Minor league outfielder Tim Tebow shared some #STRONGTAKES Friday regarding Wisconsin’s ability to hang with the blue bloods of the ESS-EEE-SEE, specifically the regal, nigh-invincible Crimson Tide of Alabama.
Tebow, who hit a combined .226 in 430 at-bats for two different Mets Single-A minor league affiliates in 2017, shared his strongly-held opinions on ESPN, frothing his way through a segment with Max Kellerman while talking about the College Football Playoff.
The light-hitting leftfielder, who managed just eight home runs last season despite playing a position teams generally rely upon for power, shouted into the microphone that he believed that should No. 5 Alabama play No. 4 Wisconsin, the Tide would, quote, “probably beat the brakes off of ‘em.”
The 30-year old left-hander, victim of 126 strikeouts in 430 at-bats while managing just 97 hits, loudly exclaimed that while Wisconsin was likely to be selected by the College Football Playoff selection committee with a win over Ohio State on Saturday, the Badgers, in fact, were not one of the four best teams in the country based on his personal film assessment.
Tebow, who essentially served the same slack-jawed-yokel attendance-drawing function in the Florida State League as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler did in American Horror Story: Freak Show, played collegiately at the University of Florida for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, whom he has referred to as a “father figure” and with whom he remains close.
It seems unlikely that today’s comments were done solely to create controversy and draw attention away from preparation for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship Game between Ohio State and Wisconsin.
As of press time, it is unclear with which minor league affiliate Tebow will ply his trade in 2018.