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SAGA OF TIM TEBOW STANDS AS LESSON IN STRUGGLES AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF THIS WORLD
Spirit Daily ^ | 1/16/2012 | Spirit Daily

Posted on 01/16/2013 4:45:54 PM PST by Sioux-san

It's a battle between Tim Tebow and worldliness, and right now worldliness is winning -- or was, until last weekend. It always seems to win.

Really, it never does (in the end).

Let's back up a moment.

Tebow, as you probably recall, is the openly Christian quarterback who often wins in improbable (read: miraculous) fashion. Two years ago, he and his mother made headlines when they appeared in a pro-life Super Bowl commercial (controversial because it stood against abortion).

Last year his remarkable, come-from-behind victories as quarterback for the Denver Broncos captivated the American imagination.

"Tebowing" became a new way to pray (kneeling, helmet off and held at the knee, head bowed at the sideline). He wore that "eye paint" with biblical references (the nerve!).

A year ago this month in a dramatic playoff game against Pittsburgh, the Broncos set the NFL overtime record (regular season or playoffs) for the fastest overtime ever, winning in 11 seconds with just one, 80-yard play. He had done the same any number of times as a Gator at the University of Florida, where he was the youngest at the time ever to win the Heisman Trophy (his sophomore year).

It was a culmination of a miraculous series of games that took the underdog Broncos to a spot few expected them to be.

Tebow's reward?

He was unceremoniously and in a humiliating way traded to the New York Jets when a world-class but aging and injured quarterback named Peyton Manning became available.

The Broncos said good-bye to Tebow and agreed to pay Manning $96 million over a five-year period -- certain now, with Manning, that they would not only win playoff games but probably the Super Bowl.

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TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: tebow; timtebow
I am convinced that Tebow is undergoing the same treatment as Sarah Palin because they fear what this young man is capable of becoming. Football is just the beginning for Tim.
1 posted on 01/16/2013 4:46:01 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

No. It’s about teams not having to completely re-design an offense to accommodate a great kid, a great athlete, but a lousy passer. Why is this so hard to grasp?


2 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:55 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Sioux-san
This year there will be a homosexual actor mocking Tebow's eye paint in a different Super Bowl commercial.

Indeed, the wicked hate the rightious with a hatred even they cannot understand.

3 posted on 01/16/2013 4:53:51 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: GSWarrior

Tim Tebow’s “saga” mostly involves the fact that he sucks as a quarterback. The arm is not there, the mechanics are not there, etc. His leadership ability is off the chart, but we are talking about the NFL, not a charity organization.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 4:58:26 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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Tebow could run the option offense as he did in college. However the QB’s who are doing this successfully now can all throw the ball in the pocket far better than Tebow.

The Broncos didn’t want to build the Offense around Tebow’s skill set, the JEts used him to sell Personal Seat Licenses.

He really doesn’t have the body to be a QB. HE should become an H back and he could have a very good NFL career.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 4:59:12 PM PST by Leto
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To: Sioux-san
” This is a man who as quarterback for the University of Florida won two national championships and set the all-time record for passing in the toughest division in college football (the Southeastern Conference or S.E.C.).”

One other fact. Tebow WON a playoff game, Manning has yet to do that.
of course Manning is making 10 times as much.

Also” Tebow had much better stats in college than the guy that replaced him.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 5:09:59 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: 1rudeboy

You are correct. Tebow’s atrocious record with the Bronco’s proves your case beyond a shadow of a doubt...

Oh wait.

He led the Bronco’s to a lot of victories.

Never mind.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 5:10:14 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: 1rudeboy

You are correct. Tebow’s atrocious record with the Bronco’s proves your case beyond a shadow of a doubt...

Oh wait.

He led the Bronco’s to a lot of victories.

Never mind.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 5:12:19 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: GSWarrior

The guy is a physical specimen. Is there any reason he can’t be used as an H-back, or tight end? Does he refuse to play any other position?


9 posted on 01/16/2013 5:14:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sioux-san

Here’s hoping Tebow hangs on to his dream of becoming a bonafide NFL QB and not let negative or doubtful minds define who and what he is. Keep believing and working at it Tim.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: GSWarrior

Anyone who watched the playoff game on Sunday could see that Denver still had a QB with a suspect arm and an offense specifically designed to cover his shortcomings....only this QB was paid $13 million more. And Manning’s last pass was so weak it was picked off

The NFL is trying to run Tim Tebow out of the league. When the Jax Jaguars refused to even consider Tebow....that told me the NFL is blackball him. Tebow would make the Jags $$....and they are passing on him? Right....


