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Posted on: June 14, 2012 6:13 am
 

Because it's the Cup.

Overview
So plenty of people say that the Kings' win in the SCF is bad for hockey. The SCF was boring. And that no one in LA actually cares. But that's their opinion, and their entitled to have it. But I doubt that there is any argument that this has been a great NHL season, and that the playoffs were simply on another level again. Upsets galore, #6 and #8 seeds to the Cup, Coyotes to the WCF, Brodeur to another SCF, and a team going up until their last game on the road undefeated away from home ice.

So, I'm a little biased. I'm a giddy Kings fan, and I've been waiting for this for over a decade. I'm going to go nuts about this for a while, so bear with my cockiness. I thought this was a great year for Hockey. Not just because the Kings won, but it certanly helped. So let the naysayers say that no one cares about the Stanley Cup. (It just so happens to be older than any trophy you have!) Let them say that it was boring. (There were 2 OT games and 1 game where it was even until the last 5 minutes) And let them say that in LA we don't care about hockey. Well, let's not let them say that last one, because the atmosphere that was in LA was electric, and it proved that Kings fans are the real deal, and at least not the rioting ones that you see the Lakers doing after their championships. Kings fans stayed classy.

So, in keeping with tradition, here's my 5 reasons why the LA Kings won the Cup...

1. The hiring and firing of Terry Murray
-Not sure if enough people give this guy credit for what he did. Without Murray, we would have never had the opportunity to have won the Cup. And without him having offensive difficulties, we would have never gotten the right man (Sutter) for the job to lead us to glory. Murray electrified our defense, and made it stingier than any other, made it harder to beat than Ali back in the golden age. The defense wasn't just Quick, even though he was a brick wall all year, the defense came from class acts like Drew Doughty and Matt Greene, great D-men that know what they have to do to keep pucks out of the net, and away from Quickie. Murray taught us the defense, and Sutter used it to make a great forechecking team and light up the offense while still having an aggressive defense. Murray was a key to this Cup, both his hiring and defensive work, AND his firing that brought in Sutter and the best forechecks we saw all year.

2. The brick wall in front of the net
-Yes, it's the same every time. Everyone says that Quick was our reasoning behind winning the Cup. And they're right. Quick already has the makings of a HoF netminder, an Olympic gold medallist, and hopefully a multiple SC/Conn Smythe winner. Quick has the composure to stop shots and hold on to slim leads. Sure, he's a little shaky once he leaves the crease, but he has excellent reflexes and just can't be beaten, especially down low, as NBC told us 50 times per game! He's not perfect yet, but he's broken playoff records again, even surpassing Timmy T from last season, posting a wicked GAA and a ridiculous Save Percentage. It's hard to NOT win the Stanley Cup when you've got Quick in front of the net leading the team. The Kings played plenty of close matches, and their season easily could have ended just under 2 months ago with a less HoF worthy goaltender.

3. Keeping cool, calm and collected.
-There was a lot to celebrate when the Kings won this season, and not even when they won the Stanley Cup. Quick posted 3 shutouts, we won 4 series, our first since 2001, we scored goals, and we dominated on the road. But even then, until the Kings won an entire series, they were entirely composed, and even after winning the Campbell Bowl, they realised that the bigger trophy was waiting, and kept in a good focus. It would have been easy to get complacent, especially the way they started series, but the Kings never celebrated too early, and never underestimated the team until the series was over. Luckily too, as 2 series ended in OT. But you could say that it's easy to stay calm when you're up 3-0, which is another reason why they won the cup. And that was not getting too nervous or down when they lost. Sutter kept this team on an even mind after every game. Dropping 2 in a row to NJ would have been hard, especially as they were so close to winning both times. It would have been too easy to get complacent in the early stages of the rounds, and too easy to lose confidence after being forced to a Game 6 for the first time in the SCF, but the Kings rose to the occasion each time, and found a way to win.

