Things You Are Wrong About in Sports

 

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  • ‘They’ NEVER Said Tim Tebow Couldn’t Do Anything
'They' NEVER Said Tim Tebow Couldn't Do Anything

In 2011, Florida Gator great Tim Tebow and the folks at FRS Energy decided to completely rewrite history with a very memorable and compelling commercial that was completely devoid of fact.

Quote from the spot: 

They said I couldn’t be a high school quarterback. They said I couldn’t get a D-1 scholarship. ‘You can’t make it. You’re not good enough. You’re not skilled enough.’ They said I couldn’t win a Heisman. They said I couldn’t win a national championship. They said I wouldn’t be a first-round draft pick. They said I couldn’t play in the league. Appreciate that.

Poor Tim Tebow! Sounds like he had it rough.

Except he didn’t. 

Nobody said he couldn’t be a high school quarterback, and if they did, they were quickly humiliated because the home-schooled superstar was an absolute legend—so good at sports in general that he was nearly drafted by the Los Angeles Angels. 

Nobody said he couldn’t be a D-1 quarterback. In fact, Tebow was one of the most highly recruited players in the country in 2005. LSU, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, USC, Clemson and Notre Dame were among the schools interested in securing his services. Ultimately, Florida landed Tebow, but he almost signed with Alabama—like most underdogs!

Nobody said he couldn’t win a Heisman. Tebow was one of the top quarterbacks in the country, and Florida was one of the top football programs in the country. Literally nobody drew a line in the sand and declared Tebow forever unworthy of a Heisman Trophy. Ditto with the national championship. 

As for the first-round draft pick bit, there were some people who said he would never be drafted in the first round. But for every Tebow “hater” there was a devotee like Sports Illustrated’s Kerry Byrne, who believed him to be the most underrated athlete in the history of sports. Not just football…like all sports. 

And as for those who said he couldn’t play in the league? Well, the 26-year-old is currently employed by ESPN and hasn’t started an NFL game at QB since January 2012. So it seems that maybe they were right on that one. 

 
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7 Responses to “Things You Are Wrong About in Sports”

  1. ck says:

    Seems to me they are wrong more times than not when it comes to T2 and that is why he is better at overcoming obstacles than most b/c he has done it all his life!!! Just think how much he has accomplished in the little time has been able to do so…whew, could take a lesson that is for certain!!!
    Praying for T2 to keep overtaking obstacles and WINNING!!!
    GO TEBOW!!!

  2. andrea says:

    The writer of this article is a smarmy little twit.

    I remember a time when they wouldn’t allow women to report or comment on sports. Not smart enough was the criticism.

    This woman proves that the people who did not women to report or comment on sports were right.

    • ck says:

      Andrea: “Smarmy” and there are quite a few who fit that description a.k.a. ‘ELROT!” Smile and lie to someone while looking them in the face or insincere flattery like a “USED CAR SALESMAN!” Andrea, you nailed that one and definitely agree…apropos.:)

  3. Pamelot says:

    Smarmy! Good adjective.

  4. Brandi says:

    When Tim won the Heisman, I watched the various forums light up like a Christmas Tree with incensed people saying they’d never believe the Heisman meant anything ever again.

    Kerry Byrne did an article in Sports Illustrated late in the 2011 Season saying all of those saying it was a “fluke” were dead wrong. The CHFF’s RQBR showed exactly how each game was Won and that the X-Factor was Tim’s Quarterback Play. Only two things in Football are in the same range of accuracy in determining the outcome of a Game as CHFF’s RQBR. A 100-Yard Rusher (You remember those “over-rated RB’s?) and at minimum of a Plus-2 in turnovers.

  5. ck says:

    Thunderstorms and signing off for now.

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