11 posted on 01/16/2013 5:22:00 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Why would the NFL possibly be trying to run Tim Tebow out of the league? The NFL is about money. Period. And Tebow is making them money.

The painful truth is, he’s just not a good quarterback. Yes, he had a great run with the Broncos. He benefited from a great defense, and place kicker who was lights-out fantastic. But watching him try to pass is just painful. And there’s a reason NFL teams don’t run the option... defenses are just too fast.

There are plenty of strong, vocal Christians in the NFL. Its a paranoid fantasy to think that for some bizarre reason Tim Tebow is being singled out.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 5:32:25 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: SeminoleCounty

The Jags suck. They’ve always sucked and they always will in the future. They covered up a couple thousand seats in the stadium and it’s still impossible to get enough people into the stadium to play a game on local tv. Tebows career, if he is to have one at all would be destroyed if he were to play for the Jags. And by the way, they’re my hometown team.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 5:38:36 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Sioux-san
Tebow is a good guy, a incredible athlete, the nfl is not trying to run him out.

In the end it is Tebow's call 15 years as a tight end or H back or 15 games as a Q.B.

It really is up to Tebow now.

14 posted on 01/16/2013 5:41:42 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Agreed. Tebow won a National championship in the SEC twice. Takes a 1-4 team to the playoffs and beat the Steelers. He’s getting blackballed. I want the Browns to get him. We have 3 average qb’s here. He would be fun to watch. He can take a hit too.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 5:41:52 PM PST by oust the louse ("When capitalism disintegrates, socialism ceases to have any validity or justification.”)
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To: GSWarrior
a lousy passer.

Can you say Mark Sanchez? 66.9 rating.

16 posted on 01/16/2013 5:42:46 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Sioux-san
“The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion when it breaks loose and begins to challenge their consciences.” ― Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ
17 posted on 01/16/2013 5:53:20 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: oust the louse; All

Sorry but Tim Tebow is a lousy QB.. Plain and simple..


18 posted on 01/16/2013 5:53:30 PM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Sioux-san

I am what you would call a secular Freeper... religion is just not my thing, or minimally, my faith is mine and I am unwilling to proselytize something so very personal.

Also... I find televised professional football (NFL) boring, and nothing but a venue to sell cornchips and pasteurized beer made out of rice (I was very spoiled with a roommate that subscribed to Setanata on DirecTV and became captivated by the truly athletic sport of Rugby... TV timeouts? What? In rugby they keep playing as the wounded are tended to on the field of battle).

Regardless of everything above I have babbled about, thank you for posting this link. It was well-written and tells a “good story”... which is needed right now while we are all feeling humiliated and walked on by the Godless Communist/Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue Community Organizer that 49% of this country voted for... a man currently on a mission to strip law-abiding citizens of their God-given right to take up arms to protect the rest of our rights from being usurped by purple-lipped tyrants.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 5:59:06 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Sioux-san
I'm a long time Denver Bronco season ticket holder ... I think Tim Tebow has a unique skill set but in to-days NFL it's not enough. Not for long term success. Tim should seriously consider the CFL ... not the same salary level but Canadians like their football and he would be well received.
John Elway made a decision when Payton Manning called Bronco headquarters and said ... you're my team. At that point the Tebow controversy had to go away here in Broncoland. Elway who genuinely liked Tebow on a personal level made a tough decision ... trade Tebow.
Elway made the right decision ... this is the NFL.
NFL an acronym for 'Not For Long'.
20 posted on 01/16/2013 6:05:50 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Sioux-san
"All who desire to live a godly life will face persecution." And the greater a person is the more difficult the spiritual trial. The question is when it occurs how will a person handle it?

God is not mock and while we can't see all ends we know that He is in control of the situation.

21 posted on 01/16/2013 6:07:48 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: KevinDavis

Ok I am simple. Please explain to me why Tebow is a losy QB.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 6:10:17 PM PST by saywhatagain
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To: GSWarrior
What I saw in the few Jets games that got televised in California was a front line that could not protect the quarterback, whether it was Tebow or Sanchez.

