Unlike virtually any other vocation, professional sports has a very finite, and for most players a very short shelf life. This makes post career planning (and saving money) a crucially important life skill.
Is TV Tebowing next?
What will I do for work? How will I pay the bills?
For numerous athletes, this transition has been made easier through the vast availability of decently paying jobs in television and radio, to the extent that the Bristol campus of ESPN has practically become a quasi pension plan for numerous former NFL and MLB players, stars and non-stars alike.
So it's not all that surprising that thebiglead.com reported earlier this week that there is a three network bidding war on the horizon to land the services of Tim Tebow, who is reportedly resigned to the fact that this NFL dream may finally be over. Presumably his role with one of these networks would be as a college football analyst.
(Much more surprising than ESPN and company priming the pump for Tebow is that it took the NFL this long to finally stop making phone calls to him about playing quarterback.)
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