By which you mean the Broncos defense and Matt Prater does it again. 52 other guys on the team.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
By which you mean the Broncos defense and Matt Prater does it again. 52 other guys on the team.
It's a bit tongue in cheek. I yelled at my friends, "I can't believe Tebow hit that 59 yard field goal" and "Tebow just stripped the ball from Barber, I can't believe it." I jokingly asked how pissed Von Miller was that Tebow gets all the love when he's playing out of this world. It's pretty nuts though this streak of games they've put together since Tebow started playing.
LOVE MY NAME!
like 45 yards on 4-20 passing in the first three quarters. He was something like 16-20 for 190 yards in the fourth and OT. Power of Christ!!!!
the power of the prevent defense strikes again!
As I always say, the only thing the prevent D prevents is victory.
Where was Christ in the first three quarters?
works in mysterious ways.
Most mysterious of all is that he apparently cares about American football.
but loves "American" football and cricket. Look it up. I think it's in the old testament.
But it is on the internet, so you're good.
God cares about you and where your heart is. If you cna live out your faith on the football field then yes God cares about football because He cares about you. Tebow does that and epitmoizes that. His faith is unwavering and He is turning heads with every game and opening eyes with every win.
So I guess he doesn't care as much about all the guys on the losing team? Or are they just not devout enough? The Colts must be full of sinners.....
I'm not going to get into a religious debate on MGoBlog. Believe what you want and take it for what you want. I'm not going to try to sway your opinion.
His question is a valid one...
The Lions must've started going to church this season.
And since Tebow was only 1-2 with the Bronco's last year, I guess he had stopped going for a while?
The point is not that Tebow (or Denard, or religious people in general) are thanking God for causing every individual touchdown and win and everything else. Sure, there are some that think that God has a hand in literally everything (which, I mean, if you believe in God then you don't believe in the idea that he could be limited to one football game at a time) but in general people are thanking God for their abilities. Not for being a meddlypants in every minute of every game.
Sure, maybe. But if so, why have I never heard an athlete thank god/jesus after they lose? Their abilities are still their abilities. Why is it only after wins?
because no one is interviewing them. They still do it. I see it on twitter, for instance.
"Thank you for giving me the ability to fumble that football" sounds a little silly. Even Job didn't thank God for letting Satan beat the shit out of him.
Jim Schwartz is a strong Catholic!
He was late showing up.
who the student section is taking their cue from.
This is why I'm not afraid of Urban, it was all Tebow. Say what you want about him, but the man just wins!
I'm about to become a devoted Christian after seeing him win like this, jesus christ. Oops I mean, tim tebow.
If you didn't beleive in God before, Tim Tebow just made you
I figured the game was over until I got back and found out the bears lost. I'm impartial to both teams, but man, this is an epic fail for the bears.
team has really picked it up -- espcially the defense. The question is whether the defense would play this well if they had a good offense. This is proof that football, this physical game, is so much affected by the attitude of the players -- the defense's state of mind and its belief that they could win only if the score is low.
Marion barber choked twice. He will not be well liked tomorrow.
Barber was just a vessel for Bear failure. Tebow's will be done.
TEBOW WILLS IT!
You now realize that everytime Tebow does something good, it's a plus for Urban Meyer. And thus Ohio. I am now officially cheering against Tim Tebow (and pretty much every QB that came from a spread system).
And good lord, their kicker hit a 59 yard FG to tie the game at end of regulation, and Marion Barber fumbled the ball on the Bronco's 30 yard line to give the game winning 52 yard FG to Denver. It's kind of ridiculous.
If Dallas wins today then we look really good for a playoff spot. Thanks Tebow and last play of the game non-face mask calling ref!
More like Marion Barber helped Tebow do it again...
Kudos to Tebow, he played one hell of a game... I mean 4th quarter. Having said that, I'm officially convinced that Tebow's whole Jesus thing is a ploy to hide the fact that he sold his soul to the devil. Or maybe he paid off Marion Barber. I haven't decided yet. Either way, not cool.
Tim Tebow is like a starting pitcher that wins 20 games with an 8.00 ERA.
wins are an even more irrelevant measure of QB success than they are of a starting pitcher's success.
I'd say that Tebow's W/L record is roughly as relevant to on-the-field success as Weiss' Decided Schematic Advantage (c)
I was thinking the same thing except I was using Rip Hamilton and taking twenty from the field and sinking four but getting fifteen from the line. The Tebow is gift wrapped a victory each week. Despise him and Rip.
