I really wanted to see Tebow play.Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 01:59
(This was originally posted as a comment, but it turned into such an epic rant, I thought I'd make it a topic of its own. What the hell.)
I recently re-upped on cable.
This is an interesting development for me, because I am so anti-TV. But there is one thing that I want to watch play out here, this year. And that is the career of Tom Brady and his karmic relationship with Bill Belichick and the Krafts.
I smell a classic Shakespearian tragedy brewing.
This man - Tom Brady - is a superstar in our midst. Won the Superbowl with Belichick three times. But that is getting to be a long time ago.
And lest we forget, they also lost a couple together.
That makes them 3-2. Brady's hero, Montana, was 4-0 in the Superbowl. So maybe Brady can't go 4-0 like his hero, but maybe he can at least win 4. And a fifth would give him most Superbowl wins for a quarterback every.
But you have to figure Brady is getting frustrated with all this personnel BS. Can the Patriots just hire guys who get the job done? I suppose if murder here weren't illegal, Hernandez would still be playing.
What a tragedy. The kid just signed a $40 million contract, and it turns out he might have killed 3 guys here while he was on the team.
What a fascinating drama, and twist of the Justice system. Right after the Whitey Bulger trial wrapped up here, too. Makes your head spin. But it is still all playing out. Just like clockwork, pushing the plot along. Relentlessly.
Meanwhile, Brady just wants someone - ANYONE - who can catch the damn ball. Currently, it is thrown to them, but they can't catch it. They're new. They don't quite get the system yet. Not their fault, really. The question is - why do the Pats have so many freaking newbies on the team?
From season to season, aside from Brady and Belichick, there is no continuity to this football team. There is no opportunity for the team gel and grow together into the dominant powerhouse that it could be.
WHAT IS WITH THE REVOLVING DOOR AROUND BRADY? It is almost like a tornado. What is the problem? Is it Brady? Is it Bill? Or is it the owners, the pink-tie-wearing Krafts?
Certainly, the fault has to go back to Belichick, for this crappy personnel decisions. He is the coach and the GM. Why is Welker gone? Why is Woodhead gone? Why are all those other great players gone? Why's half the team injured? Why this whole crappy offense, surrounding this golden jewel known as Brady.
Hey, Patriots! Snap out of the budget-consciousness. Spend some money! Do you have any idea what it will mean for business if you can win a couple more Bowls?
Get Brady another Randy Moss! Get him a Jerry Rice! Get him a Steve Largent! Get freaking Wes Welker back. Of course that is impossible. And so as fans, were stuck, watching a brilliant quarterback on a mediocre team.
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But before we go...What the hell did you bring Tebow in for? What was going on there? Just a big F-U to the Jets? Political bullshit?
Seriously. I wanted to see Tebow play!
No one thought he would ever challenge Brady's spot. The idea was preposterous. Everyone knew it.
We've already got a quarterback, thanks. Where are you going to play, Tebow?
I WANTED TO SEE YOU PLAY! YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL WITH THE BRONCOS. You had the gift. I want to see if you've still got it, or if it is just on loan. Are you truly inspired, or was that little run with the Broncos just a fluke?
After the murder charge, I wanted to see Tebow take Hernandez's spot. Take one for the team. Take one for redemption. Let the beautiful Christian take the place of the murderer. Let him demonstrate his belief in action, if only symbolically. Let us see him sacrifice his life-long dream to be a Quarterback in the NFL.
Let us see him die, in order to be reborn again.
What I want to scream to him is, "SACRIFICE YOURSELF, TEBOW! LIKE YOUR HERO JESUS CHRIST DID!"
(But that wouldn't be nice, or fair.) (Or of any use at all.)(Yes it would)
As a media creation, I have no idea who or what Tim Tebow is. If this were a reality show? If this were the Truman Show? What role would he play? How would he serve to advance the plot?
That is what I'm interested in.
Tim Tebow, for whatever reason, unites a lot of people. I was looking forward to watching him stand on the sidelines this season. And a little piece of that died when the Pats cut him. And another little piece of that died with the Welker trade. And the Woodhead loss. And signing Amandola, or however you spell his name, this lesser-Welker.
How could Management do that to Brady? This is the Michael Jordan of Football that we're talking about.
Or maybe he's not. Maybe No 18 of the Broncos, Peyton Manning, has taken his place. The Broncos got Welker. He wanted out. OUT of Boston. Belichick tweaked him, and he didn't like it.
But the Broncos (apparently) have a better understanding of what it takes, as an organization, to win. They are dominant this year. Like the Pats of years past. Flying high. On a roll. Unstoppable. A pleasure to watch.
The Cowboys suck again, as usual.
Seattle is a beautiful surprise. The way they pummeled SF on Sunday night. Wow. That was unexpected. And refreshing. After so many years out in the desert, they're finally good again, and look like they will be, for a while.
I love Wilson at QB. Not such a big fan of Pete Carroll, the coach, however. I find his mere presence annoying. Maybe that's just because he was the head coach before Belichick here in New England.
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So Tim! You've got an opportunity here. Obviously you're athletic. OBVIOUSLY YOU COULD PLAY TIGHT END! Obviously the Pats need your help. Obviously you can sacrifice yourself. (For the PATRIOTS, no less. Take one for the team. Take one for your country. We need ya man!) Obviously, you will experience His pain at the end.
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Speaking of which, how do you imagine the end was for Him? Was it terrible? Or had He already found peace?
One book that had me in tears - I finished it up on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Greece. I was so disoriented. It was so many countries, and so many cultures until that point. Germany, Amsterdam, France, Spain, - No Portugal on that trip - Greece, Egypt, Israel.
It was crazy. And Egypt was so different. It felt like a last straw. And it was, of sorts. That is where I realized that every day is a new day. And every day, you are a new person. But most times, you're way too distracted to notice it. But it is true.
Your dream would have to die, in order for you to live again. It is the same for all of us.
Let the dead bury the dead. Die to be born again.