Saturday, January 30, 2010

James 1:2-4: Tebow Senior Bowl Eye-Black

In perhaps the last game Tim Tebow will be able to wear Bible verses on his eye-black, he chose James 1:2-4. It's a pretty relevant message, given the criticism this week:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Just in case you ever wondered whether Tebow was willing to pick Biblical passages with very secular double-meanings.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting the verse-I couldn't see it.

    I've enjoyed the eye-black Bible verses. It shows where his mind is at & has sometimes been eerily prescient. I hope he continues doing that via his Facebook page.

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  2. This is probably the last one. Doubt the No Fun League is gonna allow that.

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  3. Has anyone else noticed something weird happening the more popular Tebow gets?

    I don't know if it is just my imagination or what.. but it seems like the more the legend of Tebow grows.. the more his teammates seem to wilt under the pressure or in the limelight.. or is it somekind of weird shadenfreud? I noticed it all this season with Tebow's teammates and the opposing team.. especially in the SEC championship. Even last season in the Ole Miss game and it took "the Promise" -- taking all the blame himself -- to reverse things and get his team to play with passion.

    And to make things worse.. his opponents are so incredibly inspired when they face him it's almost not fair. I don't see this with other players in team sports -- only Tebow.

    I have noticed a similar thing with Maria Sharapova in tennis. Every girl she plays gets up for her like it's the biggest match of their lives. And I am sure there is a lot of jealousy there as well. Even the fans at the matches turned against Sharapova.. not unlike Alabama fans mocking Tebow when he was emotional after the SEC championship game etc.

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  4. That's an interesting point, Reed. After all the media hype about Tebow's last game in the Swamp, I was wondering if some of the other UF players would resent it. When they did so badly, & just seemed so uninspired, against Alabama, I suspected that they might have had their own version of Tebow Fatigue. But your theory possibly makes more sense. The only time I've seen anything comparable was during USC's winning streak during the Matt & Reggie years. And I'm not sure that even that was anywhere near this.

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  5. 13-1 is hardly wilting. I blame the Dolphins' coaching for the South's poor performance.

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  6. The Gators only lost 1 game, but they should have lost at least 2. They only won the Arkansas game b/c of a bad call. They also could have easily lost the MSU game without a bad call & they just looked bad in that game. The one tough game where they didn't look bad was against LSU, but even that was a fairly close game.

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  7. Well turns out Tim did not have strep throat this week, but a viral infection of the esophagus, very bad, it can spread and get worse. He could not eat all week and lost about 10 pounds. Good grief!!

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  8. Wow. He's insane to have even been practicing & playing this week. Typical Tim.

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  9. Yep, his brother said he had pain in his chest anytime he ate anything. Considering he was 240-245 pounds at UF, he is now below 230. He's going back to Nashville to train at D1 before the combine.

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  10. OMG. And he's going right back to training? I hope he takes at least a couple of days off to let himself get better.

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  11. Brooke- totally agree with you. I am guessing he's not going right back into it. Here's the entire article I read

    Also mentions how Sparano almost got run over by a mob of Tebow fans on the field after the game, he is the Elvis of football right now.

    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_uf/2010/01/tebow-battles-esophagus-infection-to-play-in-senior-bowl.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sports%2Fcollege%2Fuf+%28Swamp+Things%29&utm_content=Twitter

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  12. I think the more TT"s popularity increases the more the "other" players in the path to the draft are getting better. I wonder if the attention wasnt so high for Tebow last week if he would have played better? he would have had a better resume on tape. During the game the North team players were on camera goofing off and one of them pretended to be interviewing Tim Tebow and said " so Tebow.. how do you feel about your performance?" I think most players are enveous of his fame but also making them much stronger and play much better. I think there's alot of bad "juju" (jinxes, bad faith) put on TT by others. People want to see him fall. I feel bad for the kid. But thats the big bad NFL world. Its bussiness and I also wished he got a better agent and PR person. Maybe they would have put a spin on the bad reviews they kept on piling during the week.

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  13. The more I think about it the more I think it was a mistake for Tebow to play in that game. It was just a no-win situation.

    But what made it so unfair is that you know the opposing team was gameplanning for Tebow the entire time.. how to attack him ideally.. and on the other side of that Tebow only had a few plays to try to adapt to them and no chance to get any kind of rhythm.

    Not to mention the incredible amount of pressure. Tebow makes one interception and his NFL career is instantly over in all his critics eyes.. this is the kind of microscope he has been under from day one in college.

    This gives his defenders a huge advantage because Tebow has to play so conservatively. It allows them to attack him knowing he can;t risk passing down field like other QBs.

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  14. All this schadenfreude being thrown at Tim makes me extremely sad and angry. It's one thing if it's non-Gators/fans (even though I'll never comprehend them), but it's another if it's fellow athletes. It sickens me to hear that some of the North players were taunting him. I didn't get to watch the game, but which players were they, Marria?

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  16. Lets just say it was the north players that didnt get that much exposure when they were in college. They were players that made good plays that game. BUT! its like that in every sport isnt it? I mean other swimmers talked smack about Phelps in the Olympics! remember that cocky Aussie Thorpe?! Jealousy sucks! but its around! Just saw the episode of Rick Reilly show "coming home" Kurt Warner was on and he said the super bowl was a great time to thank his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ out loud. Rick Reilly said.. do you ask him why did he wait so long for you to be succesfull in the NFL? Kurt Warner said I guess he thought It wasnt time for me to be in the NFL after college.. I had to wait and work on things and my game and my time will come. So maybe that might be Tim Tebow's story too or maybe not. Who really knows. I love the Kid I'm a fan and it sure was hard to watch Senior Bowl. So many predictions

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  17. People were joking about how Colin Peek, former Bama player, dropped a perfect pass from Tebow in the game. "A Bama player will never help out a Gator, no matter what." Not surprised about the North players. Mardy Gilyard from Cincy talked about how the other players were feeling bad because Tim was getting all the press, just haters.

    I read an article today, reporter asked players at the Pro Bowl about the Super Bowl commercial and they all supported it, including David Garrard, who does his own community service work in Jville, and he said that he would welcome him on the team at any capacity because he's a great player and he knows the fans would love him. It will be an interesting few months until the draft for sure.

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  18. Check out Tim Tebow's foundation website

    http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/

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