Schechter’s Lectures No.8: The Power of Tim Tebow

Oct. 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) reacts after running the ball against the Houston Texans during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Texans won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

I am sure that this is a topic that the national audience probably understands a little better than I do. This week, I am trying to get a better understanding of this man pictured to my right. More specifically, the power that Tim Tebow has over everybody. Maybe I am late to the party because this is the first year Tim Tebow is in town, but this power he has over seemingly the entire universe doesn’t make sense to me. So that, is the topic of this week’s lecture.

Take your seats. School is in session.

First of all, this guy has the power to make everyone think that he is the second coming of Steve Young! Yes, he did win a lot of games in high school and college. No doubt. He also came in and won a lot of football games last year with the Denver Broncos, no doubt there as well. But look at the statistics. His passing statistics, to put it mildly, stink! Watch him throw a football sometime, and you will see how bad he is at the act of doing so. He completed under 50% of his passes folks. Why does this inspire everyone to bow to his feet, and already begin creating his bust for Canton, OH?

The Patriots DESTROYED him in the playoffs last year. He couldn’t run OR pass the football that day. They made him look like an amateur, although they were ranked at the bottom of the league in defense. They made Tim Tebow look like he belonged back at Florida. But yet, everyone still loves this football player. I’m not talking about him as a person, he’s an admirable person. My issue is people being in love with this football player’s abilities. Anyone with open eyes knows he is not a good NFL quarterback, why does his legions of fans think that he is?

And, his aura is so strong, he actually turns fan bases against each other! What?!?! He is on the Jets, but Jets fans are caused to have in-fighting thanks to this guy. You should see it, on Twitter, there are actually sides drawn, like the gangs from West Side Story. You have #TEAMSANCHEZ and #TEAMTEBOW! I thought that the issue was the New York Jets. Not when Tim Tebow is around. Passionate Jets fans are at each others throats over this guy! He is a backup quarterback people! But yet, people love him so much, I have heard people that want Mark Sanchez hurt, just so this guy can get on the field. Fans boo Sanchez for coming in the game, and cheer Tebow, no matter the result. In case you have not noticed, Tim Tebow is not running for thousands of yards per game when he comes in, but yet the crowd goes wild, and these people call themselves Jets fans! How can one player divide a team’s fan base? I don’t get it. It’s ridiculous.

School’s out. See you next week.

Topics: Schechter's Lectures, Tim Tebow

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