Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Everyone in the world knows that ESPN is infatuated with Tim Tebow and Florida, and this little nugget from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution makes the "relationship" between the two seem even odder than we thought it was. If you missed the Georgia game last Friday, Knowshon Moreno had what will probably be one of the plays of the year by scaling over a Central Michigan defender.
Well apparently you weren't the only one who missed it because according to the AJC is saying that ESPN refused to show it during any recaps, and it didn't even make the Top Ten on Sports Center. Well Mark Richt, the AJC and others had some fun with ESPN during a a conference call the other day and here was what transpired....
Richt: “Yeah. They missed the boat or didn’t do their homework or whatever. I don’t know how they couldn’t have noticed that as thorough as it seems like that are most of the time. But it’s going to make our highlights for a long time.”That's pretty odd right? I don't know how someone for Georgia would have failed to add that to a highlight package, but I guess it's possible. The only thing I know for sure, is that if Tim Tebow did that (below) during a game, ESPN would have flown someone to Florida and picked up the tape themselves. Maybe it had something to with the Florida game being on that night, but for them to avoid it just makes no sense. Here's the video via TBL and you tell me that the play shouldn't have a spot on an outlet that dubs itself "The Worldwide Leader In Sports"....
Then Brett Jensen of “TotalUGA.com,” a website that covers Georgia athletics for ESPN, piped in.
Jensen: “I spoke to some people up in Connecticut about that today. They said Fox, who had control of the game, didn’t put that in that highlight in the highlight package they sent up to the satellite.”
Richt: “You’re kidding me? [Starts laughing] Oh, so you throw Fox under the bus? I threw you under the bus and now you throw Fox under the bus. That’s the way it works.”
Then Dean Legge, whose website georgia.scout.com is in the Fox family, chimes in? “They had cameras there. They could have pulled it off the satellite.”
Richt: “Maybe it just wasn’t that good of a play. I don’t know. I thought it was pretty good.”
Richt: ESPN ‘didn’t do their homework’
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