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Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2012 3:52 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It was one of the few moments during this stunning run, during this odds defying time, when Tim Tebow lost his cool. It was understandable. He was on the receiving end of a historic beatdown.

Tebow had been sacked and felt the hit merited a roughing penalty. No flag was thrown. Tebow screamed in the direction of the official. Screamed again. Screamed some more. There were several other similar outbursts as the score widened from huge to massive to humiliating.

At one point in the fourth quarter, Tebow had six completions to Tom Brady's six touchdowns. That just about says it all. The 45-10 final score doesn't do justice to what a stunning blowout this was. A few plays here and there and New England could have scored 60.

The end for Tebow and the Broncos was an ugly one. It was scary ugly. It was destiny altering ugly.

Tebow showed how not to play the position and Brady, as he has many times before, on many different fields, showed why he might be the best in history. The juxtaposition was as striking as the scoreboard.

Brady set a franchise playoff record with 363 passing yards. He had six touchdown passes. He attacked a frail, at times gutless Denver defense that was afraid to tackle tight end Rob Gronkowski. Brady even punted at the end of the game, the punt going 48 yards. The only thing missing from Brady's night was him hitting for the cycle.

It was a disrespectful move to have Brady punt, but it was still incredible to see.

Meanwhile, Tebow had one of the more miserable nights a quarterback has ever had in the playoffs, and Denver's season comes to an end.


Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:18 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

You can blame Denver's defense now but their defense is what got them into the playoffs... It didn't help them against the Pats that Tebow was going Three-and-Out against the 31st ranked Patriots defense.

Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:03 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

Another chicken shit white pussy

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:15 am

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

I could care less about how good or bad Tebow is, but does anybody have the guts to say whats right about the Patriots? A big factor is the willingness to overlook racism and bigotry and play small white players. Its a formula for success that should be a part of more teams.
Gronkowski is not small at all, he's huge. You are really stupid.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:21 am

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

DEFENSE! DEFENSE! DEFENSE! DEFENSE! Oh yeah the Denver defense did not show up to play against New England. Brady looked like the second coming throwing Touchdowns all ofer the place. Did he not break some first halve record in the playoffs?

Since the defense did not show up or refused to play, therefore Tebow lost the game and it is his fault. What happened to footbll is a team sport?
What have you done for me “TODAY”? Tim Tebow took a team that everyone had given up to go any place this season. Tim started out the season as the third string quarterback. The only reason he played was that management decided they wanted to get rid of him finally. They had decided the season was lost so let us throw Tebow into the remaining games. We will watch him fail. After he fall flat on his face, we would then tell the fans, see we told you he was not a NFL quarterback. strange thing happened on the way to getting rid of Tebow, the team started winning under his direction. The things really took off when the team got close to playoff eligibility. To the amazement of everyone, the team went to the playoffs. They played a team with a rich playoff history, considered royalty in the NFL, and beat them. The Bronco quarterback threw for over 300 yards, while beating one of the best defensive units in the NFL. Now this same team meets another team of royalty with a good defense as well as best coach in the entire league. Not only have that but the team also had one of the elite quarterbacks of today.They were thumped. What did you expect two miracles in a row. At sometime the you would run out of miracles. I thought football was a team sport. What happened to the defense, the special teams, the offensive line, tackling? Did anyone stop Brady, the defense was the worse in the world after giving up a record setting points the first half. I think the starting quarterback is Tebow’s. You can not lose a starting job based on one game. Do you think Brees is going into the New Orleans training camp fighting for his job? The man got the team to the playoffs. No one expected this team to even sniff the middle of the pack in the west.


Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 2:52 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

I could care less about how good or bad Tebow is, but does anybody have the guts to say whats right about the Patriots? A big factor is the willingness to overlook racism and bigotry and play small white players. Its a formula for success that should be a part of more teams.

Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: January 15, 2012 2:40 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

Under no circumstances is this disrespectful.  Denver got caught off guard and this was just another play where they got beat. Don't let your opinions get too caught up with emotion.

Since: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 2:06 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

ilovemykids is the bigot.  Also he/she is a nut.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots


It reads as if we have similar resumes when it comes to being a fan (since 75 here).  In my time as a fan, I have seen a change in the way the game is covered and promoted.  Teams have taken a back seat to individuals and whatever happens now is INSTANTLY beamed across the nation, world, strata, galay, etc. whether the story be worthy or not. 

I do not "want the man gone" as some might, I want the overcoverage to subside and end.  So many greats never got the coverage that Tebow gets.  If Tebow improves, the coverage will only expand exponentionally.  No, this is a slippery slop for Tebow.  Danged if he does and danged if he doesnt (NOTE: the lack of the use of the word damned).  A QB is in a pressure cooker from the beginning but it comes with the territory. 

