When presidential petitions don't work, there's only one route left to go: the Chuck Norris route.
In a column on Newbusters.org, Norris -- the man who made the roundhouse kick famous -- calls Tebow an "ultimate clutch player" and says the Jacksonville Jaguars should sign him because Tebow could turn "that mediocre team into a championship one." Sounds like a line straight out of Sidekicks.
Here are a few excerpts from Norris' column:
I have been following Tim since he became a QB for the University of Florida Gators, and I never have seen a more determined or inspiring athlete to play the game of football. And I'm not alone in that sports assessment. ...
I've heard the critics say Tebow has poor technical skills, but the truth is that Tim is a natural leader, an amazingly gifted football player, an inspiration to his team and the possessor of intense determination and strategy to bring any team to victory — no matter what the odds. One can improve technique, but leadership is innate. That is why I believe that Tebow could be a superstar and legend in the NFL.
Chuck Norris cares not for technical skills. Besides that, the above paragraph also suggests Norris would last less than one season if he were an NFL general manager. He would draft a team of 11 Tebows on offense and 11 Rudys on defense. That team would then go 16-0 on intense determination alone.
Now for the important part of Norris' column. What team should Tebow play for?
So what team do I feel should give Tim the opportunity to excel as a quarterback and usher it to Super Bowl status?
My present pick would be the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Why? To put it simply, it's because Tim could help turn that mediocre team into a championship one. Tebow works miracles on the field, and his inclusion would embolden the spirit of the Jaguars' players and fans.
It's almost as if Norris channeled the spirit of Tebow himself to write that. He goes on:
So Shad Khan, who is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, David Caldwell, who is the team's general manager, and coach Gus Bradley should give the preceding some serious thought. Whatever you would pay Tebow would be recouped tenfold by the increase in attendance and the fan base. With Tim as the QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team would add thousands (if not tens of thousands) of additional fans to the stadium, including me — even though I don't live in Florida!
Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris is a Tim Tebow fan.