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Thankfully, we haven't heard too much noise lately from the Bristol underworld kingdom of First Take. Tim Tebow's NFL career being on life support and the brilliant play of LeBron James have worked against two of the show's long-standing pillars - that Tebow is a winner and James is not. Instead of building a show on a solid foundation of insight and analysis, ESPN built First Take on the shifting sands of Skip Bayless and his brand of carnival barking and now the show will wander through the wilderness until Bayless finds another pantomime villian or hero to sink his teeth into.
But make no mistake, First Take is still an abomination and this must still be recognized by the public at large. The New York Post did just that as First Take earned the dubious distinction of being named one of the 20 worst shows on television by the tabloid. Keep in mind this declaration is coming from the New York Post, which isn't exactly a beacon of journalistic integrity, so it should carry double the dosage of shame:
"This is what happens when you cross two of the most obnoxious, self-serving, loudmouthed blowhards in sports media — two hours of Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, from ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn., yelling about the topics du jour. Smith is more buddy to NBA stars than journalist. The contrarian Bayless makes mindless “predictions” for no identifiable reason other than to fuel arguments. The banter is more “Real Housewives of Bristol” than insightful sports commentary."
This list isn't entirely trustworthy because it calls Community "meta-junk" which is insanity because we all know Community is one of the best shows on television. #sixseasonsandamovie
Regardless, seeing First Take right where it belongs amongst other terrible shows like Maury, Dance Moms, My Cat From Hell, and the fourth hour of the Today Show is quite satisfying. Of course, the current calm before the storm surrounding First Take is a bit too eerie for my liking and is probably a sign that ESPN is planning on adding a live third hour or something. Jets camp is right around the corner after all.
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Since the Jets released Tim Tebow yesterday, there's been some talk around the NFL community that another team may be willing to pick up Tebow if he's willing to play a different position such as fullback or tight end. Now, it seems, the Jets never considered changing his position, viewing him as a quarterback to till the end. On "Mike and Mike in the Morning,"...
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, a source told him that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is “probably gone” soon. I know the Jets just might be naive enough to think they can still trade Tebow, but they need to face reality that they won’t be able to and stop wasting his time as well as their own and just get rid of him. Need NFL Tickets?
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Tim Tebow is opening up a restaurant down in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tim Tebow opening up a restaurant in Jacksonville called PDQ, a Tampa-based chicken sandwich chain (via @dailydeadline)
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2013
It looks like Tebow has new job lined up outside of the NFL since he was just released by the Jets.
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Tim Tebow was officially released by the New York Jets. Where do you think he is headed now? Jacksonville? Canada? It's time to Settle It.
ESPN shed thousands of collective tears when the New York Jets released their personal protector on the punt team Monday. Some fans laughed. Others thanked greater powers (why, I don’t know). Some NFL general managers confirmed publicly that their team had no interest in the newly-waived former quarterback. The ears of some GMs perked up. Lions GM Martin...
Former Jets quarterback Tim Tebow through waivers unclaimed today and is now officially a free agent. He can sign with any team at any time.
Just because no teams put in a claim for Tebow doesn’t mean no one is interested. Now that he’s a free agent, we’ll find out if anyone really wants to really sign him.
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So it begins.
ESPN and other media outlets report that the New York Jets released little-used quarterback Tim Tebow this morning, leaving the team with five quarterbacks on the roster.
New York's little brother team might have cut less heralded Greg McElroy, Matt Simms, or, um. Mark Sanchez. Instead they excised the most useless outsider in NFL history.
When LeBron James finally captured his first NBA title, he had finally overcame all of the pressure that was heaped on him. If you remember, when the Heat found themselves down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, speculation was running rampant about the changes that would be made if the Big 3 failed to deliver a championship. We all know how it...
Thanks to the media, Tim Tebow is crammed down the publics throats every single chance they can get. The New York Jets releasing Tim Tebow was given more publicity on ESPN than Jason Collins coming out as the first active gay athlete in a major sport, which is pathetic given Tebow’s NFL career. Mandatory.com feels similarly about the Tim Tebow circus and made a hilarious LinkedIn...
Kobe Bryant appeared on the Lakers bench Sunday night in the third quarter. The goal of course was to provide moral support to a team that was clearly being swept out of the first round of the playoffs and not to make a sartorial statement in Givenchy and crutches but somehow, he managed to do both.
Givenchy is the jock’s go to look of the moment. Last summer you saw LeBron James...
Miami's Big Three finally have their sweep.
LeBron James scored 30, Ray Allen had another big game against his old team and the Miami Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 88-77 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. It's the first time the Heat have swept a playoff series since James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami three years ago.
When Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was named Defensive Player of the Year, it was met by some surprise and skepticism from fans and players alike. Lakers center Dwight Howard let it be known that he found it funny and now we find out that the second place winner wasn’t happy either.
LeBron James is on his way to his fourth MVP award and his Miami Heat are the favorite...
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...