4. The Special Teams.
-Well, especially the PK unit. The Kings were more dangerous on the PK than on the PP for all but Game 6 of the SCF. The Powerplay had been average at best all year, but the Penalty Kill bought back more than enough to give the Kings a Special Teams dominance on the ice. You know you're doing at least something right (but still could be doing something wrong) if you're PK unit has more goals than your PP. That lasted all the way up to Game 6 where a controversial major penalty led to 3 powerplay goals. The Penalty Kill was ruthless and nearly unbeatable, and the Powerplay, while underrated, rose to the occasion when needed. Game 4 against the Devils, the Kings equalised quickly on the man advantage, and in Game 6 against the Devils, the match was basically over early as the Kings capitalised thrice in 5 minutes to avenge Scuderi's hit. The Special Teams is likely a less widely written reason as to why the Kings won, but without it, they'd be nowhere. For about half of the Blues series, the Kings were on the Powerplay, and we were nearly flawless in killing it, while we added in the SH column against the Nucks and Yotes, even equalising in Game 5 against the Yotes on the PK. Perfect timing? Yes.

5. Being unpredictable, underrated, and under the limelight.
-I'm sure the Kings liked being the big dogs in town after the Lakers and Clippers both faded. For once, LA's best shot at a Championship was on the ice. Again at Staples, but for once it was hockey, the sport that apparently LA doesn't like. Sure, there were the moments where the media thought the puck was a ball, and that we had players called Brad Doty and Onjay Kopidor, even getting the logos wrong twice, but all in all, the LA Kings were the media hogs recently, and got some good support. They were the hot ticket, and for once, had bandwagon fans. The Kings were the darling who had never won, the Cinderellas who came from #8 and won over nearly all on the way. Finally ending the 45 year hoodoo, and 19 year curse, it was a great run to watch, and the non-LA hockey fans loved the Kings all the way. Next team? The Blues, the last original expansion team without a cup. (Classy team, I hope them, and even the Sharks nab a title in the near future). So we had the limelight, and didn't waste it. And being a #8 seed makes it hard to get complacent, with everyone predicting you to lose almost every game, and never taking you as the favourable bet. Which made #3 easy, staying calm was easy, as no loss was an upset, and every win was hard to get. And as for being unpredictable, it's true. One minute the Kings are just dumping it down everytime waiting for the mistake to happen, the next minute, we're breaking down the ice and playing with Pittsburgh-like flair. One minute on the PK we're spanking it down the ice for clearance, and the next we're trying to break out and crash the net to score shorthanded. It's enough to confuse a goaltender, and that's a crucial reason as to why they won.

Honourable Mention: The way they handled the Lineup.
-The trades made were great and in retrospect worked out really well. They provided Cup experience and grit to the team, and really added to the team makeup and chemistry, easily mixing in. Sure, we're Flyers West, but who has the Cup? Maybe it's actually Kings East in Phily...Plus our drafted talent has worked like a charm. Kopitar and Brown as 1st rounders have been kept and have been transformed into all-stars, and to the latter, a great leader. Quick, who fought his way up from the ECHL, has turned himself into the most exciting Kings goalie prospect in a LONG time, and I think easily has the potential to be a first ballot HoF if he continues to produce. Brodeur seems to have a lot of respect for the guy, and coming from Brodeur, that's great, beating Marty just proved that he's an excellent keeper. Don't trade this season Kings. Keep your top talent, bring up your draft talent, and become a dynastic team, not a trade happy team (although that did work this season). Draft the young guns and keep them, and the same for your oldies that have been around a while. Handle the lineup, and a few more cups isn't out of the question.

The Burning Question. Who takes the Vezina?
-I'd LOVE to say Quick, but I think it might just go to Lundqvist. It's done solely on Regular Season, and while Quick might be more deserving, based on similar stats and a mediocre offense in the Reg Season...He also has the Conn Smythe, and the Stanley Cup. Does he deserve another cup? Yes. Does he need one? Certainly not. Hank had a great season and also is pretty much just as deserving of the Vezina. Let Hank have it in return, Quick doesn't need it, and Hank was just as good. The Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup are both bigger and better prizes, plus JQ will get another shot at the Vezina in his time. This is how I see it, and wouldn't be surprised if the voters see it like this too.

