Well yes I am alive and the blog is comin back baby!!! I will be running it solo as VC is on hiatus. Not quite sure what happened with Ole VC....maybe I took one too many potshots at his beloved Wildcats??? Maybe he wrenched his writing fingers gripping a 5 iron off the tee in stiff wind....who knows? But I am back and I have some stuff to say!
This is called the Tebow Edition and I have some thoughts about all of this hub-bub. Matter of fact have you ever witnessed anything quite like this whole love affair with this kid? Check it, bottom line and this is my point throughout: EVALUATE football players based on what they do on the field and leave it at that!
Ultimately Tim Tebow is a good kid and I feel kinda sorry for him. He didn't ask for a lot of this hype. But in my opinion whether I believe in the same things or whether I believe in Mickey Mouse, as a player or professionally, no one would know it. I think there are a lot of players/people like this. They go about their business and are evaluated as the players or employees they are.
Anyone recall Mahmoud Abdul Rauf who was hammered for not observing the National Anthem due to Muslim beliefs? Hey who cares I always thought he was a hell of a player....especially as Chris Jackson at LSU.
What about Muhammad Ali and the whole draft dodging deal? Again, not popular with the masses who didn't agree with him. Conversly,the masses support what Tebow believes in. I say who cares!
John Fox and John Elway were boxed in. No moves to make except what they did. Kyle Orton who by all accounts outplayed Tebow in camp, was off to a horrible start and the Donkeys were losing games hand over fist. The crowd was crying out for a change. What could they do?? Heck Tebow at the early point was listed third behind Brady Quinn on the depth chart. So they make the move, the Team gets behind him and they back into the playoffs. They don't make the move and both probably get fired. They start Tebow and don't do well, they simply say....hey he is young.
Please do not forget that they in fact backed into the playoffs! My lowly Chiefs, who had maybe the weirdest year ever, beat Denver IN Denver the last game of the regular season. Only a loss by Oakland saved Denver.
Did Tebow play well throughout the run and into the playoffs? Well fairly well. The first game in KC he threw the ball twice....yes 2 times. He was helped in Chicago greatly by Marion Barber not staying in bounds to run out the clock. He made a great throw against the Steelers in the playoffs to win....who knows why the Steelers brought the Safety up to the line of scrimmage.
Long story short, Tebow is a good kid. He did some good things on the field. My plea to the masses: Please leave it at that. News sources: Please give the proper run to Brady and Rodgers and all the other GREAT players in the sport. Fans: it's great to believe in something but whether someone agrees with your beliefs or not, let's talk about play on the field. Play on the field keeps it objective. You can debate numbers and wins and losses. Forget about saying so and so loses but does this or that off the field so that makes him better?? Give Tebow his due for his leadership, his late game play, and results. Still his year did not even approach that of Rodgers or Brees or Brady....but who did you hear the most about this football year??
Hey a little around the horn.....I am writing this as the Patriots and Ravens are locked in at 10-10. I have NE here and San Fran tonight. Do you ever recall a tougher two Championship games to pick? It took me a long time to choose the favorites and I still am not sure. Early takes on some BBall.....I like the Jayhawks this year. I think lack of depth and talent can be a good thing.....I think Bill Self does better with less and struggles sometimes with too much talent. Watch out for the Hawks!!! MU looks good too....great win yesterday at Baylor. Baylor could not figure out how to use their size, but great credit to the Tigers. Phil Pressey and Ricardo Ratliff were awesome! I can't wait til Feb 4 when the Hawks square off with MU in Columbia....it will be a GREAT ONE! NBA is off and running.....wow lots of back to backs and lots of tired legs. OKC Thunder playing great....3 losses so far!! Go Thunder. Don't hammer me too much on the Tebow stuff.....and it is GREAT to be back blogging!!!