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Joe Flacco is sick of all the Tim Tebow coverage on SportsCenter

Dec 16, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

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So … is complaining about lack of SportsCenter coverage now to be known as ‘Flaccoing’? The quarterback is crying foul over what he perceives as a lack of respect for his Ravens, and he’s not going to take it anymore. He’s lashing out at Tebowmania, and wondering why ESPN doesn’t give his team a little love for a change. Here’s Joe Flacco on WNST in Baltimore with Monday Night Live:

“I mean look at Tim Tebow. I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to, I don’t want to see Tim do bad, but look what happens after he wins a football game. If you watched Sportscenter today it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else. When we beat the Steelers were we on TV? No. I couldn’t even find a Baltimore Ravens highlight. I think that’s kinda the way it is around Baltimore. We don’t always get our respect but you gotta deal with it and go out there every week and just win football games.”

I think we’ve set a record this week on the number of athletes who have begun a sentence with the words “I like Tim Tebow, but …”

Think a Ravens vs. Broncos playoff matchup would be entertaining? Yep. But Denver has to get there first.

Joe Flacco: ‘I think we’re disrespected as an organization when it comes to the media’ [Sports Radio Interviews]

  1. parkcityute - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Flacco has a point as do many other teams. Not much coverage of the former world champs NO Saints after their wins either. And not much love for world champs Green Bay either, some times. Same bunch at ESPN. They have their own agenda. Sometimes I like it because we are close to Denver and they are my adopted team, but I do get the sour grapes by Flacco and others. ESPN has done the same thing with college football.

  2. tomtravis76 - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Flacco is right, there is over- coverage of Tebow. There is a team going for an undefeated season and you barely hear about it. When the Patriots were on the road to perfection, just about every game of theirs was on national TV. The Packers are flying under the radar with a potential perfect season coming off a Super Bowl title, that is crazy.The Ravens might be the most well balanced team in the NFL and they are not being covered.

    Its all Tebow. Yes, the Broncos are winning, but just treat the kid like a 2nd year QB. Let him develop. There are so many other stories in the NFL that are being tucked under the rug. I do feel that alot has to do with the fact that Tebow is a religious guy, and that sells, Tebow is a white guy, and that sells.

    Tebow plays for the Broncos and Iam not a Broncos fan, fans are loyal to their teams, fans don’t want to constantly have a 2nd year QB shoved down their throats, when he is still learning the pro game, and fans see this. Its fine watching his highlights with the comeback wins, but to have to have all day everyday is too much Tebow. The moment this kid does one thing remotely wrong off the field, he is going to be crushed more than anyone has been crushed by the media in a long time. The media is just waiting patiently and selling advertising pumping this kid up, but when that moment comes when Tebow slips, their rates go up and Tebow might as well be the devil he preaches against.

    • skids003 - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

      You’re right Tom. The media has gotten worse than the National Enquirer, and if he ever does slip, they’ll be like a pack of wild piranha feeding. I have no respect for the media anymore. They hate on a nice kid, while they worship the turds out there in sports.

  3. ta192 - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Have to give the media a break on this one. This is great theater, “Rudy” on steroids, they’d be remiss if they didn’t cover the hell out of it.

  4. skids003 - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Who s Joe Flacco?

  5. mgscott - Dec 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Sportscenter just reported Tebow is praying for Flacco

  6. trbowman - Dec 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Tebow could take a **** and ESPN would devote an hour of coverage on the size of it.

  7. dowhatifeellike - Dec 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    The guy was asked a question and he answered it. Bravo for speaking up.

    I live in Denver but I am not a Broncos fan. I can’t even watch local news or listen to local radio anymore because it’s all the Tim Tebow show. I don’t mind coverage of the Broncos because they are an NFL team and deserve as much attention as any other, but the coverage isn’t about the team, it’s all about Tebow.

  8. Maximus Decimus Meridius - Dec 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    We are sick of Flacco’s unibrow

  9. jleffingwell - Dec 17, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    I am no fan of Flacco, but he is 100% correct and I am glad he called the media out on it. . As a Texans fan, I SHOULD root for Denver to beat NE on Sunday, but I would rather the Texans just forget trying for the first round bye and root for the Pats to sh** all over the Denver Tebows. Maybe then the media will shut up about Tebow and wake up to the fact that there are 31 other teams in this league, including one that is vying for perfection.

  10. jdillydawg - Dec 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    I watch SportsCenter a lot and don’t find their coverage of Tebow over the top. It’s pretty entertaining. I got plenty of coverage on the other teams, too. Green Bay especially. Hell, it’s a great story. Run with it til it can’t run no more.

  11. dowhatifeellike - Dec 18, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    Tebow’s name was brought up in the friggin’ New Mexico bowl or whatever was played today. I had the radio on in the car and they had to share that some assistant coach for one of the teams was also an assistant coach at Florida with Tebow. I’m so sick of it.

  12. christiansagainstnike - Dec 19, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    The name of the pagan goddess NIKE should never be honored for victory by any athlete… definitely not a Christian athlete.

    Only the Most High God should be honored!!!

    This is why…

    “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16

    • sasquash20 - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM

      Go suck it christians! Your own agenda wielding ways are almost as bad as muslims. You make me sick to my stomach with your hate of everything you don’t agree with. Such BS!