As Gang Green has yet to turn to him in any meaningful fashion, the bloom has come off the rose that is Tebowmania. Tebowmania may have captivated the NFL last season, but Tim Tebow's new team doesn't believe that he's a savior. More than a dozen Jets players and members of the organization painted a sobering picture of the player who rallied the Broncos to the playoffs last season. In their eyes, he's simply not very good. The prevailing thought in the organization is that Tebow is nothing more than a gimmick. "He's terrible," a defensive starter told the Daily News. ... Left guard Matt Slauson, who has repeatedly supported [Mark Sanchez], made it clear that the fourth-year signal caller is the Jets' best quarterback. (New York Daily News) Comment
A good many Lakers fans were likely disappointed to find that Phil Jackson would not not their man, after all, but he did have at least something to do with Mitch Kupchak's move. "The actual way it took place after the basketball discussion was kind of, 'Where are we now?' And Phil said he needs some more time. I asked him, 'How much more time?' And he said, 'I will get back to you on Monday.' At that point, I said, 'Phil, I have a job to do and I'm going to have to continue my search and interview candidates,' and he nodded that he understood." Kupchak added: "Our feeling was there was no agreement to wait for your response on Monday. He told us that's when he would get back to us. Now, I could see where he might interpret that as 'You guys will wait for me.'" (Orange County Register) Comment
Perhaps Heath Bell, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes are the lucky ones. In the end, you wonder why Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria didn't just follow his players out of the country on Tuesday. He has no future here. Baseball has no future with him here. Loria broke the public covenant of a new stadium and dropped napalm on the sport in South Florida by trading five Marlins regulars with expensive contracts to Toronto for a minor-league roster to be named later. He betrayed your trust. So you'll betray him now. ... "All right, I'm [ticked]," [Giancarlo Stanton] tweeted out Tuesday night. "Plain and simple." He then changed his Twitter avatar so he wasn't wearing a Marlins uniform anymore. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel) Comment
David Beckham talks with Pau Gasol before the Spurs-Lakers game. Gasol went on to miss a potential game-winning three-pointer on the Lakers' final play (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images).
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