Even Tim Tebow's Taunting Penalty Was A Saintly Act
But it was clear there was an agenda that FOX had last night, and that Tebow is the second coming. Why else would Brennaman tell us that spending just 5 minutes with Tebow would change your life?
Anyway, after Brennaman and crew spent all evening on Tebow's jock, an interesting scenario came up in the 4th quarter with just a minute plus remaining. Tebow got penalized for a ridiculously stupid taunting penalty.
Classless? Oh yes. Foolish? Even more so, because it stopped the clock for Oklahoma. Yet what did we hear from the announcing crew?
"That might be the first thing he's ever done wrong in his life." - Brennaman
Brennaman's partner, Charles Davis, decided he'd excuse the behavior by saying, "he was backing away, which is good."
I'm sorry, that's not true. Tebow came directly up to the OU player to taunt him, then he backed away when it was clear he had the OU player's direct attention. Plus, backing away from someone while taunting them isn't good. It's just as dumb as doing it directly in their face.
Now, I don't really have a problem with Tebow doing this, a lot of guys do stuff like this during games. But it annoys me that Tebow gets a free pass for this, whereas you know if Percy Harvin did this we'd hear something completely different.
The real reason why Tim Tebow is the most hated player in America outside of Florida really doesn't have much to do with him. It has to do with the fact that so many people in the media can't seem to talk about him objectively and they're willing to make excuse after excuse for the guy.
Whatever, that'll all change pretty fast when he's throwing interceptions for the Kansas City Chiefs.