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(NFL)   Tim Tebow performs well at college football national championship. This is a repeat from 2009   (nfl.com) divider line 39
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2014-01-07 09:48:05 AM  
So it's not enough that we had to hear about the guy incessantly while he was in the NFL and college... Now we're going to get an analysis of his analysis every week?
 
2014-01-07 09:49:36 AM  
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I didn't know they could show analysts on ESPN.
 
2014-01-07 09:52:57 AM  
Timmy, if by any chance you have a Fark account and are reading this right now, for the sake of yourself and everyone involved, stick with broadcasting. If you're ever tempted to play football, play it overseas. Don't try to make a comeback. The people who are urging you to are not your friends. Teams have figured your play style out, and they will injure you severely. For the love of that Jesus you talk about so much, stay behind the desk!
 
2014-01-07 09:57:22 AM  
In other news, I thought the 'megacast' was pretty darn cool.

The channel with the coaches was enjoyable and could have been better with a couple of tweeks:

*Go full screen on the game during live plays
*A little more natural sound especially during key moments

But it was really under-produced (in a good way).  Felt very natural and was really enjoyable.
 
2014-01-07 09:59:30 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: So it's not enough that we had to hear about the guy incessantly while he was in the NFL and college... Now we're going to get an analysis of his analysis every week?


better than Brent Mussburger
 
2014-01-07 10:00:56 AM  
Soon ESPN will launch a network dedicated to breaking down Tebow's analysis highlights. Wait for special guest Tim Tebow, who will break down his highlight delivery skills live as he presents the highlights themselves.
 
2014-01-07 10:06:47 AM  
Something something TOUCHDOWN JESUS something something.

But seriously how many of you Tebow Player Haters have won a heisman, a college national championship, and played in the NFL? Sounds like someone has been drinking too much Haterade.
 
2014-01-07 10:13:01 AM  

rjakobi: Teams have figured your play style out, and they will injure you severely.


If anything, that's the major takeaway from Kaepernick, healthy RG3, Cam Newton, and Russel Wilson (and even Andrew Luck or Aaron Rodgers when they have to move): teams have been practicing against option QB's. While they still have a hard time stopping the faster ones and/or the ones with good arms who force you to still respect their receivers, a slow, power-focused QB with a poor throwing motion will just get  killed.
 
2014-01-07 10:23:35 AM  
I heard Tebow during some of the pre-game stuff. Just comparing him on the fly to the other guys at the desk, I could tell that he needs to slow down his speech and enunciate more clearly. He sounded nervous.

As for his analysis, I don't think it was that much different than we already get from the legion of former college players that ESPN employs.
 
2014-01-07 10:52:16 AM  

Cybernetic: I heard Tebow during some of the pre-game stuff. Just comparing him on the fly to the other guys at the desk, I could tell that he needs to slow down his speech and enunciate more clearly. He sounded nervous.

As for his analysis, I don't think it was that much different than we already get from the legion of former college players that ESPN employs.


He's new on the job, I'm fairly certain he will improve over time. Of course, he shouldn't try being a sideline reporter, though. He'll have difficulty passing the coverage back to the booth.
 
2014-01-07 11:01:40 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Soon ESPN will launch a network dedicated to breaking down Tebow's analysis highlights. Wait for special guest Tim Tebow, who will break down his highlight delivery skills live as he presents the highlights themselves.


They've already started running infomercials for him:

http://deadspin.com/what-the-hell-was-this-five-minute-espn-infomerc ia l-for-1494991314
 
2014-01-07 11:03:23 AM  
Gotta admit:  Tebow almost nailed the correct result.  He said FSU 35-31, they won 34-31.
 
2014-01-07 11:24:52 AM  

MugzyBrown: In other news, I thought the 'megacast' was pretty darn cool.

The channel with the coaches was enjoyable and could have been better with a couple of tweeks:

*Go full screen on the game during live plays
*A little more natural sound especially during key moments

But it was really under-produced (in a good way).  Felt very natural and was really enjoyable.


Have to concur... they really need to do this with other events, although I guess I'd be split on watching something like this for the Super Bowl.   Maybe I enjoyed it on this because I didn't really care too much about the game otherwise ... I think that may be part of it, if you don't have much vested in the game, watching in this "megacast" mode with some side party chatter going on at least keeps your interest more.
 
