Tim Tebow just missed predicting BCS final score


Tim Tebow performed well on the sideline at the BCS Championship game. (David J. Phillip / AP)

Trent Dilfer proclaimed in an ESPN report that was more infomercial than anything else on Sunday that Tim Tebow has learned how to throw a football and is now ready to be an NFL quarterback.

Perhaps. But maybe Tebow, who didn’t play in the NFL this season, should dedicate himself to his ESPN gig, the one that officially began with the BCS Championship game Monday night. Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion at Florida, came within a point of correctly predicting the final score between Florida State and Auburn.

“Auburn might be a team of destiny, but tonight Florida State is deeper from top to bottom,” Tebow said. “[With] Jameis Winston and Telvin Smith’s leadership in the fourth quarter, I think they win 35-31.”

Close. So close. The Seminoles beat Auburn 34-31.

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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