Is Tim Tebow already winning New York Jets’ starting job?

I haven’t written anything yet on the Tim Tebow saga since he arrived in New York.

Before I go there, let me say, “Yes, I’m on the Tim Tebow bandwagon.”

But I didn’t start there. I hated him in college when he played for Florida — being a UT fan, that’s a requirement.

I laughed when he cried in the press conference after they lost a game they shouldn’t, and I laughed even harder after he lost to Alabama and cried there.

I’ve pulled against him the entire way, even when he first landed in the pros.

But, over time — and it doesn’t have shit to do with his religion, believe me— he has absolutely won me over.

And I as researched him, learned about the broken-leg story in high school — yeah, he kept playing with a broken leg (even scored), and watched with disbelief his determination and drive, he completely started winning me over.

So, in total Stan mode, I began researching him further. And when I learned of his late-night workouts, the push-ups he does in the middle of the aisle while on planes, the record-number of passes he throws prior to each game, I connected with that work ethic. Especially when I compare that to the take-it-for-granted pathetic-ness of so many other pro players.

Anyway, I’m completely on board now. So, with all that background, here’s the point of this article.

Not even a single scrimmage game has been played and you’re seeing articles like this: Is Tim Tebow already winning New York Jets’ starting job?

Read the article. It’s incredible. The drive, belief, and attitude this man carries with him.

And never forget what Tebow did for the Broncos: He brought leadership, made the Broncos matter, oh, and got them in the playoffs, where they beat the usually dominant Steelers. Those are no small achievements, and he did that with no spring camp. (Nonetheless, the Broncos were stupid and dropped him — Read this for my take on that situation: Who needs John Elway? I’ll take the mob, any day of the week.)

Hope you enjoy the article, and hope you half-way like Tim Tebow because I’m going to be writing more about him. For a long time.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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John Elway lies again

Just saw this story: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827be979/article/tebow-photos-already-stripped-from-broncos-facility

And in it, John Elway again spews the bullshit. Even the article practically calls him a liar.

Damn, John, can you not just tell the truth at least for once? Can you not look Tim Tebow, the public,  and your players in the eyes and state the truth for just once? I mean, at the rate you’re going, you’ll soon be making Baghdad Bob look believable. *

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. As a reminder, you do not need a Kindle to buy my book, “Little Man, and the Dixon County War.” You can read it from your computer, laptop, ipad, phone, or other device with this free download. And you can buy my book here, for $3.49. Read reviews of it here.

* Don’t know Baghdad Bob? He’s the Saddam Hussein spokesperson who said all kinds of bullshit, including claiming “that there were no American troops in Baghdad, and that the Americans were committing suicide by the hundreds at the city’s gates.” And as Wikipedia says, he made this statement while standing on the east bank of the Tigris River in the center of Baghdad. His back was to the river and reporters could see two American Army M1 Abrams tanks behind him on a road on the far side of the river. Link.

Who needs John Elway? I’ll take the mob, any day of the week.

I think the Broncos showed a complete lack of class today. Yes, I’m referring to the fact that the team just picked up Peyton Manning and put a knife — and a damn big one, at that — in Tim Tebow’s back.

I’m struggling to remember if this was the first time or the fifth time they’ve done this to him.

So much for giving Tebow a training camp to work through. So much for John Elway saying he’d work with Tebow. So much for letting Tebow keep his starting job. (Seems I remember them taking it from him before… Nah, surely not.)

Anyway, I do hope Peyton called Tim before he decided to make the move. Maybe it’s just me, but it would seem the right thing to do.

You know, just a quick, “Hey, Tim, it’s Peyton. Yeah, well, I’m not really calling about the weather or to talk about your throwing mechanics. Yeah, I’m sorry, man. I just wanted to tell you first that when you get that text from Elway later today, yeah, he’s going to be kicking your ass to the door. Yeah, I know he’s a slick bull shitter without an ounce of integrity, but you heard all his comments last year. He was practically pulling against you. Anyway, I’m sorry man.”

And I hope Peyton laid out all the reasons Denver was the right fit for him, instead of all the other teams that were trying to kill themselves for him.

My gut tells me Peyton did make this call. And my gut tells me you can’t trust John Elway as far as you can throw him.

My final parting thought is this… If I played for the Broncos, I’d go ahead and start looking for a new team. Hell, I’d go ahead and stop by that Italian restaurant with all the well-dressed dudes sitting around. Because while the mob might pay a bit less, I hear they get loyalty. And I hear they get family.

John Elway? Not so much.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. As a reminder, you do not need a Kindle to buy my book, “Little Man, and the Dixon County War.” You can read it from your computer, laptop, ipad, phone, or other device with this free download. And you can buy my book here, for $3.49. Read reviews of it here.