Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tim Tebow - Crapped out by God himself

There are a few lucky individuals that God himself has personally shit out.  In our modern era a few names come to mind, Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, David Beckham and Brad Pitt. They defy any law known to man.  They walk through life unscathed.  Everything they touch seems to turn to gold.  They don't seem to age and their good looks continue on for all eternity.  No dirty secrets rise to the surface.  No scandals follow them.  All they do is win.  And often.

They have apparently been kind enough to allow Tim Tebow to join their ranks.  He is, in my opinion, the greatest college football player I've ever seen play.  I was born in 1978, so I have a relatively small pool of which to choose... and there are players that have had amazing years, or dazzled at times (Vince Young and Michael Vick come to mind, as does Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson)... but no other player has put an entire program on its back and willed it to victory over the course of a four year career like this kid.  And sometimes we forget, but he is still just that - a kid.

It would seem that he was much more than that though.  And he is.  He is, as of now, the ideal human being. He's a deeply religious guy with what seems like a tremendous heart.  He spends his summers abroad helping 3rd world countries.  He spends his fall crushing opponents.  With his arm.  With his legs.  He is well-spoken, and that is an understatement.  His post-game speech after a rare Florida loss (to Ole Miss) was probably one of the most sincere and honest - and motivating - things I've ever heard.  And he did exactly what he said he was going to do.

I would let him sleep with my girlfriend.  And she'd probably want to, cause he's Tim Tebow.

There seem to be a lot of Tebow fans out there, but there also seem to be a lot of Tebow haters. Which I just don't understand. How can you dislike this kid?  He's genuine and always plays with the highest character.  His opponents even like him.  The only reason to dislike him would be because you feel the need to go against the grain.  You're the kid in high school who didn't like the popular kids because you were jealous.  Get over it.

I couldn't have been happier when he went out with a win over Cincinatti in his final bowl game.  Not only did he go out with a win over an unbeaten team, but they trounced the Bearcats.  Not only did they trounce the Bearcats, but Tebow had one of his best passing games ever.  For someone with his four year history, that is not an easy task.  And he did it doing all the things pro scouts say he can't do.  He was accurate; on short and long passes.  He sat in the pocket.  He ran when he had to.  He spread the ball out.  He was, simply put, magnificent.

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