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Now that Rex Grossman is a Cleveland Browns QB and even Brady Quinn has managed to grab a QB spot with the Miami Dolphins, we cast our thoughts back to another quarterback who never seemed to catch on in the NFL to any great degree -- Tim Tebow.
Tebow, who turns 27 today, will be home in Gainesville, Florida tonight at 6:30 p.m. when the SEC Network launches.
This new ESPN-run network will broadcast from outside the Heavener Football Complex at the University of Florida....Tebow's alma mater.
Apparently, the old saying is wrong. You CAN go home again.
And, in case you have forgotten, I am NOT a fan of his. But I digress.
Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, for now will be an analyst on SEC Nation, a "traveling" pregame show similar to ESPN's College Game Day BUT exclusively at SEC schools.
But Tebow has said repeatedly that he works out six days a week just in case he gets a shot at being an NFL quarterback again.
He has been a receiver with the Broncos, and played special teams for the Jets but he still wants to be a quarterback. There's no doubt that he has his gifts but he turned me off with his holier-than-thou attitude and his constant kneeling and praying at games (but ONLY after he spotted a TV camera focused on him).
Then all that crying by Tim "Tear-bow" when the Florida Gators lost the 2009 SEC Championship to Alabama's Crimson Tide. Watch it below:
I can say that he is dedicated and works very hard but his singular focus on being only what HE wants to be has skewed his judgment, in my opinion.
So, I will not be among those watching. Will you?
I also want to point out that Tebow is the youngest of five children, therefore, the baby of the family.
Now, there are babies of the family and REAL babies of the family. The first are those who will wrap your heart around their little finger with a smile and intelligence behind understanding and never let go.
Then there are babies who will selfishly expect everyone to acquiesce to their wishes. Tebow is the latter but, while he may have been able to manage to get Urban Meyer's nod, the same can't be said for NFL coaches.
Oh, and did you know I never thought much of Urban Meyer then or now? Sorry, Ohio State fans, he can't hold a candle to Nick Saban or Ara Parseghian.
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