Why did I bother doing this? Will anyone care or read? Probably not, but why? BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP!

LOS ANGELES KINGS 2012 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS BABY!
 
Posted on: May 7, 2012 4:12 am
 

How SWEEP it is!

I have been a Los Angeles Kings fan for as long as I can remember. To further refine it, the first season I recall being a fan was during a horrible, horrible season where the Kings couldn't buy a win! Surely I can be forgiven for being a bit cocky, as I wasn't even alive the last time we made the Stanley Cup finals...So this is just a bit of a rant about how wrong people were.

At the start of the NHL season, I recall so many people claiming it to be a Canucks v Pens final, or Blackhawks v Pens, basically anyone v the Pens, but no mention of the three underdogs this year, the Kings, the Predators and the Coyotes...At the start of the playoffs, everyone predicted the Canucks to take out the Kings, the Red Wings to take out the Coyotes, and the Blackhawks to beat the Preds. Fair enough I suppose, they are the defending President's Cup holders and Western Conference Champs, perennial Stanley Cup contenders, and winners from 2 years ago.

Who would have guessed that the Kings, consistently able to build a huge lead and blow it, would win it in 5, quite comfortably too. The same team that just 4 years ago were an embarrassment to the Pacific Division...Same with the Coyotes, Pacific Division winners who finally wrestled the Sharks from it, and took it to the recent Champions. And let's be honest, who has ever put the words Nashville Predators and Stanley Cup Champions in the same sentence?

Can the Kings be seen as legitimate title contenders now? Surely they can right? I mean, during the Canucks series, with every game naysayers would yell "Kings can't hold this, they're gonna still lose to the Canucks!", or "Who cares, the Blues will deal to you quickly!" And then mocking West Coast hockey for not being rough enough to win.

So the Kings won in 5 games, and then in 4 games, including a 5-2 rout that involved scoring 4 goals in one period. Something the Kings simply don't do. The #1 seed and #2 seed have fallen to the #8 seed, the Kings that apparently were to easily fall to their opponents. Proving to be dominant enough on the Penalty Kill, and on defense to win games and beat the best opponents. All the same while going 8-1, and 5-0 on the road. Beating the Blues twice in St Louis where the Blues were so dominant in the regular season.

And as for the Eastern Conference being far more dominant than the Western Conference, look at LA's record against the Eastern teams, its fairly scary for the Prince of Wales winner I must say...

Quick is a shoo-in for Vezina, and his performances have proven testament to that. .948 SV%, a shutout in a 1-0 thriller where the Kings were outshot by a long margin. The Kings have scored shorthanded more times than on the powerplay, and have been killing penalties like madmen recently. They've peaked at the right time.

But will the #8 seeds ever be considered favourites? Probably not, but the underdog label seems to work well for them, as when they're not expected to do well, the 18,000 faithful spectators at Staples will support either way, and the Kings will show belief. A sweep for the first time in franchise history (Best of 7), and two 3-0 leads in both series have proven dominance both home and away from home.

Can the Kings bring home the Cup? Yes. Will they? That's another question, but surely the naysayers must be gone by now, and there can be no doubting the Kings as they are now. Whether it be the Coyotes or the Predators, Kings fans should feel comfortable enough to say that they're going to the finals. 
Posted on: May 7, 2012 4:12 am
 

How SWEEP it is!

I have been a Los Angeles Kings fan for as long as I can remember. To further refine it, the first season I recall being a fan was during a horrible, horrible season where the Kings couldn't buy a win! Surely I can be forgiven for being a bit cocky, as I wasn't even alive the last time we made the Stanley Cup finals...So this is just a bit of a rant about how wrong people were.

