Heisman winning QB Tim Tebow scored big yesterday as he made his first appearance on Good Morning America – the nation’s top morning news show – as host of a new Motivate Me Monday series.
Though Tebow didn’t “motivate” studio hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolous enough yet to have them “Tebowing” on set, the former Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots QB’s debut was far smoother than naysayers expected. As a matter of fact, he demonstrated himself to be a natural.
An ESPN and SEC Network college football analyst, Tebow seemed totally at ease on camera. The former Florida Gator may not be the most articulate athlete to hold a mic on camera, but he fluidly walked into his new, surprising television gig.
Tebow’s 15 minute segment, in which he interviewed 10-year double amputee Deven Jackson, revealed the former NFL QB’s maturity as an interviewer and compassion as an individual.
The trustworthy Tebow seems to be the perfect choice for GMA’s new Monday segment that highlights stories of personal triumph. Ol’ #15 comes across as genuine on camera with a fresh, unscripted delivery.
Though I’m personally not a fan of morning talk shows, I’m motivated, pun intended, to tune into to Tebow in one of the coming weeks.
With Tebow now a part of the team, expect GMA to continue holding that number one ratings spot.
However, don’t expect fellow ESPN football talking heads like Merrill Hoge, Stephen A. Smith, Tom Jackson and others to be “motivated” enough to watch Tebow on camera.
MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!