Chris Broussard is famous, and ESPN gives him a large megaphone; Tim Brando is less so. But their shared brand of cheap, not-all-that-righteous righteousness is entirely too dim, lazy and small to mean anything, no matter how easy it is hear their voices.
Junior Seau, who was like no other football player, is now like a great many ex-players who were, in varying ways and to various degrees, destroyed by the game they played. More importantly, though, his death is a reminder that he is like all of us.
Tim Tebow does more than run well and pass less well. The guy can also use his words, as he showed in his first press conference as a member of the Jets. Some words, to be fair, got used a lot more than others.
Or "what we talk about when we talk about David Brooks talking about Jeremy Lin in the same goofily high-handed way that he talks about pretty much everything." David Roth and Charles Star talk about that, in this post.
Even if one wants to feel a genial non-interfering positivity or salutary indifference toward Tim Tebow and his “testimony,” the frequency and intensity with which it’s invoked by NFL Network and ESPN makes it intolerable. By week 14, Skip Bayless will be berating some poor Archbishop about their “beatification bias.”