November 13, 2012
Jets have nothing to lose Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune The Jets are 3-6 and have lost three straight. They are playing another team with a losing record this week, the Rams. Mark Sanchez has a 70.4 passer rating and is not winning games. Rex Ryan has nothing to lose by giving Tim Tebow an opportunity to do for them what he did for the Broncos a year ago. If the Jets don't go to Tebow now, it made little sense to trade for him in the offseason. If they wait for another loss or two, it's going to be too late.
October 25, 2012
In the ongoing effort to fill cyber and print space space 24/7 and keep readers perpetually stirred up, Sports Ilustrated has released an NFL players' poll that lists New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow as the most overrated player in the game. The bad news, at least if you're a Ravens fan, is that Ray Lewis shows up at No. 5 on the list. Yes, in a survey of 180 players, Baltimore's sainted middle linebacker and future no-doubt Hall of Famer was listed by three percent of the player vote as a guy whose reputation -- at least at 37 years of age, with 17 years in the league -- far exceeds his production.
October 1, 2012
When they want to panic Joseph Schwerdt Sun Sentinel Rex Ryan should give Tim Tebow the start on Monday night against the Texans if he wants to throw a bomb in an already volatile clubhouse. He should start Tebow if he's ready to pound on the panic button. Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano have done a pretty good job keeping Tebowmania bottled up. What they haven't done is use Tebow effectively. Tebow is the ultimate Wildcat weapon, but he hasn't been a factor in New York and has given no indication he can spark the offense.
September 9, 2012
Boston drama never ends Paul Doyle Hartford Courant This one's not even close — the Red Sox are beyond dysfunctional. Once considered baseball's model franchise after winning two titles in four years, the Red Sox are a mess. The team experienced an epic meltdown in 2011, and management responded by dumping manager Terry Francona before GM Theo Epstein bolted for the Cubs. The answer? Hire Bobby Valentine, a guy whose skin is too thin for Boston. Valentine accurately said the season has been miserable, as players revolted against their manager and the remnants of last year's "chicken-and-beer" collapse still lingered at Fenway Park.
May 21, 2012
Reflects the Tebow trend Shannon J. Owens Orlando Sentinel Madden football is a virtual yearbook of the previous season and a preview of what's to come. And while Calvin "Megatron" Johnson won the cover art honors, Tim Tebow is the homecoming king of the 2011-12 NFL season. You couldn't escape Tebowmania last year - and so far this offseason - so it's only appropriate that the video game reflects the trends. Player celebrations aren't exactly a new idea for Madden anyway.
May 7, 2012
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hosted “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday night, and since I have little social life to speak of, I happened to catch his performance. Despite mostly awful and unfunny writing, Manning was solid, though he didn't come close to matching the laughs of his brother, Peyton, from a few years ago. And since Manning is a famous, Super Bowl-winning quarterback, of course there were a couple of skits loosely related to the NFL. One skit was about Manning awkwardly posing for touchdown celebrations for the new “Madden” game, and actors played New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.