It's a black day in Bristol as the New York Jets released Tim Tebow the day after the NFL Draft. Normally, a team releasing a third string QB would not be worth DEFCON 1 status, but this is ESPN, and this is Tim Tebow. There were air raid sirens going off in Bristol, Connecticut once the news broke and ESPN swiftly relapsed into full blown TebowMania coverage. That relapse gave the internet the gift of once again mocking ESPN for its TebowMania coverage. And that never gets old. As always, these are Real Tweets from Real People...
All Bristol, CT flags flying at half-mast this week.— Josh Zerkle (@JoshZerkle) April 29, 2013
Espn is treating Tebow getting cut like MJ or Kobe retiring.. Come on guys he's a BACKUP QB!!— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) April 29, 2013
Jaws: "There is no market (for Tebow)." So ESPN has spent 44 consec minutes of S'Center talking about a non-NFL player?— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) April 29, 2013
If he can't find a quarterbacking job, Tim Tebow should just sign with ESPN and sit in the studio while people argue loudly over him.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 29, 2013
ESPN is REALLY not doing Tebow any favors by STILL treating him as more special than any other FA looking for a job. Cultivating backlash.— rebkah howard (@pink_funk) April 29, 2013
"Tebow Watch 2013" coverage is underway on ESPN and will continue indefinitely.— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) April 29, 2013
Today in America, ESPN still wants you to believe Tim Tebow's athleticism exists. This has been Today in America.— Matthew Sigur (@MatthewSigur) April 29, 2013
Tim Tebow has been released? Someone should really let #ESPN know— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODradio) April 29, 2013
ESPN feverishly trying to create sport they can televise and Tebow can be the star of.— Chris Mann (@ameziah) April 29, 2013
If Tebow goes to the CFL and ESPN still talks about him every day, I'm gonna be pissed— Daniel Stafford (@DxStafford) April 29, 2013
The release of Tebow is going to give ESPN pretty much nothing to talk about...unless Favre wants to make a comeback again.— Steve Lakawicz (@stevelakawicz) April 29, 2013
Memo to Bristol:Stephen Curry highlights would be nice instead of only Tebow/Dwight news.— BD (@brdavids) April 29, 2013
I will never understand ESPN's obsession with Tim Tebow. Are they mocking him for his beliefs? He has no connections (that I know of) to their "darling" teams (Yankees, Red Sox, Packers, and Heat) Then again ESPN Sportscenter has become unwatchable for a good 10-15 years now!