At the start of the NHL season, I recall so many people claiming it to be a Canucks v Pens final, or Blackhawks v Pens, basically anyone v the Pens, but no mention of the three underdogs this year, the Kings, the Predators and the Coyotes...At the start of the playoffs, everyone predicted the Canucks to take out the Kings, the Red Wings to take out the Coyotes, and the Blackhawks to beat the Preds. Fair enough I suppose, they are the defending President's Cup holders and Western Conference Champs, perennial Stanley Cup contenders, and winners from 2 years ago.

Who would have guessed that the Kings, consistently able to build a huge lead and blow it, would win it in 5, quite comfortably too. The same team that just 4 years ago were an embarrassment to the Pacific Division...Same with the Coyotes, Pacific Division winners who finally wrestled the Sharks from it, and took it to the recent Champions. And let's be honest, who has ever put the words Nashville Predators and Stanley Cup Champions in the same sentence?

Can the Kings be seen as legitimate title contenders now? Surely they can right? I mean, during the Canucks series, with every game naysayers would yell "Kings can't hold this, they're gonna still lose to the Canucks!", or "Who cares, the Blues will deal to you quickly!" And then mocking West Coast hockey for not being rough enough to win.

So the Kings won in 5 games, and then in 4 games, including a 5-2 rout that involved scoring 4 goals in one period. Something the Kings simply don't do. The #1 seed and #2 seed have fallen to the #8 seed, the Kings that apparently were to easily fall to their opponents. Proving to be dominant enough on the Penalty Kill, and on defense to win games and beat the best opponents. All the same while going 8-1, and 5-0 on the road. Beating the Blues twice in St Louis where the Blues were so dominant in the regular season.

And as for the Eastern Conference being far more dominant than the Western Conference, look at LA's record against the Eastern teams, its fairly scary for the Prince of Wales winner I must say...

Quick is a shoo-in for Vezina, and his performances have proven testament to that. .948 SV%, a shutout in a 1-0 thriller where the Kings were outshot by a long margin. The Kings have scored shorthanded more times than on the powerplay, and have been killing penalties like madmen recently. They've peaked at the right time.

But will the #8 seeds ever be considered favourites? Probably not, but the underdog label seems to work well for them, as when they're not expected to do well, the 18,000 faithful spectators at Staples will support either way, and the Kings will show belief. A sweep for the first time in franchise history (Best of 7), and two 3-0 leads in both series have proven dominance both home and away from home.

Can the Kings bring home the Cup? Yes. Will they? That's another question, but surely the naysayers must be gone by now, and there can be no doubting the Kings as they are now. Whether it be the Coyotes or the Predators, Kings fans should feel comfortable enough to say that they're going to the finals. 
Posted on: May 7, 2012 4:12 am
 

How SWEEP it is!

I have been a Los Angeles Kings fan for as long as I can remember. To further refine it, the first season I recall being a fan was during a horrible, horrible season where the Kings couldn't buy a win! Surely I can be forgiven for being a bit cocky, as I wasn't even alive the last time we made the Stanley Cup finals...So this is just a bit of a rant about how wrong people were.

At the start of the NHL season, I recall so many people claiming it to be a Canucks v Pens final, or Blackhawks v Pens, basically anyone v the Pens, but no mention of the three underdogs this year, the Kings, the Predators and the Coyotes...At the start of the playoffs, everyone predicted the Canucks to take out the Kings, the Red Wings to take out the Coyotes, and the Blackhawks to beat the Preds. Fair enough I suppose, they are the defending President's Cup holders and Western Conference Champs, perennial Stanley Cup contenders, and winners from 2 years ago.

Who would have guessed that the Kings, consistently able to build a huge lead and blow it, would win it in 5, quite comfortably too. The same team that just 4 years ago were an embarrassment to the Pacific Division...Same with the Coyotes, Pacific Division winners who finally wrestled the Sharks from it, and took it to the recent Champions. And let's be honest, who has ever put the words Nashville Predators and Stanley Cup Champions in the same sentence?

