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Old 08-15-2012, 01:47 AM   #16
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One win in the NFL means a lot, and Tebow had two classic wins. One vs the Jets in the regular season and the second was against the Steelers in the playoffs.

Just getting 1 dramatic win in the NFL will get the media and fans talking about you for the entire week or longer. Plus being in the biggest sport in America helps too.
he was already hyped through the roof before he even played last year. as others have said its a media creation based on him being a hot and holier than thou christian.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #17
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He found ways to help his team win games. Just think of it as Jeremy Lin on steroids. The NFL season is shorter than the NBA, so a stretch of 10 good games in the NFL resonate longer than 10 good games in the NBA. My point is that the guy was doing great things for a good stretch of games; thus, he earned the recognition he received.

He didn't really do much in the way of great things. His team (remember he does play on a team with many other players) mainly beat bad/mediocre teams, and he didn't exactly play great. He didn't come close to earning great recognition. Probably the most overrated NFL player I can remember in quite some time. He did well to upset the Steelers in the playoffs, but he got waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much love last year.
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People went crazy when he became the starter and won that string of 6 games in a row and also when he beat the Steelers in the playoffs. Thats more than any other young QB can say.

Umm, what? Roethlisberger went 13-0 as a rookie and led the Steelers to a SB victory in his 2nd season. Matt Ryan led his team to the playoffs in 3 of the 4 years he's been in the league. Also, the Falcons were 4-12 the year before Matt Ryan joined the team, and then they went 11-5 in his rookie year. Cam Newton just broke a number of records in his rookie season. Andy Dalton played really well for a rookie QB and made the Pro Bowl along with Newton. Joe Flacco has led his team to the playoffs all 4 years he's been in the league. There's a number of other QBs who have done so much more than Tebow in their 2nd year.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 AM   #19
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Default Re: How and Why did Tebow become so popular?

been calling him overrated and media hyped since his college days after he won his first nat'l title.

that said, he is arguably the best prototypical wildcat QB we've ever seen. he's got size, speed, power, great athleticism and he throws better than most QB's that started off has HB's or whatever.

as to why he's so popular? he played for a popular team in college and his 'i promise we'll never lose again' speech went viral and made him an instant fan favorite of millions. on top of that, he's marketable because of his outspoken religion (there's no denying that many americans not only believe in god, but are christian) and his looks, no homo. i can't completely rule out race either. all of those factors combined just make him identifiable to many.


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Old 08-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #20
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Yep. Add in that fact that he played at Florida. is a scrambling QB, and he that he ain't bad looking (no homo), and you got your perfect media market figure.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #21
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Gotta remember hate fuels hype and popularity just as much as love. For every 5 people that like his beliefs and all that there's 5 more that can't stand him.

Plus he was awful for 90% of games but when the time came he'd step up and end up winning in a really exciting way. Wasn't always him(Matt Prater, Marion Barber fumble, Steelers blown coverage) clearly helped but every week felt like Tebow was going off in the 4th quarter. He's the definition of clutch. Quarters 1-3 he could barely complete a pass or get points. Later in the game he actually looked like a competent QB sometimes. It was pretty crazy.

I feel like no matter what his faith, personality + the fact that he was amazing in college to get on people's radar will always get him hype and chatter unless he completely flames out but all that and the dramatic fashion of wins last year was what took it to another level.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #22
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I can't imagine what would happen if he ever messed up.

Like hit a girl
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Sent a cooock pic
Smoked weed.

Lmao he would be crucified
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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As has been pointed out, a lot of it has to do with the visceral response to how he won games. Seemingly always pulling the proverbial rabbit from the hat. Performing a "miracle", with the addition of his visable religious beliefs, make for a story that's both easy to tell for the media, and easy to digest for the public.

