Tim Tebow haters are a sad reflection on sports

Tim TebowAs the NFL season winds down Tim Tebow is one of many players wondering where he will be playing next year.

You hear those "expert" commentators make remarks like, "Yea, Tebow can't play well, he has no skill on the field."

Do the people making these remarks actually follow sports?

As a college player Tebow was one of the best of his day. During the 2007 Tebow became the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 or more touchdowns in a single season.

Tebow became the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.In 2008, Tebow led Florida to a 13-1 record and its second national championship in three years, and was named the offensive MVP of the national championship game. The Gators again went 13-1 and finished with a top ranking in 2009, Tebow's senior year. 

Upon graduation from college, Tebow held the Southeastern Conference's all-time records in both career passing efficiency and total rushing touchdowns. Tim Tebow was one of the greatest collegiate athletes of his day. 

Simply playing for a professional sports teams he has made it further than 95% of athletes that have ever played in organized sports.

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One of Tebow's biggest critics has been former NFL running back Merril Hoge who recently went on a rant during an ESPN SportsCenter about Tim Tebow, saying that he's "as phony as a three-dollar bill."

The comments aren't suprising coming from Hoge, who has made numerous negative comments about Tebow as well as been critical of other quarterbacks over the years. Hoge was selected by the Steelers in the tenth round of 1987 NFL Draft with the 261st pick overall and had a pretty unremarkable career as a running back. It's funny how former mediocre atheletes become such experts at evaluating talent once they start working for ESPN.

Hating Tim Tebow has become its own sport. It is a sad commentary on the sports fans and sports professionals who love to ridicule him.

Football is an entertainment business with the stigma of a mayhem and madness surrounding a multitude of athletes. With so many athletes in the NFL making news for all the wrong reasons, you would think the National Football League would embrace an athlete known for his values and strong work ethic.

With the Tim Tebow Foundation, bringing hope to orphans and kids battling life threatening diseases, he does more for society than 95% of athletes that have ever played in organized sports.

Even if he never becomes an NFL all star, Tim Tebow has accomplished much..