Is Tebow-mania good for sports?
Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton weighs in
- Duration 4:02
- Date Jan 14, 2012
Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton weighs in
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-- he's been the talk of the town in the NFL this season Tim Tebow getting praise for both his.
On and off the field demeanor -- our next guest says whether he wins or loses he's a great role model.
But god it doesn't really care about football.
-- -- The hall of fame in 1986 a quarterback threw for 342.
He's also a contributor to the Wall Street Journal joins us this morning going to use -- how are you.
Great to have you on the program you're a great piece in the Wall Street Journal asking a question of god gets credit for the win does he also take blame.
Four defeat which I thought was an adjusting and look at all of this.
43% of people -- a poll said that divine intervention is helping Tim Tebow on the football field does that.
I don't think so but you know sometimes you wondered -- -- this is the most unique story ever in football.
There's never been a Tim Tebow on the -- he's not a prototype pro quarterback he's a college quarterback he's a runner.
He doesn't roll like quarterbacks -- what it's all about the passing game.
He comes from a very religious family.
And that these people are evangelist and he's been a great Christian role model from college to pro he says the right things he's to be enjoyed.
This whole run is unbelievable.
And after the things he's done this year to bring the -- back from the the throws of defeat to win.
We start break it.
Is there a divine intervention there is something going on that we don't know what's the mystery -- -- -- If he thinks that there didn't read -- papers tonight and they'll be the most watched playoff game of the weekend by far if he wins and the Denver Broncos went.
That's 43% -- -- about 93%.
Because this improbable because -- two touchdown underdogs man.
I mean there.
You're -- -- Tom Brady everything develops Jack in the great patriots did they have no chance -- fourteen point underdogs.
Nobody expects them to win but they might.
And Fran I mean I don't know much about football as Dave did a test much to his dismay.
But I do know that he also resonates off the field all of the incredibly nice kind things.
Did he does for people who are sick and suffering and he gives and the red carpet treatment.
And want want sixteen year old girl was quoted who has a life threatening diseases quoted as saying it was the best day of her life.
When she met him I mean it's so different usually from the stereotype of other professional football players.
Well he's he's remarkable human be in he comes -- a remarkable.
Missionary based family.
I've never seen a young man in the spotlight he was in the spotlight in college and now are pro football he's more in the spotlight that Brady.
Or Aaron Rogers or Drew Brees who said passing records this year and yet he says and does the right thing.
He is a great human being that he is a great role model in the is to be enjoyed this is an experience that's unlike anything I've seen a pro football.
And enjoy it that it's great what a role model here yeah it's nice we're talking faith not felonies -- so often we aren't -- in sports.
You are very.
Religious player who is one of the original and most outspoken members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
I'm regardless of the outcome the development is positive but I want to prediction.
Who wins a -- I think.
Our YE I strong I think New England the biggest favorite of the four games this weekend.
I think there's a 99% chance that New England wins and I think that -- decidedly.
And that's why it's so much fun to watch because you at all.
Denver can't win and people can't win.
And again if they do.
We may all get in the -- -- and rethink how we -- Well anything is also -- Tebow and if they win I can hit that I have -- county about on the -- -- -- -- thanks so much for coming on an osprey to talk to Al.
My pleasure thank you heard today.