The fucking guy just wins. As much shit as I'm gonna take for saying it, I'm a HUGE fan of Tebow. I recently bet my father a good bottle of Bourbon that he wins a super bowl within the next 5 years.
for that good bottle of bourbon. God can't even make that happen.
Care to make a little wager? Tim Tebow just wins, that's all he's ever done.
Betting is neat!
I bet you a million dollars he doesn't!!!
I'm telling you that in the next 5 years Tebow will win a Super Bowl, will it be this year? No but he's got Denver sitting at 8-5 and they're gonna get better.
once they get a real quarterback.
February 5, 2012 (AP): Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a miraculous 2-0 overtime victory Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
The winning points were scored with 2:37 remaining in the fourth overtime, when San Francisco punter Andy Lee stepped on the end line while fielding a snap. The resulting safety gave Denver the victory.
Tebow was voted Most Valuable Player of the game. He completed 4 of 43 passes for 37 yards and carried the football 37 times for 41 yards. He also threw two interceptions.
The game featured several NFL records, among them those for longest game (117:23), most punts by both teams combined (47) and fewest first downs by a winning team (2).
people said about Vince Young when he was with the Titans. oh wait.......
Didn't beat Michigan.
Marion Barber must have skipped church this morning.
I'd be more inclined to agree with you if you ever made a positive comment about anyone ever.
Tebow didn't play for Urban at Utah or BGSU. We'll see how he does, but the idea his success was all due to Tebow is a bit wishful thinking for Michigan fans.
If you don't ask him to score more than 17 points, he's the best QB in NFL history. In 7 starts, he's directed the offense to 10-38-17-17-16-35-13. The 38 and 35 are against the Raiders and Vikings. If he's leading his offense to 24+ points, I'd be squarely on his bandwagon.
EDIT: I don't give a damn what he believes, or what he does with his free time. Makes no difference to me. His play on the field, along with those point totals, lead me to believe that this is fool's gold, and that the Broncos are on borrowed time with their current streak. You gotta score more than 2 TDs a game to win consistently in this league.
the ultimate team game. It is all about the team, not about just the Qb or a rb or wr or defensive line or any one component. Denver continues to find a way to win as a team. Also note Tebow did manage somehow to put up 34 point against Oakland.
I'd expect Michigan fans to understand that better than anyone else! THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM!
The guy does not tell you how to live your life, he does not tell you what to believe in, he does not make you have to do a single thing. All he does is state what he believes and say what he thinks, and somehow make everyone around him better. He wins, and his team wins. Why that seems to bother other people says more about you than it ever says about Tebow....
I don't cheer against him for any personal reasons. I only do so because he's the crowning achievement of the HC of our arch--rival. As long as Tebow is doing well in the NFL, he can look at any dual-threat prospect and say "you see what Tebow's doing? That was me." I feel entirely justified in hoping Tebow has a wonderfully succesful and happy life that has nothing to do with success in the NFL.
Wow, you're pretty defensive about a post that was positive. I said I love it and it's true. This run of wins is unprecedented. I love football and this is crazy to watch. Any criticism leveled at him is perfectly valid. The only thing I said was that he had 45 yards in the first three quarters which is true. I think some people hunt criticism so that they can claim discrimination which is a bit ridiculous IMO.
The over-the-top fawning by announcers calling UF games was nausea-inducing on a good day. I loved rooting against the guy. I smirked after the Detroit game and got a bit of satisfaction from the meltdown. But the comments after that game from both the Lions and the talking heads the week after were every bit as over-the-top in their insulting criticism as the worship was when he was at Florida. I started pulling for him after that, and what can I say. He's a nice kid. I think religion is a private thing and ought to be kept private, but I think the kid just believes what he believes, is passionate about it, and is being genuine.
I'm rooting for him. It's fun to watch read-option once in a while. Today was the first game I actually got to watch-- and it was as exciting as rooting for my actual NFL favorite Steelers.
As a Bears fan screw this shit. However it is obvious Tebow is the new Charlie Sheen. All he does is one.
That is "win". iPhone fail.
Wouldn't that make him Tim the Baptist?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
If you love the Lions then you have to like what happened today. Regardless of what you think about Tebow as a QB, an evangelist or just a human being in general. The dude just led a comeback that gave one of our rivals in the race for the NFC wild card a very important loss. Go Timmy!
Please go away. Nobody wants you here.
