Monday, December 7, 2009

A few post-games . . .

The answers to the Gainesville Sun's 5 key questions.




5 comments:

Carey said...

Am I the only one that was appalled at CBS's post-game interview with Tim Tebow? Since when has it become acceptable to treat college players like guests on the Jerry Springer show?

These kids already give so much emotion to the game without being compensated. It was tacky and downright unprofessional for CBS to interview Tebow after the game. He deserves better, and shouldn't have to put up with such sensationalism.

I'm as fed up as anyone with the all-Tebow love fests, but he showed the kind of class and grace that have made him so popular.

On to Pasadena,
Roll Tide Roll!

Michael said...

Carey,

Thx for the post and for making your point.

Since Tebow is the most compelling player not only in the game but his entire sport, I thought CBS had a legitimate journalistic angle. I also thought the questions were thoughtfully presented. And Tim could have chosen not to apppear.

In the end, what we got was a glimpse into why college football is so great: People, players, you, me, Tim Tebow care so darn much.

And to the Internet heroes making fun of Tebow's post-game crying.

Tebow always shows his emotions, these just happen to involve tears.
MG

Bigdawg said...

Tebow is a great football player. One of the best ever. But his constant self-righteous "look-how-holy-I-am" sanctimonious displays got old a long time ago. I'm sorry but wearing scripture on your face during a press conference just makes you look stupid.

J said...

I'm with Bigdawg. I have always sensed a "Look at how righteous I am" aura with Teebow. I have also always been leery of entertainers or athletes that are so quick to quote Scripture or thank God, when the vast majority of them are prone to 5-alarm language. Let your life's actions send that message instead of a multitude of words.

I didn't have a problem with him getting emotional; his fire and passion for the game are desparately needed in sports these days.

Peter from Georgia said...

I think his life on and off the field meets your criteria, J. He is a good kid, just a little bigger than life for a lot of folks' tastes.