C’mon, Tim Tebow’s TiVo Ad Isn’t That Bad, Is It?

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Personally, I’m not the biggest Tim Tebow fan — just ’cause I don’t really care that much for football or people who feel the need to wear their religion on their sleeve. But today I find myself coming to the defense of the Jets QB, as people pile on about his new TiVo ad, above.

“If this whole football thing doesn’t work out, he won’t have acting to fall back on, either,” wrote AdWeek‘s John Tejada.

“Poor TiVo. I wonder if they were like, ‘OH SH–’ when they first saw this and hella people were fired and heads rolled?” Jezebel’s Laura Beck said.

OK, sure, his main job in this ad is to look pretty while two adorable kids talk about their mom’s crush on him. “My dad is not your biggest fan right now,” the pig-tailed girl says. “I can see why,” Tebow says with a laugh. He’s no Manning brother, but is that what we wanted from him?

People who love cooing over his aww-shucks demeanor and twinkly eyes will probably get a bigger kick out of the silly interview he did for TiVo, in which he talks about MacGyver building a submarine with lettuce and a cucumber.

Just don’t watch his spokesman spiel on the device. That one is painful.

Tim Tebow in his TiVo ad