January 4, 2012
In her Jan. 1 Sports column, "What is so threatening about Tebow?," Sally Jenkins failed to consider this point: Sports fans don't want politics and religion in the arena. Remember when Rush Limbaugh brought politics to the NFL by complaining that Donovan McNabb wasn't a good quarterback and was being heralded only because he was black? He didn't last long on ESPN television after that. Like Mr. Limbaugh, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has brought a topic to sports that doesn't belong there.
August 31, 2013
A Heisman Trophy, a riveting playoff game, an international following. Tim Tebow won all that in his football career. On Saturday, he lost his third NFL job in 18 months. It might be hard to find another. The quarterback with two big problems — throwing the ball and reading defenses — was cut by the New England Patriots less than 12 weeks after they signed him and just five days before the season. But, as Tebow sees it, this long journey is not over. "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of...
December 21, 2011
Tim Tebow might have lost the winning streak that brought the Broncos to the cusp of a playoff appearance, but his performance and leadership are still winning converts inside Denver and beyond. As Cindy Boren reported : John Elway and John Fox, the leaders of the Denver Broncos, haven't exactly been true believers in the legend of Tim Tebow. Elway, the executive vice president of football operations and Hall of Fame quarterback, famously answered "no" last month when asked if Tebow were closer...
January 6, 2012
Brian Magee [ letters , Jan. 5] wrote that Tim Tebow offends him for breaking the unwritten rule that you are not supposed to bring religion into sports. First, I've never heard of such a rule — but it has been many years since I was a college athlete. Second, athletes routinely express their religious faith — some cross themselves as they enter the batter's box in baseball, for instance, or point to heaven after hitting a home run. There are many other examples to be had at a glance.
December 6, 2011
Tim Tebow continues to confound critics and delight fans as he guides the Denver Broncos to win after win, moving them ever closer to a playoff spot. One victim of Tebow's success has been the statistics-driven metrics that are supposed to define success at quarterback. As Joel Achenbach wrote : Obviously, football has needed a way to recalibrate passing excellence over the course of many decades and changing rules. We need a new algorithm. This was what got me interested in the book idea.
January 5, 2012
Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who has become a national phenomenon due to his unconventional production and outspoken religious faith. As AP reported : Having won the Denver Broncos' starting job and the AFC West title by default, Tebow heads into his first playoff game mired in the worst slump of his life. "The three losses haven't shaken my confidence," Tebow said after the Broncos backed their way into the playoffs at 8-8. The results and his language on the football field suggest...