Tom Brady, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Patriots flag in the window. "This house is yours for eternity Tom, said God. "This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here." Tom felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house.
On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a huge 3-story mansion with Orange and Blue sidewalks and drive ways, a 50 foot tall flagpole with an enormous Broncos logo flag waving, a swimming pool in shape of a horse, a Broncos logo in every window, and a Tim Tebow jersey on the front door.
Tom looked at God and said "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro QB, I won 3 Super Bowls, and I even went to the Hall of Fame."
God said "So what's your point Tom?"
"Well, why does Tim Tebow get a better house than me?"
God chuckled, and said "Tom, that's not Tim's house, it's mine."
Tebow was singing church hymns in warmups--off key of course.
So remember Hugh Douglas and his errant prediction--- and having to go to church after a Bronco win? Tebow during the presser said "Douglas better get out his Sunday best...and I hope he sings praise and worship too."
Hugh watched the game, where Tebow won with ESPN's with Michael A Smith. Tebow's "praise and worship" song that he was humming before the Bears game is here-- sung by Michael W Smith.
So once again, with Tebow, you have that coincidental connection that drives the critics crazy, and make his followers believe.
The temptation is to look at Tebow’s serene smiles in news conferences, watch him shrug shyly at questions about his abilities, listen to him talk about Jesus and think he is a man who plays football simply to spread the word of the Bible. The image is of a marginally skilled player who believes the Lord will slice holes in the defense or find a way to get a receiver open downfield.
And yet inside the Broncos’ complex, conversations about Tebow go on for half an hour without a mention of God or religion or their most famous player’s spirituality. The talk is instead about a man who is driven, who arrives early in the morning and leaves long after most of his teammates have departed. In college Tebow was famous for declarations of hard work but that seemed more about lifting weights and running sprints. Now that he is in the NFL, his diligence is in improving his throwing and studying opponents. The phrase most often attributed to him is not about God but rather, “Tell me how I can get better.”
Want a reason the Broncos are in first place in the AFC West with what amounts to a two-game lead over the Oakland Raiders? It is Tebow’s obsessive preparation.
The hour doesn’t matter. It could be 9 p.m., maybe 10, but at some point every night the phone of Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase will ring and Tim Tebow will be on the line.
“I’ve been watching film,” Tebow will say. Then a string of questions: What happens if a defensive player moves a certain way? How should he go? And what about the receivers? Are there other options?
Quietly, Tebow has dazzled the Broncos coaches with his deep understanding of complex offenses. When he showed up to the team’s suite for his interview with the staff at last year’s combine, he immediately rattled off the principles of his offense at Florida. But then he launched into Norv Turner’s digit system as well as the Patriots’ offense, which the Broncos were also using. The coaches were stunned.
The statistical odds on the Bronco 4th quarter comebacks being successful. % odds
Week 7 at MIA 1.9
Week 9 at OAK 11.3
Week 10 at KC 43.0
Week 11 vs NYJ 22.3
Week 12 at SD 12.0
Week 13 at MIN 14.8
Week 14 vs CHI 3.8
Cumulatively it's over 7 million to 1.
And you wonder why Vegas is getting plastered by the Broncos.
Where's Charles Barkley now? Who wanted Tebowmania to end??? And a 59 and 51 yard kicks by Prater??
After the game, sour grapes Urlacher said about Tebow--"He's a good running back." Hah! Better than the Bears Marion Barber!! Who now don't even have a prayer!
Tebow Time just picked up more converts! And some Father, daughter Tebowing to some shocked Bear fans at Raemali's after the game! Woot!! And Skip Bayless...and we have SEABISCUT! Wait--wasn't that advertised??? Booyahh!!
An HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) unit sued the MF Global Inc. brokerage trustee to establish whether he or another person is the rightful owner of gold bars worth about $850,000 and silver bars underlying contracts between the brokerage and a client.
Five gold bars and 15 silver bars underlie eight Comex contracts between the brokerage and its client Jason Fane of Ithaca, New York, the unit of London-based HSBC said in a court filing yesterday. Both parties have asserted claims to the bars, creating difficulties for HSBC, which is storing them, the bank said. HSBC asked a judge to decide who the rightful owner is.
“HSBC has received conflicting instructions regarding ownership and disposition of the property,” it said. “Accordingly, HSBC is exposed to multiple liabilities with respect to the disposition of the properties.” The unit is HSBC Bank USA National Association.
Tebow performance: Filling in for the ineffective Kyle Orton in the second half, Tebow nearly rallies Denver to a victory over the Chargers.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "That was adorable. But if John Fox listens to these stupid Denver fans and starts Tebow in a game next week, he needs to have his head examined."
