Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tebow Time?

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I have been trash-talking the Broncos and Tim Tebow since the moment they won last week and we found out they were playing the Patriots. I mean, really. Here's this newbie quarterback, whose gotten really lucky in the last few minutes of some games and people can't stop talking about him. I was so ready for The Patriots to beat the hell outta Tim Tebow and for Tom Brady to essentially say, "Quiet youngin! Get off my field!"

Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

But, I'd like to set the record straight. I don't hate Tim Tebow. I don't dislike him. I think he's dynamic, talented, honest, and a leader. I think he's an all-around good person, and if I was going to hire men to work at my camp, I would hire someone like Tim Tebow. I have no problem with his faith and even with the way he chooses to practice, even if I would not be comfortable making those same choices {different religion, y'all}. And, if it wasn't for the fact that he played MY team, I wouldn't really care one way or the other if he made it to the Superbowl or lost every single game this season {well, I wouldn't want anyone to lose all their games, but you get my point}.

Let me be clear: I do not dislike Tim Tebow because he is a Christian. I do not dislike him because he spends a lot of time praying on the field. What I DO dislike is the hype. He is not the first good guy NFL player. He's not the first religious guy. He's not the first one to have a foundation, or support a cause {don't get me started on that}, or visit sick children. He's not the first great leader. But to listen to ESPN and just about everyone else you'd think that he was.

Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

What about players like Ty Warren {former Patriot} who grew up in Bryan, Texas and flew kids from his old Boys and Girls Club to watch the Superbowl? Why are we not celebrating the players who read in schools, donate money, visit hospitals? Why are we only celebrating Tim Tebow? Why can we not highlight the MANY great, honest, charitable players out there? Why must we wait for the latest media sensation, the latest trendy player to show these things? 

What's your take?


  1. Great post. I dont know what it is about Tebow but he just gets under my skin! Maybe its because I am a Tennessee fan and had to play him for four years when he was at Florida. Like you said, there are so many good man (and BAD too!) in the NFL but Tebow has gotten so much hype. I was glad to see New England whoop up although sad that the Steelers didnt do so. (I am a Steelers marraige.) Although I will note, I cant stand Rothleisberger either! He is slimy!

  2. I'm a new follower via Blue Eyed Owl. Just popping in to say hi. I really like this post though I must say I wish it had been the Steelers and not the Patriots to have put them out of the playoffs. I'm a Steelers fan by default (my dad's family is all from Pittsburgh). Oh well, there is always next season! :)