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People in sports and around water coolers all across America are asking the question: Why did Tim Tebow choose New York instead of other teams with actual QB needs?

The answer in a moment.

Obviously money, right?

Maybe. He goes to a very large market where the upside, while risky, is huge. What if he takes over for Sanchez as Sanchez struggles after three games? What if he gets the Jets into the playoffs next season and goes to the BIG GAME? What is that worth? I'm sure(no I'm not his agent) his contract is incentive laden much like Peyton Manning's contract with the Broncos.

If he is successful in New York he will be famed throughout the entire world. Imagine jersey sales alone. How about mugs, bobble head dolls, comic books, his own restaurant and bar. Okay, scratch bar. But you get the drift.The media will go crazy, Hell, they already are. He'll go on Letterman, multiple times. He'll go on the view (egad) the Ellen Show, (double egad). Bloomberg will give him the key to the city, a ticker tape parade, folks in Flatbush will name their babies after him. He might even make it on the New York Stock Exchange. TBO. I want in on the IPO. Because he is so polarizing, he will be most popular for good or ill.

Fame?

He is already famous.

Ego?

He is human, after all. Right?
It takes an incredible ego to play and succeed in pro sports.
However, he is a very humble guy.
How better to shove it down Denver's throat than succeed in one of the most hostile markets in the world. (Sorry Philly) And he GETS to play Brady twice a year.
Does he feel the need to prove all the pundits wrong concerning his skills? How about proving Elway, arguably one of the greatest QB's to ever play the game, wrong?

Is it Tebow against the world?
In short, Yes.

I can tell you that, as a Christian, I believe Tim Tebow went to New York for one reason, and one reason only. He brings Christianity to New York in a way that Billy Graham, DL Moody, Charles Spurgeon, or even the great Billy Sunday never could. Tebow is going into the belly of the beast. He will preach Christ and Him crucified every day in as few or many words as he chooses. And until he fails as a football player, no one will shut him up. No one will cut him off. And Christ will be glorified.

I know what you're thinkin'.
What if he fails?

They killed Jesus for claiming to be God.

New York, New York. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.



I pray that he succeeds.



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The following comments are for "Tebow and the Jets"
by williamhill

um?
This is about American football ... right? Just joshing comrade. I know more about the NFL than I do about the NHL *gasp*

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 25, 2012 )

Saint Tim
Well, for starters, I should let you know I don't know a dang thing about football other than a ball gets tossed around and guys in protective gear smash each other to catch it and/or keep it. What struck me about your post was the near-canonization of Tim Tebow. But not just you. The media has turned him into a poster child for Christianity. As if.

I recently read that he signed with a talent agency and that's all I need to know about him: He is ensuring his name gets out and into our heads. Capitalism perhaps. Or he has very convincing agents who talked him into going against everything he's supposed to believe in. Peer pressure sucks, eh?

And what's wrong with The Ellen Show? She may not live her life according to some people's standards but, like Tim Tebow, she is an entertainer.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: April 2, 2012 )

Entertained
Ha! Pen. I am glad you came by. Comrades we are.

Are we who post here all entertainers, Toscano? I think so.
All of us have people we look up to. I look at Tebow as a good example of Christianity at work. While he will entertain us in the realm of pro football, it is his chosen profession. Lots of folks go to work every day and speak of Christ. The point of the opinion is that the message of Christ is expanded upon in a large market, especially to folks who may have not heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ or care to hear it. We Christians are Commanded to share this truth in the Holy Scripture. Sadly, many don't for various reasons.

If Tebow fails as a football player, The media will turn on him and stick his faith back down his throat. I've seen it done no matter what job a man or woman has. Christianity is always the scapegoat.

You have an alternate lifestyle that is incompatible with Christianity. I've read your stuff, before you deleted and since. I am not judging. your beliefs and lifestyle is of your own choosing. God will judge, as he will also judge me.

I suppose the reason I threw Ellen in the mix was because of her alternate lifestyle in contrast(stark) to Tebow's. It is funny that back quite a few years ago I used to watch her show, Rosie too, right up until the point they brought their gay and lesbian radical agenda to their once popular shows. Rosie just got fired from Oprah (non performance) and Ellen has had two or three go arounds since she came out. I can assure you that capitalism had a lot to do with both of their failures as well as their successes. Those girls have agents too, mind you. It's about marketing and advertiser buys. I suspect they have more money than Tebow. I love capitalism. I doubt, however, that they are helping build a very needed hospital in the Philipines as Tebow is doing with a goodly portion of his salary.

The point is, Tebow's message gets out, what's wrong with that?

Thanks for stopping by, Toscano.

( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: April 3, 2012 )

Tebow
Funny. My lifestyle is so conservative it's probably more compatible than you know. I've also dabbled in magic. Does that make me a magician?

I kid, of course. Only came back because I read up a little on Mr. Tebow. I see the Christian values you wrote of but I am still convinced he's more motivated by capitalism than his beliefs. I'm a cynic though. And there's nothing wrong with the message. What matters is the ears it falls on.

Your post made me wonder where the line is drawn, separating belief from profession.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: April 5, 2012 )

good insight
What kind of drew me into the whole Tebow debate is all the nay-sayers that bashed, and continue to bash him from every angle.

The simple fact is, since he was a little guy playing Pop Warner league, he has been a superb athelete with a high winning percentage, little league, high school, college, pros....so I kind of like him and hope all those arm chair experts have to eat crow the next 10 years.

Some of you "old" people might remember how Terry Bradshaw was kind of bashed when he started in the pros... because he just wasn't smart enough to remember all the plays....history don't lie.

BW

( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: April 29, 2012 )





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