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The story in and of itself is (hopefully) nothing. But the fact that this happened on Tim Tebow's birthday is convenient for, well, no one but Tebow. Fingers crossed this doesn't end up ruining people's fantasy teams. And way to treat yourself Tim!
Periodically Grantland will attempt to write the worst sports column possible. Yesterday Grantland's Andrew Sharp stepped up to the plate, writing this GEM on Tim Tebow's move to the Patriots. During the long offseason you owe it to yourself to read this article. Hell, you owe it to America.
Grantland does a fantastic job parodying the saccharine style of so many popular sportswriters (and not letting facts interfere with a narrative). A sample? A sample:
Tim was never given anything in this life. This quarterback was something like a Hail Mary, himself. Too short. Not athletic enough. Bad mechanics. They said he couldn't play quarterback. He was always a longshot. In college he turned into a superstar, he proved everyone wrong. When he got to the NFL, all he ever did was win. He impressed me, he impressed you, he impressed everyone.
But then Tim found out the hard way: Negativity sells with today's media.
So the more he won, the more he was crucified for poor decisions and poor throws. Eventually, all the negativity got him shipped to New York City, and that was a whole other story. He came to Manhattan pregnant with hope, but destined for an abortion. Rex Ryan was never going to give him a real chance.
Commence ESPN Tebow Mania with round the clock coverage.
Mod edit: Locked the thread because the discussion went way off course. Partially my fault for not being here in real time, but there's no reason a discussion about a football player on a sports site needs to turn into a discussion of his personal life when it's something against the sites rules. JGB.
Obviously, Florida's recruiting strategy has been in trouble lately. Watching last year's offense was painful, and it's clear that they need some help when it comes to talent. They've decided to really up the ante by posting bad photoshops to their twitter accounts, which EDSBS has happily compiled for our viewing. Most of these are way too good to be missed.
Following 13-17 loss to Vanderbilt and 1-6 start, Auburn OC Scot Loeffler is under fire by Auburn fans for his play calling. Loeffler's post game interview and Auburn fan comments here.
Auburn has lost it's starting QB (5-star So. Kiehl Frazier) to injury, and the replacements Jr Clint Moseley and Fr. Jonathan Wallace are both playing very poorly. Loeffler was hired by Chizik to install a pro-style, power run offense, scrapping the spread option shotgun offense of recent years.
Here was an interesting media interview with Loeffler earlier in the Auburn preseason - comparing Tim Tebow and Tom Brady - an usual question by the media, but anyway.