Tag:Tim Tebow
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:11 pm

Broncos 29, Steelers 23 in OT

DENVER -- He's no longer a novelty, no longer a mystery, no longer a fluke. Tim Tebow is now a playoff-winning quarterback, and not because he managed this game.

He won it.

With Tebow tying two franchise records set by John Elway and throwing the winning touchdown pass in overtime, the Broncos defeated the Steelers 29-23 Sunday to advance to the next round of playoffs, next weekend at New England.

Tebow threw for 316 yards and ran for 50, and produced touchdowns each way. He joined Elway as the only Denver quarterbacks in the postseason to (1) complete two 50-yard passes and (2) throw and run for a touchdown, both in the same game.

Tebow needed just 10 completions to surpass the 300-yard mark, throwing rarely but gouging the Steelers for huge chunks of yardage when he did. That included his 80-yarder to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime for the winning points.

Thomas finished with 204 yards on four catches.

Posted on: December 17, 2011 1:56 pm

You can have Rudy; give me Tebow

I don't ask for much, but I'm asking for Tim Tebow to be left alone. By gold-digging groupies and drug-pushing lackeys. By friends with big mouths, and by strangers with cell-phone cameras. By TMZ.

Most of all, by TMZ.

We don't have many fairy tales in sports, feel-good stories like that movie about the 5-foot-6 walk-on at Notre Dame who spent four years getting his ass kicked in practice before finally being allowed to play in his final home game, against Georgia Tech. He recorded a sack on the last play and was carried off the field by teammates. That's how the movie Rudy ends.

The real story? Rudy Ruettiger was unmasked this week as a financial fraud, a liar and a swindler who used his fame -- and a series of lies -- to pump up the profile of his company to unwitting investors, then dump the stock at an enormous profit.

There are no fairy tales anymore, not in sports. Turns out, the biggest home-run hitter in baseball was just sentenced to house arrest and probation for lying about the steroids that made his power possible. Turns out, the cleanest big-time football coach in America was shielding a predator, allowing former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky to roam State College, Pa., for nearly a decade after being told by an eyewitness that Sandusky was a child molester.

Turns out, Rudy was a white-collar scumbag.

Where have you gone, Tim Tebow? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. So I'm asking everyone else to leave the man alone. Do not tempt him. Do not rat him out. Give us the myth of Tebow. He's the last one we've got.

And just so you know, at the moment I'm perfectly willing to believe the myth of Tebow is no myth at all. I believe he's actually what he seems to be, a clean-living, God-fearing, credit-deflecting, groupie-ignoring, baby-kissing Puritan.

Seriously. I believe all of that, and I'm as cynical as it gets. Show me a half-full glass, and I'll point out that it's really half-empty, and since I'm not sure where the glass came from in the first place, I'm going to assume the waiter spit in it. Drink it if you want, but not me. I have no idea where that glass has been.

But I know where Tebow has been. I've read his book, listened to his testimony, followed his career. I can hear his voice in my head, and it's an unusual voice for a superstar. He sounds like a little kid, earnest and excited and innocent. He has the voice of a Boy Scout, not an NFL quarterback. He's so square, I'm assuming his helmet was specially made with right angles.

That's who he is now. I'm sure of it. But will Tebow stay that way? Lord I hope so, so please don't get me wrong here: I'm not rooting for Tebow to fall, as everyone eventually falls. I'm not calling him perfect or anything ridiculous like that. But it's not a stretch to say he's as perfect, off the field, as any superstar today.

Please let him stay that way, but for that, he'll need some help from all of you. He'll need the groupies to leave him alone, to not bring him down as they brought down Tiger Woods. He has managed to avoid a sex scandal of any sort -- even the sort of stuff that, in some circles, has made living legends of Derek Jeter and Tom Brady -- but for how long? Don't ask. And if you find out, don't tell.

He'll need the pushers of PED's to skip his locker, to not whisper into his ear that everyone else is doing it, that if he wants to stay ahead of the monsters who are trying to hurt him on any given Sunday, that he'd better use the same supplements they're using. And they're using the finest HGH and steroids available -- primo stuff, man, and completely undetectable.

Most of all, he'll need us to stop searching for signs of fallibility. Because he is fallible. Let's not be ridiculous here. Tim Tebow is a man, and while he's about as noble a man as I've ever seen, he's still a man. He's human. And humans screw up. Assuming he hasn't already, Tebow will screw up someday, screw up to the point that his cover will be blown and his critics will rejoice.

See! Told you he was a fraud!

The search is ongoing. Deadspin suggested on Dec. 12 that Tebow had broken up U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn's marriage.

Vonn has denied it -- and as far as I can tell, nobody in Denver had the heart to even ask Tebow about it -- but the world wants to know. Do a Google search for "Tim Tebow" and "Lindsey Vonn," and limit it to Dec. 12 and beyond, and you'll find nearly 400,000 results. The rumor has been mentioned by the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times and People magazine.

Because people are curious: Is Tebow mortal? Is he imperfect?

Of course he is. Most of us know he is.

But let us pretend a bit longer, huh? I don't think anyone's weeping for the downfall of Rudy. But we'd weep for Tebow. And I'd need some Kleenex myself.

Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2011 12:44 pm

Podcast: Tebow, religion and Noah's wildebeests

My buddy @willbrinson and I did another installment of Two Guys and a Podcast, where we laughed at the litigious segment of the North Carolina fanbase, hypocriticately blasted Twitter use by young men (well, I did) and also spent some time on Tim Tebow's faith. I believe the highlight of the show comes when I -- of course it was me! -- said the following:

"There are people out there who really believe there were two wildebeests on that damn ark."

It's all downhill from there. Listen by hitting play below. Also, Subscribe via iTunes and we'll be friends.

Posted on: November 28, 2009 1:48 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2009 3:02 pm

Urban and Tebow, and OK, this was cool

Two hours before kickoff against Florida State, Florida coach Urban Meyer was on the field, just him and daughter Gigi Nicki, greeting every Gator as the team walked through the stadium and across the field toward the locker room. By 1:37 p.m., the team was gone, but Meyer and Nicki stayed. It was almost as if one Gator had yet to cross the field.

One guess who that was.

Ten minutes later, a handful of sheriff's deputies start walking down the empty stadium steps. They are followed by a single Gator. Of course, it's Tim Tebow.

Meyer meets him at midfield with a hug. Nicki hugs him. They walk toward the locker room, and Tebow throws his arm around Meyer's shoulders as they disappear into the tunnel.

I don't care who you are or how cynical you are (guilty ): If you were here, and you didn't get goosebumps watching this, you're a cadaver.

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: November 27, 2009 6:25 pm

Told you about Mark Ingram

Didn't I? In my Heisman story Thursday, I unveiled my vote. Four names. None of them "Mark Ingram." He's a nice running back on a great team, but a Heisman candidate? He shouldn't be that. And maybe he's not after that debacle against Auburn.

My Heisman candidates remain golden:

1. Toby Gerhart.

2. C.J. Spiller

3. Colt McCoy and Dexter McCluster (tie)

No Tim Tebow, either. His candidacy is a damn joke, as is any voter that falls for it.

Category: NCAAF
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