Shit’s gettin’ real at the SEC Network.

First Finebaum.  Now, the GPOOE™.  Be still, mine heart.

Tebow is the first college football analyst hired for the SEC Network.

If you weren’t already sick of him, ESPN pretty much guarantees you’re going to be soon enough.

Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player.

On Monday, Jan. 6, Tebow will make his first appearance as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. He will contribute to the 9 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, College Football Live (3 p.m.) and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (7 p.m.). He will also be part of studio coverage for the new College Football Playoff (semifinals and championship game), which begins next season.

Hoo, boy.  Overexposed much?

There is, though, one potential fly in the ointment.

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” said Tebow. “When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”

I’m guessing the WWL isn’t losing much sleep over the possibility.

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22 responses to “Shit’s gettin’ real at the SEC Network.

  1. Ben

    If they put him and Jesse Palmer side-by-side, I’m not sure I’d be able to tell the difference. Also, I kind of wish I could JUST watch UGA football and not have to deal with any of this other stuff.

  2. Sanford222view

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Tebow, for all his passion, ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Makes him ideal for broadcasting.

  4. I Wanna Red Cup

    I predict a lot of cliches and platitudes for all players and coaches and not much in the way of cogent analysis.

  5. Ausdawg85

    Can’t you just picture the attorney trying to stifle his laugh when Timmy asked for the “in case the NFL calls” clause in his contract?!

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      The WWL/SEC Network guys need to include a buyout clause of $10 Mil in Tebow’s contract “if the NFL comes calling” just to see if Tebow really is serious about continuing his “dream to play quarterback in the NFL.”

  6. DawgPhan

    listened to PAAWWLLL on the ride home today. wasnt impressed.

  7. DawgPhan

    As for Tebow, I figure that he is going to work hard and be the best analyst he can be. I dont know if he will be any good, but he will work hard at it.

  8. sniffer

    Who is ESPN polling to gauge interest in studio or game site commentators? No one, obviously. The entire conference footprint (east of the Miss. and Louisiana, that is) hates his Gator punk ass…

    ….maybe I should stick to decaf

  9. TennesseeDawg

    An SEC roundtable with Lou Holtz, Tim Tebow and Craig James would just scream awesome.

    • Yeah, I was just thinking this might be the second coming of Craig James. Dead hookers anyone?

      • Dog in Fla

        I think the best part may be his announcing cohorts trying to get him laid. I remember that was tried at a trade show in Dallas once with Bob Dance by sending a hooker up to his room but Bob was strong and the joke was on us because nobody got laid.

  10. Russ

    Ugh. Just…ugh.

  11. FisheriesDawg

    On the plus side, the first time SEC live broadcasts from Athens, the non-stop heckling will be fairly entertaining.

  12. fatman48

    My question is “How much is the SEC network going to cost, I have Dish, and I know that Mike Slive is looking to make a bundle, showing Bamer & Allbarn reruns. As far as Tebow, I can turn down the sound, turn up the radio and listen to Scott.

  13. Scorpio Jones, III

    ” As far as Tebow, I can turn down the sound, turn up the radio and listen to Scott.”
    +1

  14. Josh G

    Should be fine….until GQ asks him if being homosexual is a sin.

  15. Spike

    Jorts and Crocs….

  16. Anyone besides me read that Tebow quote in Mike Bell’s breathless Tebow impersonation voice? Funny stuff if you haven’t heard it.