Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Goat or the G.O.A.T.

Leading up to the start of this season alot of the preseason chatter has been on what Tebow can accomplish this season and will this make him the "greatest of all time" or G.O.A.T?

If he manages to win a third national championship, second at the helm, and even a second Heisman, then his name should be among the greatest to play the game. But many are hesitant to bestow the label on Tebow just yet. Like Pat Dooley, we'd like to wait until he's actually finished his college career to determine where his place in college football history should be.

But even in the wake of victories, even national championship victories, the spot light fades quickly. Just last year, Bob Tebow had this to say about his son after the Ole Miss loss.

He mentioned his son had given him the national championship ring he had won as a freshman and that the gift meant a lot, but that he does not wear it and that the title glow was short-lived.

“Already, that has faded,” he said. “They’re not talking about the national championship team of two years ago. They’re already talking about Timmy can’t win the Heisman again as if that was his goal. You go from hero to goat so fast …”

With expectations so high this year, it seems there is no middle ground for being either a goat or the g.o.a.t.

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