Can the Kings be seen as legitimate title contenders now? Surely they can right? I mean, during the Canucks series, with every game naysayers would yell "Kings can't hold this, they're gonna still lose to the Canucks!", or "Who cares, the Blues will deal to you quickly!" And then mocking West Coast hockey for not being rough enough to win.

So the Kings won in 5 games, and then in 4 games, including a 5-2 rout that involved scoring 4 goals in one period. Something the Kings simply don't do. The #1 seed and #2 seed have fallen to the #8 seed, the Kings that apparently were to easily fall to their opponents. Proving to be dominant enough on the Penalty Kill, and on defense to win games and beat the best opponents. All the same while going 8-1, and 5-0 on the road. Beating the Blues twice in St Louis where the Blues were so dominant in the regular season.

And as for the Eastern Conference being far more dominant than the Western Conference, look at LA's record against the Eastern teams, its fairly scary for the Prince of Wales winner I must say...

Quick is a shoo-in for Vezina, and his performances have proven testament to that. .948 SV%, a shutout in a 1-0 thriller where the Kings were outshot by a long margin. The Kings have scored shorthanded more times than on the powerplay, and have been killing penalties like madmen recently. They've peaked at the right time.

But will the #8 seeds ever be considered favourites? Probably not, but the underdog label seems to work well for them, as when they're not expected to do well, the 18,000 faithful spectators at Staples will support either way, and the Kings will show belief. A sweep for the first time in franchise history (Best of 7), and two 3-0 leads in both series have proven dominance both home and away from home.

Can the Kings bring home the Cup? Yes. Will they? That's another question, but surely the naysayers must be gone by now, and there can be no doubting the Kings as they are now. Whether it be the Coyotes or the Predators, Kings fans should feel comfortable enough to say that they're going to the finals. 
Posted on: April 19, 2012 5:23 am
 

Who is the better coach?

I saw the poll just today, asking who the better coach is, between Duke's legendary Coach K, and Tennessee Lady Vols' Pat Summitt.

To definitively answer this question, it really is easier than it sounds...

Put Coach K in charge of Tennessee's Lady Vols team, and put Summitt in charge of the Blue Devils. Who would win more games/championships than the other?

I can guarantee to you, that it would be Coach K, and therefore we have a winner!

Men's and Women's basketball are two very different games, but the men's game is much more powerful and skilful than the women's version. As Coach K could easily handle the men's, the women's would be a walk in the park. As for Summitt and Duke, the mix would be harder, especially for a woman to control a bunch of boys in a men's sport. Respect points go down.

Don't get me wrong, Summitt was a great coach at UT and did what she could with resounding success, but asking who is better between her and Coach K? There can only be one answer...whoever coached the men. 
Posted on: April 3, 2012 5:20 pm
 

March Madness Recap 2012

There was something incomplete about this year's tourney. Sure, there were the usual upsets, insane comebacks, and the crazy second round that busted everyone's bracket, but it was still incomplete. Something about having a #1 and a #2 seed play each other in the final, and even then have the #1 seed win it all seems like it wasn't really a madness this season. 

Well, at least not in the April part of March Madness, March itself was just ridiculous.

Sure, we got confirmation that a tourney, even one such as big as a 68 team tourney can still crown the best team in the nation, and that all along we were right to stick with our guns that Kentucky would be the team to beat. But, there were no true Cinderellas this year. We had one-and-done teams, but no underdogs that just won all the way to the Final Four like Butler and VCU, or even last year's UConn. And having two #1 seeds, and two #2 seeds in the Final Four spoke testament to that. The better teams won this year. For the most part at least. Of the four #1 seeds, only one failed to make the Elite Eight, and that was Michigan St losing to Louisville in the round prior. 

