Is the NFL a Complete Joke Yet? The Tim Tebow Debacle is the Last Straw

Jim FolsomContributorApril 24, 2010

ENGLEWOOD, CO - APRIL 23:  Denver Broncos introduce NFL first round draft pick Tim Tebow during a press conference at the Broncos Headquarters in Dove Valley on April 23, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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I used to be a big fan of the NFL. Now? Not so much. Why not? Because the NFL is beyond boring. Golf is more interesting. Watching paint dry gives it a good run for the money.

Why has it gotten this bad? Look no further than this year's pre-draft, draft, and post-draft. All you have to do is look at one player, Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow played quarterback, the most important position on the field, for the Florida Gators. The Gators have been the best team in college football over the past four years.

The SEC, which Florida plays in, is the best conference in college football. This is not even debatable.

Tebow has carried the ball over the goal line more times than any player in the entire history of this conference.

Based on those facts alone, if you are in the business of winning football games, would it not be a good idea to have this guy on your team? You would think so wouldn't you?

Apparently not. Not in this NFL. In this NFL apparently you are judged by your footwork. You are judged on your release. You are judged on your ability to throw the deep ball only.

Is there only one way to put the ball in the end zone?

Joe Montana and Tom Brady both have multiple Super Bowl wins by dinking and dunking down the field. Are you telling me Tebow can't throw the short pass? Because I've been watching him complete them for four years. And he's been completing them in the SEC.

Steve Young, Roger Staubach, John Elway, even Brett Favre would take off and run on you if their first two guys were covered. They all have rings. By the way, Marino does not.

Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford went against each other head to head, Tebow beat him. Now Bradford is the No. 1 pick in the draft. But Tebow is not worth a No. 25? Last year's top pick, Matt Stafford, was beaten by Tebow.

The object of this game is to put the ball over the goal line. Tebow has done it better  than anyone in college football history.

If you can't figure out a way to utilize the best college football player ever, then there is something wrong with your game. Not him.

Your typical NFL game now is a 13-10 snorefest. No wonder they have blackouts. Watch college football on Saturday. They play in front of packed houses to raucous crowds.

It's because in college football, you never know what might happen. You might get a reverse. You might get an option play. You might see the QB catch a pass.

In the NFL it's run the ball on first down, and probably on second down, then throw it on third from a drop back.

Yeah, I suppose you don't need a Tebow at QB for that offense. All you need is a football pitching machine. ZZZZZ!!