Some People’s Choice

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: March 13, 2010

DENVER (BASN) — It really doesn’t matter if Tim Tebow is Pro-life or Pro-choice? The real question is, will he make the pros?

Love him or Hate him, Tebow is and was one of the best players ever to play college football. Besides, he has the stats and the awards to back it up.

For instance, in his 55-game collegiate career at the University of Florida, Tebow rushed for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns which shattered the previous school record of 37 held by former Gator Emmitt Smith.

He also broke the SEC record of 51 TDs previously held by Georgia’s Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker. Tebow also threw for 9,286 yards in the air while completing 661 passes on 985 attempts with 88 TDs.

Now, do the algebra. That’s a total of 12,181 yards in four years. Now, that’s better good. I must admit. With all of those numbers, Tebow is simply the football equivalent to former UNC basketball player Tyler Hansbrough?

This is a classic collegiate comparison. Because both “Tee-Bow” and “Psycho-Tee” are commercialized clones of the same media monster that created them.

Hansbourgh — like Tebow — had an impressive college career shattering several stats once held by former UNC superstars like Phil Ford and Sam Perkins.

He also won the 2008 Naismith College Player of the Year, which is equivalent to winning the Heisman in college football. He too — like Tebow — won a National Championship.

But honestly, if you were a GM, would you want to build a NBA or NFL franchise with one of these twin towers?

This season in the NBA, Hansbrough (the 13th pick overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers) has shown moments of greatness, but due to injuries has failed to live up to all the hype and the hoopla.

Will Tim Tebow do the same in the NFL if he is drafted?According to Ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coach and current analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football , John Bruden, “He (Tebow) will revolutionize the pro game.”

Say what? Tim Tebow is going to “revolutionize” the game? How?

Because he ran a 4.7 in the 40 at the NFL Combine. Or, because he almost “touched heaven” with a vertical jump of 38.5 inches? I’m being sarcastic.

But have we forgotten about the left-handed, gun-slinging QB known as Michael Vick already? Tebow, in my opinion, is nowhere close to being better than Vick or Vince Young, for that matter.

And he definitely not any smarter than Young. Not Vince, Steve Young. (I’m joking). Because according to the Palm Beach Post, Tebow scored 22 out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test, which is a 12-minute, 50-question test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a wide range of occupations.

Tebow’s score actually fell slightly below the average score for an NFL quarterback which is 24. But isn’t it interesting, how a white quarterback who isn’t the traditional three-step, drop-back, pocket passer with poor throwing technique, is all of sudden going to “revolutionize the game?”

Terrelle Pryor, I can’t wait until you graduate from Ohio State in 2012. I “wonder” what the NFL scouts are going to say about you.

But, let’s get back to Tim Tebow.

Because Ex-Bucs coach Gruden goes on to say that Tebow is ” like Brandon Jacobs playing quarterback. He’s 250 pounds. He’s the strongest human being who’s ever played the position. Ever.”

“He will kick the living [expletive] out of a defensive lineman. He’ll fight anybody. He is rare….This guy here is 250 pounds of concrete cyanide, man. And he can throw.”

Are we talking about an undrafted quarterback or Superman?

Tim, honestly, I wish you well. And I sincerely, hope you get drafted. But if you aren’t able to “leap over tall buildings in a single bound.” I promise, I want be mad at you.

So stay grounded. And remember, Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”