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Tebow Declines Invitation To Appear On CBS’s NFL Today

DENVER (CBS4) – It turns out the season really is over for Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow after he declined an invitation to appear on CBS’s NFL Today this Sunday.

CBS had asked Tebow to sit down for NFL Today with Shannon Sharpe and the rest of the gang before the AFC Championship game.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand first tweeted the decision by Tebow on Tuesday.

“Tim Tebow has decided not to appear,” CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said, according to USA Today. “[CBS]is perfectly fine with the (on-air) lineup we have.”

It’s easy to see why the network, which owns CBS4, wanted to keep Tebow on. The last two Broncos games have had huge ratings around the nation.

Tebow and the Broncos suffered a tough 45-10 loss in Foxboro on Saturday night against the Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in their AFC Wild Card matchup.

  • Deidra

    Good for Tim! I don’t think he should appear on CBS since they made fun of him praying when he won the Steelers game in OT. He shouldn’t lower himself to appear with the idiots on that show.

    • kat

      I agree with you. I thought they were just looking to garner ratings
      and would somehow mock him during the show and
      then afterwards there would be the snide comments.
      Great that he declined.

    • Brad

      This was an ambush anybody with a mind could see coming a mile away. Smart move Tebow. Keep driving the lefties and atheists insane!

      • brk

        I’m a leftie atheist that loves Tim Tebow, you could learn a thing or two from him..

      • Brad

        Lol brk. You have a small point but you know you are in a VERY small minority within that demographic that loves Tebow.

      • Matt

        Those who refuse to know God have no idea what love really is.

      • Hap

        @Matt: would that be the same god that condemns someone to eternal Hell for the simple crime of not loving him or his son?

        Yeah…that seems like true love.

        I stick to knowing and experiencing the true love that is my children, my family and friends.

    • Kirk

      This weekend should be about the Pats, Ravens, Giants and 49ers. I hope one reason Tebow made the decision not to appear on the network is to avoid taking away from the Final 4 teams.I think Tim understands that his appearance would make this weekend about him, and stir the same kind of craziness we experienced much of the season. Besides, there’s enough Tebow jealousy among NFL players. This would only make it worse. Smart move young man. Stay classy. Looking forward to seeing you on the field next year.

    • L.R. Mack

      Yea and amen! Their sole purpose at CBS was to try to turn Tebow into a circus act. Glad he had the widsom to tell these knuckleheads he wasn’t interested!

  • J.C.

    He’s learning!! Why bother courting the MSM when all they want are the ratings Tebow would bring.

    • Morris Park


  • Robert Walker

    Smart and dignified man, and a real class act. Sincere best of luck all around Mr. Tebow!

  • Terry Moon

    good call, he shouldn’t share the stage with people that absolutely hate his guts

    • Billiam Hillary

      He shouldn’t share the stage with people who can actually play football either. The first time they asked him to explain about reading a pass defense he would be exposed. He cannot do it.

      • dave

        he won 2 national titles at florida took a 1-4 team to the second round of the playoffs where he met Tom brady, all without being able to train with elway in the offseason due to the strike. You Fail

      • Pchelli

        What NFL team did you play for Billiam Hillary? How can you say things like that when he came out of college football as the Heisman trophy winner and many more acknowledgements than you will ever see? A gifted young man who will be a great addition to any NFL team.

      • teaj

        you mean like the steelers defense?

      • WWH

        You are just a jealous fool!!!!!

      • GABlueStarMom

        Haaaa, from a couch potato who has probably never played anything more than flag football or a pickup game with friends, lol!!!!!!!!

      • Dave Veilleux

        Just maybe the offensive line had an awful day. I do not think Johnny Unitas could of won that game for Denver. Let’s give him time and see what happens. I believe his is smart and will learn. He can run, but will he be able to throw week in and week out at this level.

      • Bill

        Picture the 2 pockets in the Pats/Broncos games last Saturday. The Bronco one was colapsing all game long and the Pats one for holding up the whole time. Now picture switching the quarterbacks. You cannot tell me that Brady would have done as well and Tebow would have done as poorly. Only haters like Billiam Hillary can make a brainless comment like that

  • Jon

    Good for Tebow these people have trashed you and mocked you for months why help them boast their ratings.

