Monday, November 21, 2011

"I am a Tebowist"

More and more the critics are having to admit that winning > losing.  This time ESPN's DJ Gallo.

Another ugly performance by Tim Tebow, another victory. Many of us were laughing when he opened the season as Denver's third-string quarterback, but I can't do it anymore. He's won me over. I am now an unabashed Tebowist. And this is what I believe:
I believe there is nothing wrong with having more points than completions. I am a Tebowist.
I enjoy rooting for someone who was drafted in the final round of my fantasy league as a joke. I am a Tebowist.
I like watching someone whose every success is deemed a one-time fluke by the experts, and I like how this happens week after week after week. I am a Tebowist.
I am intrigued listening to a guy whose postgame comments sound scripted and clichéd, yet sincere and impassioned at the same time. I am a Tebowist.
I believe that sometimes the best way to choose a quarterback is not by making an informed decision based on weeks of performance in practice, but by heeding the advice of a billboard alongside Interstate 25. I am a Tebowist.
I enjoy believing in the goodness of someone simply because so many others believe he is too good to be true. I am a Tebowist.
I am fascinated by the idea that "intangibles" and "heart" might actually be real things and not just clichés that desperate announcers resort to using when they're out of things to say. I am a Tebowist.
I think it's great that someone who has success off the field by doing everything right also has success on the field by doing everything wrong. I am a Tebowist.
I think it's a waste of time to assume Tim Tebow is a hypocrite with skeletons in his closet until he does something to suggest that he is a hypocrite with skeletons in his closet. I am a Tebowist.
I believe in the power of things unseen, but I believe even more in the power of things I can see. Like the scoreboard. I am a Tebowist.
I know that even if Tim Tebow never wins another game in the NFL, he's still won four more than many observers thought he could. I am a Tebowist.
I am confident that Tim Tebow will never look like a good quarterback. And that it might not matter. I am a Tebowist.
I believe that Tim Tebow > memes. I am a Tebowist.
I believe Tim Tebow has whatever "it" is, and that the definition of "it" is "what Tim Tebow has." I am a Tebowist.


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