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White supremacists at his alma mater – What Would Tebus Do? Not a thing, evidently.
I read another article with the same emails and quotes whose premise was that ESPN declined to have Tebow available, whatever his wishes were. That article didn’t have specific quotes to back up that claim, and I am not seeing anything quoted here to contradict that, just the author’s spin. I guess anybody who can post a hot take on Tebow is looking for some clicky clicks. I am curious what he would say on the subject given a decent interview format.
You’re right, ESPN is quoted as saying they made the decision. Guess I should have paid more attention to the fact that it’s Alternet. Still kinda crappy of ESPN to make that choice, though. And it would be interesting to hear Teebs’ personal take.
Does ESPN employ any other Gators alums as on-air talent? Erin Andrews is a Gator but she’s of course with Fox now.
I’m waiting for the sexual harassment floodgates to break open @ the Worldwide Leader. Berman, Tirico, Harold Reynolds, Jenn Stenger’s various allegations. Tip of the iceberg.
On a related note, Deitsch says more ESPN layoffs are coming.
The university reached out to Tebow directly and he did nothing but wait for ESPN to say no for him.
From this posted article, its links, and another article I read, it directly states The Director of Student Engagement, Nancy Chrystal-Green was asked by student groups to contact Tebow, she asked the AD Jon Rubin for a favor, he referred her to reach out to ESPN PR officials who directly declined. If you have an article you could quote that states something different that would be great. Nothing posted so far indicates that was the case.
I think Tim is pretty well aware of the situation by now. If you have a quote or tweet from him clarifying the matter, I’d like to read it. Of course, he’s ducking every media outlet who’s asking for his comments on either situation right now.
He had an opportunity to do something and declined.
“The university reached out to Tebow and asked him to record a video message promoting unity ahead of Spencer’s speech last month.”
To paraphrase Michael Jordan: “Racists buy shoes, too.”
Yeah, this is a guy I want on my team for awhile.
Thanks for posting. I’d seen links to this article but hadn’t bothered clicking through. I’m glad I did. Man, I hope they can turn this season around.
You know, even in seasons where we’re out of the playoffs and the games don’t mean as much, I still get apprehensive when a game is coming up that I think we’re going to lose. I was definitely feeling it before KC and Philly. For some reason, I’m not feeling that way for this game. Even though it’s likely the turning point, good or bad, for the season, I’m calmer about this one than I have been in a long time. Don’t know if it’s because our track record against the Pats at home or what but a part of me thinks this is a very winnable game. Sure, the Pats are 6-2 but they barely beat Houston at home (needed a last minute Brady drive to win), barely beat the 2-6 Bucs (only scored 2 FG’s in the 2nd half) and only beat the Jets and the Chargers by one score. This is still a very good team, but they aren’t invincible and have some chinks of their own.
This game could easily go the way of the Philly game and be a 3-4 score lead laugher for them but I would not be surprised if we play this one closer than most people think. Right now, we’re like a wounded animal and we still have some elite NFL talent to roll out on to the field. Hopefully they come out fired up and if they’re going to go down, I hope they do so swinging. This would be a good game to get our pass rush going again (please fucking stay onsides), good game to get the TO machine going, good game to use and abuse the running game (as RSH has pointed out several times), good game to maybe get a return for a TD that we haven’t had in a while….all that stuff. I’m not going but I hope the crowd is at full volume and helps push this team to victory.
I feel basically the same way. The only other thing I think is adding to my calmness is looooowwww expectations. We’ve played so poorly the last few games that if we do get our asses kicked, hey, it’s Brady & Co., the season is toast, just kinda see how things play out watching our boys deal with adversity.
But man, I hope mojo is found, history repeats, and we kick their asses.
I want to go to this game – ticket prices keep dropping – but we’re already going to the Bengal game next weekend. We went to the Pats game last season and it was at least fun watching Brady look inept against our defense.
You should. I think that there are going to be a lot of Patriots’ fans at the game, including one or more of my co-workers.
I floated it out there, but we’re going to pass. We’ll be watching the undefeated Platte Valley Broncos tomorrow as they continue their march to the 2A championship, though. Eaton will need to bring back Austin Ekeler to have a chance in that game.
The town of Kersey will be rocking all night!
A collision course with the undefeated Bayfield Wolverines looks likely. Hopefully it plays out that way.
Rematch of the 2015 championship game. That will be one heck of a drive.
Well so much for that. Bayfield still rolling though! 41-0 after 51-0 last week. Amazing defense and team! Looks like they will be tough to beat.
I think we have a very good chance to win this game if we do not turn the ball over. These guys have been dissed so much in the press that they want to show their stuff! They should be able to get their ground game going against these guys. If they do it as well as they did against KC – there is a good chance to winning. I look for one helluva good game.
Nicki is great reporter – I love the way she writes. I’m sure, like others, she will be stolen away soon. She’s too good for a regional rag like the Denver Post
Agreed, and I find her tweets to be more informative than 95% of the other guys out there.
She has previously worked for The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicki-jhabvala-794b8330
I didn’t know that! Looks like she was an Editor or Producer in those other location, but DP gave her a break as a writer.
