He doesn't believe a word.
He doesn't believe a word.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
You can believe he's one of the greatest actors of all time who's never broken character if you want to, but I know that the writer turned Show-Host isn't that good. I've heard the "he's a fake" stuff before (all by people who predictably don't watch the show), but if you've watched it over time like I have, you'd know as well as I do that he's not faking one second of it.
Why do you think Bayless always attaches himself to extremely polarizing people and than have extreme views on them. Whether its Lebron or tebow, he is playing his viewers for suckers.
You guy's believe what you like, I won't try to convince anyone, but I know he's not trolling.
Limbaugh is indeed an entertainer. He entertains ultra-conservatives who take him seriously and agree with him by validating their world view. He entertains liberals who hate him in the same way a horror movie entertains those who like the genre. He entertains centrists who view him as an outrageous clown. And he and his sponsors are laughing all the way to the bank.
I listen often. The coup d'etat thing is just the latest horror movie. He's my favorite clown of the airwaves.
The "he's not an NFL quarterback" debate dates back to that. Even before, if you count how many colleges didn't want him as a quarterback and how he actually had to switch to a different high school to start at the position. It's part of his "story" that no one wanted him other than Urban Meyer, who saw him as a uniquely perfect fit (hence the excitement all over campus). It's a classic triumphant storyline and part of why some people relate so much to him. "The minor fall, and the major lift" as Leonard Cohen might say.
The bottom line being, the battle lines were staked out and heavily defended well before Tebow became eligible for the draft. At every stage the "experts" have been against him and the "he's a winner" and "I like him because he's religious and that makes me not quite so self conscious about being religious, too" crowd has had his back. Whether or not Bayless is a "believer" it hardly took a genius to know which was going to be the controversial position to take as a member of the media.
Not many people thought he'd be an effective pro-quarterback, even less thought he'd be a first round pick (hence his commercial & 'story' that you alluded to), & I don't think many non-Tebow/non-Bronco fans gave a hoot about him when he was riding the bench in Denver. If he'd have kept riding that bench, I think most people were completely content with forgetting about Tim Tebow (it is the less controversial stance, after-all). I don't think in Skip's wildest dreams that when he was "attaching himself" to Tim Tebow at Florida, that he had the foggiest idea that Tebow-mania would become what it did. A much more likely scenario would have probably been that Tebow flopped as a pro-quarterback (as he seems to be doing now), & Skip's reputation taken a hit for defending him so fervently.