The immediate reaction to Monday's news of quarterback Tim Tebow signing with the New England Patriots was filled with eye rolls and grand sarcasm on Twitter.
"The circus" was coming to Foxborough.
A cult-like media swarm, one that craves news on all things Tebow in a 24/7 cycle, was destined to shake even the most media-savvy of NFL franchises. "Tebowmania" was going to take greater New England by storm.
But will it?
Not everyone's convinced.
"Don't mistake the New York media market for any other media market," Bart Scott, a teammate of Tebow in New York last season, said by phone Tuesday. "And don't mistake the situation last year with the situation up there (in New England) now. We're talking about one franchise that did 'Hard Knocks' and another that doesn't really do much media at all."
Scott, who described Tebow as "a great kid," "one of the guys" and a "terrific teammate," said that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will handle the Tebow situation as he has handled previous...