After adding Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for this weekend's divisional playoff games, CBS's The NFL Today is looking to add another current star to its lineup for the conference championship games: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. According to Michael Hiestand at USA Today, CBS has a request in to Tebow's people in efforting a guest appearance on their AFC Championship studio coverage. Just when you thought you escaped, CBS goes ahead and pulls you back in...
From what attention I paid to the pregame show, Suh came off relatively well in his guest spot. He was contrite for his actions on Thanksgiving Day, and said all the right things. But it would be a whole different story with Tebow. He's a very divisive figure among NFL analysts, with guys like Skip Bayless claiming he's the savior and an elite quarterback, and Merrill Hoge claiming the opposite. It could be interesting for Tebow on the CBS set, with three former players (two of whom, Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason, are quarterback) and one former coach on the panel. Would they bow down at his presence or push him on some of his flaws as a quarterback?
Regardless of what actually happens with Tebow on the set, this news has revealed one thing about the networks: they love Tim Tebow, and are going to do everything in their power to make sure that he's in our collective consciousness at all times during the NFL season. I wouldn't be surprised to see him somehow involved in Super Bowl weekend festivities either. Hell, maybe they'll bring him to the Pro Bowl, just because.
We can't escape the madness, so the best thing to do is embrace it.
[h/t: USA Today]