Sunday, January 8, 2012


Tim Tebow, the athletic Florida grade who shocks the sporting world with his mere presence on the field, has done it again!
Just as it appeared all was lost, as it seemed the Broncos would blow a 14-point halftime lead, Tebow delivered.

The lefty winged a game-winning, 80-yard touchdown pass to the remarkably gifted Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime to give the Broncos a stunning, 29-23 AFC playoff win against the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers.

TebowMania is once again fully inflated.
They were playing one of the top defenses in the league in a big time game, and he passed for two touch downs, with no interceptions. My favorite was his scramble from the twenty into the end zone. The guy doesn't shy away from a pile-up at the goal line. In the overtime it is no longer sudden death due to the wealth of kickers that can hit a field goal from 50, so each side gets a possession as long as the teams are scoring field goals. However, if one side were to score a touchdown, then that's the ball game.

Steelers called the flip, Broncos won the toss and took the ball. First play from scrimmage the Broncos motion the right wideout into the formation for a typical run shift, ball is snapped, Demaryius Thomas runs a slant and ... bang ... the ball is delivered on a line. DT runs it to the end zone. Game over.

And 316 yards?! What was that?!! Didn't he have some verse he kept noting on his eye black? Something from the Book of John, was it? Oh yes, what a shocking thing to do.

I'll tell you what amazes me about Tim Tebow, is that it still doesn't seem to phase him. God bless him, but it is a tough environment he is living in. The guy is one tough hombre. Nice guy, but don't doubt me. The guy is tough.

And how does he end it? Bill Maher little buddy, you better turn away your itty bitty eyes:


For more of the phenom, check out the rest!

Also, check out my other posts on Tim:

Tebow Drafted out of Florida

Tebow's Reception by Writers of the NFL


  1. I know zero about American football but I'll watch Tim Tebow every chance I get. I love the way he honors God, gives thanks, and gets on with it again.

  2. And 31.6 yards per pass, to boot.
    It says more than Bill Maher's 66.6 IQ any day.

  3. My word, 31.6 yards per catch? Too funny!!

  4. Is it wrong to feel uplifted by simple acts of faith?

    This is the distinction, I believe. There are those who have contempt for the value of simple acts of faith. But I can't see how they can be so afraid of these simple acts.

    Is it due to the simple fact that one must not need read Sartre or Beckett to appreciate simple acts of faith. Such acts need not be over analyzed, simply experienced?

  5. Thank you, Astrid. I live for the applause. Or at least knowing someone reads these things.

  6. Always read Darrell. He's a barrel of monkeys - in a good way, of course!

  7. Hey, can anyone tell me why my latest post which I linked to my FB page was removed by FB people because it has 'unsafe content?' Really? Has no one a sense of humor anymore? Sheeesh.

  8. Good heavens, that's a good one! I don't know, was it the commentary about the smoking airline engine and the imminent high speed crash into the Pacific? I know the TSA isn't all down with that. Doesn't matter if you are observing the engine or not. Strictly verbooten!

    What was the name of that blog you used to visit Darrell? The one with the stewardess writing about her various adventures? I've bumped into it twice now and have seen you there, but I can't remember it for the life of me. She would number each post, and one had the hopes she would go on into the triple digits at least, but she suddenly fell silent after Post #9 or so. I'll tell you what, as far as airline stories go, that blog was a scream. The writer was a great deal of fun, and she could write a good yarn to boot. Now what was that called?

  9. James? You did something that makes the comments inaccessible
    in Internet Explorer. I had to use Google Chrome to tell you this.

  10. Did I? And the font looks different. And what about these Reply buttons on the bottom of each comment. I'll see if I can undo whatever I may have done, but I am afraid I am the innocent victim of some sort of blogger upgrade.

  11. The television viewing audience for the last 15 minutes of the game was also 31.6 percent.

    'Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.

    Home or road, win or lose, hero or goat.

    Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow per second? When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?

    Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.

    "Here he'd just played the game of his life," recalls Bailey's mother, Kathy, of Loveland, Colo., "and the first thing he does after his press conference is come find Bailey and ask, 'Did you get anything to eat?' He acted like what he'd just done wasn't anything, like it was all about Bailey."

    Btw, the problem with accessing comments in Internet Explorer is back, as of this moment.

  12. Thanks for that, Darrell. I really appreciate that little piece. It is uncommon and remarkable. I know he is crazy competitive on the field. I've watched him at Florida over the years, and have seen parts of some of his high school games. But what strikes me as so uncommon is that he has a perspective about football that places it in its own corner, and it is in fact just a small part of what makes him who he is. When the time comes, I know he will be able to walk away from the game and onto other things, and he will hardly look back, except to mention how blessed he was by the whole experience.

  13. Tim and his Broncos with the rematch against the impossibly good looking and talented Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, 8:00 pm Eastern time (5:00 pm here on the West coast Terrrence and all you left coast types), CBS Sports.