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Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:55 pm
Edited on: October 23, 2011 5:11 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen



Tim Tebow might have been playing against the Miami Dolphins today in Miami, but as you can see from the crowd shot above, he wasn't exactly lacking for fan support.

Part of that is because he is -- almost without question -- the most popular athlete in Florida Gator history, and while Miami isn't the state's biggest stronghold of Gator fans, they're there. And if you missed this in the run-up, the Dolphins ironically helped ensure that as many of them would be on hand to cheer for the opponent's starting quarterback by naming today "Gator Day" at Sun Life Stadium.

Tebow's first start was, obviously, the main event. But Gator Day also included a celebration of the 2008 Florida national title team, with Urban Meyer and Gator All-American Mike Pouncey in the stadium. Ticket packages sold through Gator alumni clubs included "a Post Game Photo Opportunity with current and former Gator Alumni players from both teams."

Not surprisingly, the Dolphin organization's efforts to pack the stands with fans there to root against the Phins hasn't gone over well with Dolphins diehards, and that bitterness is only going to harden after Tebow threw for two touchdowns, ran for 65 yards, and led the Broncos to an 18-15 win. (We're guessing Hurricanes fans aren't thrilled about the local professional franchise throwing a party for a college fooball team 337 miles to the north, either.)

The show of support may not have been the deciding factor in Tebow's victorious performance Sunday, but it surely didn't hurt--and that's all that will matter to the bevy of Gator fans in the stands, Gator players on hand to offer their support, and the irritated Dolphin fans having to deal with both.


Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

That's largely because teen pregnancies aren't ended in murder in the South as often as many more enlightened, civilized burgs where social policy condones infanticide.  As for STDs- that's a laugh.  Methods of reporting are questionable, particularly in the Hood where many simply don't report, because they don't seek treatment.  


You sir, are a mongoloid.  Using facts to back up my thesis is not going to get through to you.  That is why you have "beliefs", its much easier than actually having to prove things.

Don't have to apologize- he won, moron

Seriously, you root for an NFL quarterback that is unable to throw a pass.   That is almost as dumb as setting your moral compass to a book written by a bunch of jews who lived during a time when the practice of SLAVERY was commonplace and accepted.       

That would fill the Encyclopedia Britannica. 


And you followed it up with an encyclopedia joke.  Classic white bread evangelical slam.  To be honest, I think its impressive that an evangelical Tebow fan is allowed to know what an encylcopedia is... those books have science in 'em... science bad, jesus good! 






Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

It is funny that with all of the talk of sexual purity in the evangelical communities, the bible belt has the highest rates of STDs and teen pregnancy.  But then again, evangelicals usually aren't that interested in facts that challenge their unsubstantiated "beliefs". 
That's largely because teen pregnancies aren't ended in murder in the South as often as many more enlightened, civilized burgs where social policy condones infanticide.  As for STDs- that's a laugh.  Methods of reporting are questionable, particularly in the Hood where many simply don't report, because they don't seek treatment.  

 You are not a Tebow fan, but a Tebow apologist



Don't have to apologize- he won, moron. 


I might not know much about_____________________________ .
That would fill the Encyclopedia Britannica. 



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 2:00 am
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

Now the question for the Tebow bashers is...was it divine intervention because you certainly won't say it was his QB ability? Hmmm........


God loves some Tebow!  He surely does work in mysterious ways, trying to spread the word through an NFL quarterback that can't throw!  It surely is divine intervention, what else could explain the Broncos winning over the Dolphins?   



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:52 am
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

You find it impossible that a "real" man could possibly live a life of self- control or sexual purity.  Maybe you don't know it, but many do by choice.  You seem to doubt it because he is a living example and a rebuke to all Man Ho's.


It is funny that with all of the talk of sexual purity in the evangelical communities, the bible belt has the highest rates of STDs and teen pregnancy.  But then again, evangelicals usually aren't that interested in facts that challenge their unsubstantiated "beliefs".  You are not a Tebow fan, but a Tebow apologist.  That is why I hate him.  You build him up for no reason other than he thinks the same way as you.  It has nothing to do with his ability to play.  It has everything to do with your bronze age morality.  If he would just shut up and play, he would just be Vince Young part II.  If I were an NFL agent, I would tell all of my mediocre clients to go out and start pretending to be an evangelical with a rah-rah attitude.  That is all it takes to sell jerseys to Christians.  I might not know much about the Christian lifestyle, but like most preachers, I know enough to exploit the flock.   



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

First off, I said that he was a good college quarterback.  He was like Ken Dorsey, a decent QB that was fortunate to play with first round picks at every other position.

Mighty big of you.  Sure, he played on a good team- so did most other NFL draftees- duh.  The point is that he enabled them to perform and managed the game to win.  Most NFL coaches evaluate QBs by how they manage the game as much as how many big plays they make themselves.  On both counts, Tebow does well.  Bottom line, he wins.  Who cares about style points?  If the FG kicker makes the FGs in the first half, the game is nearly even at half.  Who can say how the second half would go?  Maybe the Broncos win going away with a lead.  He did what he had to do.