For those saying his White-ness is helping, I don't really agree with that. I'm not one to run from race theories, but it seems race giving someone a q-rating boost has more to do with their outlier status. Micheal Vick probably gets more of a popularity nudge being a Black Quarterback than Tim Tebow gets being a White Quarterback. Same way a white basketball player gets a nudge for being white. No one is thinking white quarterback. It's Quarterbacks and Black Quarterbacks. Just like it's basketball players and white basketball players.

I can't give him too much credit for the big market because he just got there.

He is ... no homo ... good looking enough, and still wholesome, that everyone's mother can like him.

Tim Tebow the name is an alleteration, and a catchy one at that.

And my own personal theory ... I think some of it is a backlash to the statistical overanalysis of sports in the current age. There was a time when you could sit on a barstool and have a conversation about QBs, or second basemen, or whatever. But now you can actually "be wrong". It's more in baseball than other sports, but with the more main streaminess of fantasy football over other sports, there's a statistical arrogance that's making it's way into football too. And I think part of the charm of Tebow is that he doesn't fit any of those models. People were unable to explain his success numerically, and for people who don't watch football solely for point totals, Tebow's success was sort of a chance for them to praise things like ball control, clutchness, bend but don't break, giving yourself a chance to win ... and other non-statistical football axioms.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #24
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Default Re: How and Why did Tebow become so popular?

he did amazing stuff when he was on that streak for a crappy football team. it was as amazing as the Lin story.

then he got scooped up as the poster boy for religious and wholesome role models, and they've been propping him up ever since.

as straight forward as that...
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Because he has the mentality of a 10 year old and I guess it's neat to see a 10 year old winning in the NFL. It's like "Like Mike" or "Air Bud Golden Receiver".
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i seem to think his strong religious beliefs have overshadowed his actual playing skills long by now.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #27
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He won back to back NCAA Titles, and he's the poster boy for Christian America.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #28
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As has been pointed out, a lot of it has to do with the visceral response to how he won games. Seemingly always pulling the proverbial rabbit from the hat. Performing a "miracle", with the addition of his visable religious beliefs, make for a story that's both easy to tell for the media, and easy to digest for the public.

For those saying his White-ness is helping, I don't really agree with that. I'm not one to run from race theories, but it seems race giving someone a q-rating boost has more to do with their outlier status. Micheal Vick probably gets more of a popularity nudge being a Black Quarterback than Tim Tebow gets being a White Quarterback. Same way a white basketball player gets a nudge for being white. No one is thinking white quarterback. It's Quarterbacks and Black Quarterbacks. Just like it's basketball players and white basketball players.

I can't give him too much credit for the big market because he just got there.

He is ... no homo ... good looking enough, and still wholesome, that everyone's mother can like him.

Tim Tebow the name is an alleteration, and a catchy one at that.

And my own personal theory ... I think some of it is a backlash to the statistical overanalysis of sports in the current age. There was a time when you could sit on a barstool and have a conversation about QBs, or second basemen, or whatever. But now you can actually "be wrong". It's more in baseball than other sports, but with the more main streaminess of fantasy football over other sports, there's a statistical arrogance that's making it's way into football too. And I think part of the charm of Tebow is that he doesn't fit any of those models. People were unable to explain his success numerically, and for people who don't watch football solely for point totals, Tebow's success was sort of a chance for them to praise things like ball control, clutchness, bend but don't break, giving yourself a chance to win ... and other non-statistical football axioms.

I like Tebow because he has the power to make 30+ year old straight talkers like Thorpe say "no homo".
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I like Tebow because he has the power to make 30+ year old straight talkers like Thorpe say "no homo".
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he did amazing stuff when he was on that streak for a crappy football team. it was as amazing as the Lin story.

then he got scooped up as the poster boy for religious and wholesome role models, and they've been propping him up ever since.

as straight forward as that...
no he didnt. he had games where he barely complete 5 passes. dude was horrible across most of those games and got bailed out by the D and his kicker or made 1 or 2 lucky plays down the stretch. dont even compare it to lin carrying that knicks team for 12 games straight, all game long.
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