Love the sinner, hate the sin.

If you want a perfect encapsulation of what generates Tebow fatigue, here’s something treacly from Ivan Maisel, who should know better, about a reason to cast a first place Heisman vote for the GPOOE™.

Why Tebow should win: If you like your history served sunny side up, there could be no worthier player to join Archie Griffin as a two-time Heisman winner. Tebow has represented the best that college football can offer for four years. Florida stayed at No. 1 until nearly the end of this season and goes into the Sugar Bowl at No. 5 in large part via Tebow’s will and positive thinking.

His NFL career can’t start soon enough for me.

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37 responses to “Love the sinner, hate the sin.

  1. The Realist

    His will and positive thinking… and not the defense, who did not show up at the SEC Championship? Right.

    And, “treacly” earns applause.

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  2. “His NFL career can’t start soon enough for me.”

    Or me.

    Or Ray Lewis.

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  3. DirkDawggler

    Did you watch the Army/Navy game Saturday? Verne Lundquist was not feeling well. He was clearly having severe TTW (TimTebowWithdrawal)…although he did manage to mention him a few times…

    Again, thank you Alabama. “Never in the course of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few…”

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  4. heyberto

    As long as the Carolina Panthers don’t draft him / end up with him, then I agree.

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  5. Hmmmmm

    I alos can’t wait. It was bad when Paeyton Manning was at TN but the current Tebow love has been downright gross.

    I am laughing at the thought of him being drafted by J’ville and trying to save that franchise. Didn’t they already try that trick once (Matt Jones)

    Here’s hoping he gets crushed on a regular basis.

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  6. RP

    At least Peyton had the tools to succeed at the next level…..Tebow has a terrible throwing motion and it has gotten worse through his time at Florida….

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  7. My beloved Redskins, as you all know, have the misfortune of being owned by Dan Snyder, a multimillionaire (and apparent idiot-savant) incapable of restraining himself from jumping at the first shiny thing someone dangles in front of his face, personnel-wise. I’ve already heard rumors that he may be interested in drafting Tebow. If this ends up happening, pray for me, as that’s the kind of story that can only end with the phrase ” . . . before turning the gun on himself.”

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    • Dog in Fla

      Somebody needs to go to wherever it is that Doug does whatever it is that he does to Jenny Slater and take his live rounds away. Snyder’s already drafted in the first round a QB from Tulane, let’s hear it for Patrick Ramsey, and hired a Spurrier. So the signs are clear that Snyder, who is definitely not afraid to make a decision no matter how bad it is, will take Tebow away from the Jags and cause Doug even further misery than he has now, if that’s possible, for being a fan of a pro team that has an Auburn guy as a QB.

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  8. Irishdawg

    Yes, vote for Timmy because there are no other college football players that believe in God or donate their time to worthy causes. Piousness is the only measuring stick for the Heisman Trophy.

    Even Tom Brady reads crap like this and thinks “could they ball-wash this guy anymore?”.

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  9. Mike

    “His NFL career can’t start soon enough for me”

    I can well understand why, sicne as a starter, he averaged about 40 points a game against UGA

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    • JaxDawg

      2-1 as a starter. Other, less obnoxious qb’s have done as well – Eric Ainge for one (more Cutcliffe than Ainge).

      “We”, meaning the collective CFB fanbase outside of Gainesville, FL, wants him gone b/c we’re sick of his antics and self-promotion. See, “…and one more thing, let’s do it again next year. I’m coming BACK!”

      Yeah he’s done some good things but everyone is just so damn sick of Tebow and everything orange and blue.

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      • Mike

        People may indeed be tired of Tebow at Florida and that will be fixed this year.

        I think though that UGA has a lot more years of being tired of Orange and Blue.

        At least as long as Meyer is the HC at Florida and Richt is the HC at Georgia.

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  10. 69Dawg

    Wow. Now the Pro Football fans can worry about Tim. The Governor of Florida has said he wants the Jacksonville Jags to get Tim to save the franchise. Does he really think the Gayturd Nation is going to show up to watch Tim once he is not in Blue and Orange? Does the Gov really think that Pro defenses are going to have trouble with a TE playing QB. If he plays he is the short yardage package. He and two other FB’s in the back field could cause problems on 3 and short. You don’t save a frachise with a bit player and you lose every game with TT starting at QB.