  • Brian

    Good move. I believe he is a little embarrassed by all the attention. He, more than anyone, understands the need for vast improvement throughout the off-season, if he wants to have a successful NFL career. He’s humble with a good head on his shoulders. I would not ever bet against this kid!

    • JDW

      Yup! I agree. Many people are hating on Tebow because of the “Tebow hype” the media is presenting and not for anything the kid himself has done. I love the kid and wish for nothing but the best for him, inside or outside of football.

  • Tim

    They want him on there to make fun of him…good for him to turn it down. He is a real role model.

  • Vivian

    Good call. CBS contains nothing but liberal/progressive propaganda to the detriment of this great nation. I congratulate him keeping his distance from any sector of this conglomerate.

    • LE

      Yes, because James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and lead play by play guy Jim Nantz (close friend and golf partner of both Presidents Bush) all answer to the same people as Scott Pelley, Morely Safer and Mike Wallace. Brilliant analysis.

  • glenp

    why should these TEBOW HATERS make a profit off him and set him up for extreeme criticism and mockery.

    Good move TEBOW!!! don’t let em sucker punch you

  • glenp

    isn’t CBS the same group of cokesmokers that let DAN RATHER run wild??

  • Adam Smith

    Excellent move. These people have nothing but contempt for him. Better for him to concentrate in the off-season on his short and intermediate passing game, on the playbook, on improving as a QB so he can come back next year and move to the next level. He already has the leadership piece, the ability to see and read the field, the long ball accuracy. The remaining pieces he needs to acquire are technical and learnable with practice (as Drew Brees, a QB whose practice has produced unerring accuracy as has shown).

  • Unbelievable

    I knew he would make the right decision. Once again proves he’s not after fame… he just want to play the game he loves and to help other who are less fortunate. Way To Go Timmy!!

  • todd neal

    Good!!! Werent these the same guys who mocked him after the steelers game? Great call Mr. Tebow, class act and fine human being. But since he dosent rap about being a “gangsta” or demeaning women he is ridiculed. Shows how the values in this country are completely backwards.

  • sailordude

    Good move I guess. I got to HATE Patton manning because he was on so many commercials. Over exposure is not a good thing. Plus he would have probably been taunted by Marino and Sharpe.

    • Billiam Hillary

      You probably hate him because you don’y know how to spell PEYTON.

    • tayler

      I don’t consider commercials the same…I liked Peyton’s commercials, then again Manning is my favorite quarterback. I can guarantee we’ll be seeing Tebow in a commercial.

  • tiredturtle

    Bravo for Tim. He has better things to do than get involved with these commentating clowns. Particularly after they have constantly denigrated him over this past year. I have yet to see a collective IQ over 13 for the group, when any of these “sports” commentator teams is assembled and takes the stage. Play the game—at the end the final scored says it all and all the bloviating is meaningless.

  • phnx

    Congratulations to Tim on a excellent decision to graciously decline to be used by these haters.

  • Pat

    God bless, Tebow. Good decision! Looking forward to great things from you next season.

  • Jake

    Thank god. Who would want to hear his opinion on the game anyway. What the hell would he bring to the table, the man barely has a season under a belt.

    • Chris

      He knows more about football than you do. And is obviously way more gracious.

  • countrycuz

    Yeah… I would of liked to have seen those CBS Christ-bashers poke fun at a muslim praying the way they mocked Tebow. Their network stinks anyways…..The only thing keeping htem going is NFL football and the coverage outside of Simms is lousy.

  • scottinva

    VERY smart move by Tebow. I wouldn’t give the “media” the time of day either. There’s nothing to be gained by it. Besides, he’s probably busy spending time with his family or in an off-season ministry of some kind. I highly doubt he’s the type to sit around waiting for a phone call from networks.

  • Oldgreyfox

    Smart move, young man. God bless you, your family and your future.

  • AnswerMam

    God Bless Tim Tebow.

  • FPoppe

    Tim has better things to do. He’s going fishing. Matt 4:19.

    • Hussein

      Love it!

  • Calliope

    Good for Tim! The MSM ridicules him, then tries to garner big ratings on his back.

    Tim is a smart man.

  • DDD

    read every one of the comments above and pleasantly surprised to NOT see a single dissenting vote. Mr. Tebow shows the MSM what being a MAN is all about.

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