Monday, December 19, 2011

Tebometer Monday: logic and reason finally prevail

Yesterday Tim Tebow completed 11 of 22 passes, which brings him to 148-302 for his career, exactly 49%.  And for the first time in 7 weeks, the Broncos didn't win.  There was no fumble, missed field goal, or player inexplicably running out of bounds to save Denver this week.  No more late game magic.  Although I have to admit, with New England leading 34-16 on the first play of the 4th quarter, I was temporarily afraid it was all going to happen again.  It looked like the Patriots had Tebow sacked in the end zone for a safety, then he dropped the ball, and it was either going to be a defensive touchdown or a safety.  But somehow he manged to pick it back up, avoid getting tackled, and still get a throw off; leaving the result of the play as just an ordinary incompletion.  Then on the next snap (which was a 3rd and 10) Tebow had a ridiculous scramble.  But he didn't quit get the first down, and the madness was over.  For now, the fate of humanity is safe and sound.

I'd also like to state for the record that we may have already seen the apex of Tim Tebow's career as a starting quarterback in the NFL.  I could well be wrong, but I definitely think it's possible that it's all downhill from here.  And in case you never read Tebometer version 1.0, it's a "Tebow-meter," but it's pronounced "Teh-bah-meh-ter," like "thermometer."  Hence the graphic on the right.

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