Guest Post: Defining Number 15

Guest Post:  Defining Number 15

This is a guest post from Michael Scott, a current freshmen sport management major at Drexel University.  You can follow him on twitter @mikeandrewscott or send comments to michaelscott915@gmail.com

Urban’s Way tells the story of Urban Meyer’s rise to fame at the University of Florida and his relationship with Tim Tebow. When asked about Tebow, Meyer recollects a moment the two spent in the gym at the university. Tebow asks Meyer what the team record is for leg presses to which Meyer responds 28. Within moments Tebow does 29 leg presses. Tim Tebow is in all sense of the word a competitor.

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With the acquisition of Tim Tebow, the Jets have added not only a “backup quarterback” but a true football player. Number 15 is praised among Gator Nation not for his championships (although two national titles and a Heisman don’t hurt) but for his character. Character which the Jets were lacking in 2011. Between Sanchez’s GQ photo shoots and dates with various supermodels to Holmes’ various antics, the only competition in the locker room seems to be who can attract the most media attention. Now, we can guarantee that Tebow will win that category however, the attention will come from Tebow’s ability to unite a broken Jets team.

For those that believe Tebow was brought in to boost ticket and merchandise sales I say you are correct. A side effect of Tebowmania will be an increase of revenue for the Jets. However, what Jets fans need to realize is that the organization would have brought in revenue with or without Tebow. I believe Tebow was traded for in order to 1)provide a legitimate push for Sanchez and 2)to help the Jets rid themselves of their internal conflicts.

Jets fans have been complaining and asking for a solid #2 quarterback. Although Tebow’s mechanics can’t even be compared to that of Peyton Manning or Drew Brees, Tebow wins games. The intimidation factor that Tebow posses will cause Sanchez to elevate his game because he knows that the bench will be awaiting if he does in fact let Jet Nation down.

People need to move on from Tebowmania and understand that Tebow is now just another quarterback who happens to play for the Jets. Whether we acknowledge it or not Tebow united a Broncos locker room in 2011 and led them to the second round of the playoffs. For a quarterback with a 27.2 QBR, ranked 31st overall (according to ESPN) mechanics have little meaning when the player knows how to win. Most football analysts refuse to give Tim any satisfaction however the bottom line is that Tebow wins. Wins is what the Jets will need in 2012.

To me, Tim Tebow is a hero. Not only was he my favorite college football player of all-time but, he is a proven winner. So Jets Fans I ask you to put aside your hate for Tebow, your hate for the Wildcat, and your hate for this trade. I ask you to consider the person and character that is Tim Tebow and accentuate the positives of what number 15 can do for our Jets. I ask you to believe in Tim Tebow.

Welcome To New York Tim.

 

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Fantastic post!  I couldn’t agree more.  I have been on a crash course since Tim Tebow was traded to Jets.  I wanted to learn as much about him as I could since my prior ‘knowledge’ was scant at best.  I knew he was a winning QB at UF and I knew he had won the Heisman but that was about it.  Since I’m a diehard JETS fan, no other players really matter to me and Tim was a Bronco.  End of story.

    But I have to say that watching him beat Miami and then our Jets last year and go on to the playoffs triggered something inside of me that sparked my curiosity, if not my full interest.  How far could this kid with magic dust go?  I actually found myself rooting for Tim Tebow as 2011 wound down and really thought he could make it with his team to the Super Bowl.  My expectations and interested were heightened when he beat the Steelers on that first OT play with a TD to Thomas.  I even think I welled up with tears in near disbelief.  This Tim Tebow was for real … he does win games.

    I really thought this would carry through to the Patriots which would have been sheer delight for me but it was not meant to be.  The Tebow Train finally came to a stop and their season was over.

    And now, Tim Tebow is a JET!  Almost disbelief again and at first I didn’t know what to think or how to feel.  But I kept an open mind and watched and listened.  By the time of his ‘mandatory’ press conference, I was ‘tebowed’ and a spell was cast over me.  Besides his athleticism and his football prowess, I was completely impressed by his comments, how he fielded the media questions and his genuine responses.  This man is a winner on all levels in my opinion.  And now I am really really excited to have Tim Tebow be a JET and contribute to our season 2012.  Hopefully we will make it to the Super Bowl …

    And with all the “friends in high places” on Tim’s side, how can we fail?

    Go Tim and Go J–E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!!

    I. Am. All. In.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Fantastic post!  I couldn’t agree more.  I have been on a crash course since Tim Tebow was traded to Jets.  I wanted to learn as much about him as I could since my prior ‘knowledge’ was scant at best.  I knew he was a winning QB at UF and I knew he had won the Heisman but that was about it.  Since I’m a diehard JETS fan, no other players really matter to me and Tim was a Bronco.  End of story.

