I know that most Jaguars fans don’t actually want any part of Tim Tebow at quarterback. Neither does management or ownership, as the Jaguars did not top the Jets’ offer last year, and new GM David Caldwell has said just about everything he could to diffuse any Tebow talk.
They may want to consider now that someone capable of destroying their city and way of life has chimed in. That’s right, Chuck Norris is a huge Tebow fan and wants the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign the Florida star. “To put it simply, it’s because Tim could help turn that mediocre team into a championship one. Tebow works miracles on the field, and his inclusion would embolden the spirit of the Jaguars’ players and fans,” writes Norris, probably with an eraser.
Why wouldn’t they take someone who emboldens the spirit? Chuck Norris also calls Tebow the Ultimate Clutch Player, which is probably true because he is so bad at all other times, and then is really good at getting his team to recover onside kicks, or get the opposing kicker to miss, or the other team to fumble.
Chuck Norris, though, sees a little bit of himself in Tim Tebow. He recognizes a winner like himself when he sees one.
Tebow is a player who rises to the occasion and delivers big in critical moments. He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts. I would spar with my black belts in class, and sometimes they would outscore me. Yet in the tournaments, I would defeat them. My students used to ask me, “Why is it that we can contend equally against you in class but can’t beat you in the tournaments?” My answer was always the same: “When it counts, I rise to the occasion.”
In other related news, this is likely my last post ever. If I don’t see any of you ever again, it has been a good ride.
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