Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Tebow Hater Theory

I've got a theory.

This theory will finally put to rest the question of "Why do people hate Tebow so much?".

Here is why.

In a professional sports world full of role models that should not be role models, we can't handle a good one. We look to athletes like Lebron and cheer him on one hand but love to scorn him for his "decision". We marvel at Vick's ability to throw and run, but chastise him for his treatment of dogs. We stand in awe of the incredible career of JoePa, but shake our heads at his inability to shutdown a scandal. Why do we love and hate these icons of the game so much but simply just hate tebow? It's extremely simple. We want to be able to say "see I'm better than that guy". He may be better in sports, but I'm better in life. At the end of the day it's ok to marvel at these guys and judge them, because we think we're better people. Tebow breaks that mold and it just F's with our minds.

With Tebow and we can't hold something over his head to make us feel better. The guy loves God, so we try to make fun of him. The guy prays when he needs assistance the most, so we mock him. The guy can't throw as well as others so we critique him. He spends his time in the offseason in poverty ridden countries volunteering in clinics, so we laugh at him. Bottom line is, Tim Tebow is a better person than us in sports and in real life, so he's hated for it, because we can't take it.

I love it. I love Tebow. I especially love the people that hate him, it says a lot about them.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Heisman: Win or lose? Which is actually better.

I wrote this blog a few years ago, and was thinking the same exact thing today as I wait to hear who is named this years winner.

You wanna be the next heisman winner? Really? Have you thought this through? Little boy in the backyard that just juked your unathletic friend past the maple tree for a TD, stop and think before you strike that iconic pose. If you have a dream of playing in the league someday, or the NFL for those that are behind on your hip lingo, you better hope you are the runner up at the downtown athletic club. You better hope that when Chris Fowler gets to that podium your name isn't behind that manilla folder. Why? After all the trophy is the defining moment of a college career? Thats exactly why. It's the defining moment of your college career, and your career there after. Lets take a look at the previous 20 year winners. Stay with me. (other than Cam and Tebow now)

Cam Newton - bucking the trend for the Heisman winner. I love what he's doing.

Mark Ingram - currently playing for the Saints. I would say his career is off to a good start.

2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma QB- Broke his shoulder like a cheap pair of velcro shoes. twice. Lost a guaranteed $20 million in first round money. His career is still up in the air.

2007 Tim Tebow Florida QB- The most hated man in college football, why? He's great in all aspects of football, life, and being awesome. Now look at him.

2006 Troy Smith Ohio State QB- Blew the championship game against Florida, is now a career back up to a guy that played Div. I AA. Now playing at Omaha. That's not in the NFL.

2005 Reggie Bush USC RB- Not even the feature running back. He's a slash player, a gimmick guy. Since writing this, he has started to turn it around.

2004 Matt Leinart USC QB- HA. Really?

2003 Jason White Oklahoma QB- Not even in the league anymore. Really?

2002 Carson Palmer USC QB- Could of would've should've

2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska QB- Retired after 2-3 seasons. For injury you ask? Oh no, because he sucked.

2000 Chris Weinke Florida State QB- This guy pulled social security as soon as he won this award. He might be a backup right now, or a AARP rep.

1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin RB- Had a decent start to his pro career, but where is he now?

1998 Ricky Williams Texas RB- wedding dress. marijauna. now the wildcat. Ricky might be back. Or not.

1997 Charles Woodson Michigan DB/WR- The only Defensive player in the last 12 years. This dude is still making plays, very impressive, plus my high school beat him in high school.

1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida QB- HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAH


1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado RB- Oh bout this guy? never made it. ever.

1993 Charlie Ward Florida State QB- Hilarious. did he get drafted? Honestly, he didn't.

1992 Gino Torretta Miami QB- Do you hear his name with Brett Favre? No, me neither.

1991 Desmond Howard Michigan WR- He's great on college gameday each sat. enough said. His pro career is like his old college now.

1990 Ty Detmer Brigham Young QB- Loved this guy. Had one year in the pro, or was that his brother Koy? I can't remember.

1989 Andre Ware Houston QB- 5-8 as an NFL starter. Ha

So do you want to be the next heisman trophy winner? Go look at the list of runner ups, I'll be on that list anyday. Forget the SI curse, someone start talking about the Heisman curse. If I have a son, I'm going to teach him to strike the runner up pose when he scores a TD, stand there, clap and nod in approval.