Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 6. Tim Tebow
Careers come and go, but Tebowing is forever.
They say that in death, there is life.
If that's true, then Exhibit A might be the NFL career of Tim Tebow. During a four month period beginning back in late April, Tebow was waived by the New York Jets, courted by something called the Omaha Beef, signed with the New England Patriots, before being cut again before the start of the NFL season.
A final rally in his hometown of Jacksonville where a whopping total of twelve fans showed up to express their desire for Tebow to come save the Jags was the final signal -- Tim Tebow's NFL career was dead.
And in that death there was life...life on the Hair Balls blog!
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It's crazy to think that there was a time just two years ago where Tim Tebow was not only an NFL quarterback, but a starting NFL quarterback who was a week away from throwing for over 300 yards in a playoff win over the then defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
As we sit on the cusp of the Broncos' going 13-3 in back to back seasons with Peyton Manning as his starting quarterback, in retrospect, it was most definitely that 8-8 season in 2011 that has been John Fox's finest coaching job as Denver Broncos' head man. That he and then offensive coordinator (now Charger head coach) Mike McCoy were able to coax eight wins out of a team with Tim Tebow's noodle arm at starting quarterback remains one of the great NFL miracles of the last decade.
And finally it appears the hourglass has run out on Tebow's NFL career, so much so that wagering websites were taking action on which network would sign him up to do analysis on college football games next season. Sadly, I think Tebow might wind up being even worse at television than he was at professional football.
But it doesn't matter, he is Tim Tebow. As long as he is still breathing, people will still read about him, people will still watch him.
In death, there is life. Tebow's NFL career died a predictable death this summer, and the blog posts on here flowed, ever so lively, eight of them in all. That was good enough for sixth on the 2013 King of Content countdown.
Here are the links to those posts:
January 4, 2013: ESPN's Tom Rinaldi and Tim Tebow Are BFF's, Somewhere Thom Brennaman Weeps (w/ PHOTO) April 30, 2013: R.I.P. Tim Tebow, The NFL Quarterback (April 22, 2010 - April 29, 2013) May 1, 2013: Tim Tebow, Star Of The Omaha Beef? June 3, 2013: Tales of NFL Quarterbacks: Tebow Is Done, Vince Young Loves Shots June 11, 2013: Bill Belichick on Tim Tebow: "We've Already Talked Enough About Him." June 12, 2013: The Tim Tebow Caveat: We Can Discuss Him If It Relates to Gambling (Tebow Odds!) September 19, 2013: Death of Tebowmania: Twelve People Show Up at Tebow Rally in Jacksonville December 6, 2013: This Weekend's Best Bets: Tim Tebow's TV Career Odds
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