NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mike Francesa doesn’t care much about Tim Tebow’s pursuit of a baseball career, and he’s glad his WFAN audience doesn’t seem to be that interested, either.
Francesa said he is bewildered by the attention the quarterback-turned-baseball-hopeful is receiving this week. The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback signed a minor league contract with the Mets earlier this month and began working out with the team’s instructional league Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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Meanwhile, Tebow’s No. 15 Mets jersey has become the top seller on MLBShop.com.
“I really wonder who they’re selling the Tebow stuff to,” Francesa said. “I can’t even — if it’s on the channel, I turn it off. I would not read a story. I don’t care.”
Francesa estimated the odds of Tebow ever reaching the majors would be 30-to-1 against.
“He now has become one of these people who’s just famous for being famous,” Francesa said. “That’s all he is. He’s not famous for any of his accomplishments. He’s famous for being famous. He’s almost become the Kardashian of sports.”
Francesa then commended his callers for having not asked any questions about the former Jet.
“I’m the only one who brought it up just now because I’m stunned that anybody cares,” he said.
To listen to the complete open of Francesa’s Tuesday show, in which he also discusses the big-league Mets and the NFL, click on the audio player above.