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SBD/January 12, 2012/Media
This Is "TebowCenter": ESPN Dedicates Hour Of "SportsCenter" To Broncos QB
Published January 12, 2012
TWITTER REAX: The hour of "TebowCenter" drew plenty of reaction on Twitter this morning. The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre wrote on his Twitter account, "This is the kind of day where people experience Tebow fatigue: Slow sports day, so ESPN goes HEAVY Tebow. Dedicating an entire hour to him.” The Palm Beach Post's Ben Volin wrote, “Tebow in danger of becoming like the 'I didnt do it' boy on The Simpsons. We cant get enough now, but there's such a thing as oversaturation." RLR Associates Managing Dir of Sports Media Andrew Fine wrote, “Still not sure if networks (cough cough ESPN) oversaturate on Tebow because people want it, or people watch it because that's all there is.” Writer Beau Dure wrote, “Want to know why people are tired of Tebow? SportsCenter made an *NBA* segment all about him today. There's no escape!” The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Shandel Richardson said, "Another Tim Tebow hour on SportsCenter? Can't wait for this NBC Sports Network to launch." Former NFLer Jerry Azumah wrote, "SportsCenter, I blame U for this Tebow OverHype. Elite SB Champion League MVPs havent received this much Hype and he isnt near that!" Bills LB Shawne Merriman wrote, "Watching the Tebow soap opera on @espn you have to appreciate how he's handling it."
NAME RECOGNITION: There were 159 Tebow-related verbal mentions during the hour, including the phrases “Tebow,” “Tebowing,” “Tebowmania” and “Tebowed” (THE DAILY).