Love him or hate him, take a moment to appreciate Tim Tebow.
You may fall into the faction that finds Tim Tebow annoying and saccharin sweet. How dare he be great at football and be a model citizen? Who does he think he is winning a Heisman as a sophomore and donating his spring break to orphans in the Phillipines?
Let's face it: He is terrible and boring at interviews. He is always "yes sir" and "no sir" when talking to analyists. He always give credit to God (blah) and his teammates (bleh). He thanks his coaches for their gameplan (ralph) and his linemen for their blocking (wretch). Some have even said that he is a bit of a "wad".
Where are the arrest records? Where are the pictures of him being anything but a true gentleman?
Where is the drama?
Tebow has done nothing but maintain a 3.7 GPA while leading his team to a SEC title and a National Title game birth.
He already has a Heisman in his back pocket, and he has the balls to go for another? Seriously, who does this guy think he is?
He is Tim Tebow. He has never asked for acolades. He has never asked for praise, only given it to the man upstairs, his teammates and coaches.
Then he lost (technically, the team lost), and he issued a promise to play harder than any player in America.
Since that day he has led his team on an amazing ride. Led his team. The Gators haven't lost a game since, and have been rolling in their victories. The SEC title against Alabama was the cake, Oklahoma will be the icing.
Last year, Tebow was the first sophomore to win the Heisman. He accounted for a boatload of TDs and yards, but failed to win a title.
This year, he may flip that outcome. His numbers are no longer gaudy, but he is leaps and bounds better as a leader of his team. Maybe that is what makes him so special.
He pleads with Urban Meyer to let him be on special teams, he gets in the face of LB Brandon Spikes to fire up the defense, and more than anything, he instills a beleif in his teammates that he will NOT fail them.
More important than anything else, he has brought a title back to Gainesville, and has one more on the horizon. Win or lose against Oklahoma, he will probably be back again next year. He is living his childhood dream.
He is living the dream of every college football fan in America. Tebow grew up a Gator fan. He considered Alabama, but his heart wouldn't let him go there. He had to don the orange and blue.
Do you remember when you were a kid and you used to toss the ball around in the back yard? Who were you tossing TDs for? That pine tree was Aubrey Hill. The oak tree was Jack Jackson. If I managed to hit the elm, it was a TD to Doering.
Tebow hit those same trees.
Remember that kid who took the team's every loss really, really hard? What if that guy grew into a 240 pound QB with a laser arm but didn't lose an ounce of passion? That guy would be Tim Tebow.
Now imagine he played for your team.
Still hate him?
He is a once in a lifetime athlete that we should all celebrate, no matter what team you follow.