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Tim Tebow is out in New York and if you listen to the smarties who offer opinions, he’s done in the NFL. Let’s take a look at some of these smarties.
In the recently completed NFL draft, for the first time in years, no quarterback was taken in the first round. That tells me that most every NFL team judged this years’ crop of quarterbacks to be sub-standard. There were quarterbacks taken in the second through fifth round. Maybe one of them will someday be a starting quarterback but I think most of   these drafting gurus are telling us that they think they are drafting backup quarterbacks.
I don’t get it that none of these smart general managers think that Tim Tebow would be a better fit, a more productive fit, at their backup quarterback position than all of these second, third and fifth round picks.
The new “buzz” for quarterbacks in the NFL is the guy who can run and throw, the read-option guy. Might I remind them that Tim Tebow parlayed that very talent into a Heismann Trophy in college?
John Elway let Tebow go because he was able to get Peyton Manning in a Denver uniform. Fair enough, but Tebow led the Broncos to a division title, a playoff win with a touchdown pass in overtime and that’s not much less than what Manning accomplished for them. I’m not saying that Tebow is a better quarterback than Manning but “jumping-fourth-down-quarterback-sneaks”, Tebow is a heck of a lot better than a lot of the guys who ARE on NFL rosters in the quarterback position.
Given the chance to play, to be a starter, all Tebow has ever done is win.
They say he doesn’t throw a “pretty” pass. The only beauty contest I would be interested in would be wins and losses. Losing is ugly, winning is beautiful.
 How smart do you have to be to figure that out?


This has to be some kind of statement about the dullness in the world of sports right now. The big story of the week was that Jason Collins announced that he was “coming out”, that he is gay.
Most of the media folks and others , including President Obama, have been falling all over themselves to congratulate Collins for his “courage”. One lone voice in the wilderness was that of Chris Broussard who covers the NBA for ESPN. Much to ESPN’s dismay, Broussard, who is a Christian, stated that his belief teaches him that homosexuality is a sin, just as adultery and other things are. Christianity, it seems, always takes a lot of flak when this subject comes up. That got me to wondering what the other religions of the world have to say about the subject.
I checked out Hinduism, which counts one-sixth of the world’s population under its’ umbrella, Islam and Buddhism. All come down on the side of homosexuality as a sin. The silence from these other religions is deafening when it comes to speaking out on this . There are over 1.5 million practicing Hinduism in the United States and the growth of the Muslim population in the United States is well documented so it’s not that there are so few that cause this silence.
It’s a changing world. Is it possible that all religions of the world are adrift just as Christianity is? Does it belong on the sports pages? I don’t know and I’m not suggesting what you should believe.
 I’m just pointing out some of the things that make me scratch my head.
Charles Tabler is a contributing writer from Larned.