Video: Football savior arrives to heal leper franchise

posted at 4:15 pm on March 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

After last week’s Tebowpalooza on the site, we owe you video of his formal introduction to New York. The bad news? He was a little nervous. The good news? He came out rockin’ the spiffy green tie. The kid’s obviously a team player. Nice to finally have one on the roster.

I’m glad that he doesn’t pray for victory because a Jets Super Bowl would be a heavy lift for any deity. If it does happen, you’re apt to see the first mass religious conversion among a team’s fan base in the history of sports. Exit question: How many back-up quarterbacks end up on billboards? Click the image to watch.


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It will take a miracle to help this franchise.

Roy Rogers on March 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Hey, if you’re happy, we’re happy! :-)

cynccook on March 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Prediction: New York City atheists sell their souls and root for Tebow/God if the Jets start winning.

SouthernGent on March 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

God could save the Jets…but He doesn’t like them.

swinia sutki on March 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I thought a Florida team would have been better.

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Go tebow

cmsinaz on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Tebow being Tebow – it’s all good!

Pork-Chop on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I was looking for you on Twitter about this. Nothing! Do you think he got a bonus every time he said he was excited to be a Jet? I don’t see a downside of having this kid on any team.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Pew warmer.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Jets will not win another Super Bowl. It’s now one of the immutable laws of the universe. The Jets suck.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:20 PM

If it does happen, you’re apt to see the first mass religious conversion among a team’s fan base in the history of sports

I have a vision of Allahpundit running across the field, bag of cheetos in hand, after Tebow throws the winning pass sending the Jets to the Super Bowl, and yelling “I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE!!”

the Lord works in mysterious and wonderful ways!!

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 4:21 PM

(cue the music)

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I listened to this young man deflecting a sports reporters ambush questions about faith, social issues and his politics with charm and grace. Humble and respectful. I don’t care what you think about his world view or skills as a quarterback in the pros, he’s one of the good guys.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

At least that got explained a bit better. He likes the coaches at the Jets (minority view so I hear) and the only one interested in him in Jacksonville was the owner, which makes sense. I disagree with the coaches but what do I know.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

…what you think about his world view or skills as a quarterback in the pros, he’s one of the good guys.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

That is a true statement.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Jets still have more playoff wins in the past 3 years than over 3/4ths of the league. Let’s stop calling it a loser franchise. Nobody calls Atlanta that, and they made a SB and lost it.

manofaiki on March 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Even if that’s the case I bet he works harder and gets paid more than most of us can ever dream about. All he can do it his best, he doesn’t have the power of the decision.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

From Linsanity to Timsanity … how will the NY mediots find space and time for Obamacare coverage with all that Tebowmania around?

stukinIL4now on March 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

No. More. Tebow.

Please

mankai on March 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I listened to this young man deflecting a sports reporters ambush questions about faith, social issues and his politics with charm and grace. Humble and respectful. I don’t care what you think about his world view or skills as a quarterback in the pros, he’s one of the good guys.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Maybe if he shot someone (including himself) or had half a dozen illegitimate children he might get some respect from the press.

/ Really, though, tells us in the echo chamber all we need to know about the press.

kim roy on March 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

After last week’s Tebowpalooza on the site, we owe you video of his formal introduction to New York.

This is what you said on the last Tebow post.

I think you’re just looking for something to replace the lack of Palin posts.

BadgerHawk on March 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Glad the Jets took him…… just keep him away from my Bears.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Agreed. His efforts and example will make Sanchez and the rest of the team better at the least. It would, however, be nice to see his skill-set rise to merit some of the adulation he receives. Based on character, I admit it’s hard not to root for that to happen.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

“This is where I want to be” because Sanchez is one of the QB’s he could beat for a starting job.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

No. More. Tebow.

Please

mankai on March 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Amen!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

You know, I don’t really care about the Jets per se, but watching this kid on my lunch break today showed me again, that there isn’t anyone who WOULDN’T benefit from being around him. I would LOVE to see my daughter meet a guy like that. He brings a certain amount of grace and class to a sordid city with a truly seedy media. Talk about Daniel, “here’s your den, meet the lions”

HomeoftheBrave on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Pew warmer. M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Brain wanter.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Do you think he got a bonus every time he said he was excited to be a Jet?

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Heh. I was thinking the same thing. He did look good in that tie, though.

BadgerHawk on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Brain wanter.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Me and the Scarecrow.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I thought that was kind of witty.

