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ESPN president orders producers to cut back on Tebow coverage: report
New York Post ^
| December 10, 2012
| JUSTIN TERRANOVA
Posted on 12/10/2012 4:36:35 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Cortland may be a little less crowded next summer.
ESPN president John Skipper has told producers that the cable giant needs to spend less time talking about Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
"I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well.' Going to training camp wasn't a problem. We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long," Skipper told Sports Business Journal.
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KEYWORDS: espn; jets; tebow
Now, how about cutting back on the fascination to call certain athletes by a first name: LeBron, Danica, Carmelo, Kobe, Eli, Manny, Pedro, Tiger. ESPN must conduct staff meetings to isolate certain players into a first-name-only category.
How ‘bout ESPN start covering NFL teams other than the Giants, Jets, and Cowboys? Hell, even the Packers and Patriots are treated like red-headed stepchildren.
You Cant Talk Enough Tebow: ESPNs Instructions To On-Air Talent Is it ridiculous how much you have to talk about Tebow? Yeah! But for whatever reason people can’t get enough of that story, and they kind of stoke the firethat’s kind of what ESPN does.
“Tebow Magic” by dj steve porter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lW76w92KHo
posted on 12/10/2012 5:00:44 PM PST
I for one won't miss the cut back of Tebow coverage
because a few years ago I cut back on my
ESPN watching. I enjoy sports but I despise ESPN.
And Boomer, will you just bag the Valsalva maneuver when talking just once please.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:17:11 PM PST
(Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
posted on 12/10/2012 5:22:58 PM PST
(Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
Actually, ESPN has always been way too focused on individuals. They obsess over many individuals way too much. The worst case was probably Terrell Owens. That coverage was way over the top.
They frankly have too much air time. If you stop and analyze what they do during the day, you’ll find out they have a lot of stupid people making up faux controversys to fill their day.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:25:30 PM PST
by C. Edmund Wright
("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
Or nicknames.....if I have to hear “RG-3” one more time.....ugh.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:26:00 PM PST
(If bad plastic surgeons were banned, then Bob Costas' normal face would still be alive.)
All of those athletes are worthy of coverage/fascination because they have talent. Tebow doesn't.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:30:15 PM PST
Now if only they would cut back coverage of the Miami Heat.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:31:08 PM PST
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They should cut back on Tebow coverage because he is not particularly good. Tim Tebow is a marginal NFL caliber quarterback who very well may not be in the league in another year or two.
I’ve cut back my ESPN time.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:49:54 PM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
the only reason I check the story on the Jets each Sunday is to see if Tebow was given a chance. Otherwise I would have zero interest.
posted on 12/10/2012 5:51:51 PM PST
(AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
reducing his brand
all part of the plan... let there be no role models for the right
posted on 12/10/2012 6:08:54 PM PST
(fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
I remember “ESPN” .. I used to watch them back before the economy tanked and I had more time. Are they still in business? What a nostalgia trip!!! :O
posted on 12/10/2012 6:50:45 PM PST
by The Duke
Or nicknames.....if I have to hear RG-3 one more time
That moniker is played out, but I have noticed young Robert Griffin III professes his love of God in every interview yet somehow he is not mocked like Tim Tebow.
posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:08 PM PST
(Joe McCarthy was right.)
Tim Tebow is a marginal NFL caliber quarterback who very well may not be in the league in another year or two.
With any luck, he'll be a Tea Party candidate for Senate, somewhere.
posted on 12/10/2012 7:01:09 PM PST
Last year, the spineless suits at ESPN banned Hank Williams, Jr., from doing his Monday Night Football opening because he dissed the rESident, and now they’re going after Tim Tebow. The poor kid never had a chance.
posted on 12/10/2012 7:31:21 PM PST
Tom Brady, to name one, and other athletes are in the high level of performers, too but aren't indicated by first names. Plenty of NASCAR drivers are more talented than Danica Patrick but the first-name attention is generally limited to her. And when ESPN posts the scroll, typically, the info will include the top five finishers of a particular race and Patrick's finish which can be 15th, 20th, 35th or 30th yet it gets mentioned when higher finishers are excluded. The other night, the scroll read “Carmelo and Chandler lead the Knicks to victory.” Is Chandler a first name, a last name? C. Anthony and T. Chandler is more professional, consistent and informative.
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