Are Thom Brennaman and Tim Tebow Secretly Dating?

The game itself was pretty enjoyable, albeit not as high scoring as many had expected. Really the only problem with the game Thom Brennaman’s love affair with Tim Tebow. As much hype and praise is doled out to Tebow, I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone go as over the top with his comments as Brennaman did. The commentary was so nauseating it almost became unbearable. Chris Burke at FanHouse was struck by the same issue and documented some of Brennaman’s remarks:

“If you’re fortunate enough to spend five minutes or 20 minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it.”

Even after Tebow earned a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting Oklahoma’s defense, Brennaman claimed: “That might be the first thing he’s ever done wrong.”

Sure, Tebow is a fantastic player and played well in the second half of the game, but he’d be God’s son the way Brennaman told it. I really hope Tebow goes to the NFL just so I don’t have to deal with another year of this crap. I don’t believe I’d be able to handle “Tebow’s chase for a third national championship” or second Heisman. And you know what, as much as they make it seem like it was all Tebow in the game, to me it was more about the Florida defense coming up big and the opportunities Oklahoma squandered.

The Sooners became the first team to intercept Tebow twice in the same game in his career. How many points did they turn that into? None. They got stuffed on 3rd and 4th and 1 from the 1 by the Florida defense when they could have turned things around. Oklahoma had a chance to go up before halftime but Sam Bradford threw a pick to end the scoring threat. And at the end of the game when Oklahoma was only down three and had a drive, Bradford was picked off again. Like I said, it was more about Florida’s defense stepping up and Oklahoma’s inability to capitalize than Tebow’s heroics.

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  • Dale

    spot on as always, brownie…and that headline is outstanding

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Thank you sir. And it turns out I was hardly in the minority with my commentary.

  • SpinMax

    It was nauseating. I kept rooting for Oklahoma to give him the treatment the Buckeyes always give Colt McCoy.

    This game was won by Oklahoma being IDIOTS on offense. Take the INT to end the 1st half. Okla should have thrown to the endzone 3 times, or out of the endzone if not open, then kick the FG. But they kept calling these rinky dink plays. At the goalline on 3rd and 4thdown, the RB could have jogged easily to the pylons for a TD but instead they kept running straight into the defense. They gave that game away.

  • Gene

    SpinMax, you are right about the play calling, particularly at the end of the first half. Bradford should have never thrown to a receiver who was not clearly in the end zone.

    However, the thing that struck me was the speed of the Florida defense. The secondary was particularly impressive. OU receivers never had a whole lot of separation and Bradford made some great touch throws to drop the ball in there. On the other hand, Tebow was throwing to some wide open guys.

    LB, I am with you. Another season of the fawning over Tebow will be nauseating to say the least!

  • dsl

    I think he needs to make it big in the NFL for all of this to go away.

  • C dubb

    Tim tebow needs to freaking go to the nfl, destroy his acl and get out of our lives already

  • cody

    thankyou for pointing out how much brennaman was complimenting tim tebow, I am a Mizzou fan so i slightly rooted for the lesser of two evil in Oklahoma but he made tebow sound like God, he didnt even play good except for small portions of the second half, he only won because OU couldnt punch the football in or capitilize on turnovers which i can only blame on “BIG” Game Stoops,

  • Dan

    hahahaha I am so glad this is posted here!!!! my dad and i were watching the game although we were not together at the time. we both texted each other about how much of a disgrace the announcer is for saying the “if you spend 5 min with tebow you are a better person” basically we both sent the same text to each other at the same time. we also mentioned that these to must be dating. there is no other reason to be so much up ones @$$

  • Anonymous

    This is a year late but I had to comment!!——you jokers seem to be jealous of a guy who has in fact been a winner in football and other things all his life the fact si “like him or hate him” you guys would not even qualify to tote his shoulder pads!!

    John H

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