Re: The Tebow Conundrum
I'm neither a Tim Tebow lover, nor a Tim Tebow hater (well other than beating the buckeyes in 2 national championship games, but I'm well past that).
to the comment above about giving up his QB dream, about being overly cocky about his ability to play the position and refusing to accept another position elsewhere, why shouldn't he have faith in his ability to play the position? He's arguably the most accomplished collegiate player of the last 25 years, certainly one of the 10 most accomplished in that time frame. He gets to the pros, and when given a chance, he again finds him self on the winning side of the scoreboard, even accomplishing a pulling out a playoff victory.
I can't blame ESPN for talking Tebow, I think its 2 very differing sides that fuel the flames more than anything and feed off each other. On one hand, you have a group of fans that are sick and tired of athletes that constantly run afoul of the law. They know most of them are good people, but it seems like you can't go a day with out some well known athlete getting into trouble for one thing or another. I'm not sure that I've ever seen an account that said Tim Tebow was anything less than a great person. He's the type of person you want to root for.
On the flip side, you have people who believe he's too good to be true (from a character standpoint) so they take every opportunity to rip the flaws that he has.
So with every step Tebow has taken in his football career, you've got one side crowing and fanning the flames of the other. When something goes right, the "I love Tebow crowd cheers" while the anti-tebow crowd yells that he sucks, he can't play QB, yadda, yadda, yadda. He stumbles or throws an INT, and the anti-tebow crowd comes out in full force "see I told you he sucks" while the I love tebow crowd takes about what a great person he is.
the constant back and forth is what wears people in the middle like myself out.
I like koreymac's post. I have a soon to be 5 year old son. If my son has accomplished half of what Tim Tebow has in the next 25 years of his life, both on and off the football field, I'll be one proud papa. In another 25 years, Tim Tebow's NFL career will likely be nothing more than a footnote to his well accomplished collegiate career. Tim Tebow's ministry work may still be paying dividends. For that I commend the guy.