One of the ESPN analysts , can't remember, felt that Tim Tebow was a fad.
I am appalled by this statement because you're basically saying Christianity is a fad.
It is awesome that a kid like this addresses his faith out loud and is allowing for the rest of our country to give us courage to stick to our own beliefs. FYI Dexter McCluster is a mega Christian as well who is very active in these activities. And to have the commentator say Tebow is a fad????Hmmm....You praise Tom Brady who had a kid with another woman while dating his current wife, you praise wife beaters and accept dog killers. So why not Christians and their beliefs???????????
I am appalled that anybody would basically say Christianity is a fad. It's about time somebody speaks about their beliefs. Maybe you need to question yours and the rest of the NFL.
Um...I don't know which analyst you speak of, nor do I know which exact commentary you're referring to, but is there any chance that you might have a link to this article, so I can decipher it myself. I only ask because most of the articles that I've read criticizing Tebow they never mention anything regarding his faith. Sure, there's probably a few, but most of the analysts that I've heard and read really only criticize him because of his throwing mechanics are way off base for an nfl qb.
As for whether or not Tebow is a fad, it's really up to Tim Tebow. I know this offseason John Elway already stated that he plans on spending a great deal of time working with him, and claimed that Tebow has earned the right to start next season for the Broncos. Therefore, when you add those two things together, along with Tebow's work ethic and natural leadership abilities, then I think it's safe to say that he isn't a fad. At least, I don't think he is. Sure, if his throwing mechanics don't improve, then he might turn out to be another Doug Flutie, where he'll always be viewed as the qb of right now, but he'll never be acknowledged as a franchise qb by the broncos. If that's what the analyst, your referring to, is implying, then I have to sadly concur. However, I think we'll have to wait and see. If Tebow can improve, then I think he could end up having a bright future in Denver. If not, then he'll be a good "mr. right now", while the Broncos groom another young qb for their future.
Tebow does not flaunt his religion like many people think. The media focuses on his religion and makes it seem as if he is forcing it upon everybody. They do this only because they want better ratings. By getting people talking about the story you cover and creating debate, you gain viewers. Simple math, and it works very well.
He was the most followed College Player in 2008.
He was on the Cover of EA Sports NCAA Football game in 2009 - sold millions.
In 2010, he was the most anticipated Rookie.
In 2011 he set the highest 4th quarter passing ratings ever,
and was the most talked about athlete of the year.
In 2012 he won the first ever new amended playoff overtime rules
with a first play, 80 yard bomb touchdown pass...
So.... If a Fad keeps on Lasting - then..?
I went to University of Florida for all four years Tim Tebow was there. He is a beloved figure in Florida. I'd even go as far as to say he's a walking God in that state. A fad? No he's not a fad. But the infatuation with him will fade if his career fades. The infatuation will remain and even grow if he has success in the league.
Tim Tebow is just a polarizing figure. For football reasons, for philosophical reasons. Not for any bad reasons. He's a well-meaning individual. But he's perceived by others in so many different ways; based on one's individual values, personalities, and dispositions.
I think it's a reach to say calling Tim Tebow a fad is the same as calling Christianity a fad. ESPN analysts are talking about the football aspect of Tim Tebow, not his faith. As a football player, Tebow's future is unsure. He won a lot of games this year, but his poor mechanics make it easy for some teams to dominate him, as we saw against the Patriots last week.
The mainstream media may focus on Tebow the Christian, but I can assure you none of the football geeks at ESPN care. All they want to do is talk about football. The fact that the NFL is a mix of Christians, Muslims, rapists, dog killers, adulterers, and possibly even a murderer is not something they generally discuss on ESPN.
I think Elway working with Tebow may help in his mechanics. Heck Peyton wasn't a winner his first year either......Also, Eli wasn't either......I think with work we'll see Tebow with a prolonged career and not be a fad.........
Is Muhhamad Ali a fad? His religion is an obvious part of him, but his greatness as an athlete is what made him famous.
If Tebow is the greatest player, then his religion is just fine as a part of who he is.
I agree that the media is pushing this, probably by instructions from the Tea Party and the Koch Bros. Ha ha!
we'll find out after the season when the bronos eith go after a qb or they cut tebow asap....
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