Man, people need to relax a little.

pain train on March 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

The kid carries himself with class, that’s for sure.

dczombie on March 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I’m pretty sure Sanchez will be saying more prayers than in the past. So, that’s one, already.

a capella on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

mankai on March 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Amen!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Still not going to be as good as Eli.

rbj on March 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Video: Football savior arrives to heal leper franchise
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headline by Allahpundit

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Tacky headline, Allah’.

listens2glenn on March 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I have two wonderful sons.

The eldest is named Christian. He is an outstanding Army officer, decorated with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

The youngest is Daniel Timothy. Danny Wuerffel. Tim Tebow.

Not much ambiguity in my feelings on religion or The Good Guys….

HeatSeeker2011 on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I thought a Florida team would have been better.

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Jacksonville is too far away from Madison Avenue…

Tebow needs to strike (for the ad $) while the iron is hot… He’ll make a LOT more in NYC…

Khun Joe on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Touche

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Enough with the Jet hatred already..

galtg on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Pew warmer.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Sanchez is too good to dump overboard. Go USC!

John the Libertarian on March 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Enough with the Jet hatred already..

galtg on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

He’s a JETS fan. And a realist.

BadgerHawk on March 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Are the Jets a real team?

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Touche

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

detente

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:43 PM

mankai on March 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Amen!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Hey you guys! Great news!!! There’s a red button in the top right corner of your web browser. It has an ‘X’ on it. You guys should click it. Don’t be afraid of it, it’s your friend.

shannon76 on March 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

He’s been in LA working on his perceived deficiencies. I’m not a big fan of labeling anyone who isn’t prototypical as a failure. The world is a better place of anomalies who are determined to be successful. I find it hard to wrap my head around watching him and equating him with the term loser. I’ll leave that to the pundits, they have no trouble.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Touche

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM
detente

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Agreed

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Hey, People complaining about Tebow thread, was the picture not a clue? You guys say he can’t throw and you can’t even avoid clicking on a thread you know you aren’t interested in.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Are the Jets a real team?

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Of course they are. They go up against the Sharks first this fall.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Hey you guys! Great news!!! There’s a red button in the top right corner of your web browser. It has an ‘X’ on it. You guys should click it. Don’t be afraid of it, it’s your friend.

shannon76 on March 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Hey, People complaining about Tebow thread, was the picture not a clue? You guys say he can’t throw and you can’t even avoid clicking on a thread you know you aren’t interested in.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

First Amendment and all that

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Brain wanter.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Me and the Scarecrow.

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I thought that was kind of witty.

Man, people need to relax a little.

pain train on March 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Oh, like bench warmer / pew warmer? Is that it? Ok, you get a pass.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

So, Allahpundit, are you going to start wearing a green tie? You’re right, it does look spiffy.

Blake on March 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Is Tebow tough enough for this?

BL@KBIRD on March 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Blake on March 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Green bag over his head.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

LOL! Freedom to bitch!

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:52 PM

First Amendment and all that

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

LOL! Freedom to B!tch! Goofy filters.

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Seriously, I can’t bring myself to cheer for the Jets. The is an awful outcome.

NotCoach on March 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Oh, like bench warmer / pew warmer? Is that it? Ok, you get a pass.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Not sure how sure how else that might have been interpreted, but it’s the second time in a couple of days that I said something that inadvertantly really offended someone. Sorry.

I like to be offensive on a much more direct basis. /

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

As a female lifelong Republican, New Yorker, and Jets fan (yes, all 3), I would just like to comment that…sorry, forgot. He’s too darn handsome for me to think clearly!

Liberty 5-3001 on March 26, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Talking about his charity work and being a role model for kids — how can you not love the guy?

Blake on March 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The Jets are not a “leper” franchise–they finished 8-8 in 2011. With two weeks to go last season, they were 8-6 about to play the crosstown Giants, who were 7-7. The Giants won that game and the next, squeaked into the playoffs based on tiebreakers with division-rival Cowboys, then won four straight including the Super Bowl.

It is POSSIBLE for a great quarterback to turn a mediocre team like the Jets into a winning team, but it doesn’t always happen–Tebow will need receivers to catch his passes, and an offensive line to protect him, and a defense that can hold the opponents’ score down.

But a mediocre team like the Jets is a perfect place for Tebow to prove himself. If Tebow had been traded to a winning team, he would warm the bench for a few seasons until the starting QB got hurt or retired. If he had been traded to a lousy team, Tebow would be blamed for a losing record next season. In this situation, let’s see what Tebow can do, and whether he can play better than Sanchez.

