I’m sick of hearing about Tim Tebow. I personally have nothing against him, I’m just sick of all the media hype surrounding him. All of the major sports networks keep looking at the Broncos through Tebow-colored glasses (I don’t care that that doesn’t make sense). The constant attention that Tebow is getting is taking away from the impressive performances that have been submitted by some of the other players on the Denver Broncos. While Tebow is completing only 48% of his passes, Willis McGahee is averaging 4.8 yards a carry. Most impressive is rookie linebacker Von Miller, who has 10.5 sacks this year while leading a Denver defense that has held its last three opponents under 13 points.
Now I could just parade a bunch more statistics in front of you guys, but I know you all expect me to be a lot more entertaining than that. So I’m going to give you all a nice extended metaphor. I’m going to use one of my favorite things to help draw a comparison: rock music.
You see, Tim Tebow is like that lead singer that sounds great on the record, but terrible live. But he tries to make up for it by doing a great job working up the crowd, in other words, does a good job at everything but his main job (I hate to have to elaborate further but I want to be clear about what I mean; in this analogy, singing = throwing the football, got it? Good). Then you have Von Miller, who is the lead guitarist who spends all his spare time in the studio, manages the band, and writes all the music, only to be overshadowed by the media darling trying to sing. He’s the Tony Iommi to Tebow’s Ozzy Osbourne (if you don’t know who those two people are you can stop reading because I no longer want to talk to you).
Everyone in the media needs to stop listening to the album and go to a concert. When they do they will be impressed with Von Miller’s face shredding guitar solos, Willis McGahee keeping the steady rhythm on the drums, and Elvis Dumervil laying down a wicked base line. They will leave with the conclusion that Tim Tebow cannot sing, but was still impressive after he lit himself on fire and bit the head off a bat.