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Tim Tebow

ONLY THE MEDIOCRE are always at their best & I'm afraid Tim Tebow was at his best against the N.Y. Giants. I believe the Patriots will cut him this weekend.

I like Tim Tebow, notwithstanding two unfortunate things about him: 1) he was a Gator, and 2) he's a religious zealot. But he comes across as a nice guy and it's a shame he has not succeeded in the NFL as he did in college.

He had some success with the Broncos, but then along came Peyton Manning. The stupid Jets never even gave him a chance and why the Patriots took him is a mystery to me, since they already had Tom Brady plus a reliable backup.

I'd like to see Tebow end up with a team that could use his unique skillset. Sure, he's not a classic pocket passer. But there are a number of teams out there without a playoff quality quarterback. If he's not picked up by another NFL team, will he end up in Canada, playing in the CFL? Arena football (does it still exist?)? Or will he become a modern day, bible-thumping Elmer Gantry?

posted on Aug 30, 2013 7:29 AM ()


Arena football is mostly passing and Tim is not a good passer. The CFL looks good to me. Or he could go knocking on doors and handing out those little brochures.
comment by jondude on Aug 31, 2013 5:38 AM ()
I suspect Laura's prediction may be the closest to what happens: selling God as a motivational speaker on the mega-church circuit.
reply by steeve on Aug 31, 2013 8:07 AM ()
The press loves "rags to riches" stories--more so, the reverse. Mediocre players are ignored. T'was ever thus.
comment by solitaire on Aug 31, 2013 4:55 AM ()
Like FSU's Chris Weinke who won the Heisman and than disappeared into NFL obscurity.
reply by steeve on Aug 31, 2013 8:05 AM ()
His notoriety far exceeds his abilities as a football player. I predict he'll leave the NFL sooner than later and make millions as a motivational speaker on the mega-church circuit.
comment by troutbend on Aug 30, 2013 8:58 PM ()
A very plausible prospect. There's always been a lot of money in the God business.
reply by steeve on Aug 31, 2013 8:04 AM ()
It seems, since he is not suited for the QB position, some team might want to give him a try at another position, maybe fullback.
comment by miker on Aug 30, 2013 2:41 PM ()
Except that the fullback position seems to be going the way of the mimeograph machine.
reply by steeve on Aug 31, 2013 8:03 AM ()
I'll keep this info in mind if every I'm unfortunate enough to be forced into a discussion about basketball.
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 30, 2013 10:35 AM ()
I haven't seen a basketball game since I left high school.
reply by steeve on Aug 30, 2013 10:42 AM ()
comment by elderjane on Aug 30, 2013 9:47 AM ()

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