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And Another Thing

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I'm not exactly a raging Tim Tebow fan -- I still think, as a quarterback, the guy would make a darn fine NFL H-back -- but I've taken enormous pleasure in watching all the ESPN poodles trying to explain today why he's still terrible, even if he did, um, win yesterday.

Every time one of them opened his mouth, all I could hear was one whispered rebuttal: "Scoreboard."

His numbers against the Dolphins, the poodles kept saying, were awful.

("Scoreboard.")

Why, he was 4-of-14 until the last two minutes!

("Scoreboard.")

And if the Broncos don't recover an onside kick, he loses!

("Scoreboard.")

This wasn't about Tebow! It wasn't about Tebow at all!

("Scoreboard.")

Here's the thing about Tebow: He's Joe Kapp. Remember him? Led the Vikings to Super Bowl IV, way back in 1970?

Like Tebow, Kapp couldn't play a lick. He threw the football like a man throwing a brick through a window. Sometimes the thing literally went end-over-end when it left his hand.

Of course, somehow he always managed to complete the pass, anyway. And make plays. And win.

Just like Tebow.

Ben Smith's blog.

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