Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tebow Helps Homeless Man Win Fantasy Prize

Did you hear about the guy who finished first overall among the millions of players in ESPN.com's fantasy football game this year?

(a) He's homeless.

(b) He clinched the title by picking up a QB for the final week of the fantasy season who ended up having a monster game -- Tim Tebow.

Yes, really: Tim Tebow helped a homeless guy win the national fantasy football championship.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broncos Tebow: Fox's Choice

Here's how I choose to take the news that John Fox isn't ready to immediately declare Tim Tebow his starting QB in Denver and to open it to whichever QB earns it:

Bring it on.

Nothing will bring out the best in Tebow like a competition, particularly one based on meritocracy: Who's going to earn it? Who will help the team most? Who wants it more?

If it's about working hardest? If it's about helping the team most? If it's about desire and will?

Tebow will be the starting QB for the Broncos next fall.

Maybe they should let Tebow handle the mediation between the players' union and the owners, so we can HAVE a "next fall."

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If you have a minute, please check out my new company, Quickish. In about 30 seconds, you can catch up on all the best analysis of the biggest topics in sports today. (And if you like it, please tell your friends. Need all the help we can get in raising awareness.)

-- D.S.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Broncos Tebow: John Fox New HC

New Broncos coach John Fox is going to love Tim Tebow, because no player in the NFL works harder or is more dedicated to the team or to doing whatever it takes to win.

Tim Tebow will be better simply because Fox is going to improve the Broncos' defense, potentially dramatically -- given how porous they were last season, that's not a bold statement.

But with a stout(er) D, the pressure on Tebow to produce a Brady-like 30+ ppg is totally mitigated; a few TD drives per game should do it.

As with McDaniels, let's hope Fox brings in an offensive coordinator with the imagination to deploy Tebow in more than just a traditional pro-style set.

Sorry things have been slow here this week -- the launch of my new company, Quickish, has been overwhelming (in a good way!)

Please check it out -- it's not about Tebow (although he makes some appearances!), but it is about helping you keep up quickly with the biggest things that are happening in sports.

And if you are inclined, please tell your friends, family, co-workers, whoever all about it. You can like the Facebook page -- or just tell them: Quickish.com. Thanks!

-- Dan

Monday, January 10, 2011

Huge Announcement: Quickish.com

Friends of TimTeblog:

Today, my new company, Quickish, publicly launched. If you are a sports fan -- and I think it's safe to assume that's most of you -- I think you'll like it. Just go to quickish.com.

Quickish offers real-time news recommendations, to help you keep up with the biggest topics. Our editors are looking all over the place -- news sites, Twitter, TV, talk-radio (and even original content) -- to find the best analysis and context about the big stories everyone is talking about.

I wouldn't have started the company if I didn't think this would be really useful and entertaining to people. I really hope you'll try it and enjoy it. Check it out when big news breaks, at the start (or end) of the day to just catch up on what you might have missed -- or just when you're trying to kill a minute standing in line after you've checked in on Facebook.

(Speaking of Facebook, it would be awesome if you would "like" the Quickish Facebook page, found at facebook.com/quickish. Liking it will also let you keep up with big Quickish news.)

Tim Tebow might say "Finish Strong," but at this point for me it's "Start Strong." I really appreciate your support, whether you are visiting the site or telling all your friends or co-workers.

Thank you so much for giving it a try.

-- Dan


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brand Tebow: Happy Tebow Day?

Tonight is the much-anticipated Tim Tebow documentary on ESPN. (7 p.m. ET)

I suspect you, like me, will be watching.

Wanted to point you to OnlyGators.com's review, which is a must-read in advance of the show.

Meanwhile, Tebow will be doing what is known at ESPN as the "car wash" -- he will be appearing on a bunch of different shows across the network, from "First Take" to Colin Cowherd's radio show to all the afternoon radio shows.

Should be a fun day for quotes. For the best and most dynamic coverage, I'm going to point you again to OnlyGators.com, which is all over this. You can either check back on their site or follow @onlygators on Twitter, where they always post when new stuff goes up.

Enjoy the day!

Back to preparation for the launch of my new company -- Quickish -- on Monday. To keep up with the progress, please "like" it on Facebook and follow the Twitter feed. Thanks!

-- Dan

Monday, January 3, 2011

Broncos Tebow: It Ends Really Well

Let's just make something clear:

If Tim Tebow had been given the starting opportunities of Sam Bradford, I think Tebow would have given Bradford a real race for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

At the very least, I think he would have out-performed Bradford statistically -- even if the Rams finished a lot better than the Broncos as a team

On the season, Tebow finished with 11 TDs -- 5 passing and 6 rushing. Let's remember that was from all of 3 games started and 13 other assorted snaps. No NFL player was more TD efficient.

(For the record, my preseason prediction was that Tebow would have between 7-10 TDs -- and I was considered wildly bullish on that. What does it say that even *I* was too low?)

Now just imagine how he would have done had he been given the reins earlier in the season -- it is easy in hindsight, but the Broncos as a team couldn't have done much worse if he had.

Instead, we are left with the tantalizing previous three weeks to affirm that Tim Tebow will be a very productive QB in the NFL.

Not a Wildcat gimmick. Not a backup. But a bonafide starting NFL QB. And we learned that in far less than his rookie season -- Tebow proved it in just three games.

Tebow will be much better next season for the experience over the past month. And he will be even better after the 2011 season.

Now, a lot remains to be seen: Who will the Broncos' next coach be? And will he be willing to give Tebow a chance to develop and improve? Chances are, he will.

Meanwhile, there is still much to come on the Tebow front: The ESPN documentary about Tebow between the Senior Bowl and the NFL Draft is on Thursday night.

Tebow's FRS sponsorship will go national, leading up to the Super Bowl. And there will be a ton of build-up for the release of Tebow's book "Through My Eyes" in April.

On a personal front, I will continue to cover the Tebow beat here. I have way too much fun to stop now, even if I won't get my own Tebow book out before Tebow's arrives in a few months.

Meanwhile, I have spent much of the past year founding my own company, a media start-up called "Quickish" that will be launching its first product next week.

I think it's something you all will really like -- even if it isn't all Tebow all the time. I hope you won't mind me keeping you updated on the launch and the company's progress.

(For example, you can "like" Quickish on Facebook and follow it on Twitter, and that will be a great way to stay updated.)

I have really appreciated the support you've given this blog, and it would mean a lot to me if you would give my new company's product a try -- and tell your friends!

The Tebow fan community is a huge one that I have gotten to know so well over the past 18 months -- I look forward to having you along for the ride with this new company.

Anyway, that's not the point of this post. The point of this post is: That was a heck of a rookie season by Timmy Tebow.

-- Dan