2014-01-07 11:27:34 AM  

Oldiron_79: Something something TOUCHDOWN JESUS something something.

But seriously how many of you Tebow Player Haters have won a heisman, a college national championship, and played in the NFL? Sounds like someone has been drinking too much Haterade.


You seem to rather miss the point.

The issue is that the incessant hype over this guy was WAY out of proportion with his fairly meager talent.  Add the nutso religious stuff, and what on earth do you expect?
 
2014-01-07 11:29:28 AM  

Rwa2play: Gotta admit:  Tebow almost nailed the correct result.  He said FSU 35-31, they won 34-31.


Which is a fancy way of saying he got it wrong. Nothing against Tebow (actually, I have many things against Tebow), but I get irritated when sportscasters give themselves a pat on the back (or when viewers give them a pat on the back) for getting the score wrong, but they were really close about it. Especially when that kind of information can be modeled mathematically and the predictions of ESPN, NFL, NBA, NHL, etc. analysts were probably all handed to them before the show starts by people in the booth who gave them numbers to read on-air because some intern ran the latest computer program that spat outs probabilities attached to various scoring scenarios. There's nothing interesting about throwing around a potential score for a game and being close, i.e. still wrong, and we should probably stop acting as though it was.

/why yes my job involves a lot of stats and this is an impotent nerd-rage that will accomplish approximately nothing, why do you ask?
 
2014-01-07 11:33:59 AM  
I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts. Talk about a bunch of vulture like LOSERS who have probably never accomplished much of anything in their own lives piling on Tim Tebow as if he ever did a thing to them. Shame on all of you. Tim Tebow will have the last laugh on all of this nonsense. All of his hard word, dedication, and true believing in himself in spite of all the mean-spirited chatter aimed at him will be richly rewarded. I wouldn't be surprised if his comeback in the NFL is one for the record books. Stay tuned...
 
2014-01-07 11:40:49 AM  

Rwa2play: Gotta admit:  Tebow almost nailed the correct result.  He said FSU 35-31, they won 34-31.


That's because the NCAA rigged the game so that Tebow would sound like a genius. This way people will start to trust him, he'll be elected senator, and put NCAA favorable legislation into the Constitution. In a few years we'll all be required to get RFID tags for our favorite teams implanted into our skin and our movement will be tracked nation wide so colleges can better understand their markets.

Eventually he'll become president and any college who pisses off the NCAA will get hit with tactical drone strikes.
 
2014-01-07 11:43:08 AM  

Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts. Talk about a bunch of vulture like LOSERS who have probably never accomplished much of anything in their own lives piling on Tim Tebow as if he ever did a thing to them. Shame on all of you. Tim Tebow will have the last laugh on all of this nonsense. All of his hard word, dedication, and true believing in himself in spite of all the mean-spirited chatter aimed at him will be richly rewarded. I wouldn't be surprised if his comeback in the NFL is one for the record books. Stay tuned...


You're handle kinda gives it away.
 
2014-01-07 11:47:22 AM  

Flappyhead: Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts. Talk about a bunch of vulture like LOSERS who have probably never accomplished much of anything in their own lives piling on Tim Tebow as if he ever did a thing to them. Shame on all of you. Tim Tebow will have the last laugh on all of this nonsense. All of his hard word, dedication, and true believing in himself in spite of all the mean-spirited chatter aimed at him will be richly rewarded. I wouldn't be surprised if his comeback in the NFL is one for the record books. Stay tuned...

You're handle kinda gives it away.


Copypasta from the deadspin article's comment section.
 
2014-01-07 11:48:07 AM  

poconojoe: Lost Thought 00: Soon ESPN will launch a network dedicated to breaking down Tebow's analysis highlights. Wait for special guest Tim Tebow, who will break down his highlight delivery skills live as he presents the highlights themselves.

They've already started running infomercials for him:

http://deadspin.com/what-the-hell-was-this-five-minute-espn-infomerc ia l-for-1494991314


Must be part of his contract with ESPN. They have to give him free ad time.
 