Haterus Tebowis population: 150 million
Tebow performance: After going 4-for-14 for 40 yards to put the Broncos behind 15-0 with 5:23 to play, Tebow leads Denver to an 18-15 overtime victory at Miami.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Big deal. He beat the Dolphins. They stink. And if Tebow wasn't so terrible, Denver never would have been trailing in the first place."
Haterus Tebowis population: 145 million
Tebow performance: The Broncos lose 45-10 at home to the Lions, as Tebow throws 39 passes, completing just 18.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Ha! See? We told you! This guy is nothing but a fullback. And he doesn't even throw well for a fullback."
Haterus Tebowis population: 150 million
Tebow performance: Running an offense designed more for his unique abilities, Tebow throws for two touchdowns and runs for 113 yards as the Broncos score 31 second-half points to beat Oakland 38-24.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Oooh! Now he has wins against the Dolphins and Raiders. Fancy! And it's not like he had anything to do with the win anyway. Willis McGahee ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns. This winning is not going to last."
Haterus Tebowis population: 145 million
Tebow performance: Tebow goes 2-for-8, and Denver beats the Chiefs 17-10.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "What a joke. He's embarrassing the NFL. I mean, 2-for-8? So pathetic. If it wasn't for Denver's defense, Tebow would be nothing. So now he has wins against the Dolphins, Raiders and Chiefs. Big deal. Wait until he has to play a real defense next week when the Jets come to town."
Haterus Tebowis population: 140 million
Tebow performance: Tebow makes a 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left to cap a 95-yard drive, giving the Broncos a 17-13 win over the Jets.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "The Jets are so overrated. How do you let Tim Tebow go 95 yards on you? They should be ashamed of themselves."
Haterus Tebowis population: 100 million
Tebow performance: Tebow throws for 143 yards and a touchdown and runs for 67 yards as Denver beats San Diego 16-13 in overtime.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Another week, another game in which Tebow gets credit for the accomplishments of Von Miller and the Denver defense. What a joke."
Haterus Tebowis population: 90 million
Tebow performance: Despite a poor performance by a Denver defense playing without Von Miller, the Broncos win 35-32 on a last-second field goal. Tebow's passing leads Denver's offense in the second half, and he finishes the game 10-for-15 for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Shut up."
Haterus Tebowis population: 75 million
Based on the previous eight weeks, science allows us to accurately predict the remainder of the season.
Tebow performance: The Broncos crush a depleted Bears team.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "So Tebow gets credit now for injuring Jay Cutler and Matt Forte?"
Haterus Tebowis population: 60 million
Tebow performance: Tebow answers a late Tom Brady drive that gives New England a four-point lead with 1:30 remaining by engineering an 85-yard touchdown drive to give Denver a last-second win.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "So Tebow has now beaten one top quarterback. That's it. Only one. And Brady isn't even the best quarterback in the league anymore. Aaron Rodgers would totally kill Tebow."
Haterus Tebowis population: 30 million
Tebow performance: The Broncos clinch the AFC West title with a win over the Bills.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Of course they did. Tebow is so lousy, the AFC West is the only division he could ever hope to win. Tebow and the AFC West both suck equally."
Haterus Tebowis population: 15 million
Tebow performance: Tebow and other Broncos starters are rested for the playoffs during the second half of Denver's regular-season finale against the Chiefs. Backup Brady Quinn throws a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "See! They can even win with Brady Quinn. Tebow is just lucky to be on a stacked Denver team."
Haterus Tebowis population: 5 million
Tebow performance: A last-minute touchdown run by Tebow leads Denver into the divisional round.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "You're supposed to win home playoff games. This proves nothing."
Haterus Tebowis population: 1 million
Tebow performance: The Broncos knock off the AFC's top seed on the road.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "No one remembers divisional-round wins. Win a Super Bowl, or history will forget you.
Haterus Tebowis population: 100,000
AFC Championship Game
Tebow performance: Tebow leads a second-half comeback as the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Good. This is what I wanted to happen all along. I want everyone in the country to see Tebow get humiliated by Aaron Rodgers. It's going to be awesome. I've never been so excited for a Super Bowl."
Haterus Tebowis population: 100
Tebow performance: Tebow throws for 472 yards and six touchdowns to outduel Rodgers, and Denver wins the Super Bowl.
Haterus Tebowis comments: "Looks like we have a new worst quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl."
Haterus Tebowis population: Just one guy: Aaron Rodgers