With the New York Jets sort of thriving under new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, the Miami Dolphins’ focus should be on how to stop whatever plays he’s going to throw at them in what will most certainly be a big revenge game for the former Miami coach. But with the Dolphins, the focus is never what it should be, and is instead usually about something ridiculous. In this case, it’s Tim Tebow, the Jets backup QB who has thrown zero footballs in the regular season through two games.
In particular, the focus is apparently on his fame and the bitterness it can cause among athletes who don’t get as much media attention as the former Heisman Trophy winner. Today’s sour grapes have been plucked from the vines of Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline, who echoed Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford’s previous sentiments that Tebow is no different than Kim Kardashian.
“That’s you guys, how much you love [him],” Hartline said of the media attention Tebow receives. “Everybody loves him, but the same people go with the Kardashians. I don’t know what they did, either.
“They’re on [magazine] covers everywhere. I mean, honestly. I know they’re really good people, do a lot of charity work. I just don’t know how they got started.” (Via the Sun-Sentinel)
Heeeeeeeeere’s the thing… for starters, as I just pointed out, this silly comparison was already made, so Hartline needs to freshen up his material a little. But Hartline might have himself a little case of amnesia, because if he really doesn’t know why Tebow has been the focus of so much hype since entering the NFL, I can remind him. Hartline probably won’t like it, but here is why…
Yes, Chris Leak was the Offensive MVP of that game for the Gators, but Tebow had two touchdowns to lay the exclamation point on the 41-14 whooping. Meanwhile, Hartline and Ohio State went on to lose the 2008 BCS Championship Game as well, so here is the other reason why he should keep his mouth shut about Tebow.
Now, I definitely don’t like being the guy who still trumpets an NFL player’s college success after he’s been in the league for a few years, nor do I like ripping on OSU in favor of the Gators. Mainly, I’m just trying to prove a lesson in trolling and point out that “Next question” should be something that Hartline adds to his repertoire, because it took me all of 2 minutes to find those highlight clips and raise this argument. So imagine what someone who loves Tebow like Skip Bayless could do. Hartline should know better.