Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Senior Bowl Tebow: Officially a Mania

Draftniks might still be battling to see who can most scrutinize Tebow's mechanics, but one thing is clear: Tebow's rock-star status has translated to the pros. (To say the least.)

Commensurate with his position as the biggest star in college football history, he is the biggest star at the Senior Bowl -- this year's version or any other. The fans are there for him.

As Fowler notes, Tebow has a superstar's posse in Mobile, too, including a documentarian -- the son of Florida's biggest booster (and Bob Tebow's college roommate).

It is more obvious now than ever that he will enter the NFL as one of its biggest rock stars, regardless of where he is drafted or, frankly, how he is used.

And that doesn't even account for the frenzy over Tebow's Super Bowl ad, which is sizing up as the biggest non-game story of the Big Game. That takes Tebow to an even bigger level.

If the NFL is the country's biggest sport and the Draft is the biggest NFL event between the Super Bowl and 2010 Kickoff Weekend, Tebow will remain among sports' biggest stories.


  1. "That takes Tebow to an even bigger level."

    Exactly. The ironic thing about the furor over the as-yet-unseen ad is that, in the long run, it probably benefits Tebow's celeb status. People who have never heard about Tebow before this week now know who he is. The ad was even discussed on The O'Reilly Factor last night.

    Also, for anyone who missed it, finally Dan isn't the only one predicting Tebow will be drafted in the 1st round. Last night, Davis & Lombardi on the NFL Network enthusiastically predicted he'd go in the 1st.

  2. Glad to see Lombardi jumping on the "Tebow in the 1st Round" bandwagon. Hes a pretty knowledgeable guy when it comes to the NFL and doesnt have an agenda, unlike the "draftniks", as Dan likes to call them.

    Also, I find the whole controversy over the Super Bowl ad thing ridiculous. First of all, we have not even seen the ad yet and people are already pre-judging. Second, Tebow has every right to express himself on something he feels strongly about, whether we agree with him or not. And if people do not agree with him, they have every right to express their views as well. Instead of trying to censor it, the organizations (like NOW) that are against the ad should produce their own pro-choice commercial and have it air during the Super Bowl as a counter to Tebow's. Isn't that the point of a democracy, to have an open and honest debate about these types of issues instead of trying to censor them?

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