I’m not sure if you have noticed ESPN’s insatiable crush on New York Jets special teams contributor Tim Tebow. They have turned back the heat and stopped reporting when he sneezes and farts, but if he hocks a big enough loogie, they’ll break into regularly-scheduled programming. During their Super Bowl over-analyzation Tuesday, the ESPN couldn’t help themselves from talkin’ Tebow even when they thought the coast was clear.
Mark Schlereth and Hannah Storm didn’t realize they they were on the air when “Stink” was explaining to Storm that Tebow may not even have an NFL future as a tight end. They thought they were talking among themselves, but they were really talking to anyone tuning into ESPN at the time.
In case you missed any of that, here’s the transcript:
Storm: The what?
Schlereth: It’s like a tight-end/h-back?
Storm: Oh yeaaaah. Well that’s interesting.
Schlereth: But I’m going to tell you. I talked to a bunch of Broncos coaches who said ‘I just don’t know if he’s a fluid enough athlete to go over and play tight end … they say he doesn’t catch the ball naturally either
Storm: Well if that’s the case. Ohh. (hears producer in ear piece) OK, OK. Sure, sure.
Producer: “OK, standby guys.”
America: “For the love of everything under the sun, give the Tebow talk a break.”
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