Hey, America, can we get an "Amen, brother," for Tim Tebow?
With his starting role on the line with the Denver Broncos, the controversial quarterback/fullback ran for 118 yards and even passed for another 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-24 upset victory at Oakland on Sunday. (OK, Willis McGahee had a little to do with the victory due to his TD runs of 60 and 24 yards but that has nothing to do with this story.)
So know this: In 2010 and 2011, the Broncos are 4-15 when Tebow doesn't start and 3-2 when he does. Someone should send some nice parting gifts to Kyle Orton.
But former defensive head hunter Bill Romanowski was heard on a Phoenix radio station last week giving us a far more unique reason to give Tebow a break. Said Romanowski: "Tim Tebow, I can't put him to sleep yet because he's the only virgin in the NFL. OK? You can't hate the guy. For the guys that try to hit him hard and talk smack and stuff, he just looks at them and says 'God Bless You.'"
If you watched Sunday's game, Romanowski has a point. No, not about Tebow's chastity, but after his first TD pass Tebow immediately ran to the end zone to break up a brief scuffle -- and looked like he was saying a few things to enrich the lives of some Raider defenders.
Anyway, that's what Romanowski had to say about Tebow, but we want to know what you have to say for this week's reader-generated list of "Top 10 Comments Now About Tim Tebow." Be wise, be sincere but, most of all, be funny. Not profane, just funny. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org including your first name, initial of your last name and your location.
You have until noon Wednesday and look for the list here Thursday.
As for Mr. Romanowski, doesn't he believe in using a hyperbaric chamber to prolong life? Wonder whether he's saying relatively nice things about Tebow as a way to hedge his bet just in case the Lord is wearing a Broncos' No. 15 jersey?
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