Remember when every ESPN poodle was contractually obligated (or so it seemed) to work Brett Favre into every segment, even if it was a segment about, say, cricket in Sri Lanka?
Well, welcome to the New Reality. The Favre Watch is so 10 minutes ago. It's the Tebow Watch that's the hot item now.
The Blob came to this realization while watching SportsCenter last night, and one of the lead items was the fact that Tim Tebow, America's favorite backup quarterback/H-back-in-training, had moved up to No. 2 on the Denver Broncos' depth chart!
This was a Rocky Mountain High that had gone national, obviously, or so we're being led to believe. Clearer heads might have puzzled over why an item that would seem to be of exclusive interest only to Broncos fans -- imagine Scott Van Pelt breaking in to announce to a breathless nation that Curtis Painter was still the solid No. 2 in Indy -- should become a national story, but it isn't clearer heads that rule in this country today. Clearly.
And so ... the Blob today launches its own periodic Tebow Watch. In which we will breathlessly report that Tebow has not yet charisma-ed his way past Kyle Orton, who might be miles ahead of Tebow in the mundane art of playing quarterback (as, apparently, is Brady Quinn at this point), but will never be, you know, TIM TEBOW.
There's only one of those, after all.