The better Tebow plays, the more I believe he is just a winner and the more I believe Urban Meyer is a fraud. He's a good coach that everyone is blowing up to be the best ever. I think he'll come down to earth at Ohio. GO BLUE
I'll also admit it too, I kinda like Tebow as well. I think it's admirable that he stands up for what he believes and seems like a sincere guy. For all the supposed unadulturated love that Tebow supposedly receives, I see a majority of NFL analysts saying he is going to fail. I guess I just enjoy watching an unorthodox QB find success.
is grossly overshadowed by the "comeback" wins. The Denver defense is AT LEAST as responsible for the victories as is Tebow. He does seem to have some things go his way late in the fourth of every game lately, but he is also beating all the teams that are missing key players or are just bad in general. Remember the Lions destroyed Denver and the Lions aren't really very good.
The combined record of the Denver's last six opponents is 35-43. The Broncos have caught each of these teams at the perfect time;
Palmer played for the first time for Oakland after the starter went down.
KC is just bad
The Jets were giving away games when the Broncos played them
Phillip Rivers was playing very poorly around the time Denver beat them
MInnesota, enough said
The Bears don't have a QB or a RB.
Yeah, they still have to play the games and everybody is beat up this time of year, but aside from the Lions, it seems every team is "laying down" against Tebow, like some kind of Jedi mind trick.
I can't explain it, but if the Broncos make the playoffs, I still say they get drilled. I'm not a Tebow fan or (Tebow)believer, but he seems very genuine and you cannot fault the man for his beliefs or his ability to motivate his teammates.
Grow a pair and listen to the man's justifiable opinion. You can certainly go away if you'd like (since you can't seem to offer one)!
I respectfully disagree. Most analysts are in the consensus that the offense isn't very good and the winning rate/string of comebacks is unsustainable. Thats what makes it all the more remarkable.
I know i'm old but damn I cant help but wonder what if. What if an NFL coach back in 1978 with nothing to lose and everything to gain like Fox had the balls to install an option offense and hand the ball to Leach? For all the talk about Tebow, Miller and even Denard for my money Ricky was the abolute tits when it came to a dual threat QB.
But....everybody KNOWS it could never work so it was never tried. Just like everybody KNOWS the spread can't work in the pro's today.
They have one of the worst statistical offenses in the league. They won by scoring thirteen points in five quarters.
It sure is exciting, but let's remember that Timmy is 7-1 agianst teams with a combined record of 37-48 with 4th quarter numbers put up against some pretty soft prevent defenses. And a big thank you to Marion Barber for todays version of for Tebow Time!
I can't believe he keeps winning the way he does. By all accounts, he is as genuine as they come away from the field. The media frenzy surrounding him is insane and he handles it so well. The funny thing is you almost knew they were going to come back. The kid is a winner...plain and simple. People will have to listen to him talk about his God because he isn't going to stop. It causes so many to people to hate him, but it is what it is.
will be the Broncos biggest test.
I totally understand the smile now.
What does this picture have to do with Tebow?
They do tend to run and control the clock. You can win with defense, limited turnovers and running the ball. They have good specials teams as well. The only number that truly counts is the 7-1 record. They probably aren't winning the super bowl, but they went from 1-4 with no hope this year to a potential playoff team. Not bad for a guy who isn't good enough to be an nfl qb.
Also, major props to Tebow for nailing that long fg...that was also clutch.
I'd bet anything that Tebow reaches out to Barber to console him for those mistakes and ends the phone call with "hey God bless you man".
We got Marion Barber'd!!!!!!! All props to Tebow though. Love the guy, but hate losing to him...
I'll say this about Tebow - his throwing motion has improved - it's obvious he is putting a lot into getting better, which is all you can ask. If I were a Bronco fan I would love it.
I'm shaking my head at the Bears offense in their last possessions of the 4th quarter. Three straight possessions they ran it up the middle every time and went three and out. 10 points is an awfully small margin on the road to be playing that conservatively. The inner game theorist in me is wincing at the decision to play not to lose on the part of the Bears.
Then the Bears prevent D gave up first down after first down through the air and fumbled well within field goal range. 13 unanswered points and that was all she wrote.
They were 2 of 15 on 3rd down and didn't even average 4 YPA passing--and that was Hanie's best game to date. After seeing him the two games prior I can understand why they were happy their offense hadn't already thrown the game away; I'd have been happy to sit on it too. And if they'd done it again, run up the middle all three downs their last series in regulation, Barber wouldn't have gone OB and they would have won.
