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Tim Tebow is a Hockey Player

WHAT??!!

OK, not in the literal sense that the guy pulls on the skates and chases around a little black puck, but the guy is a hockey player.

There's been a lot of noise in the mainstream media about Tim Tebow. The guy is a total enigma for NFL writers and TV personalities. They're used to guys like Ray Lewis who run around beating their chest, or Chad Ochocinco who is all about Chad Ochocinco, or even Shannon Sharpe with his razor sharp wit. Tebow? He's none of these, and it really hangs them up.

I will admit that I am not in the cult of Tebow. I don't really think much of him as a quarterback. I have little to no patience for his born-again theology. I will admit to really liking the "aw shucks" personae of guys like Joe Sakic. Quoteless Joe spoke in cliches, talked about the team. If pressed, he'd admit to feeling blessed with a certain talent that made him successful in the NHL. Sakic is a bit of an extreme case, but look at Ryan O'Reilly. Listen to his First Star interviews (no NHL.com or YouTube, sorry) after recent wins. They're all about team, getting a couple of lucky bounces, team, happy to get an opportunity to play, team (ad nauseum). They guy controlled play on the ice, yet he speaks as if he had just won at roulette.

With that in your head, listen to a Tebow post-game press conference. It's about team, lucky bounces, opportunity to play, strong work from the defense, team... With his size, athletic ability and will to win, it's too bad he wasn't born in Southern Ontario. He'd have made one hell of a hockey player.

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