Is Tim Tebow For Real?

December 13, 2011

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Once again, Tim Tebow saved the day, rallying the Broncos to an overtime win against the Chicago Bears. Tebow is now 7-1 as a starter, and the Broncos have won six straight and find themselves atop the AFC West.

So, while Tebow is building a reputation as a winner, he’s also criticized for his lackluster numbers. He’s completing less than 50% of his passes (48.5), and averaging just 6.5 yards per attempt. Tebow has only topped the 50% rate in three games. However, those three games are the last three, suggesting that he may be improving. He’s only topped 200 yards in two games – but those are the last two games.

The Broncos cut ties with Kyle Orton earlier this year, meaning that the 2011 Broncos are Tebow’s team. However, it remains to be see whether he is the long term answer at quarterback, or whether the Broncos will go after a quarterback in the draft.

What’s my opinion? I think that Tim Tebow is, at best, the second coming. The second coming of Kordell Stewart, that is.

Heisman Trophy

Robert Griffin III of Baylor won the Heisman Trophy.  I was happy to see RG3 grab the award.  Not only does he have the physical tools to succeed, but he’s also a smart guy – he has already earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is working toward a Masters in Communication.  Some teams is going to get a great person – and great player – in the draft.

The Heisman also bring welcome publicity to a Baylor program that was downtrodden in recent years.  Baylor won 4 games in November 2011.  In the prior 15 years, they had won 4 November games, total (an average of about 0.25 wins per year).

Ryan Braun

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun made the news by reportedly testing positive for synthetic testosterone.  Although this is bad news for Braun and the Brewers, I think this is good news for baseball.  In the past, the players who tested positive were either players nobody like much (Palmeiro and Manny) or guys nobody had ever heard of.  Braun is a rising superstar just coming into his prime.  A positive test result from such a player indicates that MLB’s testing is on the level, and that there are no sacred cows being protected.


I’m not a fan of the BCS matchup between LSU and Alabama.  If Alabama wins a squeaker on a neutral field, how does this become more important than LSU’s win at Alabama?  I wonder how big of a win Alabama would need to push ahead of LSU with the computers.

I hate seeing rematches in bowl games.  Alabama had their chance at LSU, and LSU proved that they were better.  Step aside and let the next team have their chance.


I haven’t followed the NBA much since Magic Johnson retired (and even less since Alonzo Mourning retired).  I must be really out of touch if Marc Gausol is worth $58  million over 4 years.  I don’t mind seeing superstars get paid, but I don’t think MG’s in that class.  I think one of the reasons the NBA is in financial trouble is because they pay role players and minor stars absurd amounts of money – not necessarily that the actual superstars are overpaid.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Squeaky
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 15:36:30

    Tebow is a man filled with heart. I won’t say he’s talented, at least not like Dan Marino, Joe Montana or John Elway. He is talented though and plays with more winning attitude than a number of people that have played for years.

    He has trouble taking a snap not under center.
    He doesn’t throw the greatest spiral in the world.
    He’s not known for his impeccable passing ability.

    If anyone thought that he was drafted to be a great passer they’re on crack. Of course Josh McDaniels may have been thinking that….We have seen what a great job Josh McDaniel’s did. Great selection for head coach, wasn’t he? What a complete ass bag. I will at least say that he acquired Tebow for us and Tebow is a remarkable individual and athlete.

    What I don’t understand is the great amount of hate/resentment that some people have for him. Is it because he wears his faith openly? Is it because he is loaded with cash? Is it because he has a personality that most people only aspire to have? Is it because he has brown eyes? (Or blue or whatever the hell color of eyes he has)

    I just don’t understand.

    What I do understand is that each week I sit in front of the TV expecting the Broncos to lose yet I see an entire team of individuals elevate their play. They are a team and they make something miraculous happen together. It isn’t something I can explain, but it appears that they believe they can do it and they are…in spite of any hate from the doubters.

    Don’t hate the player, just hate the game. Wait, that line isn’t intended for sports is it? LOL! Don’t hate the player!!!


  2. kosmo
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 16:02:07

    I definitely don’t hate Tebow. I think he was drafted too high and I think he’s overhyped (but that’s the media’s doing), but I don’t hate him.

    He goes out on the field and competes to the best of his ability. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If he was drafted too high, he has no control over this. His job is to play.

    In the long run, I just think the Broncos would be a better team with a pure passer at QB and Tebow being used as in Wildcat formations and as a running back.


  3. squeaky
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 22:45:26

    Hey Kos, I wasn’t saying you were a hater, but look out…they are everywhere. I agree, this non traditional QB’ing is a little odd fir the NFL. Not sure you can have a running offense in the NFL without having a stronger passing offense to compliment that.

    Hope the Tebow magic can continue.


  4. Martin Kelly
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:23:14

    Tebow is real, results matter much more than statistics, hype or hate. I would not put him in the Stewart group tho, Kordell was drafted as a reciever and he whinned his way into the QB position. I do agree that he is not the long term solution. Eventually, defenses will figure it out and the better pool of talent will win.

    Griffen winning the Heisman is great and not just for Baylor. He came from a “flyover” school. That at least shows that the selection commitee is looking for talent and not just popularity. I liked his interveiw on ESPN the next morning. He obviously had not slept. When they asked him if winning the Heisman was the greatest achievement of his life he said no. That award could only sit on his shelf, his team made him great, and that greatness can be measured by the fact that his team beat Texas two years in a row for the first time since the 1950s.

    I have no commment on the Baseball or Basketball, but the BCS has me completely turned off. They have garraunteed the SEC a national championship. They have included a team that did not even co-champion their conference. I will be watching many of the bowls, but not the championship, and I do not even like Oklahoma State.


  5. Johnny G
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 22:35:47

    As my near six year old says…what time is it daddy? TeboTeboTeboTebo TIME!


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