Monday, December 12, 2011

Confounding the Wise: It Just Happened

This installment of "Confounding the Wise" comes to you from Yahoo! Sports writer Les Carpenter

I believe we have evolved from apes. I believe in dinosaurs. I also believe the earth was created from debris surrounding the sun that clumped together into a spherical shape. And I believe it all happened in more than seven days.

But I also believe in Tim Tebow because there is no scientific explanation for what is happening to the Denver Broncos. There is no other plausible way to make sense of these games and the amazing, miraculous way with which they win week after week. Not the victory at Miami or the last-second beating of the New York Jets and certainly not Sunday afternoon when the Denver Broncos and Tebow were wretched for more than 55 minutes and somehow won a game that can’t rationally be analyzed.

It just happened....

But as to how Tim Tebow made this latest comeback happen from nothing? It would be easier to define the Northern Lights (a collision of charged particles and atoms) or St. Elmo’s Fire (air particles that are ionized). And in the Broncos’ locker room where players have now experienced six such victories in the eight games since their vociferously Christian quarterback took over as the starter, shoulders shrug and eyes roll to the ceiling as if they themselves don’t dare tempt whatever higher power has propelled them to a one-game lead in the AFC West with three games to go.