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Tebow, a ‘horrible' quarterback ;He keeps paying for that pro-life ad
The Gazette ^ | January 09, 2012 5:35 PM | WAYNE LAUGESEN

Posted on 01/10/2012 12:23:08 PM PST by Red Steel

Tim Tebow, keep thanking Jesus for life and football. Leave it to The Gazette to thank all those embarrassing ne’er-do-wells who invested their reputations on a stupid bet that you would fail. They don’t like your faith, your lifestyle, your anti-abortion Super Bowl ad and they’d like to forget that you donate millions to help children.

Tebowed! A look at the QB's college and pro career

You have made them fools, throwing for a stunning 316 yards to beat the NFL’s top-ranked defense in a playoff game. Some are downright angry. Others should hide in their parents’ basements, in shame. Here is some of what they said:

• DJ Gallo, ESPN columnist, after Sunday’s playoff win over Pittsburgh: “Yet again, we were somehow all caught off guard by Tim Tebow... The image of your average Internet message-board troll is that of a weak, pasty basement dweller whose life is focused on getting people riled up in comments sections. Now imagine if such a troll was a muscled 6-foot-3, 236-pounder who decided to troll the entire country on national television every week? You’d have Tim Tebow. He started the season as the third-stringer, and everyone freaked out. Then he got a start and won, and everyone freaked out. Then in his second start, he played horribly and got crushed, and everyone freaked out. Then he went on a winning streak, and everyone freaked out. Then he went on a losing streak, and everyone freaked out. Then he won a playoff game, and everyone freaked out.”

• David Jacoby, on ESPN affiliate “Grantland,” Jan. 3, 2012: “Timothy Richard Tebow is an atrocious, dreadful, embarrassment of a quarterback, and Denver’s defense won games despite his performance. Either that or he has God on speed dial and is just messing with us.”

• Jordan Calfee, featured columnist, “Bleacher Report,” Dec. 21: “The Denver Broncos cannot compete with the likes of the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers come January...” “You can call him a winner and talk about his college resume and comebacks this season all you want. The fact of the matter is, Tim Tebow is a very poor passer. The folks at ESPN don’t criticize him because they are bullies, or because they are somehow anti-Christian...”

• Ryan Phillips, featured columnist, Bleacher Report, Jan. 5, 2012, on John Elway’s suggestion that Tebow “pull the trigger,” by throwing the ball more: “While I appreciate Elway’s confidence in his young signal-caller, that is terrible advice... If he is forced to be a pocket passer, there is no way he can beat a team on his own.”

• Rob Kelley, “The Pigskin Report,” Jan. 2, 2012, headline: “Tim Tebow is the worst quarterback ever to win division and reach NFL playoffs.” Samples from ensuing article: “Watching him (Tebow) play is akin to watching a peewee league game from a bunch of kids. The only difference is that peewee quarterbacks can actually throw a spiral from time to time...” “Tebow seems like a great kid who lives a clean life... But that does not mean that he is a viable starting NFL quarterback. He isn’t even close... trust me when I tell you that the Broncos are not going anywhere with Tebow under center... As much as I dislike Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, I truly hope that they walk into Denver and absolutely annihilate the Broncos next Sunday afternoon. Tebow cannot throw the ball. Not downfield, or even across the middle for short gains.”

• Greg Couch, FoxSports.com, Nov. 3, 2011: “Tebow isn’t good enough now to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. The Broncos aren’t good enough to be a team in the NFL, either.”

• Ryan Alfieri, Bleacher Report, Jan. 8, 2012, a day before the Steelers game: “On Sunday night, the Denver Broncos’ magical season will come to an end, and they will have Tim Tebow to ‘thank’ for it... It was cute to watch the young guy squeak out wins and get his team in the playoffs, but the honeymoon is now over... Weaknesses tend to be exposed around playoff time, and few players are more flawed and vulnerable than Tebow. I don’t just expect Tebow to have a bad outing; I expect him to play himself out of the Broncos’ starting job.”

Mark Kiszla, Denver Post, Oct. 30, 2011: “So maybe we need a new definition for Tebowing. It’s a prayer for mercy. Please, in the name of heaven, bring us somebody who can actually play quarterback.”

ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, tweeting in August 2011: “It’s embarrassing to think the Broncos could win with Tebow!!” He later tweeted: “You must possess a skill set to play!”

Tebow’s tweeted response: “ ’ppreciate that.”

Tebow-bashing is a sports-media obsession and examples are endless. No amount of success will end this. If Tebow someday wins consecutive Super Bowls and leads his profession, these hater-pundits will call it a fluke. We are embarrassed for them.

Wayne Laugesen, editorial page editor, for the editorial board. Friend Wayne on Facebook; follow him on Twitter.


