Tim Tebow: 5 Reasons TebowMania Is Just a Mirage for Denver Broncos

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Tim Tebow: 5 Reasons TebowMania Is Just a Mirage for Denver Broncos
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A mirage is defined as a natural occurring phenomenon, and is constantly used as a word to describe something that is indeed illusory or deceptive.

The word comes from the Latin root mirare, the same root used for "mirror" and "to admire."

There's countless tales of wanderers, lost in the desert or at sea, who come across what they believe to be their salvation, their saving grace, and ultimately find that the laws of nature and physics have deceived them.

What they see is in fact real—a refraction of light rays bent through the air in front of them—but is in fact never what they believe it to be. 

The word is absolutely ideal for the phenomenon that is TebowMania.

Take a look at exactly why TebowMania is nothing more than a mirage.

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