Tebow haters take to Twitter
The ESPYs were created to honor the most outstanding athletic achievements and performances in a given year. This year, however, many are questioning the “Best Moment” hardware going to Tim Tebow, especially his fellow nominees.
Tebow, now a quarterback for the New York Jets, took home the ESPY for his 80-yard overtime touchdown pass with the Denver Broncos in the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following the announcement that the QB had, in fact, won the award, the Tebow-haters began to come out of the woodwork.
"To be fair about ESPYs, Tim Tebow hardly ever gets mentioned on ESPN so it was nice to see him finally get recognized. #Game162wasbetter," Tweeted the Tampa Bay Rays, who were nominated for their walkoff win in Game 162 against the Yankees last year.
Junior college baseball player Derrick Salberg, who was nominated for "Best Play" for his leaping catch, also expressed his discontent for the winner when sent out the since-deleted tweet reading: "now I gotta listen to tebow talk."
Other nominees for the "Best Moment" ESPY included Derek Jeter for his milestone 3000th hit and Bubba Watson for his Masters win.
Tebow won his first ESPY in 2008 for “Best Male College Athlete” after he became the only player in the NCAA to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season.