SI: Ranking Tebow as #76 College Player of All Time is a Joke

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    If Tebow would come out as gay and/or devout Muslim, or chop his dick off for a twathole, ESPN would put him in the top five.
     
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      And more over, in the game vs TN his 1st year, if he doesn't convert two 4th down plays then UF doesn't win the game or even have the chance to play for the Natty.

      He was definitely important to winning it all that year.
       
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        Did you scan the list of writers, SIs and broadcasters who voted? It’s a decent sampling. I’m frankly puzzled that they dissed Tebow the way they did. It frankly makes me think his failed NFL career must have had an undue impact on the voting.

        And yet there is Archie (yawn) Griffin 45 years later basking in the limelight. Who in their right mind puts Griffin ahead of Barry Sanders? Why, of course, dumbass Midwest voters with a Big Ten bias.
         
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          Or let's not forget top 10 LSU: Tebow was 2/2 passing for 2 TDs and had a rushing TD...accounting for all our TDs that game in a 23-10 victory.
           
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            No rg3? I can't take this seriously.
             
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            Even can newton is too low even though I can't stand him. There is too much bias in this
             
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            Danny won 4 SEC titles in a row, a Heisman and a natty. If he was wearing a turban, he'd be top 10.
             
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              The participants in this list clearly aren’t college football people. Their #1 player of all time scored a grand total of 21 TDs in his career and went 4-4, 5-3 an 7-2 in his three years of CFB. This is a list of NFL guys. The fact that Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Steve McNair and Randy Moss are on the list but Danny isn’t completely invalidates the list. Those four guys made zero impact to college football, while Danny won 4
              SEC titles, a national title and the Heisman. Calling this list a joke is the understatement of the century.
               
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                How the fcvk is Danny not even in the list while Peyton is 21st and Doug Flutie is 28th? This list is a joke.
                 
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                I think Tebow is the greatest player I’ve ever seen (I’m UF ‘83, 58 years old.) Even reading what THEY WROTE - first soph to win the Heisman, unprecedented etc. I can’t fathom how he’s not too 5 or at least top 11. Pathetic.

                I could not argue much about Jim Brown as #1. He was a beast. Herschel at #2 was incredible and the second greatest player I’ve seen. Both of them were the size of DEs of their day and faster than anyone else. I think Herschel was an SEC champion sprinter. Only Derrick Henry approaches their relative size/speed today.
                 
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                  SI....nuff said.
                   
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                    If he'd come out as gay and decide to be agnostic and a trooper for GW he'd immediately be in the top 10
                     
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                      Especially since he never beat the Gators!!
                       
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                        I guess that's the point: by any objective metric available to compare players, Tebow should be much higher than he is.

                        If it's purely on titles/awards: his accomplishments there are much higher than 3/4rds of those above him.

                        If it's purely on stats: there again, he's near the top in total yards and TDs even now.

                        If it's on more subjective "impact": well, it's hard to claim he wasn't the dominant player of his time in college football and while he wasn't the first or the last dual-threat QB, he certainly transformed the game as a QB who instantly caused a mismatch and defensive headache. You had to respect his ability to take off and run for 4-10 yards...and yet, you couldn't load the box because he could--and would--hit you deep.
                         
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                          This is why the objective measures won't work. It is easier to have a passing game now then even 15 years ago. I would say what Wuerfell did as a passer in the era he played grossly out weighed what Tebow did as a passer, and what Burrow did as a passer because of the era in which they played.

                          I believe we both agree Tebow being where he is, is straight garbage. Tebow both as a player and a figure was a major part of college football from 07 through 09. Obviously a huge part of Gator Nation in '06. He is in the process of possibly making a bigger impact as a commentator.

                          Did he change the game (which is another negative to Manning being 21)? Could the story of College Football be written without mentioned his career (my opinion no)? Which is why I do question a few of the members of the top 10.
                           
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                          When you look into a mirror and don’t like what you see its makes you feel better to hate on those that live with purpose and righteousness. No way a rag like SI was going to put Tebow at the top.
                           
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                            and he would win the ESPY
                            I will not even open the link and give them the click
                             
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                            It’s an ESPN rating. The OP posted SI’s take, which is pretty much just as flabbergasted as you and me.
                             
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                              Tim Tebow is Top Five all time and it's not debatable. Doesn't matter which criteria you use -- purely objective stats, or a subjective evaluation of the player's overall impact. Personally I'd argue he is #1, but I won't bother arguing with anyone who says he's not at least top five, because whoever says that doesn't know what they're talking about.

                              I didn't even know about this list until I was watching the National Championship game the other night, and they brought out the supposed 5-6 top players of all time, which I guess was based on this list. My immediate reaction when I saw the group was oh, this must be a random sampling of guys from the list. It can't be literally the top-ranked ones in order, because where's Tebow? What a joke.

                              Let's be honest, a lot of sports journalists these days are no different from regular news journalists when it comes to certain biases they have, their propensity for virtue-signaling and their low opinion of many of their own readers. What this ridiculous low rating was about was dissing the deplorable Southern White Americans of faith who are Tebow's most ardent fanbase.
                               

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