Tebow has talent and sells tickets.  He will have at least one more season to prove his "worth" and the coverage will surely remain.  I just think it is sad when my Aunt (who never watches the NFL or football) asks me if I think Tebow is the best QB in the NFL.  So many others have proven themselves and continue to do so.  Currently watching Joe Flacco and the Ravens (Flacco has won 48 in his first 4 seasons and been to the playoffs each of those 4 seasons).  Flacco gets a fraction of the coverage but actually has delivered as a starter.  You get my point I am sure and we both agree that Tebow will be around for at least one more season.

Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:52 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

disrespectful ???? OH PLEASE!  If Brady had dropped back and threadded the needle for his 7th touchdown pass, you would have let out a whine that they ran up the score. If Brady had simply kneeled down on 3rd down -  to set up a 4th down punt, you would have said that by just kneeling on the ball and not trying to get the first down, they were mocking the Broncos. So what would have been the "RESPECTFUL" play to have called?   Some dumb run into the line to gain 3 yards  (and possibly have  a NE runningback be on the receiving end of  a venting of all of Denver's frustration) -when it was 3rd & 10 ? 

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:37 pm

Tebow era ends with a blowout by Patriots

I will, however, offer up a few things as food for thought, the first of which is that Tebow suffers much of the negativity directed toward him due to his more ardent fans. Especially the ones who praise him endlessly for being (as they see it) "loud and proud" of being a Christian. You see it time and again: He's outspoken in his beliefs; he wears his faith on his sleeve - that sort of thing.
I would agree with this for the most part.

What is relevant is that "loud and proud" is completely antithetical to Christianity. "Quiet and humble" is more like it. Being "outspoken" and "wearing faith on (one's) sleeve" are the opposite of the humility, benevolence, and quiet dignity that Christianity teaches.
This I do disagree with.  I would assume that you are something of a wordly individual and as such, you understand that within all religions there are varying beliefs and instructions.  The Evangelical form of Christianity actually encourages individuals to be "loud and proud" and this is what you're seeing from Tebow.  It may be off-putting to some but nonethless, it is the way that he has been raised and is the foundation of his belief system.  He isn't acting this way in a self serving fashion.

The other thing I've noticed is that there seems to be a strong correlation between people who are very external in their religious beliefs (Xtians and the like) and disgraced former Christian leaders. It seems that the more avid, brazen, and "outspoken" they are, the more likely it is that they are harboring some deep, dark secrets. Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Ted Haggard, Mike Warnke, Robert Tilton, Bob Moorehead, Roy Clements, John Paulk, Paul Crouch, Douglas Goodman, Kent Hovind, Paul Barnes, Lonnie Latham, Gilbert Deya, Earl Paulk (no relation to John Paulk), Coy Privette, Thomas Wesley Weeks III, Michael Reid, Joe Barron, Todd Bentley, Michael Guglielmucci, Ergun Caner, George Alan Rekers, Eddie L Long, Marcus Lamb, Vaughn Reeves, Stephen Green, Albert Odulele - it's a pretty impressive list when you line up all the disgraced, formerly-prominent figures in Western Christendom. Almost all of them were very ardent and outspoken in their beliefs and views, and all of them were taken down by their own hypocrisy and self-loathing.
Here I think you're a bit guilty of a logical fallacy, because seem to be appealing to popular conception.  There are hypocrites within all belief systems.  For example I can similarly lump loads of extremist Anti-capitalists as hypocrites for capitalizing financially on Anti-Capitalist sentiment.  i do not find that there is any more hypocracy within the Evangelical community than any other community, Evangelical Christianity is simply in itself, a lightning rod for political controversy. Anyone who speaks out against or for any belief will be held to a higher standard and rightfully so, but as you stated, correlation is not causation.

This is what I personally believe; Tim Tebow is genuine in his beliefs and he has actually done very little to push his beliefs on others.  He's been provided a platform by the media and he's done nothing more than be himself and behave in a way that he was raised to behave.

I tend to appreciate and support nearly anyone who I find to be genuine in their belief system, when they intend to use that system for a positive purpose.  I'll draw a comparison between Tim Tebow and President Obama.  I personally find Obama's political views regarding the Social Safety Net to be counterproductive to the future of America, but what I don't question is that he believes the exact opposite.  He believes that Society owes a duty to the less fortunate to make sure that they don't fall by the waste side, and if that means we have to unevenly distribute resources to achieve that goal, than so be it. I disagree, I believe you hold individuals to an objective standard, lay out the ground rules and allow people to succeed or fail. You provide a net for the severely disabled and likewise provide a much smaller safety net so that less fortunate children have an OPPORTUNITY to achieve success in society, but that is where the duty ends.  That being said, my beliefs are my beliefs, and I respect that fact that President Obama truly wants to use his power for good.  I do not go off on a limb indicating he's malicious or self serving and for those reasons I admire him as
an individual even though I disagree with 90% of what he says.

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