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Tim Tebow Will Win the Heisman

I know I’m not really allowed to be a Tim Tebow fan, sitting here in the thick of Buckeye Nation, but that guy is good peoples and he is great for college football. I wish there were more athletes in his mold. He’s got his head on straight and his priorities set. I respect that.

My Buckeye fandom will probably be called into question since we currently have the only 2-time Heisman winner in Archie Griffin. Funny story, my mom almost ran him over on campus back in the day. He really should look where he’s walking. Just because you’re on a college campus doesn’t mean you’re invincible!

All that aside, if anyone was going to be the next repeat Heisman Trophy winner, I can’t think of a better individual than Tim Tebow. I think he does just that this weekend. Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are both in the Big 12 and I think they will cancel each other out, leaving Tebow as the runaway winner. No inside intelligence here, just what I think will happen.

FWIW, I think Colt McCoy deserves it more this year. He’s done more for his team with less around him. Florida and Oklahoma are full of superstars on both sides of the field. I don’t see a lot of “names” on Texas’ roster. And McCoy is doing what Tebow did last year with all the rushing and passing for his team. I think he’s clearly the best player in CFB, but not all people will cast their votes as such.

It’s all good. Though I will say that my favorite Buckeye better be on that invite list next year.

The 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner will be announced Saturday at 8 PM (ET) on ESPN.

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I Like Tim Tebow

Yea, I said it. I like Tim Tebow. Sometimes you just can’t explain why you like people, and this may be one of those times. To top it off, I’m an Ohio State football fan. I should hate Tim Tebow, right? Wrong.

Let me tell you exactly why I like this guy. He seemingly is breaking the mold for how we expect high profile college football players to conduct themselves on and off the field. This guy is genuine, caring, humble and well-grounded, and talented; the whole package. I know! I couldn’t believe it either!

Tebow on the September 2008 cover

Tebow on the September 2008 cover

At first you think it’s all an act and that eventually he’s going to screw up and turn up being just another football player that you don’t expect that much of. After all our pessimistic society has taught us to believe that if something is too good to be true, it usually is. Not the case with Tim Tebow, who graces the cover of the September 2008 issue of Men’s Fitness Magazine.

To demonstrate why I admire this kid, check out this quote from a recent NY Times interview:

“If people don’t believe it, that’s fine. There’s always going to be naysayers, people that are going to say it’s fake. But that’s fine, because you can’t control everybody. But I can control what I do, my attitude, how I approach the situation.

How I approach the situation is I want to do everything in my power that football gives me to influence as many people as I can for the good, because that’s going to mean so much more when it’s all said and done than just playing football and winning championships.”

He spends his free time looking out for other people. He visits underprivileged children, hospitals, and prisons. He goes on mission trips. He takes his Christian faith extremley seriously. He made history as the 1st sophomore Heisman Trophy winner. And even though he has been known to rock a pair of Crocs from time to time, I still like him. He’s a great representative for not only NCAA athletics, but for the youth of this country. I wish more high profile kids were like him. He makes college football look sooo good.

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