Tim Tebow, overt Christian and quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has won 7 of his last 8 football games now. Every week, another “expert” talks about why he can’t continue to win this way. He doesn’t throw well enough. He doesn’t throw often enough. His mechanics are bad. His accuracy is bad. He’s loved, he’s hated and he’s uniformly reviled in the media and on the Internet. Even the president of his own football team (himself a Hall of Fame inductee) won’t solidly state he’s a fan and supporter. But Tim Tebow puts it all aside, continues to thank his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whenever a microphone is shoved in his face, and he continues to win football games. For the record, Tim Tebow put his team into a position to win this time, and his teammates did the rest.
But they still won.
I, personally, LOVE the man. He won’t back down from his beliefs, and he’s unapologetic. He tries to be diplomatic in interviews, tries to maintain his integrity and class while media jackass after media jackass try to make him admit he’s not as good as other NFL quarterbacks, and he continues to win games, thanking his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his teammates each time. They believe in him, his leadership, his ability to make things happen on the field. He believes in their ability to do what they need to do to win. And isn’t that what team sports are supposed to be? Teams believing in and relying on each other?
Well, this one does and they win.
Next week, I face a dilemma. Tim Tebow and the Broncos face off against the New England Patriots – my team of choice. Not very many are giving the Broncos a chance in this one. But they didn’t give Tebow much of a chance in any of the others, either. I think he has a fine chance against a very porous and suspect defense, and with the support of a team which is going to rally around him as much as they can. A big lead going into the fourth quarter isn’t a deciding factor either (most “experts” say if Tebow’s Broncos are too far behind in the fourth quarter they won’t be able to score enough to win). After all, I’ve seen plenty teams much worse than the Broncos score on the Patriots in the final quarter. The Indianapolis Colts darn near got their first win of the season that way last week. The hapless Washington Redskins – by all rights a team far outclassed by the powerful Patriots – played them to a single-score game. No, there is nothing guaranteed about this game next week.
Tim Tebow is a juggernaut who continues to work with his teammates to keep the game in their favor. The fourth quarter belongs to Tim Tebow and the Broncos, they’ve won two in a row in overtime now. I wouldn’t bet against them next week.
Part of me, loyal to my team, wants them to be crushed and humiliated. Part of me, a believer in Christ Jesus and proud as a brother in Christ of what Tim Tebow does and is, wants to see him stand victorious.
Maybe I just won’t watch, and revel in whichever team is the victor. I really have no downside to this one.
How was your weekend? Me, I didn’t write a single character. I had a good time anyway though, and spent some quality time with my boy.
What about you? Sound off and let me know.
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