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Tebow Mania Just Hibernating, Not Dead

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The other day, ESPN president John Skipper gave an interview in which he acknowledged the abundantly obvious: that the network's coverage of Tim Tebow had, at times, gone a wee bit overboard. Speaking to John Ourand in Sports Business Daily, Skipper suggested that ESPN producers had grown too enamored of the ratings that Tebow talk provoked. "We all know that if you focus on the Tebow story, for the next 10 minutes you're going to do better," Skipper said. "But the question is trying to take a long-term perspective and saying, 'Guys, let's not get over excited about one story and hyping it.'"

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