Remember this morning when we pledged to ease up on the Tim Tebow name droppings? Yeah, that doesn’t apply until tomorrow. We promise, and if we mention Tebow once on the blog Tuesday, you’ll get a free one-year subscription to GLS, plus Gagnon will pay off all your gambling debts.
This is now the third Tebow post today in what’s apparently become our final attempt to squeeze more glistening golden eggs from the holiest of holy geese, but it’s rooted in good faith. It’s a public service announcement of sorts, because if you’re the kind of football viewer who needs a couch-side vomit bag for the gag reflex induced by Tebow and your irrational, inexplicable, and now habitual hatred of all that is good and holy, then this is your fair warning.
So consider this either a favor or a blessing, depending on which side of the cavernous Tebow chasm you fall on. Just know that with this next sentence, we have your best interests at heart.
Tebow could be a guest analyst on CBS this weekend for the AFC Championship game during the pre-game and halftime coverage.
The Broncos quarterback has people, and those people have been contacted by CBS’ people, and the network is currently waiting for a response. If Tebow either declines or stammers once during his appearance, Brady Quinn is surely waiting, and John Elway will still cackle with delight.
Tebow would clearly boost ratings, because Tebow doing anything will boost ratings. Watching grass grow or paint dry have often been cited as the two most boring activities imaginable for the human mind. But we’re quite confident that an hour-long broadcast dedicated to Tebow painting a house while also monitoring his growing grass would push prime-time viewership records on ESPN. At the very least, it’d be far better than watching Skip Bayless do anything.
However, there’s a distinction between an athlete or celebrity who draws a sizable viewership, and someone who can entertain said viewership. Tebow is one of the most boring interviews in the NFL, mostly because every answer to anything ever is nearly identical. It begins with him quickly touching on the subject matter, and then it somehow meanders towards the praising of a higher power, and it’s that latter part that could cause a dramatic spike in living room brick throwing this Sunday.
But for CBS, that’s irrelevant. All that matters is the fact that a pre-game show could become required viewing, the same pre-game show that typically consists of grown, rich former players and coaches laughing at nothing for an hour .