Going into this weekend, I find myself greatly conflicted. My normally satiric personality should be ready to pounce on all things Tebow-related in advance of his big game against the Patriots on Saturday. Our friends over at Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard have even dedicated today's entire posting to the Bronco's QB with fun links and videos galore. Given all the hype, I should be busy lampooning to beat the band (Note: "Beating the band through the method of lampooning" has only be recently removed from the Criminal Codes of many of the independent Baltic States of the former Soviet Union.)
However, I am strangely drawn to the story. While Tim is not an "underdog" in the same class as Rudy, his work ethic, determination and desire to lead make up for his lack of actual skill in much the same way. Even Mrs. Trooper, who is not a big football fan, has been following the story line of last-second heroics with interest. The rematch with the superbly talented and nearly flawless execution of Tom Brady will make for compelling viewing on Saturday.
Plus a Bronco win will keep the post-worthy jokes coming for at least another week!
In the meantime, please enjoy these Demotivational Posters, none of which are the least bit football related.