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Tim Tebow saves a fans life in the AFL?

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    More at the link.
    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/194521252/tim-tebow-reportedly-to-seek-career-on-diamond/

    Yes.. this is real…No this is not the onion
     
  2. Philip Jeff Frye

    Philip Jeff Frye Member SoSH Member

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    Saw the blowhards on ESPN yakking on about this today. Honestly, does anybody care?
     
  3. CoRP

    CoRP Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I will only support him if he wears the hijab.
     
  4. MakMan44

    MakMan44 stole corsi's dream SoSH Member

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    Pepperidge Farm cares!
     
  5. jose melendez

    jose melendez Earl of Acie Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I assume he will insist on playing shortstop and hitting clean up?
     
  6. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It wouldn't surprise me in the least if ESPN itself has a hand in propping up this charade. They know the Tebow fanbase will follow "news" of him doing anything; and between the SEC gig and the homebuilding reality show, he has cozy relationship with the ABC/Disney folks. Is a reality miniseries about his "attempt" that much of a stretch?

    If Disney still own the Angels, the synergy would be intense
     
  7. BroodsSexton

    BroodsSexton Member SoSH Member

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    "Career in baseball" = pre-game chaplain and cheerleader?
     
  8. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    So on several occasions Tebow refused to change positions in sport that he excelled at in college as a means to possibly prolong his NFL career, but after pretty much four seasons away from the NFL he's willing to change sports for zero chance of any career at all?
     
  9. CoffeeNerdness

    CoffeeNerdness Member SoSH Member

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    Agent Gary Sheffield says Tebow has "it". Expect glowing Cafardo praise in the near term future.
     
  10. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There's a story about Frank Gifford, who was a college quarterback whose NFL fame would come at other positions. An interviewer doing a profile started a question along the lines of "When you were a quarterback ..." and Gifford stopped him mid-question and said "I am a quarterback." This goes back and forth for a few, moments before the writer realizes how serious Gifford was taking it and changes subjects.

    Quarterbacks are wired differently. And they're always a quarterback.
     
  11. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    After this, there aren't any other sports that allow eye black, right?
     
  12. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Beach volleyball? I mean, how perfect would that be?
     
  13. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    Why is he giving up the QB dream so easily? It's only been what, four years since he last played QB in real game?

    Quitter.
     
  14. BroodsSexton

    BroodsSexton Member SoSH Member

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    Diving?
     
  15. Brianish

    Brianish Member SoSH Member

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    He's gonna have a hard time stopping to pray at every base.
     
  16. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Uh, yes. That makes sense doesn't it? He finally accepted that he's not going to make it as QB and has no desire to play football at another position. That doesn't mean he doesn't want to try baseball because he likes the challenge and likes to play. If he's no good he'll wash out pretty quickly.

    I mean, there are positions in my profession/place of employment that I wouldn't want to try even if people kept asking me. Does that mean that I can't quit that profession and try something else?
     
  17. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    He'd be perfect for Rugby.
     
  18. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Odds of him being more useful than Rusney?
     
  19. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    I really don't get this persistent, continuous derision and visceral dislike being heaped on Tebow. So what if he flunked out in the NFL? No skin off my or most anyone's back (save those that spent money on him - just like all the other high draft picks that didn't quite pan out).

    Why shouldn't he try baseball? I'll second DrewDawg's comment about the result if he's no good. I think just about everyone on this board wished they were in a position like this where a thought could even be given to taking a swing at it (pun intended).

    It just seems that on this board, the mere mention of "Tebow" is like, "psst, moths, over here...a light. Let's go dump some dung."
     
  20. finnVT

    finnVT Member SoSH Member

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    When you affiliate yourself with a group like Focus on Family, you're going to get this sort of backlash from a not small number of people.
     
  21. WayBackVazquez

    WayBackVazquez white knight against high school nookie Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    That's the second time you've said that. Why would he be better than the dozens of college running backs who are faster and stronger than him every year who didn't make the NFL?
     
  22. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    FWIW, I didn't say that he or anyone else couldn't quit one profession to try another and in effect, that's NOT what he's done here. He's pretty much been out of football for 4 years now. The whole thing is just odd to me. Tebow was a football player. He had his foot in the door and could have had a chance to have some sort of NFL career and now at age 29 he wants to make a run at a sport he hasn't played competitively since he was 16-17 years old. I wish him all the luck in the world.
     
  23. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    Hey, converting from a football player to a baseball player may be easier than converting gays to straights like his group loves to try.
     
  24. DrewDawg

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    Okay, maybe I misunderstood you. He's a competitive guy and is trying to scratch that itch. It is a bit odd, but if he has the connections and pull and the name to give it a shot, why not? It's not the first time.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    I think it's Tebow's fans more than Tebow himself. Yes, the FotF thing was annoying, but nobody much cares about, say, Peyton Manning being a Republican.

