Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Is this the end of the Tebometer?

For some time now there have been two athletes I've rooted against more than any others.  The first is LeBron James.  The second is Tim Tebow (to the point that there's an entire category of posts on this site under "Tebometer").  And now Tebow is a New England Patriot.

So what does this mean?  In the long run probably not much.  I think it's fairly likely he'll just sit there on the end of the bench as the third quarterback and never do anything significant.  But what if Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels can actually make something useful out of him?  From a football standpoint I could get behind that.  It might be exciting to see them turn the least accurate quarterback I've ever seen into a functional player in some other capacity.  However, Tebow is still the Evangelical Christian who appeared in a pro-life commercial during the Super Bowl, and that scares me a little.

But if I'm being honest with myself, the thing I've really disliked about him the most is just how big a story he's always been in relation to how poor a quarterback he is.  But is that really his fault?  And if he happens to score a touchdown for the Patriots and the national media goes berserk, will I mind now that it's a member of my favorite team being covered?  This has got me wondering about my attitude towards LeBron as well.  I hate the crush the media has on him, but since he's the best player in the world, maybe he's deserving of it?  Have I been being hypocritical all this time?  Man, this Tebow on the Patriots thing is really messing with me from a sports-philosophical standpoint.


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