Tim Tebow Thanks CBS, ESPN for Deeming him Jesus


By Paul M. Banks

In the modern age of media, no college athlete has ever been as unjustly deified as Tim Tebow. The only other collegiate jock the press has come even remotely close to undeservedly lionizing is Tyler Hansbrough. And on Tuesday night, in New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the University of Florida quarterback recognized the way college football networks have fawned over him these past four years.

Tebow was awarded (like they were going to give it to anyone else?) the 20th William V. Campbell Trophy, formerly the Draddy Trophy, given annually to the NFF’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.Tebow took time in his acceptance speech to thank both ESPN and CBS for their coverage of college football, and made special mention of the dedicated efforts of CBS’s Craig Silver and ESPN’s Chris Fowler (two of Tebow’s biggest de facto PR flaks).

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