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The Tim Tebow paradigm

It doesn't matter where the truth lies in his story, as long as we get to keep telling it

Originally Published: December 20, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Some fast thoughts today on sports and fame and nonsense, on Tim and Tom and the Brothers Grimm, on the habits of story and the horrors of war, on the limits of witness and the business of celebrity and the cult of personality. On salesmanship and statesmanship and the global manufacture and marketing of stardom.

Note first that reason, speech and self-awareness are what separate us from other, nobler animals. In that way, we are and always have been the stories we tell. Beowulf to Tebow, ...

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