    It sticks in my craw, though, that Tim Tebow is the model of a Christian athlete to many people, but those same people wouldn't pay a whit of attention to Russell Wilson, who possesses all the same attributes as Tebow (except the weird virginity thing) and is a far better player than Tebow, despite being probably the less athletically gifted of the two men. It's not Tebow's fault that racists root for him, but it doesn't exactly make me want to root for him to succeed.
     
  26. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Because he was a great running quarterback not truly a great passing quarterback and not a running running back.

    His playing style doesn't scream rugby to you?

    3/4 of his offense was option. A lot of similarity to Rugby

    But don't worry, M fan, I think Denard would be good too.
     
  27. SoxJox

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    Thanks Mauf. As usual, a response in your typical level-headed style. I was actually hoping to see more of a discussion from others in the thread about the baseball part. Doh.
     
  28. finnVT

    finnVT Member SoSH Member

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    There's an ocean of a difference between being a republican and doing political ads for FotF.
     
  29. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Tebow is arguably the greatest college football player ever and won most of his fans as a college player while playing in the Bible belt. What's the racism angle?
     
  30. WayBackVazquez

    WayBackVazquez white knight against high school nookie Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Spread option. He threw for about 3,000 yards a year and his running game (which was almost solely up the middle from the shotgun) was made possible because of the threat of the pass. I know you've become an expert in rugby having watched 7-on-7 for at least the past three days, so you've probably discovered the forward pass is not legal in that game. There's no reason to believe he'd be a particularly good rugby player.
     
  31. Tyrone Biggums

    Tyrone Biggums nfl meets tri-annually at a secret country mansion SoSH Member

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    Gary Sheffield calls him a "Natural". I wonder what Wade Boggs thinks? Wouldn't be the first endorsement hes given to a prospective ball player!

     
  32. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Okay ... make the argument
     
  33. soxfan121

    soxfan121 JAG Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    What is wrong with you?

    This guy gets it.

    [​IMG]

    Is there a baseball rule about ripping off your jersey while on the field?

    Wait. Don't tell me. It'll ruin it.
     
  34. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    At the peak of Tebowmania, most of his fans weren't folks who rooted for Florida when he played there. Those are the fans I was talking about above.
     
  35. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tim-tebow-1.html

    Heisman 1 win, 3 top 5s

    2 National Championships (backup for 1 but scored 2 TD in title game and played a lot)

    yards per attempt: best all time in SEC

    rushing TDs: best all time in SEC

    total TDs: best all time in SEC

    total yards: 2nd all time in SEC

    compl %: 4th all time in SEC
     
  36. Ale Xander

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    Almost solely? Think again

    Point remains that he was an expert on knowing when to pitch and when to hold and which gap to go through and is smarter than 99% of running backs.

    And I'd say the passing yards were more a function of the threat to run than your point
     
  37. WayBackVazquez

    WayBackVazquez white knight against high school nookie Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    As usual, you haven't a clue what you're talking about.
     
  38. Spacemans Bong

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    I'm not really seeing Tim Tebow working out too well as an inside centre in space. There's calculations he'd have to make in a nanosecond that you don't learn overnight.

    Also, can he kick at all? Because a centre needs to learn to kick into space.
     
  39. DrewDawg

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    Southern. Duh.
     
  40. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    It worked for Drew Henson.
     
  41. DanoooME

    DanoooME Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I was going to set the over/under at Michael Jordan's baseball career. I expect that's too much. How about Shaq Thompson's?
     
  42. BestGameEvah

    BestGameEvah Member SoSH Member

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  43. soxfan121

    soxfan121 JAG Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  44. Fred not Lynn

    Fred not Lynn Dick Button Jr. SoSH Member

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    The people in charge of the box office at one lucky minor or indy league baseball team (and their opponents when they're on the road) care...might need an extra cashier that series.
     
  45. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    Have at it Tim. Most of the guys who play Minor League Baseball never make it to The Show. They are there to fill out rosters and provide competition to those who will. It is very difficult to hit a baseball being thrown at you with high speeds, change of speeds and movements. Most of us here love the game so much we would take a shot at it if we could too. I'm not betting on him but the what the heck, no one's getting hurt...yet.
     
  46. Philip Jeff Frye

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    I have no issues with Tim Tebow's personality or religion or quarterbacking ability or whatever, but its reached the point where he's famous for being famous. In the midst of the Olympics, baseball pennant races, pro football training camps, etc..., why does ESPN need to spend 10% of SportsCenter talking about whether or not Tebow will make the majors?
     
  47. SoxJox

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    mauidano said better what I intended. I'm neither a Tebow fan nor critic and had thought the discussion could have - at least momentarily - given the appearance of looking at the pros/cons/likelihood of success, etc. of Tebow's effort, and not immediately turn into the shit show of drive by comments.
     
  48. Ramon AC

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    I'm not a fan of the patently political religiosity for which Tebow was the avatar for a couple years. But I do like a good public reinvention, and I love improbable, inspiring baseball stories. I wish him well.
     
  49. adam42381

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  50. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    It's rare that we get this kind story arc, his football career and now this included. Enjoy it and the ride that comes with it.
     

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