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Worlds collide: Jeremy Lin excited Tebow coming to New York

Mar 22, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

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Mark Sanchez may not be thrilled (nor are some other Jets if you read twitter), but Jeremy Lin is pumped up for it.

Lin has said before that he is a fan of Tim Tebow — both men are very religious, although it is more low-key with Lin while it is wrapped up in the very public persona of Tebow.

Now they are in the same city — Tebow has been traded to the Jets. Lin was asked about it by the New York Post.

“It’s awesome. I’m just excited for him and to see what he does,” Lin said after delivering a huge fourth quarter in the Knicks’ 82-79 win over the 76ers last night. “We’ll see what happens next year, but I’m excited obviously that he’s going to be in New York….

“I’ve only talked to him like once,” Lin said. “But he’s a great guy from everything I hear, and the conversation I had with him was great as well.”

The two situations are different — Tebow comes in behind an established quarterback, the Knicks were desperately searching for a point guard when Lin came on the scene. But maybe they can talk about combustible coaching situations, they have that in common.

  1. mrbiz8505 - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Tebow is gonna teach Lin how to throw a bounce pass….

  2. 700levelvet - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Well i guess if you ignore the fact the Knicks and the Jets both suck, and haven’t won a damn thing in a combined 8 decades or so……..It could be really exciting…Besides that, it’s just wonderful news for the religious morons, and the typical douchebag NY sports fan………..

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      I pity you and your miserable life.

    • bozosforall - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      8 decades? The Red Sox covered more ground than that in their history in terms of being losers all by themselves. As far as being douchebag sports fans, the New England fan base tops the list.

  3. emaimo80 - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM


  4. bozosforall - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM


  5. eaglesandravens - Mar 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Mark Sanchez an established quarterback??? Yeah about that…..

    • florida727 - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      Actually, that’s a very accurate statement. Think about it. Sanchez has established that he can’t win big games. He’s also established that he’s not the passer everyone thought he was coming out of college. There’s other things he has established about himself too, but the rest of the list escapes me. You get the idea though. He is an established QB…

  6. nutstou - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Wow…Jeremy Linn excited Tebow is coming to town!!! Slow news day, fellas?

  7. michiganhockey11 - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    To quote Peter Griffin: “Jets suck, Yankees suck, Knicks suck”.

    • bozosforall - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      To quote New York fans, “Michigan sucks Peter”.

      • michiganhockey11 - Mar 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM

        To quote Reggie Dunlop: “All I can get”.

      • bozosforall - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM

        That’s what the Michigan “men” all say.

      • michiganhockey11 - Mar 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

        Yeah, you’re right, NY has such great success in Hockey, Football and Basketball…..

      • bozosforall - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

        Giants have 4 Super Bowl wins (and 4 other NFL championships). Jets add another Super Bowl. Rangers have the best record in the Eastern Conference (and 4 Stanley Cups). Islanders add another 4 Stanley Cups. Knicks have two NBA titles. Once New York (and Soon-to-be Brooklyn) Nets add 2 ABA titles to the total.

        Yankees bury every other single team from anywhere with their 27 titles though. Face it, compared to NYC, every other city is second best.

  8. myopinionisrighterthanyours - Mar 22, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    If Tebow wins in New York, does it go from Tebowmania to Timsanity?

  9. atom665 - Mar 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Does anyone outside NY even f–cking care? So you have a QB ( questionable) who couldn’t hit the side of an aircraft carrier with an elementary school and guard on a team hovering around .500 claiming they could win it all. All praise mediocrity.

  10. dadaboi - Mar 23, 2012 at 2:21 AM


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