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Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Maybe it's because people are tired of 'heroes' who make 8 million a year and get 20 different women pregnant, or they are arrested for the 5th and still make more money in 6 weeks than they will in a lifetime. Or they are offered millions and hold out because they want more. Or they treat women like chattel, or they kill and abuse dogs. Or they make more money in college than I do on Social Security. Maybe because he will stand there for 2 hours and sign autographs, when other 'heroes' wald past kids like they don't see them. Maybe it's because he does Missionary work, and isn't afraid to talk about his faith. Might be because he accepts being a role model to kids. Maybe because he states he is a virgin and plans to wait and save himself until his marraige night. Might be because he is a Christian, and proud of it.
I think all that stuff is great too, but can he ball? Can he play QB in the NFL? Can he get the W... time and time again? Granted, this is the 1st week into preseason, a bit early to tell. He did seemingly better than Quinn, but that's saying nothing. Granted, both these guys had passes dropped on them which could have led to lost confidence, rythym, etc.

He'd be a starter today on that Glee Club team, I tell you that.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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Well if you take a look at his pre-season week one highlights... I think he is better than you hatters think!!! Looks like to me that the Broncos can be decent with Tim Tebow behind center. If Ben Roethlisberger wasn't a steeler, I would of wanted the steelers to draft Tebow. Yall are crazy for real.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The NFL is a QB's league, and Tebow is a QB.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Extreme Southeast Philly, NJ
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Simple there are many fans the may have an issue being a fan of a particular player strickly based on race. Let's not act like this still isn't an issue in the 21st. century. There is a sizable number of the population that find a white, self professed Christian athlete very appealing. Tim Tebow is very marketable to that demographic, a guy like Chad Johnson maybe not so much.
Your initial argument was because 70% of the league is black. Now you're saying it has to do with religion? He's a white quarterback, just like 28 of the 32 starters last year. Race isn't the issue and neither is religion.

He's popular because of his college career and his personality on and off the field. He's different than the typical superstar athlete, and the league will ride him until he flames out, unless he's a big hit.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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The NFL is a QB's league, and Tebow is a QB.
Doesn't mean he'll do well though...
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