Second, anyone that says they are waiting for marriage is either lying, or super gay.  Listening to Tebow in interviews,, its not hard to see he is hiding in the closet.  But then again, people like me don't get fooled by the  likes of Ted Haggart.  Now that would be foolish, don't you think?


Now we see what your real issue is- his consitent Christian lifestyle (despite your unsubstantiated skepticism)- puts you under conviction that you might be in sin.  You find it impossible that a "real" man could possibly live a life of self- control or sexual purity.  Maybe you don't know it, but many do by choice.  You seem to doubt it because he is a living example and a rebuke to all Man Ho's.





Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

57.25 minutes of horrible QB play and 2 missed FGs that were very "makeable" by the Denver kicker, result Miami 15, Denver 0

Denver is down 15-0 with 2:43 on the clock and no time outs and Tebow looking horrible then (queue angel harps...)

2.75 minutes of "good enough to win" QB play

A recovered onside kick

A Tebow QB draw for the 2 point conversion that everyone - except Miami - saw coming

And finally the same kicker that missed 2 relatively easy 40+ yard FGs hits a 52 yard that would have been good from 62 yards in OT

Add up all of these highly improbable events (less than .01% chance all these things occur in the same game in 2:43) and Denver wins 18-15

Now what makes this interesting to Tebow bashers and lovers alike is you cannot dispute that from a pure QB talent perspective Tebow looked bad in this game, but you also cannot dispute that he won and did it in an extremely improbable way. Now the question for the Tebow bashers is...was it divine intervention because you certainly won't say it was his QB ability? Hmmm........




Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

To say "It's only a matter of time until...." blah blah blah is such a sophomoric and cynical comment.  You are a fool and know nothing, much less anything about the faith.

I think you didnt read my comment very well.  First off, I said that he was a good college quarterback.  He was like Ken Dorsey, a decent QB that was fortunate to play with first round picks at every other position.  That doesn't mean he will be good in the pros.  Second, anyone that says they are waiting for marriage is either lying, or super gay.  Listening to Tebow in interviews,, its not hard to see he is hiding in the closet.  But then again, people like me don't get fooled by the  likes of Ted Haggart.  Now that would be foolish, don't you think? 



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

You are a fool.  And, I'm certain the guys you like get media coverage because they are loud-mouthed, disrespectful, dumb-as-a-rock, self-gratifying blow holes that end up embarrassing human beings in general.  Tebow wins games.  Always has.  The way he does it is exactly why everyone loves him.  He's a gamer.  He doesn't do it pretty, but he gets it done.  To say "It's only a matter of time until...." blah blah blah is such a sophomoric and cynical comment.  You are a fool and know nothing, much less anything about the faith.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:24 am
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

"So what if Christians admire his stance as well as his gritty play?  What's it to you?  You prefer a nasty, mean- spirited, girlfriend beating, drug abusing, low- life to run your team?  Pathetic.  That we choose otherwise is really not your concern." 

He is a terrible quarterback that only gets media coverage because of his "beliefs".  If not for being an evangelical, he would just be another good, niche quarterback (that happened to play on a team with an awesome defense) that didn't have the skills to play in the NFL.  It is only a matter of time before he gets busted Ted Haggart style with a male prostitute, and only then will the Tebow fans see the truth.   




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:24 am
 

Tebow beats Dolphins on Sun Life "Gator Day"

Hah, hah, It's amazing how apoplectic you pahtetic haters are.  The guy is just a great young player, a great teammate, and a great human being.  When your hate is so palpable, so virulent, and so idiotic, it says far more about you than it does about him or his fans.  So what if Christians admire his stance as well as his gritty play?  What's it to you?  You prefer a nasty, mean- spirited, girlfriend beating, drug abusing, low- life to run your team?  Pathetic.  That we choose otherwise is really not your concern. 

It isn't really Tim you hate, but what he stands for.  Face it.  Use the excuse of his throwing motion, his footwork, yada, yada, yada.  It's about his values and his faith.  Now, we don't all like him only for his faith.  I admire my pastor's faith, but I wouldn't spend a nickel to watch him play.  Tim is a walking rebuke to those who claim you've got to be a nasty and borderline psychotic like many NFL players to be a successful player with an edge.  Nice guys do finish first sometimes.  You can be a good sport and win.  You can put others first and God first and still be a tough guy.  

Cheering for Tim to fail is a sickness.  Get help.  

The Broncos coaches, like many skeptics need to re- think their approach now.  Instead of running into the pile with MacGahee 90% of the tiem (they only let Tim throw 4 passes in the first half), they need to let him line up in the shotgun more, move the pocket, and improvise- his obvious strengths.  They can alternate some under center play action and power running, but allow him to open up and find his rhythm- just like they do with every other QB.  When they allowed him to throw during the two minute shotgun, you can see the dramatic difference.  So, what do want, pretty looking spirals in practice, or Ws when the real bullets start to fly? 


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