Zach Parise doesn’t get what all the Tim Tebow nonsense is about


We’re not ProFootballTalk here so you’ve been able to steer clear of anything Tim Tebow-related, but New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise isn’t feeling Tebowmania.

With Tebow now part of the New York Jets, who conveniently play their games in New Jersey, that means Parise’s turf as the most lovable guy in the Garden State is threatened. Parise tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice that he just doesn’t get what all the hubbub is about with the Jets’ new quarterback.

“I don’t care for it,” Parise said. “Why is a backup quarterback having a press conference?”

More than 200 media members attended Tebow’s introductory news conference Monday at the Jets’ practice facility in Florham Park.

“That doesn’t make sense to me,” Parise said.

Meanwhile in Newark, the Devils are this close to clinching a playoff berth and are set up to be a dangerous team in the Eastern Conference playoffs all the while Parise is leading the way. Tough times, indeed.

Maybe there’ll be a big press conference for Parise come summertime in New Jersey if he wins the Stanley Cup or signs a long-term deal with the team. Then again, if Parise or any Devils get banged up in the postseason, don’t expect to see Tebow come rolling into town for the laying of hands to help out.