The Word has come down
from the ESPN president, and it isn’t the same Word that Tim Tebow lives by. This Word is: Cut back on Tebow coverage.
ESPN president John Skipper has lowered the boom on reporters discussing Tebow. He feels that the Tebow phenomenon has a limited shelf life. After ESPN covered the New York Jets training camp and reported on Tebow, they kept focusing on Tebow, disturbing Skipper, who said: "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."
Tebow hasn’t been a factor in the Jets’ season, as he has been relegated to protecting the punter and being used as a Wildcat quarterback.
Skipper’s outburst was triggered by the appearance of former ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb on the “Dan Patrick Show.” Gottlieb said that he was told by his bosses at ESPN, “You can’t talk enough Tebow.”