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  11. Dan A.

    lulz, wut NFL career?

    If the Jags draft him in the 1st round, they are going to have to move out of J’ville sooner than though before. Because they’re going to find out the hard way that WINNING puts asses in the seats, not an ex-college star who won’t even see the field.

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  12. Chris

    It is also clear from that reasoning from Mr Maisel that he didnt watch Florida play all year since then he would know that it was an insane defense that kept them going.

    And also wasnt the biggest problem for Florida in the SECCG that they didnt have focus before or during the game? So Tim just couldnt hold it together for the most important game of the season?

    All that being said, he is still one of the greatest all time college football players.

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  13. HVL Dawg

    Didn’t he take some snaps from under center this year?

    He’ll go #1 overall and hold the clipboard for Staff.

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  14. IndyDawg

    Brace yourselves. There’s still time for more fawning over Tebow. My early guess on the over/under how many times Tim is mentioned in the BCS MNC game is 5.5 and inching up.

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  15. Mayor of Dawgtown

    You mean is NFL non-career.

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  16. UFGator23

    I agree that the coverage is overdone for Tebow. Florida is losing a great leader and person. I know that Tebow is a polarizing person for fans. After the latest Tiger debacle, many fans can’t wait for the moment Tebow makes a mistake. Right or wrong, it is what it is.
    I agree that his pro prospects at QB are marginal. I do believe he will get a chance to play in the NFL because of his overall athletic ability.
    I grew up watching Herschel Walker run roughshod over the Gators and said many of the same things voiced here. I wanted him gone mainly because the Gators were unable to stop him. I think that even if Belue had yelled “Herschel left on 3”, Florida still would have given up six yards.
    I do know that Tebow deserves mention in the list of greatest of all time college football players.

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    • Russ

      There’s a large measure of truth in what you say. Tebow is a nice guy, and it’s not really his fault that the media fawn over him like they do.

      That being said, I’m still sick of hearing it all the time. Oh, and there’s no crying in football. (Sorry, I just had to get that in.)

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  17. AceG8tr

    “His NFL career can’t start soon enough for me.”

    I’m absolutely certain that’s exactly how you feel. A very pragmatic perspective, btw.

    But don’t worry, Brantley will ensure that the tradition continues. 🙂

    AG

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    • Will Q

      Thou shalt not blaspheme, AceG8tr.

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      • Aligator

        exactly, before it was wuerffel and now tebow. if he was playing at UGA everyone would have been happy as clams …

        John Brantley will be a great qb …

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        • JaxDawg

          ok. and who’s going to catch it?

          The gator hubris dies hard.

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          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            I have said on this blog that I did not believe the Gator offense would be diminished by Brantley at QB, just different. Now, I am not so sure. It now appears that not only are the Gators losing the senior class, but a number of 3rd year players are attempting the jump to the NFL, as well. Tebow was good because of the players around him, not the other way around. If the players around him are diminished can Brantley be as successful? Perhaps that is the point that the esteemed Senator has been making parenthetically for the last few months with his hints of the Gators future fall from grace?

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    • Ace, the way things have gone in the series over the last twenty years, you could start at QB and it wouldn’t matter. 😉

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      • Mike

        I think you are right about that Senator. I mean, UGA went 1-2 (ONE WIN AND TWO LOSSES) against Ron Zook for criminey’s sake.

        I have gone on record with the following prediction and still stand by it; Mark Richt will never have a winning record against Florida and Urban Meyer will never has a losing record against Georgia

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  18. Pumpdawg

    I loved the way Uncle Verne thought Tebow invented the jump pass.You would his old ass would remember that all the quarterbacks from the 40’s and 50’s used the jump pass.When Tebow tried it in the SEC championship game Verne almost stroked out.And when it was incomplete,I almost stroked out from laughing so hard.

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    • Russ

      Poor Uncle Verne is slipping this year. Last week, he was reminiscing about how Doc Blanchard and Glen Davis (Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside) played at Notre Dame. Any football fan half Verne’s age knows they played for Army in the 40’s. It’s like saying that great Southern Cal coach, Knute Rockne.

      Verne knew all this as well at one time, but sadly I think he’s losing it.

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