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Tim Tebow, former University of Florida quarterback and current Jesus fan boy, is battling (for lack of a better word) Kyle Orton for the Denver Broncos starting QB gig. On Wednesday, Merril Hoge jumped on SportsCenter to discuss the progress made by Tebow during the offseason.
“He is awful as far as accuracy goes and what’s kind of even more disturbing, he’s probably worse moving and running around with the football and throwing than he is from the pocket,” Hoge said. “Can you get better there? A little bit. If everything is perfect, the pocket, your feet are good, all your fundamentals come into place, the coverage is what you want it, you can be successful. But that doesn’t happen at the National Football League. Rarely does that happen.” (via)
Damn Merril, tell us how you really feel. “And have you seen the way he parks a car? I swear, if you saw him parallel park you’d think he had a vagina.”
Now, Merril Hoge isn’t just some crotchety old guy spouting nonsense on the Monolith ::cough cough:: Dick Vitale::cough::, but rather a former Steeler back with 8 years of experience in the NFL. So the guy knows what he’s talking about. Now a lot of people were surprised when the Broncos made Tebow the 25th overall pick in the draft, a few rounds higher than most predicted. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal when an NFL veteran-turned-analyst critiques a quarterback who seems to be overrated. And yet…
Enter: Lebron James.
“Listened to Merril Hoge today on SC and he was just blasting Tebow. The man hasn’t even play a full season and its only his 2nd year in,” James wrote (Ed. Note: On his twitter acount). “Guys get on that TV and act like they was all WORLD when they played. How bout encouraging him and wishing him the best instead of hating!!”
This may not seem like a big deal now, but just imagine what Lebron is going to be like during lockout. Someone with an ego like his, he is going to be interjecting his opinion into any topic, sports related or not. Right now we’ve got him trying on his NFL expert hat. But which hat is next? Yankees starting rotation hat? BCS polling versus a playoff debate hat? Unrest in the Middle East hat? Can you imagine him tweeting about the unrest in Syria. “Yo, I don’t know why the Saudi’s be hating. Hold a couple nuclear weapons and all of sudden you act like your all WORLD? Why don’t you try supporting your Muslim brethren, and wishing them a good jihad? Man, talk about haters.”
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Meanwhile, Tim Tebow handled it with all the good natured charm of a retarded farm boy that middle America loves.
Tebow, who is entering his second season with the Denver Broncos, responded to Hoge as well on Twitter, saying, “Hey Merril…… ‘ppreciate that.”
You just know he pisses his pants laughing while he watches “2 and a Half Men.” It’s that guy or Kyle Orton Denver fans.
God speed, Denver