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Why I DON'T hate Tim Tebow

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I have no problem with Tim Tebow. I don't cheer for any of his teams but I don't cheer against them. In the same way, I don't cheer for him or against him on the field, really. He's just another player to me. But, he's not just another person.

He has an incredible message and incredible platform from which to share his views. You can certainly bark about his lack of QB ability, if you so choose. You can whine about how people talk about him too much on TV and radio.

What you CAN'T do, is bad-mouth his character. He's a stand-up guy who does mission work and visits the less fortunate. The fact is, a lot of the HATE coming his way are from people that feel like there is no way they, themselves, can measure up to what he is doing and has done in his short, magnified life.

That's the truth. And, it's sad.

I hope Tim Tebow plays a long time in the NFL. I think he's got such a unique following that it would be the breath of fresh air the NFL, and this entire nation, needs. He's getting more bile and venom flying his way because... why? He's a Christian? A nice guy? Outspoken?

I'll tell you what he's not. A rapist. A murderer. A convict. A wife beater.

All of those men are playing in the NFL. No DUIs for Tim. No arrests for Tim. Don't get mad at Tim for his name being in the paper EVERY DAY. He's not calling for that. He's just being himself.

I READ THIS IN A BLOG TONIGHT and it's the perfect explanation of the Tebow phenomenon that so many people love to chat about:

"This is a particularly annoying co-worker telling me (unsolicited) about his disdain for Tim Tebow:

Co -worker: You wanna know why I hate Tim Tebow?

Me: Oh, more than anything.

Co-worker: Because the media talks about him constantly.

Me: So do you, but I hate you for that, not him.

Co-worker: You hate me because I don't like Tebow?

Me: I'm just kidding. I hate you for other reasons. Lots of 'em.

Co-worker: That's a really, really horrible thing to say about someone. I've never done anything to you.

Me: Has Tim Tebow ever done anyything to you?

Co-worker: That's completely different.

Me: How? How exactly is it different?

Co-worker: Because Tebow SUCKS!

Me: If you were in my position, you'd see that it really isn't different at all."

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