Talking Points: Too much Tebow

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What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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ESPN spent Saturday morning setting a standard that might be unassailable. According to Deadspin.com, the Worldwide Leader used the word “Tebow” on the air 160 times in one hour beginning at 8 a.m.

With 48 minutes of programming, that works out to one reference every 18 seconds. That’s truly a Ruthian effort that will stand as a record until, um, until … heck, they probably broke it during the postgame analysis.

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One more thought on the Mariners’ blockbuster trade from Friday: Doesn’t it point out the utter futility of Seattle’s farm system in recent years?

Getting Jesus Montero could turn out to be a smart move, but the M’s had to give up a pitcher who was an All-Star last year in exchange. Wouldn’t it be simpler if Seattle had developed more than one major-league hitter (Dustin Ackley) in the past five years?

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