What’s Tim Tebow’s HEA? …. by Jessica Smith
Today I am introducing a new guest blogger, our friend and pre-published author, Jessie Smith. Jessie foolishly went to dinner with my husband and i just before her trip to Honduras. She spent the meal asking about the Tebow situation. My husband who listens to my blog every week before it gets published pushed her to write a guest blog. “No. No. No,” was all she said at dinner but three hours later she sent me this little gem. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Nancy Brophy
Can we talk football? Wait, did I actually say that? I blame Nancy, which is essentially why I have taken over the blog to talk about something, nay someone, that is consuming my thoughts. Yes, let’s talk about the future of Tim Tebow.
What? You don’t watch football? Yet, I bet you still know of a guy named Tebow. I was shocked to discover that I could sit through hours of a football game, if they occasionally gave me a human interest segment, talking about the real-life drama of the one of the football players. They’re like little novellas. And no one has gotten more attention recently than Tim Tebow…
Tebow’s mother calls him her miracle baby. Ahhhh.
Tebow invites disadvantaged kids to each game. Ahhhh
Katy Perry and Lindsay Vonn gave it their best shot and he’s still single. Yeah.
I caught the wave of interest with the rest of the nation. I don’t even know anyone in Denver but that didn’t stop me from adding a Broncos game to my bucket list. I do fall short of actually tebowing but if that’s a requirement to be a card carrying fan club member, I will get down on one knee, if you’ll help me get back on my feet.
I followed his progress like reading a romance novel. Tebow worked for me as a convincing hero He worked hard, followed his dreams of being a football player and never compromised on his values. When he got his shot at being the Broncos’ quarterback, he didn’t waste that opportunity. With surprising game victories, he showed that he was willing to take a beating and if need be, score the damn touchdown himself.
And how was he rewarded? Denver finally announced that Tebow would be the starting quarterback next year. YES! The hero had completed his journey. Wait, what do you mean the story didn’t end there?
Enter the evil villain, aka Peyton Manning. In an instant, Tebow has been replaced and his future as a starting quarterback is in question. I had been reading that Manning was interviewing other teams but dismissed stories that Denver was a serious contender because come on, that’s not how happily ever afters work. Apparently that’s not how football works. Fans are loyal to their core but players are traded in a heartbeat.
So why am I writing this blog post? I blame Nancy’s husband. He has suffered through many of my asinine football questions…
What team is wearing the white shirts?
Shouldn’t there be a cap on how many players can sack the quarterback?
Tell me more about Tom Brady? What did his wife say? Throw and catch a ball?
But apparently a man draws the line at why? Why would they do this to Tebow? Why would Manning want to take Tebow away from Denver? Why would Denver want an injured quarterback when they have freaking Tim Tebow? Why do I care?
Apparently time will answer my questions. Personally I have already re-written Tebow’s HEA. Feel it with me people, F-l-o-r-i-d-a. He was a rock star in Denver but there’s nothing like a good ol’ story of your main character’s comeback as the hometown hero. Ahhhh.