The real loser in this whole deal is the Indy Colts. They were downright horrible without Peyton Manning, and didn’t find a good replacement. Why didn’t THEY trade for Tebow?

Steve Z on March 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Still not going to be as good as Eli.

rbj on March 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

People used to say that Eli would never be as good as Peyton.
Super Bowl wins: Eli 2, Peyton 0.
Eli is 6 years younger, and probably has more good years left.
Tebow has more years left than Eli–give him a chance.

Steve Z on March 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Seriously, I can’t bring myself to cheer for the Jets. The is an awful outcome.

NotCoach on March 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

It’s a pro sports franchise. A business, with interchangable parts. No emotion. It would be like rooting for Ford Motors or Archer Daniels Midland. I had a tough time after free agency in MLB because of the personnel changes each year. So, I quit rooting for teams and just admire the athleticism. I might root for a team in a specific matchup, but avoid longterm favorites. Tebow will be fun to watch. I’ll enjoy him and avoid thinking about Rex Ryan, if possible.

a capella on March 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Steve Z on March 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Peyton has one Super Bowl win.

a capella on March 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Maybe if I think of them as the New Jersey Jets instead.

NotCoach on March 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Tebow is a true class act, as a Jets fan I certainly hope that he brings positives to the franchise and feel that he will.

NY Conservative on March 26, 2012 at 5:12 PM

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. – (Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V, Shakespeare)
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How does Timmy Tebow fit into that paradigm?

ExpressoBold on March 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I’ll take our Eli Manning over any combination of disasters that the jets create

The jets are the dr Frankensteins of football

John Mara joked how David Carrs press conference will be scheduled soon

Tebows got his mission

Sonosam on March 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

First Amendment and all that

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Which, of course, also covers Cindy’s comment.

malclave on March 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM

LOVE this guy. As the mom of a young daughter and son, who homeschools… couldn’t ask for a better role model. I’m sure the media would love him if he had a rap sheet, or several baby momma’s. Darn his parents for raising him to be responsible and all that… liberals hate when parents do that!

mcplumbercuda on March 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Tebow=WINNER
No matter what he does on the football field. Sure could use a whole bunch like him in the Federal Government, then we might not be in the mess we are in.

djtnt on March 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I don’t care what team he’s on. I support Tebow because of the kind of man he is. There are too few like him.

Can you see a team that hired a Muslim or some other politically correct religion calling a press conference for him and then having the press pepper him with questions about religion?

Neither can I.

hachiban on March 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The Jets are not a “leper” franchise–they finished 8-8 in 2011. With two weeks to go last season, they were 8-6 about to play the crosstown Giants, who were 7-7. The Giants won that game and the next, squeaked into the playoffs based on tiebreakers with division-rival Cowboys, then won four straight including the Super Bowl.

To set the record straight the Giants did not squeak into the playoffs. They won their division because they beat Dallas BOTH times they played. In 2009 the Jets BACKED into the playoffs by going 7-7 and being HANDED two wins because their opponents rested their starters. Both ‘wins’ were essentially forfeits and the only reason they advanced was the SD kicker missed two chip shots.

The Jets certainly are a leper franchise in desparate need of divine intervention.

DeweyWins on March 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Glad the Jets took him…… just keep him away from my Bears.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

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I have a coin. I flip the coin.
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Heads = envious
Tails = apprehensive
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Which is the result you envision?

ExpressoBold on March 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

***

Humble and respectful. I don’t care what you think about his world view or skills as a quarterback in the pros, he’s one of the good guys.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Well put.

BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. – (Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V, Shakespeare)
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How does Timmy Tebow fit into that paradigm?

ExpressoBold on March 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

One of my Shakespeare favorites (do not overlook The Two Noble Kinsmen).

In his personal life: The man was born great.

As a football player: I hope he achieves greatness. We will see if greatness is attributed to him because he achieved it (i.e., because he developed his skills and became great), not because others thrust it on him (i.e., because he was surrounded by a cult of personality).

HeatSeeker2011 on March 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Glad the Jets took him…… just keep him away from my Bears.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I’ve been a Bears fan since the days of Sayers and Butkus. I still remember the original showing of Brian’s Song in 1970 on ABC. But I was extraordinarily put off when I read that Lovie Smith was doing ads for Obama.

BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

How many back-up quarterbacks end up on billboards.

Sweet, too bad there isn’t a crying towel in that photo that would have been perfect :),

Dr Evil on March 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

A leper franchise would not have appeared in the AFC championship game 2 out of the last 3 seasons with an inept quarterback (Sanchez). AP talks football with less intelligence than Meghan McCain about politics.