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To: Jukeman
I thank you for your kind words regarding my son. I will pass along your thanks to him. He's at this time awaiting a flight to take him out of Afghanistan back to his post as he is rotating out of Afghanistan early (not due to injury).

Yes, I recall Irvin. He, like Terrel Owens (first with the 49ers, then with multiple teams), were great athletes with severe off-field (and with Owens - on-field) problems. In my opinion they should have been given the boot long before they did.

101 posted on 01/10/2012 2:36:28 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Red Steel

FUTH

FU Tebow Haters

Go Broncos!


102 posted on 01/10/2012 2:36:53 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’m in awe!


103 posted on 01/10/2012 2:40:29 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Jeff Head
Whatever else happens, Tebow has proven his worth to the Denver Broncos.

I hope you're right, Jeff.

I kept rerading how his playoff performance was going to be his make or break. Elway, for some reason, was threatening to trade him. I hope this puts that talk on the back burner for now. I think Elway forgot how his first season went.

Go Broncos!

104 posted on 01/10/2012 2:41:23 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Red Steel

It’s the sports world’s version of Palinization.


105 posted on 01/10/2012 2:49:38 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: zeestephen
I still can’t see them.

He's just learning the pro game. In college ball he WAS the game.

106 posted on 01/10/2012 3:21:12 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: bigdaddy45
Some of the Tebow-bashing is because he is a Christian, but certainly not all. I don’t know if you’re a football fan... but on occasions he can be horrifically bad. Almost painful to watch.

I can't help but think of the career of a Jewish ball player who also had an erratic start; Sandy Koufax.

107 posted on 01/10/2012 3:25:47 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: bigdaddy45

I’ve never heard any sportswriters complain that they hear too much about black quarterbacks. Hmmmm. Sarah Palin and Tim Tebow both drive the media crazy because they are unashamed of Christ.


108 posted on 01/10/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Grunthor

I agree Grunthor.
He is exciting to watch, and that pass made my week, and put a smile on my face despite the falcons less than dismal performance.
True, he is not pro bowl yet; he is a rookie. He deserves some slack for his occasional screw ups, just like all rookie QBs.
But, right now, I am lovin it.
And the Broncos likely loss to the pats won’t change that.
Anytime liberal/atheist heads explode is a reason to celebrate.
And, don’t ya know all these “coincidences,” which I find incredibly uncanny, irritate the libtards to no end.
GO DENVER!


109 posted on 01/10/2012 3:26:42 PM PST by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I hate passing stats since they don't include the ones the receivers should have caught.

The bad news about Tebow (for the other teams) is that he is learning to throw to the right. Pittsburgh was not prepared for that.

110 posted on 01/10/2012 3:46:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: mlo
Something strange was afoot at the Circle K.

You got it, dude.

111 posted on 01/10/2012 3:50:24 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Red Steel

As a Steeler fan, I give congrats to Tebow and the broncos. They beat us far and square. It was a good game and was on the edge of my seat until the bitter end.
Tebow was good when it mattered.


112 posted on 01/10/2012 3:52:44 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: hattend
Elway, for some reason, was threatening to trade him.

Does it really matter as long as he's still playing? If he's traded, so be it, whoever should happen to pick him up will then have the Tebow following........and I'm now an admitted follower.

113 posted on 01/10/2012 3:55:42 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: isthisnickcool
I have not heard so much talk about a white Bronco since the OJ trial....

Post of the Day ! !


114 posted on 01/10/2012 4:11:40 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Does it really matter as long as he's still playing?

Well, as a Broncos fan since the Orange Crush days, it matters to me!!! It's more fun if your favorite QB is playing on your favorite team.

115 posted on 01/10/2012 4:12:45 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: tomkat

ROFLOL!!! That IS the post of the day !!!


116 posted on 01/10/2012 4:22:43 PM PST by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my light bulbs !)
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To: airplaneguy
People tend to forget that the Broncos were pretty horrible last year. No skill position players to speak of. Holes in the roster everywhere. Recycled, cast-off running backs.

It's not like Tebow stepped into a situation where anyone could succeed. Orton, who is capable of moving a team up and down the field, couldn't make it work.

A healthy Elvis and the emergence of Von Miller have been vital to their success this year.

117 posted on 01/10/2012 4:49:47 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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118 posted on 01/10/2012 5:31:15 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: hattend

I don’t think Tebow would endorse your statement.


119 posted on 01/10/2012 5:39:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Hot Tabasco
I hate passing stats since they don't include the ones the receivers should have caught.

I would add that Tebow also throws a lot of balls away deliberately, to avoid a sack and many other times he throws very conservatively to avoid a turn-over. He apparently couldn't care less about his passing stats.

120 posted on 01/10/2012 6:00:23 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably true, but, there it is.


