Let me start off by saying I am a die-hard New England Patriots fan. When I heard the news a few days ago that Tim Tebow was joining my team, I reacted like any sane Patriots football fan would: I was completely indifferent. Tom Brady is our quarterback. He will be our quarterback for all of next season barring injury. If Tim Tebow takes more than a handful of snaps over the course of the season, then the Patriots are already in deep trouble because either Brady is injured or Bill Belichick has officially gone crazy.
The one thing that did make me happy about Tim Tebow making it back into the NFL was the return of "Tebowie" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." If you haven't heard of Tebowie before, it's basically exactly what it sounds like: a combination of Tebow and legendary musician David Bowie. Tebowie made his debut a few years ago when Tim Tebow had his memorable run as QB of the Denver Broncos. Below is last night's edition of Tebowie:
Not bad, but the original is still by far my favorite. For those who have never seen the videos, and for those of you who just want to see them again, here are the first two editions of "Tebowie."
Now that the world knows that Peyton Manning is taking his talents to Mile High, the Denver Broncos are among the NFL's serious contenders to win the Super Bowl come next February. Excitement in Denver is growing by the moment, and you can bet when #18 Manning jerseys are available for purchase they will quickly jump to the top of best-selling jerseys in the NFL.
It's crazy to think that just a few months ago, Denver was completely taken over by the heroics of quarterback Tim Tebow, who led the Broncos to the playoffs after the team started 1-4 without him. Now he is the odd man out and although Tebow was the biggest NFL story of 2011, nothing matches the promise of winning a Super Bowl.
When Peyton Manning takes to the field in 2012, the hype and expectations that Manning will bring will make "Tebowmania" an afterthought.