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Monday, March 25, 2013

Retweet of the Day - March 25, 2013

For those of you who are not completely ignoring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament or are not kin to an ostrich, Florida Gulf Coast University is this year’s Cinderella team. Will they be another Butler from 2010 or George Mason from 2006? Or will the clock strike midnight in the Sweet 16 against the Florida Gators, a team many think is capable of winning the entire tournament?

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are sports savvy. If you, you are probably familiar with the cast of characters on ESPN, including Skip Bayless. I honestly do not understand how this man has made it as far as he has. His sports takes often don’t meet the tests for logic and common sense. His on air opinions can be provocative, but there are far better on air personalities out there who can play the heavy and be more entertaining than Bayless, whom I find to be a little boring when he isn’t voicing questionable opinions.

Those of you familiar with Bayless are familiar with his irrational man-love for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow, one of the greatest players in the history of college football, is popular because he is a good guy and a devout Christian. I understand that. The cause of his appeal does not extend to much of anything he’s done on the field in the NFL. He has a winning streak bolstered by luck, opportunity and timely execution in late 2011 that resurrected a floundering Denver Broncos season into an AFC West title and a win in the first round of the playoffs. Great story…no more.

Bayless, naturally, proclaimed Tebow as one of the next great NFL quarterbacks who could do no wrong. I don’t believe that Bayless honestly believed that himself, but he said it…repeatedly. Florida Gulf Coast University is the hot “against all odds” story of this season’s tournament. Today’s retweet, from Marc Kohn (@KohneysKorner)  echoes what many a sports fan and ESPN viewer may be thinking.

"Tomorrow on ESPN, Skip debates if #FGCU would beat Florida if Tebow played point guard"

I don't think Tebow will be returning to Denver in this capacity or any other.

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