12:23 PM EDT, March 22, 2012
Shocking bulletin from the Big Apple: New York is officially agog at the Jets signing of Tim Tebow. "Linsanity" is so yesterday. Now it's all about "Timsanity."
The New York media is reacting to the Jets' controversial signing in its usual under-stated way. The New York Daily News has a cartoon of the Statue of Liberty on its cover. The New York Post ran a front-page headline that blared: "GOD HIM!" And it's all Tim Tebow, all the time on talk radio and the TV sports show.
But it's not just the media in a full-blown freakout about Tebow's arrival in a trade with the Denver Broncos. New Yorkers have been spotted -- and photographed ad nauseum -- Tebowing all over town, from Harlem to Times Square to Wall Street. I think Mayor Bloomberg was seen Tebowing at City Hall -- unless that was some other city official.
This will shock you, too: some Jets fans love the move, some hate it. The New York Tiimes ran a story headlined "Splashy Move, But Suspect Thinking." It opined that the last thing a Jets team that signed big-name players such as Brett Favre, Santonio Holmes, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson and Plaxico Burress in recent seasons needed was another "international star and mediocre quarterback" to mess with team chemistry -- if there even is such a thing on the Jets.
Even cranky Jets' Hall of Fame legend Joe Namath was quoted on radio as saying of the Jets: "I don't think they know what they're doing over there right now ... I'm baffled."
And just in case no one got the point on where Broadway Joe stood on the Tebow signing, he added this: Come on. This is crazy. I don't know what it's about. It appears the Jets are trying to grab headlines once again just by making noise."
Meanwhile, the Jets themselves are reportedly urging Tebow -- a Christian who doesn't drink and says he's a virgin who's waiting until he's married to have sex -- to live in New Jersey, as far away from that Gommorah-on-the-Hudson across from the George Washington Bridge.
Hoo, boy. And it's only been about 24 hours since the signing was announced.
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