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I was drinking my morning coffee when the headline flashed across the bottom of the screen. That sound you heard was me choking and sputtering.

My Jets have given up two perfectly good draft picks for Tim Tebow, the worst quarterback in the National Football League.

Gak.

What the hell are they thinking over there at Gang Green central?

Mark Sanchez is not, as yet, Eli Manning, but he is a talented quarterback with a good arm and he completes more than fifty per cent of his passes, none of which can be said for Tebow. The last thing he needs is a stadium full of Timomaniacs screaming for Tebow every time a pass falls incomplete. The divisions in the Jets locker room last season were well documented. THis is just going to make those problems a thousand times worse.

Nor do I think that Tebow's conspicuous piety will play well in the Big Apple. This is the city that once embraced Broadway Joe. Tebow would fit better in... well, if Branson, Missouri had an NFL team, that would be a perfect fit.

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astaarius
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
As a long-time fan of your work - I have every single Wild Cards book made as well as three autographed copies of Tuf Voyaging (sadly damaged in a basement flood) - I have to say I'm very disappointed by the anti-Christian tone evinced by several of the commenters here that I think was instigated by your crack about Tebow and Branson, Missouri.

I'm well aware that Tebow has flaws, but he is actually comparable to Sanchez in many aspects - not the least of which is leadership which is arguably the most important quality as a quarterback. As a longtime watcher of football I'd think you'd be aware of that.

As to his 'conspicious piety', sure it is a little over the top. But I'd hasten to point out that many people here are criticizing him with a level of invective and spite on par with quarterbacks like Roethlisberger and Vick. It's a little unfair, since they do both have a far better completion percentage and don't openly profess their faith on the field. I mean, rape, shmape, right?
grrm
Mar. 22nd, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
I am not a fan of Vick or Big Ben either, FWIW, and would not want either man on my team.

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