But despite the lack of Cinderellas or huge underdogs winning, it was still a good tourney, because at least we got a good championship game this year. No doubt I'm disappointed that BYU couldn't follow on again, and that to date I have never picked the champion at the start of the tourney, (I got close with Kansas), but there were some good spectacles.

Such as...In the opening day of matches, BYU pulls off the largest comeback in tournament history, made for an exciting opening round for a change, while in the other day, we had Western Kentucky come back against MVSU in the largest comeback ever in the last 5 minutes. After one day, we've already started with a bang. Then we hear about Fab Melo being ineligible and can believe that a #16 seed can finally defeat a #1 seed after all these years. But alas, the game was very close right to the end and Syracuse survived, and continued to survive against teams that many people though could roll Syracuse without Melo. Bye bye K-State and Wisky, we all had you on our brackets to survive, but the Orange kept the madness coming. FSU tumbed early, and they were in my Final Four. The Zags nearly took down #2 Ohio St in a thriller that reminded us of their run nearly 10 years ago. Ohio got to the Sweet 16, with that State running rampant into that round. The ever-so-dominant Gaels from St Mary's (CA) got taken down by Purdue.

And rounding it out, the ridiculousness of both Duke AND Missouri tumbling out in the second round, to teams like Lehigh and Norfolk St? Down goes everyone's predictions and made us believe that they could be potential Cinderellas, while our picks as those princesses fell out of the tourney like Wichita St. VCU couldn't go deep like last year, Drexel got hosed by not getting in, and UW rued their missed chance of going dancing.

Overall, it was a bit empty with the best teams making it to the Final Four, but it was still mad. And it was an NCG to remember, nearly a five-by-five scored, and a near comeback for the ages.

Hurry up and come back again March! We'll miss you, but now its time for Football! Come on Cougars! 
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Things I'd like to see in 2012

2012 is going to be huge, not only is it another huge year of sports, but it doubles as an Olympic year, meaning that thousands more athletes will be known to those worldwide as they head to London for the world's biggest sporting festival. This doesn't mean that the next season of College Football and Hoops will be less exciting, or important, (and also the NHL and MLB, and NFL to a certain extent, but the NBA has kinda lost my liking), but certainly those weeks in August will be huge. As a New Zealander, I, of course hope for some great kiwi performances in Athletics (especially my friend from school, the young and rising Jacko Gill), Rowing, Cycling and Swimming.

But, that's just what I want to see from an Olympic perspective, what I want to see overall in 2012 is this, as I'm sure Americans couldn't care less about the NZ Olympic team.

1. I want to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. I may be a Twins fan, but this has to happen, the fans are too diehard to not win the Fall classic.

2. I want the NHL CBA to expire and be renewed quickly and without lockout this year.

3. I want the SEC's run of championships ended, and hopefully for USC to end it.

4. I want the BCS system dumped and guaranteed to be gone at the end of its contract.

5. I want March Madness won by the underdog team. Although I still want them to be a true Conference Champion.

6. I want the Olympics run smoothly and without any political screwups.

7. I want the US and Canada strengthening Rugby in the country.

8. I want the Denver Broncos to come back even stronger and prove that last year wasn't a fluke.

9. I want Tim Tebow to finally be recognised as a true NFL QB.

10. I want Boise St to prove that they're the real deal without Kellen Moore.

11. I want the Colts with Andrew Luck to do some damage next year, and for RG3 to make an immediate impact.

12. Of course, I want to see the Broncos win the Superbowl.

13. I want Rugby to become an NCAA sanctioned sport.

14. I hope that the MLB becomes so tough on steroid use that players are outright banned upon use.

15. And I hope that there are no steroid controversies in baseball this year.

AND I'd love for the Los Angeles Kings to win the Stanley Cup (we're sick of losing to San Jose!), and also for a Mid-Major to make the BCS NCG.
Category: General
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Whether you like it or not, it's Tebow Time.

