“Just Believe”

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos continue to amaze...and upset fans everywhere.

Take away the religious aspects, the miscues of other teams, and the sunny optimism, and Tim Tebow would be Tom Brady. 

Okay, that’s a bad analogy, but you know what, I can’t hate on the kid.  I’ve always respected him as an individual and as a player.  Yes, he was 10 for 21 in passing for 316 yards, and he threw a game-winning touchdown in overtime to eliminate Pittsburgh, 29-23.  That’s still not enough to make “converts” out of his critics. 

Funny thing, though, is that he isn’t trying to get you to love him or become a fan of his.  Far from it.  The most important job he has is to help his team win games

So what if he has a flaw?  All of us have one (including all of you haters out there).  Why be jealous or upset that he’s been able to succeed off of luck, happenstance, and just sheer belief (religious or not) that “if there’s a will, there’s a way.” 

Sorry, but I’m giving the guy his props.  You don’t have to, but keep this in mind:  when people doubt you and your abilities, do you listen to your critics and believe every word they say? 

Of course not.  You want to prove people wrong and shove it in their face.  

Isn’t that the same thing he wants to do?  Like Tom Brady did, like John Elway has? 

If someone believes in her or himself, they don’t care what their critics think or how others want to see them fail. 

They keep going and finding ways to make things happen, in business, sports, or in life. 

Tim Tebow isn’t asking you to like him.  He’s only asking you to let him show you that he believes in himself. 

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