Tim Tebow’s overt religiosity annoys me only a little more than Clay Matthews’ hair. Neither has anything to do with how well they play football, so what do I really care? Matthews’ hair is a little easier for me to put up with because I like the Packers, that’s all. (I’m told he grooms his mane during games with Gatorade. Is this good for it?) Anyway, they’re pro athletes and pro athletes are generally a show-offy and eccentric breed.
What really annoys me is that the Media is trying to sell Tebow as a great quarterback before he’s had the chance to prove he’s even a good one. They did the same thing with Eli Manning who, going by the press hype, was on his way to being a greater star than his brother with his first completion. The difference between the two hypings is the intended audience. Manning was being sold to a more generic sort of football fan. I suspect Tebow is being sold to what I imagine the marketers imagine is a “conservative” fan base. Apparently they think pro football doesn’t appeal to enough middle-aged, conservative Christian, Southern and Midwestern white people.
It’s not Tebow’s fault---at least not primarily---but he ought to be known as Tea Party Tim.
Photo by Eric Lars Bakke, courtesy of the Denver Broncos.
Updated in the final seconds, another Tim Tebow miracle:
Scott Raab defends Tebow whom he believes is “sincere in his delusions.” Includes a funny story about former Cleveland Cavalier Drew Gooden. What happens in Toronto, stays on the runway in Toronto.
Updated in overtime:
Missed this one. Scott Lemieux analyzes Tebow’s miracle defeat of the Bears Sunday in The Most Clutch Player There Ever Was.