V15J on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

It is POSSIBLE for a great quarterback to turn a mediocre team like the Jets into a winning team,

Then the Jets need to find a great QB.

The Colts have the first pick in the draft. If as expected they take Luck there is no place for Tebow as a starter. Or back-up for that matter.

jdkchem on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

A leper franchise would not have appeared in the AFC championship game 2 out of the last 3 seasons with an inept quarterback (Sanchez). AP talks football with less intelligence than Meghan McCain about politics.

V15J on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Amen. Besides, The Mets are NY’s leper franchise…

joejm65 on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

“pew warmer” hahaha

Rusty Allen on March 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The kid’s obviously a team player. Nice to finally have one on the roster.

Oh, come now, AP…Our Jetties have had many “team players”. They’re not all Keyshawn Johnsons. Guys like Pennington and Chrebet for instance.

Either way, the Jets will break my heart as always…with or without Tebow. So in the long run, nothing’s gonna change :(

JetBoy on March 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM

To set the record straight the Giants did not squeak into the playoffs. They won their division because they beat Dallas BOTH times they played. In 2009 the Jets BACKED into the playoffs by going 7-7 and being HANDED two wins because their opponents rested their starters. Both ‘wins’ were essentially forfeits and the only reason they advanced was the SD kicker missed two chip shots.

The Jets certainly are a leper franchise in desparate need of divine intervention.

DeweyWins on March 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

And the same thing happened in 2010, right? When they went back to the AFC Championship?

To be sure, The Jets were lame this past year — they didn’t beat a quality team all season. But simply dismissing their prior two seasons as flukes is unserious.

Tebow is a welcome addition. He’ll make the team better and keep it interesting here. And for Jets fans like me, that’s a great thing.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Think about how Sanchez feels. He cant feel secure in his job knowing that the moment he messes up the fans will start chanting Tebow’s name. I guess he can use that as fuel to get better and not mess up but that guy already has a fragile psyche.

Politricks on March 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

My cyborg heart surrounded by platinum veins flooded with acid just overwhelmingly melt with that smile.

“Tim?”

“Hi!”

“Welcome to New York”

“Thank You!”

PPF melts down.

ProudPalinFan on March 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I’ve been a Bears fan since the days of Sayers and Butkus. I still remember the original showing of Brian’s Song in 1970 on ABC. But I was extraordinarily put off when I read that Lovie Smith was doing ads for Obama.
BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

As a Giant fan you can imagine the puke burp I had when I saw victor Cruz raising money with moosechelle

Argh

Shoulda kept manningham and traded cruz

Sonosam on March 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM

To be sure, The Jets were lame this past year — they didn’t beat a quality team all season. But simply dismissing their prior two seasons as flukes is unserious.

I didn’t dismiss two seasons – just 2009 .

They backed into the wildcard with TWO FORFEITS and still needed three teams to lose their final game to qualify.

Are facts serious ?

The Panthers, Cards, Seahawks, and Eagles are all loser teams as well yet they all actually made it to the superbowl recently. I think Jet fans need to give it a rest . Losing AFC finals as a wildcard team is not that big a deal.

DeweyWins on March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Oh Allah!

You just hate him because he is a Christian who expresses his faith. Even if he brings the Jets to the Superbowl you would be attacking him for being a Christian.

We all know who you are and we know who Tebow is. We’ll keep those facts in mind in the upcoming season.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Allah, I wish you were a third the man Tebow is. You would not focus so much on what you can’t control. Ease off and enjoy the ride.

This video explains why so many love him. He couldn’t have handled himself any better.

eaglesdontflock on March 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Think about how Sanchez feels. He cant feel secure in his job knowing that the moment he messes up the fans will start chanting Tebow’s name.

Sanchez has that cushion of a three-year contract. But if Tebow waiting in the wings gives Sanchez the fire under his arse it’ll be worth it.

JetBoy on March 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!
I adore him. You can’t help but cheer for the guy. The Jets? That’s another story…

Babino on March 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I’m glad that he doesn’t pray for victory because a Jets Super Bowl would be a heavy lift for any deity.

I’ll settle for them beating Denver.

Caiwyn on March 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Oh Allah!

You just hate him because he is a Christian who expresses his faith. Even if he brings the Jets to the Superbowl you would be attacking him for being a Christian.

We all know who you are and we know who Tebow is. We’ll keep those facts in mind in the upcoming season.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Where has Allah ever stated or implied that he hated Tebow? He hasn’t. And where has he attacked him for being a Christian? Again, he hasn’t.