Its funny. I've never before seen such a polarising figure in Pro Football. Probably in all of Pro Sports too, except perhaps that of Alex Rodriguez, loved by Yankee fans and hated by everyone else. For some reason, Tebow just seems to find a way to get a lot of people to hate him by just being a good person. That being said, he also gets plenty more to love him in that same way. But there seems to be no middle ground, everyone either loves him or loathes him. For a second year player who plays with a mid-market team that hasn't made the playoffs for so long, you'd think he'd go almost under the radar except in the minds of AFC West fans.

The fact is, I am a Denver Broncos fan. Loved them for longer than I can remember, they've just always been my team. I remember the Elway days, the extreme highs and the extreme lows. I still can easily recall the Plummer days, and when we even had Portis as our HB. So no, I haven't just jumped on the bandwagon ,despite being a FBS junkie more than an NFL fan, for Tebow. That being said, I was a fan of his back when he played for Florida. They were good days and good times. I guess it was just destiny that he came to the Broncos, with Josh McDaniels at the helm and the Broncos ready to flop to another disappointing season.

And that right there is why despite hating McDaniels as a coach, I respected him. He brought us Tebow. Let's face it, Orton wasn't going to get the Broncos to the playoffs. Tebow has the chance to on Sunday night. Since he started, there seems to be a sense of self belief in the Broncos, a spark of morale in the team. There's no longer consistent 4th quarter flops that lose us games, in fact the intensity comes right there and then to help us win games.

There's no doubt that the Broncos' defense has gotten a lot better. Von Miller is definitely the best person we've drafted in a long time. Look at his numbers he puts up! And he's a ROOKIE. He's been in the league one year, and is already the Broncos' best weapon. I haven't loved a defensive player this much since Champ Bailey's prime years. So our defense has gotten a lot better, and Matt Prater has saved our bacon a lot this year, without him we'd be screwed and no one would care about the KC v DEN game on Sunday. (Well Monday where I am). So of course it isn't all Tebow. Our running game is one of the best in the league, our defense has improved drastically, and our O-Line is doing a good job when running the Option, discounting Buffalo, we were committing nearly no turnovers!

So, if it isn't all Tebow, why do so many people praise him, and why do so many people hate him? Usually a hated player is hated because they're so good, so why isn't Von Miller despised by everyone in the AFC?

It's because he's winning games. The QB always gets the credit. But in this case, he really does deserve the credit. Through all adversity he comes through strong, and he still stands true to himself. He sparks the Broncos with belief with his never say die attitude. He's always trying to improve his own game and trying harder than anyone to bring about a win. He never takes the credit himself, listen to an interview, its all about the team, its all about the Broncos fans and its all about God. Its funny how he cops so much hate, yet the most arrogant of all people seem to be showered with love. It's a crazy, messed up world.

At the start of the season, Tebow was voted the most overrated player in the NFL. Oh how wrong they were. Everyone predicted that he'd flop, and the Broncos would be reeling with the Colts right now. In actual fact, he's gone 7-3, and with that a 6 game win streak. And 5 of those 7 came away from Mile High. He really seems like the most underrated player in the NFL, seeing as he's gone well above his expectations, and got the Broncos in prime position to make the playoffs.

There's always gonna be his haters, and as he gets better, which he will, there will be more of them, as he becomes a more feared QB. He might not be a superstar, but he might well be one. But whether you like it or not, its gonna be Tebow Time. And it will be Tebow Time because no matter what happens on Sunday, he'll continue to try hard and continue to have that winning belief. Its impossible to get into his head, which is a big problem for defenses. You just can't get in there, so even if he loses on Sunday and the Broncos miss the playoffs, it will still be Tebow Time, because he'll just come back stronger next season, and ready to make the Broncos great again. It doesn't matter what you believe, its what he believes, and as long as he believes he can win, he'll be a winner, and the Broncos will win games, and as much as you might hate it. It will be Tebow Time.
Category: NFL
 
 
 
 
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