I know what people said about what the coaches said, and what the films showed, but how much of that is really Tebow and how much is that the offensive line isn't giving him the chance? Anyone could look like they don't have the skills if they're constantly being chased out of the pocket by a line that can't hold.

-PJ

23 posted on 01/16/2013 6:15:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

How’s Tebow’s career as a quarterback been working out for him? LOL


26 posted on 01/16/2013 6:51:59 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: bigdaddy45
Why would the NFL possibly be trying to run Tim Tebow out of the league? The NFL is about money. Period. And Tebow is making them money.

Tebow could be a diviner in the cult of Santeria, and drinking goat blood on the sideline, and the NFL/ESPN/media complex wouldn't care a whit, as long as he was a good quarterback.

27 posted on 01/16/2013 6:59:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sioux-san

No, Tebow hasn’t shown good ability on pre-snap reads or pst snap reads that he needs to make it to be a minimally effective passer. Beyond that, his mecahnics are atrocious, his footwork is poor, his throwing motion is awkward, and the time between his decision and his release is far too long, largely related to his throwing motion. Other than that, he’s a great Quarterback.

Trent Dilfer has become a fairly well recognized authority on what successful NFL QBs do as far as their overall throwing mechanics. He says the Tebow mechanics are really far off.

I don’t know about reading defenses my guess is experience is the best remedy, but I am of the opinion that technique can be corrected and improved, though it takes time, tremendous effort, and a lot of coaching.

I can’t really point out where Tebow’s mechanics have improved from one season to the next. I suspect that this may have been the issue that the Jets complained about his practice habits, though I have no proof and the Jets are a real mess.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 7:02:44 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: Hawk1976

— but Tebot was great to watch at UF.


29 posted on 01/16/2013 7:12:31 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: cyn

Yes, he was. It was painful to watch as a Seminoles fan.

The difference is that he wasn’t up against linebackers that were all as big and fast as him. His running ability the covered his poor throwing technique and Florida had receivers good enough to cause matchup problems. That is the reason Tebow couldn’t beat Alabama his senior year.

Tebow needs to hire somebody to work on his throwing every day this off season and someone else to drill him on defensive reads. He has the arm and the leadership, but those are not enough alone.


30 posted on 01/16/2013 7:29:07 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
After their last Super Bowl win and Horseface Elway retiring, how many playoff games have the Broncos won?
And who was that quarterback?
31 posted on 01/16/2013 7:34:33 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Sioux-san
...for now the record books show Timothy Tebow as having won a playoff game for the Denver Broncos, one more than the man who was paid $96 million to replace him.

Ping for later

32 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:38 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Sioux-san

Yep. American elitists have been abusing out of the closet Christians for a long time. They despise good and celebrate evil. It’s going to become systematic unless we can come together and become a political force they do not want to mess with.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 8:22:06 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Sioux-san
If his name was Mohammad KaTebow, no one on FR would give a damn. But because of his wholesome Christianity, we must over look his inability to play QB in the NFL.
34 posted on 01/16/2013 8:40:34 PM PST by deadrock
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To: Sioux-san

I would just note, for someone who “sucks” as a QB, Tebow won more playoff games for the Broncos that Manning did.


35 posted on 01/17/2013 2:54:41 AM PST by circlecity
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To: GSWarrior

But he won the Heisman Award.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 3:02:02 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sioux-san

Football is a business. If Tim Tebow strongly contributes to winning, he’ll play ... maybe with some diversions until the best use of his ability is found.

I expected this article to be about his falling into sin in the fleshpots of New York. That would be a bad outcome. Experiencing either hardship because of his faith or a difficult professional situation (I’m not qualified to say which) isn’t much, in light of eternity.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 4:32:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (I was there ... I remember it all too well.)
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To: DEADROCK; All

No, people here would be demanding the NFL to drive him out of the league cause he is a Muslim..


38 posted on 01/17/2013 5:11:37 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: nascarnation
The guy is a physical specimen. Is there any reason he can’t be used as an H-back, or tight end? Does he refuse to play any other position?

There's no reason he can't be used at QB. He's a winner in that position and sells tickets.

I read his autobiography, and he's had to struggle with his coaches since Pee Wee to let him play QB.

39 posted on 01/17/2013 10:02:02 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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