Friday, January 13, 2012

Rick Reilly Tebowed

Rick Reilly believes in Tim Tebow.

Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.
Home or road, win or lose, hero or goat.
Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow PER SECOND. When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?
Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.


Blogger jake said...

I'm thinking Romney/Tebow in 2012.

He could do more good as an active player than any VP.
Remember Sheriff Biden supervising TARP dollars so they weren't wasted -- what a joke.

January 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Fellow Spencerbloggers: Before you make any comment on the Spencerblog post, please take the time to read Mr. Reilly's article linked to the post. And reflect on the fact that had Rick Reilly not stumbled across this truly inspiring initiative by Tim Tebow it probably would never have been known other than to the individuals and their families who have been selected. Next take some time to try to come up with another professional athlete who exemplifies the same values and genuine human kindness... I'm still thinking about the latter and remain without any...

January 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

You know, if Tim Tebow wins tonight from this day forward the other ten guys in the offensive unit with him on the field will be known as The Disciples.

January 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Uh oh. Awfully quiet around here.

January 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

What's to be quiet about?

Ok, so last night wasn't the moment when "the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

Tim Tebow lost a football game. He's still a first-class human being. Humble, charitable. sweet and kind. Not qualities you find in too many politicians.


January 15, 2012 at 2:06 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Long as I don't have to go to Church with Danny, I'm OK.
As for Mr. Tebow, I agree. All around great guy and good roll model. I just found it odd that Brady threw for 666 yards against Denver last night. And now, communion at "Our Lady of Perpetual Motion"

January 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Heh. "Roll" model. That's a good one

January 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

That's right buddy. Round here we call him the Amoroso quarterback!

January 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

So sorry to see that Bob didn't read the full article and post something related thereto. Quiet around here, Bob? That's what you should consider before you post. Please type first, think second, think again, and don't push the send button until you're sure what you say is what you want people to know you by.

January 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Charlie Six Pack - Your hurt inner child is starting to show.

January 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Ravens-Niners, mark it.

January 16, 2012 at 6:52 AM 

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