She has quite the Resume…
Thanks, Sparks! Outstanding article by an outstanding reporter. Both first class!
Great read. Hard to not like DTs story.
I’m both disappointed and glad that the cameras missed DT crying on the sideline after his TD catch. Glad because of respect for DTs privacy, but disappointed, because I think that could have been an incredibly powerful image, and one that may have affected some fans feelings towards the Broncos this season, both in a positive and negative way
I agree but lean more towards glad they did not capture it. I still see poor Knowshon Moreno’s gif of him crying before the game from time to time.
That tear was dehydrating.
Can’t believe I didn’t see this before.
Now I can’t see anything else.
The image I can’t get out of my head is when WhoShotBobbyHumphrey pointed out that BMarsh is really a black Bart Simpson. 🙂
Aye Caramba Muthafucka
Never forget: this was Bart’s first word:
I’ve always thought of him as a Tiki god. https://i.imgur.com/QxTaMOl.jpg
Hell of a tweet.
Interesting a third of the times an opponent started in our territory, it was not because of a turnover but coming off a special teams play.
That really lends itself to the point that it’s not just the O letting this team down. All 3 phases (defense less than the other two) have contributed to the demise so far.
I was bored/curious so I did some digging and found the 6 plays. Only 3 (and coincidentally, the first three chronologically) should really count against the special teams. Or 4 if you want to add in their fumbled punt, which was part of the 12 turnovers.
1) Against Dallas, a 46 yd punt from the Denver 10 that was returned to the Denver 37 (result: Talib 103 yd interception return to give Denver a 42-17 lead)
2) Against Buffalo, a 43 yd punt from the Denver 6 that was returned to the Denver 37 (result:Buffalo FG ties the game at 10)
3) Against Buffalo, a fake punt on 4th and 2 from the Denver 31 (result: Buffalo FG to increase the lead to 23-16)
4) Against the Giants, failed onside kick attempt down 20-10 with 4:07 left (result: Giants FG to make score 23-10)
5) Against KC, incomplete pass on 4th and 4 from the Denver 48 down 23-13 with 10:09 to go (result: KC FG to make score 26-13)
6) Against Philly, failed onside kick attempt down 44-23 with 8:09 to go (result: Philly TD to make it 51-23)
Not counted but relevant – Against KC, McKenzie fumbled a punt to give the Chiefs the ball at the Denver 6 to start the second half when Denver was down 17-3 (result: KC FG, score: 20-3)
Thank you, Matt. I had a feeling that the special teams were involved – but had nothing to substantiate that feeling. You just supplied it.
Or maybe that screwed up fake punt still sticks in my craw….
Man, I didn’t know kubes went to school in the hood!
I still have the program from the ceremony when the name of the field @ Granada Hills was changed from Bryce Schurr Stadium to John Elway Stadium.
My brother-in-law is a vice principal at Granada Hills. Great school.
Great honor for them!
Something that I want to observe briefly on a deadish Friday afternoon is that, amid all this talk about Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell, something that seems to be getting lost is the fact that Jones is threatening to go full Al Davis over a player that was credibly accused of domestic violence. Regardless of how one feels about Goodell, and his power over and relations with players and the NFLPA, this is a poor hill for Jones to choose as one he wants to fight on.
I don’t think that point is lost as much as reporters who cover the NFL know that asking those kinds of questions will quickly cause them to lose the access necessary to do their jobs.
How much of it is Zeke and how much is the league response to the anthem protests (and not forcing players to stand)?
I know little about Davis vs the league, but I feel this situation is different. Based on popularity of Goodell (or lack there off), I’d place my money on Jones in this one if I had to take a side.
Either way it’ll make for good entertainment
I didn’t realize Hogan was out.
Brown and Cannon are more significant outs than Hogan.
I learned long ago to never fully trust a Belichek injury report but if true, even more reason to heap on the coverage on gronk.
Hogan took a rather nasty tripod injury some years back.
I wanna see the “thuggets” of the 08-09 season take on the Patriots. They almost took down the Lakers who play essentially the same roll as the Patriots
Shanahan not the best source of info about Robert Griffen that’s not completely self serving, IMO.
In Shanahan’s defense, he is always “red faced.” 🙂
Three of the better defensive tackles in the nation in this Washington/Stanford game. Vita Vea and Greg Gaines make running against the Huskies nearly impossible. Stanford NT Harrison Phillips actually leads the Cardinal with 70 tackles.
Vea could be Poe 2.0. Too bad the Broncos have so many other needs.
Bryce Love is really impressing me tonight. Really gutty effort on a bum ankle.
Love was questionable to even play this week and he reinjured his ankle in the first quarter. They wind up giving him the ball 30 times for 167 yards and three scores. He did this against the best rushing defense in the country.
If Stanford holds on, this will be the first time they beat a top ten ranked Washington team in 25 years.
Can’t believe my Huskies shit the bed like that. We had high hopes for this season, only to come out flat against ASU, and Stanford, all while bitching about having a weak schedule.