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WOOTTON BASSETT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  A Union Jack flag flies at half mast as mourners react as the hearses carrying the bodies of Private Sean McDonald, Corporal Johnathan Moore and Warrant Officer Class 2 David Markland - a bomb disposal expert - pass along the High Street on February 12 2009, in Wootton Bassett, England. Cpl Moore, 22, and Pte McDonald, 26, of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were killed in an explosion near Sangin on February 7. Their deaths pushed the numbers of soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001, past that of the 255 killed in the Falklands War in 1982. WO2 Markland, 36, was killed in another IED blast the following day. The repatriation came as a 15,000-strong force of coalition and Afghan troops made final preparations for a major offensive against the Taliban in Helmand Province.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Robert MorrisonContributor IApril 15, 2010

Born and bred in the East of England to British parents and an avid fan of Soccer for most of my life. All of that changed a couple of years ago.

Well, I say all of that changed, the truth is that non of it changed, I still live in England, my parents haven't changed (They haven't even remarried Americans, let alone Floridians) and I still follow my beloved Spurs with the same passion and pessimism that any Yid shows (Nickname for spurs fans before I get any dodgy messages about racism. If you want to know the history just ask)

However, something did change, I accidentally stumbled over an article about a certain young God fearing battering ram. A man with the heart of 10 men and the strength to match.

I'd caught the Superbowl so I thought 'yeah, I may as well see what this college football is all about.' Now THAT changed my life.

 

Anyway, I've failed to truly explain anything so far, but I want you to know a little about me before I just spout out my ridiculous thoughts.

Since I first stumbled over an internet stream for one of the Gator's games, Troy, 12th september if my memory serves, and since that moment I was hooked. I admired Tebow's courage, his belief (Even if I could never believe in God myself) his passion and drive, and his blatant ability and talent at what he does.

Now, of course I only had a couple of games before I saw the concussion. One good thing is it let me see the future, and that is the big number twelve.

Now, I know many of you will be laughing at the idea that I could be a 'true fan' with not even a full season of experience under my belt, but I have been slowly researching and poking away. Only a few people understand my obsession, my brother and a good friend (Both Buckeyes, brothers currently got the hots for Braxton Miller and pretty much every day prays he'll sign up for them)

In the past week alone I have spent at least an hour staring at recruits tapes on youtube, this is in a week were I need to prepare a large amount of work for my French Oral Exam (That means speaking exam before any of you get funny ideas)

 

I plan on typing a few articles every now and again to celebrate my, sorry, our great team and hope that next season I can start to get a few match reports done. Though I fear the only football game I'll get to see live this year is the NFL match at Wembley, if anyone is interested I will definitely do a full review of that match.

I'm sure you'll all be waiting for that with bated breath.

My spelling may seem strange to some of you, my thoughts may be unconventional, my background knowledge of the history of our team may be patchy, but I promise to you that while I can't scream on the team from inside the stadium, I can stay up until 4 am just to watch every one of our matches.

How many people can admit to having that much commitment?

Until next time people, next time I may even be able to say readers, and who knows after that maybe even friends.

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