Gator fans who love to whine about the Tebow-haters and the jealousy need to take a minute to read this excellent post at HeismanPundit on the subject of Tebow fatigue.
I doubt I need to remind anyone of this execrable moment, but it’s worth referring to in this context.
As bad as Danielson was, he held no candle to Fox’s Thom Brenneman, who famously said during the BCS title game:
“If you are fortunate enough to spend five minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it.”
Cringe worthy. And as HP points out, probably counterproductive in terms of how he’s perceived.
It’s the difference between Tim Tebow and the GPOOE™. The former is an admirable young man and a fantastic football player who has a real shot at being remembered as the college football player of the decade. The latter is this artificial persona fawned over by the media to such an extent that mockery becomes inevitable.
To be fair, Tebow didn’t ask for this. But he’s stuck with it, nevertheless. Although I suspect that most of the people offended by the Tebow hatin’ are flat-out thrilled every time folks like Brenneman, Danielson, Uncle Verne, Dennis Dodd and a certain head coach open their mouths or type another word about the GPOOE™.
Nothing like having it both ways, people.