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Tebow’s NFL Debut: One Fan’s Opinion

Here in Colorado, there is enough speculation about Tim Tebow to nauseate even the most avid fans.  Sometimes, the hype simply ruins the enjoyment of watching the game.  Sports writers and announcers scrutinize the players they do not like and laud those they do like. If they aren’t drooling over Tom Brady, they’re wetting themselves over Peyton Manning.  Unquestionably, superb quarterbacks, but on occasion I’ve wondered if certain announcers would be proposing marriage during half time.

At this point, I’m not sure if I want the announcers to like Tim Tebow or not.  If they do, they won’t be able to shut-up about him, and if they don’t, he won’t be able to catch a break.  I must admit I watched only minutes of actual games or highlight footage when Tebow played college football.  I’m not a big college football fan (exciting to watch, but the politics kill it for me).  And as many have already pointed out, not all college stars make it in the NFL.

Last night, it was obvious that Tebow brings an element of excitement to the game—not because of the media deluge, but because he is a gifted athlete who loves to compete.  As a Bronco fan, it will be interesting to see him develop as a professional and in his role on the team.  It is evident he has the will to win and leadership qualities that are necessary components of great players.  These are intangibles that cannot be measured in stats alone.

Another crucial component for players to be great is other great players.  Emmitt Smith got it right in his Hall of Fame induction speech when he said to Daryl Johnston, “Without you, without you, I know today would not have been possible.”  Hopefully, the Broncos can develop a supporting cast for Orton and eventually, Tebow, or it will matter not.  Adding Tebow to the roster was, in my opinion, a step in the right direction.  As for the announcers, unselfishly, I will hope they like him.  That way, he won’t have to be endlessly over-analyzed, and when I’ve had enough of their slobbering over him, I have a mute button.


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Randomness of Sinus Pressure

The Regimen

There is nothing quite like a sinus cold to bring random, nonsensical thoughts.  It’s a bit like having my thought sorter broken—that amazing, built-in device that only brings the poignant or relevant thoughts from the subspace of the mind to the forefront.  I’m convinced it’s the intense pressure that causes the thought sorter overload, creating a clog that prevents any ability to connect the thoughts I really need.

The following is the same paragraph as above, but the words are out of sequence and without punctuation:

thoughts like ability a cold connect random nonsensical creating thoughts It’s a bit like my thought sorter need prevents broken is that lovely that quite only the poignant or from the nothing subspace of your again mind to the to bring forefront Then brings there maybe overload it’s the intense device pressure that sinus causes relevant a thought sorter a clog in having thinking that any to the thoughts I really

Not completely sure how I managed to form the first paragraph, but I must have, since no one else has been in the room (except the dog—great retriever, not much of a writer).

Truly random.

In the delirium that can barely produce responsive sentences when the phone rings, comes the list of things I’ve put off doing for years, books I once read, things I wish I’d said, and daydreams about what I’d be doing if I felt like brushing my teeth and being seen in public.  The sound of the TV just intensifies the pounding in my head, reading a book is fruitless as I re-read countless paragraphs, the information on a computer screen is overwhelming—leaving me to percolate in the flitting thoughts and images traversing my synapse.

All the while, trying to figure out how I got here and how to avoid ever feeling this way again.  Ah, health.  You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

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