Ok AA Nation, this may be the weirdest, most head-scratching clip of the year. Greg Gumbel, during the middle of an actual NFL game, took 20 seconds to rip Hulk Hogan for a fake wrestling promo he cut on Tim Tebow on ESPN's SportsNation. Apparently, Gumbel took Hogan's takedown of Tim Tebow just a little too seriously. First, the original clip that I'm sure you've seen by now and that we hesitated to post initially for fear of drawing attention to TebowMania on ESPN, which I think is actually going to be the new name of ESPN2's First Take.
My only regret in that clip was that Hogan didn't drop the big leg on that moron Cowherd. Even though Hogan did a vintage job taking down Tebow as if he were Andre the Giant, nobody actually would take this seriously, right? Besides, who actually cares if Tim Tebow is a better motivator than Hulk Hogan... except apparently Michelle Beadle and maybe Skip Bayless. Well, apparently the Hulkster crossed the line in the eyes of Greg Gumbel, observe.
What is up with the Gumbel brothers these days? First Bryant lays the verbal smackdown on NBA Commish David Stern, now Greg stomps a rhetorical mudhole in the Hulkster? Are the Gumbels trying to bring to life their idea of beach justice? And yes, we're required by law to link to that in every silly article about the Gumbels. Do the Gumbels want to take on Hogan and David Stern in the main event of the AARP's version of Wrestlemania inside of a steel cage? If they do, maybe the Gumbels should think about having this guy in their corner... because they're beginning to sound just as crazy.
TALK TO ME... HULK HOGAN... AS IF YOU ARE TALKING TO THE GOD YOU SPEAK OF... HULK HOGAN, AHHHHHHHH!!!!