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Cinderella Man

By Kay Daly

The sports reporters didn't know what to make of him, at first, making fun of his "aw shucks", All American, Walton-esque persona, then downright shunning his strange and eerie practices as a true Christian believer.

But then Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow started to win football games, seemingly with the divine Hand of God Himself and folks started to believe. Can they believe even after yesterday's setback against the New England Patriots? You bet.

A few years ago, a movie came out called "Cinderella Man." Russell Crowe brilliantly played Jim Braddock, a down and out boxer in the Depression years who fights back to become the champ. It was a true story based upon a real boxer. Americans love a good underdog story.

America needed Jim Braddock in the Great Depression and boy does America need Tim Tebow during Obama's Economic Disaster now.

When the chips are down and your back is against the wall.....when no one believes in you and you barely believe in yourself....what gets you off that mat during a 10 count after you've been sucker punched? What gets you across the goal line on the fourth down with seconds left in the game despite the doubt and the pain?

It is that indescribable level of determination that is in our very DNA as Americans that is embodied in the Jim Braddocks and Tim Tebows of this great nation.

Seeing it merely reminds us of who we are as Americans.

And boy, does the Left hate that, because that self-reliance and faith in God is in direct opposition to their need to have us all kneel at the altar of government and deny our own self-determination.

No doubt about it, Tim Tebow is this generation's "Cinderella Man."

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  1. fallschComment by fallsch
    December 19, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    The media is about to blow a gasket because he is not apologetic about living his public life as a devout Christian man. 

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  2. teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
    December 19, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Go Tebow! I hope he keeps winning just to irritate the secularist, leftist haters of Christianity. It’s amazing how many people just automatically fall into the “I hate him” garbage without even thinking about what they’re doing. It just shows once again how powerful the MSM influence is. Here’s a great kid who works his behind off, tries to do everything right, and loves God. What more could you ask for?

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  3. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    December 20, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    None of this would matter if he was not a Christian. That is why he is being slammed all the time.  He is like Vick and Newton when he is on the football field.  Exciting to watch and is capable of doing big things when running the ball. I enjoy watching all 3 of them perform. Tebow turned his team around at a moment when they were down and has them perched on the edge of making the playoffs.  His team mates like him and I believe that they have played better as a team since he has started.  He doesn’t have flashy numbers but he has gotten the job done. He loves GOD and has no problem in showing it.  Nothing wrong with that.  

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  4. godsgirlComment by godsgirl
    December 20, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    Whatever his successes in football may or may not be, Mr. Tebow has won the game of life. Congratulations and best wishes to him!

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  5. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    December 20, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Prior to becoming Denver’s starting QB Tebow fans were putting up billboards in Denver demanding he be given a chance to start. In light of Denver’s 1-4 start Fox decided to start Tebow in part to appease fans demands, but to prove to them that Tebow was not going to make it as a NFL QB. In other words he was giving him a chance to fail. Denver’s GM, the great Elway, was critical of Tebow as well and only recently started to give Tebow acknowledgement and stated that he ” was getting better”.

    If Denver beats Buffalo this weekend they can win their division and head to the playoffs where anything can happen. I can hardly wait. Tebow is the ideal role model and not just for athletes. I love his story and embrace the Denver Broncos as the new “America’s Team” replacing the Dallas Cowboys. 

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  6. bdones2991Comment by bdones2991
    December 21, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Excellent–As every Founding Father said, the strength of a nation is in its people, not in its government, and the strength of the American people comes from God.
    You’re not excluded if you don’t have that faith but, without it, we’re only self-serving animals, prey for the next bigger animal that comes along.
    Our nation cannot survive without general faith in God.

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