NFL: Predicting Tim Tebow's Exciting 2012-13 Jets Season
The NFL's most popular player has officially settled into his new backup role, and trying to predict just how successful Tim Tebow's 2012-13 season will be, on and off the field, is like predicting how many iPads are going to be sold.
The sky is the limit for Tebow, and really that is an understatement. Here is my humble attempt at predicting just how big Tebowmania will be this upcoming season.
The Reaction: Skip Bayless vs. Stephen A. Smith
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The morning after "Tebow's Welcome", Skip Bayless will claim Tebow's press conference was this generation's Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream" speech moment.
Stephen A. Smith will jump across the table and begin strangling Bayless on air.
Unsure whether to cut to commercial or not, ESPN keeps the cameras rolling and the clip becomes a YouTube sensation.
Rex Ryan Vows to Drop Profanity for the Season
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Inspired by Tebow, Rex Ryan decides to stop using profanity for the season. As a bet, Tebow and the team set up a swear jar that Ryan must put $10,000 in at every slip of the tongue. The money raised will go to the Tim Tebow Foundation.
At the end of the season, the Tim Tebow Foundation raises $1.2 million from Ryan alone.
Unfortunately, the NFL begins investigating the "swear jar" bounty program and suspends Ryan for the 2013-14 season.
Taylor Swift and Tebow Begin Their Romance
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Taylor Swift and Tim Tebow begin their inevitable relationship sometime around mid-July.
Swift records the new song "4th and Love," which immediately tops the charts and will later go on to win a Grammy award.
Here's a sneak peek at the chorus' lyrics:
Run or Pass
Pass or Run
All I know is
This is fun
Tim Tebow Endorses Rick Santorum for President
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Tim Tebow will endorse and speak at the Republican National Convention for presidential nominee, Rick Santorum.
Santorum will rally from the momentum and take the White House in November.
The Chicago Bears hire Barack Obama shortly after as their new GM.
Tim Tebow Becomes the Starter
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After three incomplete passes in the first quarter of game one, the Tebow chants become too loud in MetLife Stadium to be ignored.
Tebow takes over and leads the Jets to an exciting 7-3 victory. Stat line on the game: 3-for-17 passing for 54 yards, but 80 yards rushing and one rush TD.
Tebowmania Takes over as Jets Start 6-0
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Tebow continues his dominance as starting quarterback.
With a QBR of 32, Tebow somehow continues to get it done in the fourth quarter when his team needs him the most.
Merril Hoge quits his job as an NFL analyst and is found wandering the streets muttering the words, "All is random, all is random."
Kim Kardashian Kiss Scandal, Taylor Swift Is Crushed
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Desperate for some media attention, Kim Kardashian spots Tim Tebow at the bar drinking a Jack and Coke without the Jack.
Kardashian sneaks over and plants a long kiss on Tebow before he even sees her coming his way. Nearby iPhones capture the moment, and TMZ plays it for the next week straight.
Taylor Swift is crushed by the news and records the song, "Touch, Down Goes My Heart."
Jets Slump: Fans Blame Swift
After the 6-0 start, Tebow becomes distracted with all the off-the-field drama surrounding Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift.
The Jets drop their next five and fall to 6-5 on the season. Panic sets in.
Tebow and Taylor Swift Reunite, Schedule Wedding
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The two stars reunite and schedule their wedding for later in the year.
Kim Kardashian responds by re-marrying Kris Humphries. This time, the couple lasts 95 days.
The Jets win their next four, putting them at 10-5 on the season and securing a playoff spot.
ESPN Debuts New Channel: ESPN Tebow
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With the growing hype surrounding Tebow's run to the playoffs, as well as the upcoming American Royal Wedding to Taylor Swift, ESPN debuts its new channel: ESPN Tebow.
The hit shows will include: Tebowcenter, First and Tebow, and PTT: Pardon The Tebow hosted by Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
Jeremy Lin and Tebow Swap Jobs for a Night
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With a playoff spot secured, the Jets approach the New York Knicks about doing a swap night. Tebow will play point guard, Jeremy Lin quarterback.
Tebow hits the game-winning three over LeBron James. Jeremy Lin goes for 500 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions.
The servers at Twitter literally explode.
New York Giants Beat New York Jets in Subway Super Bowl
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Tim Tebow defeats Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship game and heads on to the Super Bowl to take on the second Manning.
The NFL decides to swap the Super Bowl locations last minute and have the game take place in MetLife Stadium in 2013 rather than 2014. The city of New Orleans becomes convinced that Roger Goodell and David Stern are secretly plotting to take both their teams away.
The hype for the, "Subway Super Bowl" becomes the most anticipated game of all time. The ratings will score just slightly below the American Royal Wedding.
The voting for Super Bowl MVP results come in via text message, and Tebow gets 99 percent. Awkward trophy ceremony follows.
Tim Tebow Statue Under Construction
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Much to Eli Manning's shock, the city begins building the new Tim Tebow statue.
The statue will be located right next to the Statue of Liberty and will be roughly the same size. It will be modeled after Ed Murawski's cartoon from the New York Daily News.
Tim Tebow Comes Back Home
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Seven weeks after the 2013 Super Bowl, Tim Tebow is traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round pick.