Sunday, January 15, 2012
Yesterday's AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots turned out to be the highest rated Saturday Division Playoff game in 18 years! And this is for no other reason than Tim Tebow.
This season, Tim Tebow has become one of the most polarizing figures in sports, and for fully unfounded reasons. A few years back when he was playing for the University of Florida and led them to a National Championship, he made an ad for Focus on the Family, which aired during the Super Bowl, with his mother, that many saw controversial. Many saw this as a message as a shot against those who support abortion and from that moment on, he was a marked man in the eyes of the left. As he entered the NFL, they criticized his style of quarterbacking, they criticized his loving display of Christianity and made every attempt to minimize him. Despite that, Tim Tebow rose up, faced the challenge and did the job, leading his team, the Denver Broncos, to winning the AFC West and into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Although the Broncos were not successful, and played against a team that was running up the score after a win seemed eminent, Tim Tebow continued to take every snap and continued to play every down to the best of his ability.
His team has been inspired by him, fans respect the heart with which he plays and in his actions, Tim Tebow accepts the role of a leader, lives the teachings of Christianity and possesses an immense character and humility that should set an example for everyone from America's youth to tomorrow's football player. A player like Tim Tebow should be honored and I believe he has much potential, both on the field and off the field, for success in life.