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Dave Zirin

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My Feelings About Tim Tebow, Summed Up Perfectly in 'Broadcast News'

Denver Broncos quarterback/culture war signifier Tim Tebow has given us some of the worst quarterback play in 2011 as well as some of the best. The Focus on the Family Spokesperson is now 7-1 as a starter without the apparent ability for much of a game to actually throw a football (on Sunday, he started 3-16 before heating up, per his mysterious way, in the fourth quarter).

I have already written two articles on Tebow, which you can find here and here.

But I've found my feelings about the Boy Scout with the biblical eye-black best explained in a movie almost a quarter-century old. Go to the 1:28 mark of the below scene from Broadcast News. My feelings about Tim Tebow are explained to perfection by the great Albert Brooks.

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