My last few sports posts have been none-too-flattering of their subjects: a grumpy ex-ballplayer; a philandering college basketball coach; a married ex-football player murdered by his girlfriend; and Manny Ramirez (need I say more?).
When I learned of star college football player Tim Tebow's off-field accomplishments a few years ago, for some reason, I filed that away somewhere. But today's New York Times prompted me to write about him.
Some consider him the greatest college football player ever. I don't know about that claim (although he is quite remarkable), but in my mind what separates him from the others is his desire to make the world a better place by helping others.
Read Pete Thamel's NYT story; you'll think a bit differently about big-time college athletics.“That’s what I feel passionate about, is trying making a difference for people who can’t make a difference for themselves.” -- Tim Tebow