If you haven’t heard, the Denver Broncos won again in overtime against the Chicago Bears, in another miraculous Tebow comeback. The Broncos are now 7-1, with 3 overtime wins, since Tebow became starting quarterback. Memories of my football hero Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979) come back to life along with the sense of bygone days when good honest morale people stood up against evil and walked the talk. Like Edmund Burke states in his famous quote; “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Well, Tebow is doing something positive in this money worshipping lock-out strike NFL league of thugs like Ndamukong Sue. He’s using his football talents and prowess that God blessed him with to promote…. wait for it, God and not drugs, money, DUIs, dog fighting, domestic violence, sexual assaults or brandishing a handgun.
In a country founded on Judeo Christian values and beliefs, why are so many Americans against promoting our Country’s core value system? Is Tim Tebow’s in your face Christianity stirring our hidden quilt of losing our moral compass by American’s focusing on maximizing shareholder wealth and keeping up with the Jones’. When did a good guy who goes to church become so bad, maybe when we stopped believing in the impossible?
“If you believe then unbelievable things can sometimes be possible.” says Tebow from SI.com. He didn’t say believe in God, just “believe.” Have hope. Dream. Wish. Think. To quote “THE” Hall of Fame Football Coach, Vince Lombardi, “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” What do you think these guys have in common? According to Lombardi’s daughter, Coach went to mass every day. They both believed in a the impossible higher power; God.
Believing in something other than money can give one hope. Ask Jerry Jones, he keeps trying to buy happiness. The look on Jones’ face last Sunday after Bailey’s blocked field goal should be a wake-up call to everyone that money does not buy happiness.
So how does this relate to coaching youth football you ask? Desire, Character and Positive Attitude are more important than a football player’s physical abilities. I feel like a youth athlete needs to believe in themselves and a higher moral purpose to become a good youth football player. This belief in themselves along with hope and positive attitude will make them successful at anything they do in life, not just athletics.
The Denver Broncos are winning because Tim Tebow, the Quarterback and Leader of the Broncos, believes in the impossible and is inspiring his teammates through his Desire, Character, Positive Attitude along with his actions on the field to vanquish his opponents as David believed he would triumph over Goliath. Tebow might be just an average QB, but he is one of the best inspirational football players playing in the NFL.
Believe in the Impossible, have Faith and God willing your Dreams might come true.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Keller, TX / Fort Worth Texas