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ESPN Spends Majority Of Monday Morning "SportsCenter" On Tebow's Release
Published April 29, 2013
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TWITTER REAX: Twitter as expected was full of reaction to ESPN's coverage of the Tebow news. ESPN's Damien Woody wrote, "Tebow's release is bigger than Super Bowl media day!" The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein noted Jaworski said there is "no market" for Tebow around the league. Greenstein: "So ESPN has spent 44 consec minutes of S'Center talking about a non-NFL player?" Awful Announcing's Twitter feed read, "It was 10:37 AM before SportsCenter moved to a topic not related to Tim Tebow or the Lakers." Bulls announcer Chuck Swirsky: "I think TV sports shows should make it easy for everyone...just start a rumor that the Lakers will sign Tebow. -please stop the madness." WFXR-Fox' Bob Grebe: "Dear ESPN, Tim Tebow was a third-string QB and Sanchez is a future back-up. We (everyone outside of NY) really could not care less. Move on." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien: "ESPN to go dark until alternate programming can be arranged." The National Post's Bruce Arthur: "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." Suns Social Media Specialist Greg Esposito: "Stephen A.Smith talking Tim Tebow is epitome of how far ESPN's fallen since @dpshow @KeithOlbermann heyday. Type of thing they'd make fun of."