Quite a few drops by the Denver receivers today, somewhere around 6 or 7.
Not saying it totally excuses the 0 points for the first 57 minutes of the game, but its not like Tebow was flailing around totally incompetent as he has in some of his other performances.
Tebow is like the anti-Lebron. Fascinating.
Tim Tebow. He blows the Broncos haven't played anyone. I live in Denver, fans know very little about footbal. I want it to end although I am happy with outcome of game today as we the Lions needed Bears to lose.
Chicago just bent over, spread their cheeks and said come on in!
These folks are doing some wonderful work these days:
Tebow cannot win in the NFL....wrong
Tebow cannot get his team to the playoffs...wrong
Tebow will not win in the playoffs...pending
They haven't made the playoffs yet. Premature on that one...
Huge win for the Lions
Looks like the Lions, Bears and Falcons for the 2 wildcard spots. Come on Cowboys take out the Giants!!
It's interesting going through this thread after reading Klosterman's article this week. He really hit the nail on the head.
The crux here, the issue driving this whole "Tebow Thing," is the matter of faith. It's the ongoing choice between embracing a warm feeling that makes no sense or a cold pragmatism that's probably true. And with Tebow, that illogical warm feeling keeps working out. It pays off. The upside to secular thinking is that — in theory — your skepticism will prove correct. Your rightness might be emotionally unsatisfying, but it confirms a stable understanding of the universe. Sports fans who love statistics fall into this camp. People who reject cognitive dissonance build this camp and find the firewood. But Tebow wrecks all that, because he makes blind faith a viable option. His faith in God, his followers' faith in him — it all defies modernity. This is why people care so much. He is making people wonder if they should try to believe things they don't actually believe.
This whole thing has gotten very annoying, but mostly because so many people have missed the forest for the trees. When you look at what's really happening here it's one of the most interesting things that's happened in sports in recent memory- it's a story about the way we think these days, and it's not a cumbersome Terrence Malick movie- it's unfolding in the language of football.
I always find it interesting how people like to rag on Tebow. The guy does nothing but win wherever he goes, over and over again. His fault is he wants to give Christ credit for his success. If he was Muslim, Gay, New Age or just about anything eles, nobody would say anything. It would be socially intolerant to do so. His teammates never trash him, they just follow his lead and yet many in the media or general public ridicule him for being to good. Meanwhile he just keeps winning. Crazy to me! Time will tell, but personally I think he made Urban Myers. Without Tebow and his leadership, in my opinion Florida has a good record under Myers, but doesn't win the National Championships it did. I don't think he is half the coach he's made out to be, but time will tell over the next couple years. I'll take Hoke and his staff over anybody right now unless Meyers pulls another Tebow out of the hat. Just an opinion!
I notice that he doesn't thank Jesus when he loses. Why not? Isn't it all part of the grand plan?
You are wrong! Show us where he doesn't thank Jesus. Win, lose or draw the guy is consistant. He has ALWAYS thanked Jesus. Have no idea whether he will in the future, but so far he always has.
How can I show you something that doesn't exist??
why would you thank Jesus for losing? im sure he thanks jesus for giving him the opportunity to try and win. its about giving the glory to god. unless you think losing is glory. thats like if your dad bought u a car and you get in a accident. than you thank your dad for helping u get in a accident.
It would be pretty funny if he claimed being gay made him win more football games. That's the kind of craziness I could definitely support.
Could not agree more. Your right on. If Tebow said he was gay he would have unlimited support and anyone who trashed him for being gay, would be banned for life. LOL, but say your a Christian and acknowledge your faith and you are fair game. No holds bar
Dude, what?! This isn't really a conversation I want to have on this blog, but claiming your gay in professional sports is definitely not more supported than thanking God for your accomplishments (which happens after every game).
...but in German it's referred to as realitätsfremd.
Yes there is:
Carl's stone cold lock of the century of the week was the Denver Broncos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-h-sbQfBA
Can't stand all the media hype about him. Not his fault, but I'll take him giving the bears a loss
It's sad that you can't have a disscusion about Tim Tebow/the Broncos without religon being brought into it. Who cares if he is very religous?
I have a brother in Denver who tells me that there are Tebow fans out there who are hoping to draft Denard in order to have more spread qbs in the system, to keep things going if anything happens to Tebow. He is not a Tebow fan, and I don't know how may people he thinks have that hope.