2014-01-07 11:51:19 AM  

Kome: Especially when that kind of information can be modeled mathematically and the predictions of ESPN, NFL, NBA, NHL, etc. analysts were probably all handed to them before the show starts by people in the booth who gave them numbers to read on-air because some intern ran the latest computer program that spat outs probabilities attached to various scoring scenarios. There's nothing interesting about throwing around a potential score for a game and being close, i.e. still wrong, and we should probably stop acting as though it was.

/why yes my job involves a lot of stats and this is an impotent nerd-rage that will accomplish approximately nothing, why do you ask?


Do you actually believe you can model the outcome of a sporting event with any accuracy?
 
2014-01-07 12:06:55 PM  
I think Nick Saban was more accurate... he said Auburn would need to score 35 points to win the ballgame.
 
2014-01-07 12:09:12 PM  

Rwa2play: Gotta admit:  Tebow almost nailed the correct result.  He said FSU 35-31, they won 34-31.


That might be the first time he ever overthrew a target.
 
2014-01-07 01:54:50 PM  

MugzyBrown: Kome: Especially when that kind of information can be modeled mathematically and the predictions of ESPN, NFL, NBA, NHL, etc. analysts were probably all handed to them before the show starts by people in the booth who gave them numbers to read on-air because some intern ran the latest computer program that spat outs probabilities attached to various scoring scenarios. There's nothing interesting about throwing around a potential score for a game and being close, i.e. still wrong, and we should probably stop acting as though it was.

/why yes my job involves a lot of stats and this is an impotent nerd-rage that will accomplish approximately nothing, why do you ask?

Do you actually believe you can model the outcome of a sporting event with any accuracy?


Yes. And not just sporting events, but really the outcome of any event or game that people bet on can be modeled with some degree of accuracy that is better than chance. It just requires a *lot* of time and smarts to know how to do it, which I admittedly don't have (I don't care much for gambling) but am at least passingly familiar with. And, sure, a football game is harder to model than a round of blackjack, but trying to do so is not entirely dissimilar.
 
2014-01-07 01:58:06 PM  
I wouldn't say he performed "well"; dude was the least impartial person in the room, and isn't that supposed to be required of the media?
 
2014-01-07 01:59:07 PM  

Rwa2play: Gotta admit:  Tebow almost nailed the correct result.  He said FSU 35-31, they won 34-31.


Imagine if FSU had managed the two point conversion, instead of getting the 15 yard penalty before PAT. Tebow would have been insufferable.
 
2014-01-07 02:04:03 PM  

rjakobi: Timmy, if by any chance you have a Fark account and are reading this right now, for the sake of yourself and everyone involved, stick with broadcasting. If you're ever tempted to play football, play it overseas. Don't try to make a comeback. The people who are urging you to are not your friends. Teams have figured your play style out, and they will injure you severely. For the love of that Jesus you talk about so much, stay behind the desk!


He's around here somewhere. Let's see if I can summon him: Tim Tebow to your [SPIFFY] thread. Paging Timmy to his own damn thread.
 
2014-01-07 02:06:17 PM  
I heard him last night, and he wasn't bad at all. I have heard plenty of worse analysts - he was informed, he spoke well, he wasn't drunk, and he made decent points. Why not try that again?
 
2014-01-07 02:18:03 PM  

dj_spanmaster: I wouldn't say he performed "well"; dude was the least impartial person in the room, and isn't that supposed to be required of the media?


That's pre-FOX News thinking*. These days, you had better have an incredibly biased opinion and state it louder than the other person. You don't have to be consistent, well-spoken, or even non-contradictory. You just need to be the loudest one in the room. If nobody else's opinion can be heard, well, yours is obviously right, you know?

/Pre-Jim Rome thinking, if you want to banish me to the politics tab.
//This has always been the case on radio, it's just relatively new on big-time TV.
///ESPN has to manufacture its own controversy since there isn't anyone else out there.
 
2014-01-07 03:10:22 PM  

Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts. Talk about a bunch of vulture like LOSERS who have probably never accomplished much of anything in their own lives piling on Tim Tebow as if he ever did a thing to them. Shame on all of you. Tim Tebow will have the last laugh on all of this nonsense. All of his hard word, dedication, and true believing in himself in spite of all the mean-spirited chatter aimed at him will be richly rewarded. I wouldn't be surprised if his comeback in the NFL is one for the record books. Stay tuned...


www.troll.me
 
2014-01-07 03:16:19 PM  

dj_spanmaster: I wouldn't say he performed "well"; dude was the least impartial person in the room, and isn't that supposed to be required of the media?


