jackson
Adrian Wilson
The gronk
Seismic foster
Megatron

All better any era than Tebow
 
2012-01-27 09:57:17 PM
It's as if ESPN took a poll and actually didn't pick the players or something.
 
2012-01-27 09:57:39 PM
Apparently seismic equals arian on autocorrect.
 
2012-01-27 09:57:46 PM
Tim Tebow the Denver Placebo.
 
2012-01-27 09:58:19 PM
Remember, you can't spell penis without ESPN.
 
2012-01-27 10:02:12 PM

MyRandomName: List missing:

Stephen Jackson
Adrian Wilson
The gronk
Seismic foster
Megatron

All better any era than Tebow


This.

/I'd say Adrian Peterson should be on the list too
 
2012-01-27 10:07:03 PM

degenerate-afro: Brees would definitely have trouble back when people like Night Train Lane and Deacon "head slap" Jones could do the things they were famous for. I


But, to name one, Give Me A Flag NOWWWWWWWW! Brady would've been fine?
 
2012-01-27 10:08:41 PM
What the hell? Tebow can't even play -now.-
 
2012-01-27 10:11:05 PM
This article had to have been written by Skip Bayless.
 
2012-01-27 10:14:30 PM
Also, note the comments on Tim Tebow: They all say that while he might not be a good QB, his size means he could have played different positions in earlier eras.
 
2012-01-27 10:15:32 PM
A lot of hurt butts in this thread.
 
2012-01-27 10:20:32 PM

MyRandomName: Apparently seismic equals arian on autocorrect.


I was wondering when Arian got a new nickname. I kinda like it.
 
2012-01-27 10:21:46 PM

donnielove: MyRandomName: Apparently seismic equals arian on autocorrect.

I was wondering when Arian got a new nickname. I kinda like it.


I thought Marshawn was seismic.
 
2012-01-27 10:27:04 PM

Pratty: MyRandomName: List missing:

Stephen Jackson
Adrian Wilson
The gronk
Seismic foster
Megatron

All better any era than Tebow

This.

/I'd say Adrian Peterson should be on the list too


He was on the list.
 
2012-01-27 10:28:54 PM

robsul82: degenerate-afro: Brees would definitely have trouble back when people like Night Train Lane and Deacon "head slap" Jones could do the things they were famous for. I

But, to name one, Give Me A Flag NOWWWWWWWW! Brady would've been fine?


I agree with Ben and Manning on the list. They could play QB in any era. Ben because he's a crazy SOB and would fit right in with the one platoon players of the old days. Manning because he's great a seeing what's going on and adapting to any situation that happens. Rodgers and Brady I'm not sure about. They are helped greatly by the current rule set. Brady would have a real problem against someone like Deacon or Ronnie Lott. Rodgers, I think it's still too early to tell. His cold weather play hasn't impressed me compared to some of the old QBs. Playing in a mud bowl might or "the frozen tundra" might cause problems (yes I realize that he is the Green Bay QB, but look at his cold weather game stats).
 
2012-01-27 10:31:05 PM
Hell, I'd take Cam Newton over Tebow in "any ERA"
 
2012-01-27 10:31:30 PM

Pratty: Also, note the comments on Tim Tebow: They all say that while he might not be a good QB, his size means he could have played different positions in earlier eras.


I read that, but I think they are assuming a lot to say just because someone's physically imposing means they would be a good player. Brian Bosworth for example.
 
2012-01-27 10:33:15 PM
So, ESPN made up some list just for an excuse to say Tim Tebow's name, is that about it?
 
2012-01-27 10:39:32 PM

degenerate-afro: I agree with Ben and Manning on the list. They could play QB in any era. Ben because he's a crazy SOB and would fit right in with the one platoon players of the old days. Manning because he's great a seeing what's going on and adapting to any situation that happens. Rodgers and Brady I'm not sure about. They are helped greatly by the current rule set. Brady would have a real problem against someone like Deacon or Ronnie Lott. Rodgers, I think it's still too early to tell. His cold weather play hasn't impressed me compared to some of the old QBs. Playing in a mud bowl might or "the frozen tundra" might cause problems (yes I realize that he is the Green Bay QB, but look at his cold weather game stats).


