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Old 03-08-2017, 07:35 PM
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I don't understand why people are getting their nuts in a knot over Tebow appearing in a split squad spring training game, while the team is already missing a half dozen WBC guys. Crazy. I realize there is a real mania around this guy for all sorts of reasons, but lighten up folks. He's not taking anyone's job. It's a sideshow and nothing more. Don't understand the depths of hate showered on what everyone says is a pretty good dude.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:32 PM
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Agreed. I would think folks would be pulling for the guy considering he seems to be a hell of a good guy...


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Old 03-08-2017, 09:30 PM
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Im a Tebow fan and think its pretty awesome how he is going about this. He had an amazing quote in the press conference that should be required reading material for all athletes. Ill try to find it and add it to the post.
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0-3 with a HBP, ehhh.


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Old 03-09-2017, 07:16 AM
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The irony of Tebow Mania hitting baseball and people crying about it...

1. Tebow is had much success in college, and openly displayed his faith.
2. Tebow is a Heisman-Trophy-winning college QB (should've won it twice), largely due to his dual-threat abilities.
3. Tebow enters the NFL.
4. Tebow has some success in NFL, displays more faith.
5. ESPN overplays all Tebow stories, creating Tebow Mania - also states that he isn't a good QB.
6. ESPN puts the crosshairs on Tebow's faith.
7. Fans of ESPN get sick of Tebow, and start to dislike him more and more.
8. A media circus is created around Tebow.
9. Tebow wins a playoff game.
10. Due to the narrative that Tebow isn't a good QB, and the media circus, teams don't want Tebow.
11. Tebow is forced out of the NFL.
12. Tebow becomes an analyst.
13. The athlete and competitor inside Tebow wants to try his hand at baseball.
14. Tebow, who has created a star out of himself due to hard work, dedicated, and faith, is given the opportunity to play low-league baseball in Major League system - he can make an organization money.
15. Tebow has some success with baseball.
16. ESPN has to cover Tebow's baseball journey - fans hate Tebow more.
17. All of this is because ESPN overstepped their boundaries as a sports news company, and divided fans with opinions on politics/faith.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:14 AM
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You guys seriously don't understand people's frustrations with a guy who won't give it a rest? To me, he gives off the vibe that he feels entitled to be a professional athlete. The fact that he was a failed NFL player seems to be a complete shock to his system. I think people will always be frustrated with nepotism and false opportunities. He's a celebrity who is only playing in these games because he's a celebrity. That rubs people the wrong way in many situations, this being one of the more unusual circumstances where being famous got you something you didn't earn.

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Old 03-09-2017, 09:17 AM
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You guys seriously don't understand people's frustrations with a guy who won't give it a rest? To me, he gives off the vibe that he feels entitled to be a professional athlete. The fact that he was a failed NFL player seems to be a complete shock to his system. I think people will always be frustrated with nepotism and false opportunities. He's a celebrity who is only playing in these games because he's a celebrity. That rubs people the wrong way in many situations, this being one of the more unusual circumstances where being famous got you something you didn't earn.
Adam Goldberg got an AB in the major leagues and had no reason to be there at that time Playing in some spring training games isnt a big deal for an actual player in the minor league system.

You think Michael Jordan shouldnt of played spring training games?
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Adam Greenberg was a professional baseball player who did have a major league at bat, which he earned. He was hit in the head. He has nothing in common with Tebow. His second at bat was an act of good will which, again, is not at all similar or related to Tebow. Michael Jordan should not have been given a roster spot either and he played at a much higher level than Tebow will. I think it helped that Jordan was a successful athlete though in terms of public perception, which is what we're talking about.

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:08 AM
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Adam Greenberg was a professional baseball player who did have a major league at bat, which he earned. He was hit in the head. He has nothing in common with Tebow. His second at bat was an act of good will which, again, is not at all similar or related to Tebow. Michael Jordan should not have been given a roster spot either and he played at a much higher level than Tebow will. I think it helped that Jordan was a successful athlete though in terms of public perception, which is what we're talking about.
Tebow was also a successful athlete and considered one of the greatest college football players of all time.

Wrong on greenberg..he had a prior plate appearence but not an at bat.. He got one at bat in 2012 and had ZERO games in the minors that year and was not in the Marlin minor league system He ended up getting a total of 30 games in 2013 for independent league for Bridgeport and hit .220 which was the rest of his entire career. You are fine with greenberg playing in a real game in which he wasnt even a part of the marlin organization, but against Tebow for spring training game for which is in an active member of the minor league team?

He did not earn the at bat years after that plate appearance. His second at bat was an act of good will and you are fine with that? So if good will is now a part of it, why cant Tebow and many others get Good will?

I would argue Tebow playing baseball is at least an act of good will (which you seem ok with )and at least he is just playing spring training. Greenberg took a major league regular season at bat away from a major leaguer and he struck out on 3 pitches and out of baseball completely shortly there after. Yeah you are ok with Greenberg playing in a major league game but against Tebow in a spring training game. I dont think thats a consistent point of view. There are a lot of good will/charity cases of players i can name that have just as much of a right to play as adam greenberg.

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:23 AM
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There is a major difference between a guy who earned his way to the majors and had a tragic occurrence that was rectified years later and a guy who washed out of the NFL and is on a minor league team because of his celebrity. They have nothing in common and as I said we are talking about public perception. This thread is about why people don't like Tebow. I think I've laid out some good reasons as to why the public sees him in a negative light.
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