Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tim Tebow has flown into town with that number on his jersey and another digit in his sights: 1.
By the time he parks his left, bulging arm behind center, he'll be quarterbacking the Jets to heights they haven't seen since January 1969.
That would be on top of the Super Bowl.
He might even do it in white cleats to go with the white duds and green trim of the Jets' greatest pilot, Joe Namath.
Did someone mention Mark Sanchez? Sure, he passed the Jets to AFC finals in his first two seasons. But that's as far as he's going.
You knew he reached his limit in that Steeler curtain call of January 2011. When Pittsburgh's pass blockers were done grounding Sanchez, the old Trojan made USC stand for under size child.
So he has the style that scouts, hence the talk-radio pack, hence brain-dead fans think is so crucial. Wow, he has the footwork that Tebow doesn't! As my word whiz sister Debbie says, if they want footwork, hire Fred Astaire.
No, I want a champion. So bring it on, Tebow. Back up Sanchez for a while and win at once, the way you did as a freshman at national champion Florida in 2006.
Then grip the team with the vigor of 2008 when you inspired the Gators to another national title.
What was that about the Steelers? Ah yes, the team Tebow trashed in this past season's NFL playoffs. This was no child facing Pittsburgh. This was a Denver Dude who rode the Broncos to victory.
And what of the Broncos? They gave up on 24-year-young Tebow to make way for 36-year-old Peyton Manning.
He of the four neck surgeries and multiple playoff chokes.
Looks like Denver landed the wrong Manning. Eli's two titles double his brother's.
As it is, Eli is the Giant of New York. But look out.
Tebow Time is coming.
Give it up: Republicans should back gay marriage. There. Said it. Tired of fighting this issue, even if I make total sense in saying government has no role in marriage and that if lez wants to get hitched, do it and quit waiting for a mommy gov pat on the head.
Meanwhile, gays are relentless on this matter. And as states vote to legalize guy-guy and gal-gal matrimony, the bandwagon is rolling. Better jump aboard.
If righty says I do, think of the positives.
1. A gang of gays could vote straight-ticket GOP. Makes sense. This is one rich constituency, thanks to no kids to shell out for. Gotta to be tired of tax-and-waste lefty and ready to rush to the Republican altar.
2. Trade the cost of more gov marriage certificates with the killing of two rat-role departments, Energy and Education. Win-win.
3. Finally we'd see an end to this boring marriage belligerence.
4. I could become a divorce lawyer and make a fortune.
Top 5 songs from the Fab Four that the "Yesterday"-brainwashed masses know nothing about:
"I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"
"And Your Bird can Sing"
"Baby, You're a Rich Man"
"Mother Nature's Son"
Bucky Fox is an author and editor in Southern California.