Tim Tebow took home the ESPY for “Best Moment” on Wednesday night, getting recognition from the fans for his 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime of the AFC Wild Card playoffs to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That rubbed some fans the wrong way — including the nominees that Tebow beat out for the win.
The Tampa Bay Rays, nominated for their dramatic walkoff win over the Yankees in Game 162 of last year’s regular season, had some choice words for Tebow and ESPN (sarcastically, of course).
To be fair about ESPYs, Tim Tebow hardly ever gets mentioned on ESPN so it was nice to see him finally get recognized. #Game162wasbetter
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 12, 2012
Perhaps a bit more seriously upset was junior college baseball player Derrick Salberg, whose incredible leaping catch was robbed of recognition as well. He had some much more pointed language for Tebow.
God damnit..now I gotta listen to tebow talk
— Derrick Salberg(@DerrickSalberg5) July 12, 2012
Somebody might want to remind these guys that this is the ESPYs we’re talking about.