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Marek Makowski
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It’s Tebow Time!

Now, I know you may be thinking I’m insane right now. After the season-ending clubbing the Denver Broncos received by the New England Patriots on windows cd key Saturday, Timmy T. haters were relieved to say goodbye to him until next fall. However, I’m throwing up a last-second Hail Mary to dissect the talk of the NFL this season.

Draft experts once heralded Tebow as a bust at quarterback; a better fit at tight end or fullback. However, they didn’t have him figured out.

The Broncos quarterback has proven to be a rare breed in the NFL. Tebow went 7-4 as a starter this season despite completing less than half of his passes. He started games as a train wreck (even worse than the Bears’ Caleb Hanie), but played in fourth quarters and overtimes like LeBron James never could.

More importantly, Tebow has remained a good person (ahem, Cincinnati Bengals). Even before his monumental game against the Patriots, he found time to converse with a mentally disabled 20-year-old man.

On the field, Tebow has played a vital role in showing what the NFL quarterback is morphing into: a scrambling gunslinger. There are fewer and fewer pocket-only Peyton Mannings as more and more scramblers are picking up wins for their teams (Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Michael Vick, Cam Newton, etc.).

As for Tebow, he’ll have a decent career. He won’t light up each box score with 300 passing yards, but he can still pull out some awe-inspiring comebacks (and Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway just named him next season’s starter).

You can count on it. Or to be safe, pray for it.

Tebowmania

Since we won’t hear about Tebow for about seven months, I compiled a list of my favorite non-game-related Tebow memories of the 2011-12 season.

TebowCenter: ESPN was kind enough to dedicate its 2 p.m. “SportsCenter” program on Dec. 7 to Tim Tebow, featuring his greatest moments.

Tebowing: Yes, he was so popular that he created the greatest trend in America. He pushed aside planking and owling with his kneeling stance on the sidelines.

Tebowhead: Sports wall graphics company Fathead took the “Tebowing” trend to the next level, creating a special life-size poster of Tebow doing his thing. In only two days after its debut in December, the sticker became Fathead’s best seller, according to businessinsider.com. You can still get it for $99.99.

 

Quotebow

The finest Tebow-related quotes from his most exhilarating season:

 

“Quarterback Tim Tebow no longer prints Bible verses on his eye black, but the Broncos believe what their quarterback is preaching.”

—The Christian Post

 

“He’s real. He walks the walk. A guy like that in today’s society, in my mind, ought to be celebrated, not scrutinized to the level that he is.”

—Broncos head coach John Fox to the 

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