If you watched the game versus the Jets last night, you saw the things that make his detractors "right" (can't make easy throws, long windup, inaccurate passer). They had the ball in Jets territory three or four times and scored only three points. It seemed that the Broncos were going to get "Tebowed" by Tebow.
Then, the Tebow magic fell again. What was that, a 90-yard drive to win the game? As I watched the drive, I just knew-I knew that Tebow would probably score a TD to win it. And sure enough, from the Jets 20-yard line, Tebow runs left, eludes a defender and breaks a tackle to score the touchdown. Are you kidding me?
For all of the controversy surrounding Tebow, he's not really the one causing it. I mean, by all accounts he is one of the nicest, hardest-working, genuinely good guys to play the game today. He's not at a nightclub at 3am with a gun in his pocket. No failed substance abuse tests. No entourage hanging out at a "gentleman's club" during the bye week. He doesn't have a reality TV show. Didn't change his name to match his jersey number (How would Tim Quince sound?)
Maybe Tebow is on to something...could it be that someone can be a good guy, treat people well, believe in God, work hard and find some measure of success? It's clear that the Broncos may just believe in this Tebow Effect. Think about it. The Broncos are 4-1 with him as the starting QB. The defense is playing lights out and everyone seems to have raised the level of their game.
Did you hear the comments from his teammates after the game? One teammate said that he "believes in Tebow", Champ Bailey, a future hall of fame cornerback said, "I've never seen anything like it." I heard it again and again on all of the sportscasts, "the kid just wins!"
Listen, I don't know if they can sustain this; but for now, I like seeing that a man just trying to do the right thing and live his life as he sees fit can find success. It's a good reminder in a world that often seems backwards and rewards the people that do goofy things and punishes those who try and do the right thing. Maybe nice guys can finish first.
So I raise a glass of O'Douls to Tim Tebow! Here's to continued success, that is unless you end up playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs.
Until next time-thanks for reading!