Let’s face it, their differences are much more fun to read and write about, so we’ll start with those. Tim Tebow openly admits he is a virgin, while Tiger on the other hand, has slept with more women than Ron Jeremy. Tiger’s obsession with adultery and Tim’s vow for abstinence might not give the two a whole lot to talk about over a beer. Tiger is black, Tim is white. Tiger is a golfer, Tim is a football player. There are your differences.
The two have recently stood atop of their game and given us more to talk about and less to laugh about. Not long ago, people were starting to forget some of the biggest names in sports that are Tiger Woods and Tim Tebow. Tiger was closer to retirement than any sort of a comeback and Tebow looked like he’d be picking splinters for the rest of the year. Fortunately for the sporting world, the two have revived themselves and have given people like me something to talk about.
Any and every sports fan wanted to see Tim Tebow play this season, bottom line. He was named the starter in the beginning of the year and then had that stripped away from him so that we could all have the fortune of watching the incredibly mediocre, Kyle Orton. Thankfully, the predictable Orton was just bad enough to get benched and eventually released, giving our prided Catholic boy a shot at the title. Oh how he has marveled.
Golf flat out sucks without Tiger Woods. I simply don’t watch it when Tiger is not a threat. Nothing gets me going like watching a bunch of old, out of shape, white men duke it out for some trophy that I really don’t care about. Tiger emerged in the golf world again this past weekend winning the Chevron World Challenge, his first tournament in over two years. Can people start saying Tiger is back? No, not yet. But this does give us all hope that golf will once again be fun to watch.
Tebow has lead the Broncos to a 6-1 record since taking over the Broncos and looks to be on his way to leading them to the playoffs. Tiger has been on a slump that has been destroying his career. Some athletes go about “busting their slumps” in certain ways. An old baseball team of mine had a “Slump Busting Party” where everyone on our team who was not performing well was put down on a list and told to perform some specific duty that would in return, bust our slump. It really boosted team morale and chemistry and helped get our season on track. Wonder if Tiger related back to his old ways to bust his slump… Tebow was never really in a slump, just not getting an opportunity. Since being named the starter, Tebow’s numbers have been less than flattering, the wins have been ugly, and the criticism has piled on. Even while winning, the Broncos, especially Tim Tebow, have been getting scolded. Things changed this past Sunday.
Tebow has had the fortune of his Denver defense keeping scores low, so that when he decided to show up, all he needed was one or two fourth quarter drives to seal the deal. This Sunday, that was not the case. Tebow looked “Tom Brady-like” in this win over the Vikings, completing 10 of his 15 passes with 2 touchdowns and only rushing the ball 4 times for 13 yards total, silencing the press. Winning and good stats? This dude is for real. It was funny to see the media take a 180 degree change on Tebow and the Broncos. I can’t tell you how much I’m hearing that the Broncos are going to win the division and a playoff game, when weeks before, all the gossip was that this is a fluke, Tebow cannot keep winning, and so on and so forth.
Tiger stepped up to the 17th tee behind Zach Johsnon, with two holes to go, going birdie, birdie to win the tournament. It was awesome to see that red golf shirt, that iconic fist pump, and to hear that crowd’s eruption on that 18th hole this past Sunday. After years of pure dominance, Tiger Woods went through struggles emotionally, and physically that kept him away from the game of golf. Upon his return, we saw a different man. No longer dominating tournaments, suddenly showing flaws in his swing, and seriously lacking self confidence. It had us all wondering if this was the end of the Tiger Woods era? This Sunday Tiger rose from the dead with his come back win over Zach Johnson and has the golf world chatting again. Will golf be entertaining again? Is Tiger Woods back? We can only hope so. The game has missed you Tiger and is more than ready to welcome you back.
Tim Tebow and Tiger Woods took major steps this past Sunday and has everybody wondering, “Will this success continue?” With so many haters on board, can these two men silence the critics and become America’s sports heroes (again)? Whether or not the two take this weekend and run with it, they are two of today’s fiercest competitors. They are pure entertainment.