Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/11/12
ESPN president John Skipper told producers what NFL fans have been aware of since week one — there's too much coverage of Tim Tebow on the cable network. "I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well." Going to training camp wasn't a problem.  We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long," Skipper told Sports Business Journal. ESPN sent hordes of anchors and cameras to the New York Jets training camp this past summer and the blather of Tebowmania on the cable giant hasn't subsided even though the backup quarterback has never been a factor on the field this season. Skipper said he was bothered when former ESPN college basketball analyst and radio show host Doug Gottlieb went on the "Dan Patrick Show" and said he was "told specifically, 'You can't talk enough Tebow.'" "The quote that I hated was from Doug Gottlieb," Skipper told SBJ last week.  "I didn't love that.  I want people to think about what works for the next 10 minutes might not be the best thing for us for three years.
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