    But I have to say that watching him beat Miami and then our Jets last year and go on to the playoffs triggered something inside of me that sparked my curiosity, if not my full interest.  How far could this kid with magic dust go?  I actually found myself rooting for Tim Tebow as 2011 wound down and really thought he could make it with his team to the Super Bowl.  My expectations and interested were heightened when he beat the Steelers on that first OT play with a TD to Thomas.  I even think I welled up with tears in near disbelief.  This Tim Tebow was for real … he does win games.

    I really thought this would carry through to the Patriots which would have been sheer delight for me but it was not meant to be.  The Tebow Train finally came to a stop and their season was over.

    And now, Tim Tebow is a JET!  Almost disbelief again and at first I didn’t know what to think or how to feel.  But I kept an open mind and watched and listened.  By the time of his ‘mandatory’ press conference, I was ‘tebowed’ and a spell was cast over me.  Besides his athleticism and his football prowess, I was completely impressed by his comments, how he fielded the media questions and his genuine responses.  This man is a winner on all levels in my opinion.  And now I am really really excited to have Tim Tebow be a JET and contribute to our season 2012.  Hopefully we will make it to the Super Bowl …

    And with all the “friends in high places” on Tim’s side, how can we fail?

    Go Tim and Go J–E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!!

    I. Am. All. In.

  • I Ram

    Del Bosque happy to have options

    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is
    pleased to have so many options ahead of his side’s clash against Nigeria on
    Sunday.

    Del Bosque made several changes after Spain’s
    2-1 win over Uruguay, and it made no difference to their form as they thrashed
    Tahiti 10-0 at the Confederations Cup.

    Spain are expected to revert to the team
    which beat Uruguay, but Victor Valdes’ return in goals is the only change Del
    Bosque confirmed on Saturday.

    He said having so many options was good for
    his squad, who need at least a draw to confirm their spot in the semi-finals.

    “Well, there will be few changes with the
    last match, of course. For example, Victor Valdes will be the goalkeeper,” Del
    Bosque said.

    “A part from that, the rest of the players
    will be more or less like in the first match, but we have a lot of alternatives
    and possibilities.

    “In one hand that is a problem for us, but in
    the other hand is also an opportunity to be able to choose between that many
    players.”asreported byIndo Eleven.

    If Spain finish top of Group B – as is
    expected – they will face Italy in the semi-finals and avoid a clash against
    hosts Brazil.

    Del Bosque said he had been impressed by
    Brazil, particularly their attacking play.

    Source : http://www.indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Eko Dinda

    PersiboBojonegoro Meminta Hadiah dan Fee,

    Berita pertandingan sepak bola terkini dari agen bola terbaik
    indo11.com – Ada sejumlah sejumlah hadiah yang belum dicairkan kepada klub,
    oleh karena itu Pengurus klub Persibo Bojonegoro mempertanyakan itu. Dalam
    pertandingan tim itu ada hadiah dan fee yang belum diberikan antara tahun
    2011-2012 kepada PSSI dan PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo (LPIS) karena itu
    juga mereka akan ke Jakarta.

    Hadiah
    yang diperbincang ini adalah hadiah Piala Indonesia musim 2011-2012 sebesar Rp
    800 juta dalam ajang tersebut Persibo menjadi kampiun. Adapula fee yang belum
    terbagi saat pertandingan penyisihan AFC Cup melawan Sun Hei pada 9 April 2012,
    sebesar Rp 300 juta dan fee laga pada New Rediant pada 1 Mei 2012.

    Berita yang dikutip oleh agen judi terpercaya indo11.com, Mereka akan
    mengklarifikasi ke pengurus Liga Prima Indonesian Suportindo (LPIS) dan ke
    pengurus Persatuan Sepak Bola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) di Jakarta. Saat ini
    Persibo Bojonegoro sedang mengalami krisis ekonomi yang parah, sampai beberapa
    kali di Walk Out karena ketidak tersedianya uang. Tim ini juga sempat tampil
    memalukan saat bertanding melawan Sunray Cave di Hong Kong pada April silam.
    Saat itu Persibo dihajar 0-8 dan pada menit 65 wasit menghentikan pertandingan.

    Dengan kondisi yang ada sekarang,
    Yanuar mengatakan Persibo siap menerima berbagai risiko, termasuk sanksi
    disiplin administrasi dari AFC karena WO sebanyak 9 kali dan sanksi denda Rp
    130 juta. Sebelumnya, Komisi Disiplin PSSI juga memberi sanksi denda Rp 150
    juta dan dicoret keikutsertaannya dalam paruh kedua musim Liga Prima Indonesia.

    Sumber
    : http://www.indo11.com