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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,, 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.

TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: prolife; tebow; tebowhaters; timtebow
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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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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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