I have no problem with Roethlisberger being on the list among the QBs, the dude's an ox, but the others and not Drew? Pass. Tarkenton survived and thrived in his era and he was no bigger than Drew. More mobile, sure, but Brees isn't Roethlisberger on elephant tranquilizers from the second half of this season, he could handle himself out there. Like I said, I think there's a lot of butthurt still out there among the old timers on past comments he made about covering vets' medical bills.
 
2012-01-27 10:40:50 PM

degenerate-afro: Pratty: Also, note the comments on Tim Tebow: They all say that while he might not be a good QB, his size means he could have played different positions in earlier eras.

I read that, but I think they are assuming a lot to say just because someone's physically imposing means they would be a good player. Brian Bosworth for example.


Yes, they are. I would have put Megatron on there

MyRandomName: Pratty: MyRandomName: List missing:

Stephen Jackson
Adrian Wilson
The gronk
Seismic foster
Megatron

All better any era than Tebow

This.

/I'd say Adrian Peterson should be on the list too

He was on the list.


My bad, I missed him.
 
2012-01-27 10:53:36 PM
Also, not to play to homerism, but where in the flying fark was Champ Bailey on that list? For the majority of his career, people have not thrown his way. They have been so damn paralyzed with fear that they hadn't even thought of looking at his side of the field. If I'm not mistaken, there were only four passes completed against him in one season (2005?), and only one of those four was for an excess of ten yards.

It's only recently that quarterbacks have thrown against him. Age, not degradation of skill is what has finally gotten to him. Dude should have been made a safety two years ago like he wanted. Doesn't demerit everything he's done.

That beard thing he's got going on does, though.
 
2012-01-27 11:00:15 PM
I submitted this with a better headline.

/My headline was "ESPN gives free lesson on MAXIMUM TROLLING"
 
2012-01-27 11:00:55 PM
I'm pretty sure that, as tough as Calvin Johnson is to handle now due to his being an absolute athletic freak, he'd only be tougher to handle in previous eras where he would be even MORE of a physical anomoly. Like, seriously guys, wtf?
 
2012-01-27 11:02:26 PM

degenerate-afro: 20 Peyton Manning
19 Tim Tebow
18 Ndamukong Suh
17 Dwight Freeney
16 Jared Allen
15 Darrelle Revis
14 Ray Rice
13 Ed Reed (Joihn Clayton says "It's tough for safeties to make the Hall of Fame. Reed might need a few years on the ballot, but he could eventually make it.")
12 DeMarcus Ware
11 Tom Brady
10 James Harrison
9 Aaron Rodgers
8 Hines Ward
7 Patrick Willis
6 Adrian Peterson
5 Brian Urlacher (John Clayton continues to troll "he has a decent chance of making the Hall of Fame.")
4 Charles Woodson
3 Ben Roethlisberger ("Another Super Bowl ring or two could make him a Hall of Famer." Okay, it's still early to say Ben will make the HoF, but making two more SB a requirement?)
2 Troy Polamalu ("Safeties have a hard time making the Hall of Fame, but Polamalu would have the best chance of being enshrined.")
1 Ray Lewis

ESPN is trolling here, but the reason Brees didn't make the list is because this is for "any era", Brees would definitely have trouble back when people like Night Train Lane and Deacon "head slap" Jones could do the things they were famous for. I don't think Tebow would be a good QB in any era, but I know why they would choose to exclude Breesus. (maybe they think Tebow would be a great running back?)


Where be:
LaDanian Tomlinson
Tony Gonzalez
Thomas Jones
Champ Bailey(you can't include Revis and not have Bailey on the list)


And Hines Ward on there is a joke. Might as well put the early 90s Broncos O-line. They were better cheapshot artists.
 
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