Tim Tebow turned 26 today. That means the dumbest day in ESPN history has turned 1.
The video above was part of a daylong birthday bash that ESPN threw for Tebow last year. In it, you'll find Herm Edwards and Marcellus Wiley in birthday hats, blowing party blowers and imbuing you with a deep feeling of empathic shame. It's pretty stunning to watch that again. That was on SportsCenter!
But we can't blame it all on Herm. SportsCenter was no better when the professionals were in front of the camera. Kevin Negandhi spent nearly a minute reading birthday tweets. Adam Schefter sent along his best wishes. His name was said dozens and dozens of times. Here's an edited clip:
This year, ESPN has been slightly more restrained.
Happy 26th Birthday to Patriots QB @TimTebow.— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 14, 2013
The day is young, though.