You have three options:
1. Ignore him. 2. Get on board. 3. Shut the hell up. That’s it, pick one….
We are Bronco’s fans. DIE.HARD.BRONCO.FANS…but that’s not my point here. Being Bronco fans we are, by default, Tim Tebow fans. We weren’t initially. We felt there was too much hype surrounding him and honestly didn’t know that much about him except for the hype that surrounded him as a college player. But we support all things Bronco, so we kept an open mind and waited for him to prove himself, or not.
Tebow’s football skills are also not my point, (yes, I’m getting to it already), my point is he has faith. Deep Faith. And in Who his faith is based on isn’t my point either. It’s that he has some. He believes in a power higher and greater than himself and in my eyes, that makes him a great human, football aside.
I read a TON of comments on Facebook spurred by the Bronco’s win this weekend. Not surprisingly a large amount of them negative. Not because fans of other teams didn’t like that we won, but rather nasty comments aimed directly at Tebow. He was called a bitch, because he’s emotional among other things. These comments really made me wonder what, exactly, these naysayers were being so vocal about. The way he played? Or the fact that he is always cheerful, and unflappably humble and they just don’t understand why?
What I really think the thing people are so monotonously negative to point of ad nauseum about is the hype. Which is solely the fault of the media, not Tebow himself. I’m certain he’s not writing all the articles about himself just to piss people off. Oh and there’s his signature end zone move of kneeling and bowing his head that folks hate. It’s an end zone dance people, no more dumb than any other players end zone dance. It’s just gotten more press and people are copying it more. Also not Tebow’s fault. Hate the press, not the player.
Maybe they’d be less nasty and negative if they just had a little more faith.
I’m not a religious person, I swear too much, I harbor resentments, I can be petty and forgiveness is not my strong suit. I do, however still believe in a higher power. Tebow’s faith seems to bring him much joy and comfort, and I’ll be honest here, I envy that. I admire his defiance of what is deemed “cool” by giving thanks to his God openly and proudly, and in complete disregard of the MASSES that ridicule him for it. That’s the part I really admire, his ability to maintain his faith when the mocking of it is so loudly offered up by those who just don’t understand it. It’s refreshing from a person his age.
Just for the record, I would feel this way about Tebow and his faith regardless of who he played for.
We could all use a little more faith. I know I certainly could. I have no desire to attend an organized church, I was force fed that enough as a kid. But the comfort, strength and happiness that having that kind of faith seems to bring, yeah, gimme some. Definitely.
Kids worship professional athletes. I’m helping to raise my Granddaughter, and I certainly would prefer she have someone like Tebow as a role model she looks up to as opposed to the more widely accepted athletes, oh say… Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Ben Roethlesberger, Ray Lewis, Ndamukong Suh or God forbid that stupid Ocho Cinco. Are these guys good athletes? Yes. Good people? Debatable. Highly debatable…Let her admire a decent player who has a soul rather than a one who has great talent on the football field but is devoid of honor, integrity or respect for others.