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Since the rest of the world seems to think that Tim Tebow controls the universe, today's things I think are all Tebow related. Perhaps that's because I watched about 4 hours of Tebow coverage on ESPN, CBS, and the NFL Network. Thanks to my new media center for being able to record three programs at a time.

  1. Why the whole article about Tim Tebow? - As Chris Berman on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown said (paraphrased), "I didn't realize the Super Bowl was being played today."
  2. Tim Tebow transcends football (part 1) - Saturday Night Live had a skit on Tim Tebow last night. That's mainstream - not sports stuff. It is hilarious! Give it a watch here. Reporters from Japan came to New England to cover Tim Tebow's opponent, the Patriots, this week.
  3. Tim Tebow transcends football (part 2) - My wife is looking forward to watching a football game. In other words, Berman is right, it must be the Super Bowl.
  4. It's Gronk's world and we are just living in it - While the football world is going crazy about Tebow, they are missing out on Rob Gronkowski - who is actually performing at a much, much higher level than Tebow. Short of Aaron Rodgers, he might be having the best season at his position than anyone in the game. This highlight shows it all.
  5. If the Denver Broncos win this "Super Bowl" (part 1) - Of course the media will go crazy - it already has - if the Broncos, and Tebow, find a way to beat one of the top teams in the Patriots.
  6. If the Denver Broncos win this "Super Bowl" (part 2) - Hopefully someone in the media will be a voice of reason and point out that the Patriots defense this season make any opposing quarterback look like Tom Brady.
  7. What else is there to talk about in the NFL? - The Packers undefeated run aside, the NFL seems to lack compelling matchups this year. For example, because San Francisco and Oakland play afternoon games, the early game out here in Silicon Valley is the 2-11 Rams and the 7-6 Bengals. Typically with no local connection the affiliate will play the "best" matchup. It is telling when they decide that is one team that has been terrible and another than has been free-fall for awhile.
  8. Final Thought on Tim Tebow - Tim Tebow to me is like a Kordell Stewart with charisma and super religion. Kordell Stewart was good enough to win with a good defense, and that's what Denver's defense has looked like. (Important Note: the Broncos haven't played far below average offenses until this Patriots game since the Tebow run.) The other big difference between Kordell and Tebow is that Tebow tends not to make turn the ball over. The Broncos are going to need that today.

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8 Responses to “Eight Things I Think (and Personal Finance Links)”

  1. Glen Craig says:

    Wait…Tim who?

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Andy Hough says:

    Tebow had to lose eventually but the Pats defense was making him look good for a while.

    I have Gronkowsi on my fantasy team and he has done great for me. Hernandez took his points today but luckily I’ll get by without them this week.

    The Broncos losing means my Chiefs still have a chance at making the playoffs. Not much of a chance but at least it is a chance.

  3. Lazy Man says:

    The ghost of my 2007 Patriots thank your Chiefs for their win today. Great Googly Moogly!

    Tebow himself didn’t have a bad game, but the turnovers kept them away from their game.

  4. “Tim Tebow to me is like a Kordell Stewart with charisma and super religion”

    That’s exactly who I compared him to in my article last week.

    http://www.thesoapboxers.com/is-tim-tebow-for-real/

  5. Lazy Man says:

    Wow, I didn’t read that or I would have given you credit. For awhile I was thinking Rothlisberger because he’s hard to bring down and can run, but Rothlisberger has much better passing mechanics. I can almost see him as a mix between the two Pittsburgh QBs as the original Slash had a smaller build, and more agility if I’m not mistaken.

  6. He’s definitely not the exact same sort of player as Slash, but if he ends up with career passing numbers that surpass those of Stewart, I’ll be surprised.

    Use him as a change of pace in the Wildcat and on some running plays, and I think he can contribute a lot to the team. But I don’t seem him leading a team to the Super Bowl as a starting quarterback.

  7. [email protected] says:

    I think the media is fueling Tebow’s hype, but the credit for the Broncos success and failulers depend on how well the defense plays because they have amazing players like Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.

  8. Evan says:

    I had Gronk on my fantasy football team this year…It was crazy. My TE would have more points then some team’s 2WRs together. I also picked up Green-Ellis, not so much the same.

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