When the New England Patriots signed Tim Tebow this past June, I almost crapped my pants. This is a guy that I had made fun of and despised since I saw him cry after Florida lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship game back in 2009. Dude... crying? There's no crying in football! I'm pretty sure Bill Belichick isn't a fan of cry babies so I was really surprised he was getting a chance with the Pats.
And then a couple months went by and Tebow still had not landed back in the NFL. Could this be the end of a very short and very unimpressive career for the 26-year-old former Florida Gator? It's hard to imagine that a college quarterback who passed for over 9,000 yards and rushed for nearly 3,000 yards in his four years in Gainesville was sitting idle while the football season moved forward.
But finally, there's some good news for all the Tim Tebow fans out there. (Are there still Tebow fans out there?) The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner has been hired by the SEC Network (an ESPN-owned channel) as an analyst for its Saturday morning "SEC Nation" show that debuts in August. He'll be making his first ESPN appearance on January 6th before the BCS Championship Game—SportCenter in the morning, College Football Live in the afternoon and College GameDay before the Auburn vs. Florida State game.
I've never been more thankful in my life for not giving a shit about college football...because I'm not sure I could stomach him as an analyst!