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Tim Tebow addresses the nation (of New York)

Tim Tebow’s New York Jets jerseys were on sale at a New York Modell’s on Friday. (Mary Altaffer / AP)

“Our mission is to win games, pure and simple,” owner Woody Johnson said.

But...but...Tebow went to see “Wicked” on Broadway on Saturday night! There’s a Jockey billboard welcoming him to New York outside the Lincoln Tunnel! On the Jersey side! And there’s a press conference, to be covered live by ESPN at noon EDT! (When’s the David Carr presser, ESPN?)

“He liked my performance. I hope I like his performance, P.J. Benjamin, who plays Oz in “Wicked,” told the News.

No pressure. None whatsoever.

Tebow’s billboard. (Courtesy Clear Channel Outdoor)

Ryan may be pushing him as a player and not a “quarterback” because of what many see as deficiencies in his game. Already, Jets past and present are having none of it.

“How many times has a backup quarterback had a press conference?” Damien Woody, now an ESPN analyst, said (via the New York Post). “How many times have there been helicopters to meet a backup quarterback at the airport? The organization is saying he’s the backup quarterback. Well, then why do you feel like you have to have a press conference? Why not just do a conference call and call it a day? It’s a marketing ploy.”

But ... it’s working. At least for now. (And, yes, please check back here for new updates from the press conference.)

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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