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ESPN snafu allows audience to see Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth doubt Tim Tebow’s future

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The country's sporting attention may be focused on the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens as the two teams prepare to square off in New Orleans on Sunday.

[Also: Colin Kaepernick taking silence-is-golden approach to media circus]

It shouldn't come as a surprise, however, to find that ESPN's talking heads still have Tim Tebow on the brain. Watch the hilarious scene as Sports Center anchors Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth talk about the beleaguered quarterback as what they think is a private conversation can actually be seen by the audience at home.

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Thanks to Tim Tebow Fan No. 1 for providing the setup for that video. However, of you can't entirely tell what's going on, it would appear that Schlereth was talking about Tebow's future possibilities at another position (tight end) before sharing some doubts with Storm over whether Tebow has the talent to pull it off. Here's a transcript:

Storm: The what?

Schlereth: It's like a tight-end/h-back?

Storm: Oh yeaaaah. Well that's interesting.

Schlereth: But I'm going to tell you. I talked to a bunch of Broncos coaches who said 'I just don't know if he's a fluid enough athlete to go over and play tight end ... they say he doesn't catch the ball naturally either

Storm: Well if that's the case. Ohh. (hears producer in ear piece) OK, OK. Sure, sure.

Producer: "OK, standby guys."

h/t: Deadspin

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