Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 4/29/13
April 29th, 2013 will be remembered as an important day in American pro sports as Jason Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated exclusive as the first active gay athlete in the four major sports. It will not be remembered as the day the New York Jets replaced Tim Tebow or the day after the 8th seeded Los Angeles Lakers were swept from the NBA Playoffs. And yet, if you watched ESPN in the minutes and hours after the Collins story was published, you would have thought the reverse was true.  It took SportsCenter 45 minutes after the news hit at 11 AM ET until Chris McKendry broke into a "live" episode of Tebow/LakersCenter with a thoughtful interview with LZ Granderson on the Collins story at 11:45 AM.  The 12 PM ET SportsCenter had another McKendry interview with SI's Jon Wertheim and statements and reaction from around the NBA, but that was sandwiched between in-depth Tebow and Lakers coverage, which dominated ESPN airwaves.  Tebow's release led that episode of SportsCenter,...

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