No. And people really need to stop pretending that ESPN is media. It's entertainment.

JayCab: /Pre-Jim Rome thinking, if you want to banish me to the politics tab.


It's also what it was in the '20s and throughout history. There were only a few decades in the annals of human history where journalists were supposed to be impartial. Which is idiotic and unreasonable.

"Hey, you're a human and you're going to get to know everyone within the sport better than everyone else...but you'll have to act as though one set of people is equally likable as every other set of people."
 
2014-01-07 03:22:47 PM  

IAmRight: dj_spanmaster: I wouldn't say he performed "well"; dude was the least impartial person in the room, and isn't that supposed to be required of the media?

No. And people really need to stop pretending that ESPN is media. It's entertainment.

JayCab: /Pre-Jim Rome thinking, if you want to banish me to the politics tab.

It's also what it was in the '20s and throughout history. There were only a few decades in the annals of human history where journalists were supposed to be impartial. Which is idiotic and unreasonable.

"Hey, you're a human and you're going to get to know everyone within the sport better than everyone else...but you'll have to act as though one set of people is equally likable as every other set of people."


Exactly, especially the "Megacast", which was basically like showing the game along side 8-10 people watching it at a bar.
 
2014-01-07 04:30:00 PM  

Oldiron_79: Something something TOUCHDOWN JESUS something something.

But seriously how many of you Tebow Player Haters have won a heisman, a college national championship, and played in the NFL? Sounds like someone has been drinking too much Haterade.


I love Tebow, but when I rule the world, we'll kill all the Tebow fanatics.

/still not an NFL QB
 
2014-01-07 05:05:39 PM  
I thought Tebow did well with his content, but he needs to speak up and maybe work a little bit on that lisp.
 
2014-01-07 05:30:18 PM  
Could anybody look at that picture of Tebow from the article and honestly say that Tim Tebow is straight?
 
rka
2014-01-07 08:28:15 PM  

MmmmBacon: He's new on the job, I'm fairly certain he will improve over time.


People said the same thing about his NFL throwing motion.

Never happened despite what Trent Dilfer wants to say.
 
2014-01-07 10:41:28 PM  

Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts


This. Though I would've left out the 'wonderful' as I don't know him personally. For that matter, none of you haters do either.

rka: MmmmBacon: He's new on the job, I'm fairly certain he will improve over time.

People said the same thing about his NFL throwing motion.

Never happened despite what Trent Dilfer wants to say.


Aren't you supposed to preface 'Trent Dilfer' with 'Super Bowl Champion' like that idiot Colin Cowturd?
 
2014-01-08 09:26:26 AM  

John Buck 41: Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts

This. Though I would've left out the 'wonderful' as I don't know him personally. For that matter, none of you haters do either.

rka: MmmmBacon: He's new on the job, I'm fairly certain he will improve over time.

People said the same thing about his NFL throwing motion.

Never happened despite what Trent Dilfer wants to say.

Aren't you supposed to preface 'Trent Dilfer' with 'Super Bowl Champion' like that idiot Colin Cowturd?


I have to say, as much as I overall dislike Colin Cowherd.... I am guessing they added Dan Le Batard in the late afternoons to make you wish they'd put on more Colin.
 
2014-01-08 08:53:38 PM  

dletter: John Buck 41: Farce-Side: I find it appalling the amount of hate this wonderful young man attracts

This. Though I would've left out the 'wonderful' as I don't know him personally. For that matter, none of you haters do either.

rka: MmmmBacon: He's new on the job, I'm fairly certain he will improve over time.

People said the same thing about his NFL throwing motion.

Never happened despite what Trent Dilfer wants to say.

Aren't you supposed to preface 'Trent Dilfer' with 'Super Bowl Champion' like that idiot Colin Cowturd?

I have to say, as much as I overall dislike Colin Cowherd.... I am guessing they added Dan Le Batard in the late afternoons to make you wish they'd put on more Colin.


I find DLB irritating but nowhere NEAR as much as CC. Unfortunately with my work sked (11a-7p) I'm stuck with the latter on the morning commute and never catch the former.
 
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