People on the left can’t seem to stop themselves from attacking Tim Tebow.
Despite him quietly pursuing a career in baseball, Tebow’s name was dishonestly dragged into the anti-American anthem protest debate because of his publicized kneeling in prayer.
Now another left-wing journalist is taking an unfair cheap shot at Tebow.
Tim Tebow has never craved the spotlight. His excellence on the field as a Heisman-trophy winner thrust him front and center, and his devotion to Christianity turned him into a target for scorn for liberals.
As an NFL player, Tebow drew negative attention for kneeling in prayer on the field. Opposing players mocked the gesture, while the media mischaracterized it as grandstanding.
As Tebow transitioned into baseball, left-wing sports journalists mocked his career choice as a stunt and predicted he would wash out quickly.
One year later, Tebow attacks baseball with the same enthusiasm, and some people, including New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, believe he has a chance to make it all the way to the majors.
But some in the media can’t enough of Tebow-bashing.
His name was drawn into the anti-American anthem protest fiasco because some journalists thought his prayer was equivalent to players showing disdain for their country.
Tebow quickly corrected the record, but one liberal sports host thought now was a good time to take an unprovoked shot at Tebow.
Bomani Jones is one of ESPN’s most unapologetic liberals.
Jones was gifted a new show (co-hosting with Pablo Torre) despite having abysmal ratings for his radio show where he bombarded listeners with his far-left political views when the audience was expecting what happened on the field.
Jones is the poster child for the network’s liberal political slant killing their ratings and driving away cable subscribers.
Jones notably signaled his ‘wokeness’ by wearing a fake sports t-shirt for the “Cleveland Caucasians,” a clear statement about the supposed insensitivity of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo.
Jones’s and Torre’s show is the latest left-leaning experiment that will likely fail, similar to the money pit known as “Get Up!”
The incredibly expensive show is not delivering and could be nixed by the fall if it doesn’t show a pulse.
Expectations aren’t as high for Jones’s and Torre’s show (called “High Noon”), but the opinions are likely predictable.
Audiences can expect hot takes such as Jones saying Tebow has “no business playing baseball at this level.”
First, the Mets’ GM seems to disagree with Jones, and his performance is on par with other players.
Tebow earned a promotion to AA ball, and he’s put up admirable numbers. He’s even outpaced some top projects in terms of production.
Granted, Tebow is 30-years-old, but it’s far-fetched to say he has “no business” playing the game. He was a well-regarded prospect in high school who took a detour to play football.
Tebow wouldn’t be the oldest rookie to make it to the majors. In fact, Disney made a hit movie with Dennis Quaid called “The Rookie” about a pitcher who’d given up the game to get a regular job and start a family, but tried out again on a lark, and ended up making his majors debut at 35-years-old.
People need to let Tebow do his thing without dragging his name through the mud. Just let him continue on his journey in peace.