Do you know what will be one of the toughest days in sports?
When Tim Tebow messes up.
I don't mean on the football field, because he certainly has not mastered the NFL quarterback position by any means. I mean off the field. When Tebow really messes up.
And it will happen.
Not because you or I want it to, but it just does. And it likely won't be anything major. He'll say something that gets taken out of context, or gets over-exuberant with an on the field celebration. It happened to the best of players, the most moral of athletes. It even happened to Reggie White.
Tim Tebow is somewhat of an enigma. He's the anti-Vick. He's the anti-T.O. Nobody dislikes him.
Sure, you may root against him if you're a Raiders, Chiefs or Chargers fan. But nobody can say they honestly hate Tim Tebow. That would be like saying you hate chubby babies, furry puppies and meat-lovers pizza.
See, Tebow is everything that 98 percent of athletes today aren't, and that's a successful man with high morals and integrity.
He doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, doesn't sleep around and doesn't use foul language. He works hard, is respectful to those around him, is compassionate to the less fortunate and is humble when he succeeds.
And that's refreshing.
Because what we see in Tebow are all the qualities we want to see in ourselves and our children. We want to be successful to the highest possible level. At the same time, we want to do that in the right way.
Tebow has done that. And to have an athlete that we can look at living up to the standard most of us have for ourselves and our children is important.
So, if and when Tebow does mess up, even slightly, let's think twice before we persecute him. Because to this point, he's provided us with the role model so many athletes have refused to be. God bless Tim Tebow.