Blake on March 26, 2012 at 6:57 PM

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I have a coin. I flip the coin.
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Heads = envious
Tails = apprehensive
.
Which is the result you envision?

ExpressoBold on March 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Neither.

A. I’m completely Tebowed out.

B. Lousy QB. Could be a decent running back. Not a QB.

C. I’m kind sick of the whole pious, look-at-me-I’m-praying deal. I don’t doubt his faith; just think he could try following Matthew 6:6 for a bit.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Super Bowl wins: Eli 2, Peyton 0.

Steve Z on March 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Well actually that would be 2 to 1

whbates on March 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Tim Tebow. He and Eli Manning got me interested in football again. I used to root for both Giants and Jets as a kid. Manning got me to root for the Giants again. Tebow gets me to root for the Jets again. If he does get the Jets to the Superbowl and win next season, all of New York will be Tebowing!

hadsil on March 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Oh Allah!

You just hate him because he is a Christian who expresses his faith. Even if he brings the Jets to the Superbowl you would be attacking him for being a Christian.

We all know who you are and we know who Tebow is. We’ll keep those facts in mind in the upcoming season.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Where has Allah ever stated or implied that he hated Tebow? He hasn’t. And where has he attacked him for being a Christian? Again, he hasn’t.

Blake on March 26, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Blake and I have had our dust-ups over differences…but here I agree with him. Allah has never so much as implied he’s some Christian-hater. And as a die-hard fan of Gang Green, I don’t care if a player worships cans of peas…If he helps get that team to a Superbowl, that’s all that matters.

JetBoy on March 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Will Tebow cast out the demons from the NY Jets that will enter a herd of swine that will then run into the Hudson River to drown? Mark 5:1-20 Me thinks the Jets should streamline this story and just run into the Hudson, skipping the casting out part.

lhuffman34 on March 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Amen. Besides, The Mets are NY’s leper franchise…

joejm65 on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Sad but true. Can Tebow play shortstop?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on March 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I agree with the others; I think on at least two Tebow threads AllahP has mentioned that he likes TT.

BTW, if you didn’t know, I’m a Christian who went to UF, so trust me on this! :)

INC on March 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM

You know, I don’t really care about the Jets per se, but watching this kid on my lunch break today showed me again, that there isn’t anyone who WOULDN’T benefit from being around him. I would LOVE to see my daughter meet a guy like that. He brings a certain amount of grace and class to a sordid city with a truly seedy media. Talk about Daniel, “here’s your den, meet the lions”

HomeoftheBrave on March 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I missed your comment before. Beautifully said. And you’re right. It’s not important what team or if he ever gets to the playoffs again. Tim Tebow already has everything important that football has to offer. It absolutely transcends the pros and what its come to stand for.

I played football in school and actually coached for a military youth league two years in Hawaii. As a player, I was not gigantic or extremely fast but I loved football. Because on the field, it boiled down to your abilities. If your coaching staff was fair, nothing else mattered. I’ll make no bones, I was definitely what most would call below average in talent for that sport and except for a miracle Junior Varsity year, I was never a starter on a winning team. One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was getting caught up in the emotions of a bitter rival team scoring a go-ahead touchdown and then forgetting to go in for the point after on special teams. Our Head Coach backed the game film up at least three times and asked all three times, “What’s wrong with this play?” “There’s no Right Tackle.” “What wrong with this play?” “There’s no Right Tackle”. The only saving grace was it being dark in our team room so I didn’t have to look at him looking at me. To fail someone as great as our coach, would crush you. He was tough, but fair, and that mental mistake boiled down to my abilities.

But I loved it. I would not trade all of those years for anything in my life. I would not even trade having to sit through that game film, because you even learn from freshman mistakes like that. Football gives the most valuable lessons in life for those who know what to take from it. It teaches fairness and humility. It teaches valor and courage. It gives honor back to those that put honor into it. And for those that give a 100 percent, it gives a lifetime of physical and mental discipline that I honestly think can concur anything. I personally credit the discipline of football seeing me through my entire military career to include three wars. It’s gives the mental toughness that allows one to ruck up and move out when you just don’t think you have anything left in you. But I think most of all, it teaches you how to believe in yourself on one hand while you commit yourself totally to a team on the other. It’s a lesson for life. It’s more important than the money. It’s more important than the fame. It’s more important than a record book.

That’s Tim Tebow.

hawkdriver on March 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM

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