I’m not sure which was bigger news, that Florida knocked off the Sooners for the “national championship” of college football (no real surprise there, “Go S.E.C.!”), or that Gator QB and saint-in-the-making Tim Tebow received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for a little too in-your-face “Gator Chomp” after plowing through Sooner safety Nic Harris.
Did you see the way he knocked Harris down? I’m sorry, but that’s just rude.
Tebow is something special, both as a player and a person of faith just trying to “give a witness.” No two ways about it. Yet, am I the only one that gets a little uneasy with the running hagiography?
For his own sake, I mean. We precariously set our heroes, whether they be sports figures or men of the cloth, high on the Pedestal of Perfect Expectations and then double-dog dare them to fall. And we all see how well that’s turned out.
It’s a lot of pressure for anyone, especially a young, 20-something man.
Yet, Tebow seems to thrive on it, and both he and UF have done much to play it up. It’s all part of the package. And it’s an impressive one, indeed.
I hope he keeps his head on straight and continues to amaze us for years to come.
Just a suggestion, Tim: The NFL needs a witness too (see Adam “Pacman” Jones).