121 posted on 01/10/2012 6:22:51 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: zeestephen
Through sheer will power, Tebow will find a NFL roster spot for many years, but he will never win consistently as a starting NFL QB.

Of course he won't. The NFL is way too hard for him. He's completely out of his league. And if he should take the Broncos to the Super Bowl and win, it still proves nothing. Its just obvious that he can't cut it.

122 posted on 01/10/2012 6:25:59 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

If you are wrong, you will never hear the end of it.


123 posted on 01/10/2012 7:35:56 PM PST by healy61
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To: healy61

He left the sarcasm tag off, if you’re interested.


124 posted on 01/10/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Red Steel
in fairness to Gallo, his article led up to the following sarcastic conclusion:

"Now stay with me on this one. It's the craziest theory yet. Here we go: Tim Tebow is a young NFL quarterback who has started only 15 games in his career. As such, he is still getting acclimated to the pro game. So sometimes he plays very well, sometimes not so well, and other times he does his job and contributes to a win equally alongside his defense, running backs, etc. I know. I know. Psychotic. The rambling, incoherent thoughts of a madman. But maybe so insane that it's sane?"

125 posted on 01/10/2012 7:45:05 PM PST by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: hattend

If the Broncos are not behind him as a player, he’d be better off traded to a team that wants him.


126 posted on 01/10/2012 7:51:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Did he endorse someone today? My 3pm talk guy was irate about it, but I couldn’t tell exactly who or what on my break.


127 posted on 01/10/2012 8:07:41 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: airplaneguy
I'm a Steeler fan, and it was not fun to watch my team get knocked out last week. But believe me, this Tebow hatred is totally out of control, but believe me again, it is not unprecedented.

As mentioned, I am and have been for more than half a century, a Steeler fan. Back over 40 years ago, the Steelers got a young QB in the draft who by coincidence was a professed Christian, and also had a distinct Southern accent. He was big and strong, just like Tebow. Many local fans actually cheered when he got his collar bone broken on the field... (it's true... I was at that game and they were glad he got hurt.)

The national media called him stupid... too dumb to play QB in the NFL... even some Hollywood jerks jumped in on the bandwagon. And even beyond that, some of his fellow NFL players jumped in on the media driven bandwagon.

In the end, that stupid kid played for over 13 years, lead a team considered by many as the best in history, won four Super Bowl Rings, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, and now makes a couple million a year on television just talking about games.

Pretty good for a guy 'too stupid' to play quarterback! This attack on Teabow is nothing new. It happened over 40 years ago.

I hope it turns out just as well for Tim Tebow as it did for Terry Bradshaw. I hate these damn media-driven feeding frenzies where they attempt to destroy people just because they can.

I'll be rooting for Tim and the Broncos in New England this week. It will be tough, but you never know... maybe a second 'Immaculate Reception' is in the wings. .

128 posted on 01/10/2012 8:38:21 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: MHGinTN

I wondered about that. Thanks for clearing it up.


129 posted on 01/10/2012 9:19:16 PM PST by healy61
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To: Red Steel

When Tim Tebow passes the ball, I cringe... as I did whenever Sonny Jurgensen or Y.A. Tittle launched a wounded duck into the air. I hope Tim has a long and successful career.

Come to think of it, George Blanda didn’t have much of a spiral either but he did OK for a kicker.


130 posted on 01/11/2012 7:10:41 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Red Steel

Who is spamming the “natural born citizen; birthcertificate; certifigate” keywords with Tim Tebow threads?


131 posted on 01/13/2012 9:39:45 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Red Steel

Why are all these Tebow threads showing up under birthcertificate, certifigate, and naturalborncitizen keywords?


132 posted on 01/13/2012 9:43:54 AM PST by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: Smokeyblue

Ah, ya beat me to it, Smokey!


133 posted on 01/13/2012 9:46:01 AM PST by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: WildSnail; Smokeyblue

I don’t know.


134 posted on 01/13/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: WildSnail

Only by three minutes. : )

These Tebow threads came out of nowhere.


135 posted on 01/13/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Red Steel; Admin Moderator

Someone is spamming the “natural born citizen; birthcertificate; certifigate” keywords with Tim Tebow threads.

Could you please remove these keywords from the Tebow threads?

Tebow is not President nor running for President and his citizenship status is not relevant to the discussions regarding Obama and the NBC clause.


136 posted on 01/13/2012 9:59:43 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: PalinPlease

Knock off the keyword spamming by miscategorizing articles!


137 posted on 01/13/2012 10:38:04 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: bigdaddy45

As a long time Broncos fan, I can remember enduring Elway’s first season, even when he lined up and tried to take a snap from a left guard. We in Denver are glad to have this “horrible” player here. At least the games are fun again, like they were when Elway played.


138 posted on 01/13/2012 10:50:50 AM PST by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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