Tim Tebow: Enough Already

Brad HannonContributor IDecember 1, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators is tended to by head coach Urban Meyer (R) and staff after Tebow was sacked by Taylor Wyndham #94 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the third quarter of the game at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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When Tim Tebow won the Heisman two years ago as a true sophomore, I was impressed.  Obviously, it wasn't just me that felt way. 

When Tebow gave his end of game speech last year at Kentucky, I thought it was a bit sappy, but the fact that he went on to win the National Championship made up for it.

When Tebow failed to win the Heisman last year, I felt he may have gotten a raw deal.

When Tebow declined to go to the NFL last year, my thought was WTF?

Now, everytime I see Mr. Tebow on television, a steady cocktail of Pepto-Bismol, Tagamet, and immodium is sure to follow.  There was a time as early as this season that I made the statement, "What is there not to like about Tebow?"

Fast-Forward to the week of the SEC Championship game and the answer is more than clear:  Tim Tebow has turned into a self-promoting attention whore on a scale even Terrell Owens can't even fathom.  The difference is that Tebow masks his self-promoting image under the guise of Christianity.

Lights, camera, action!  Remember when Tebow took a camera crew to the Phillipines to document his relentless missionary work to help the poor children of that country?  It was awe-inspiring.  Or was it?  In hindsight, and at best, Tebow must have been approached by a camera crew and accepted to further promote himself as the second coming of the Messiah.  At worst, Tebow contacted the camera crew.  The bottom line is that a camera crew went with Tim to document his good works.  Wonder how much it must've cost?  Support at least a three man crew just to document his good deeds.  Bet it could have fed several more under-priveledged children throughout the world.

I digress.  Tebow claims to be a man of God and I have little reason to doubt that He Is.  I also believe that Tim Tebow believes that when his team wins, it is a direct reflection of his relationship with the Big Man.  Nevermind that opposing teams are laden with players that were brought up in the faith and share the same Christian spirituality as does Tebow.  It appears that Tebow's success is because of his faith in God.

Tim.  Do you believe this?  Enough already!