Here in the great capital city of Cheyenne, Wyoming, I awoke earlier today to a winter wonderland.
Lots of it.
Reports say that the accumulation will exceed the 2-4 inches that were expected…I’d say we’re looking at perhaps 6 inches total when all is said and done.
It doesn’t bother me, in fact I like snow, I like the winter time period…so long as this white stuff is off the ground by the time the baseball season is here I have no qualms.
Right now too, there is snow on the ground in Montreal.
Montreal is a city that I have yet to visit.
My good friend ‘Sly’, who is a frequent caller to my SHOW, tells me I need to visit his home city sometime soon.
Tim Tebow, however, he needs to visit Montreal well before I schedule a trip there.
Tim Tebow is only 25 years old.
Stunningly his NFL career, at least as a quarterback, may be at its end.
Stunning because at this time last year Tim Tebow was the toast of Denver — leading the Broncos on a kick that saw them whirl their way into the playoffs – then beating the Pittsburgh Steelers with a laser accurate pass to an in stride Demaryius Thomas in overtime.
Denver loved Tebow — most of America loved Tebow.
I loved Tebow.
I still love Tebow.
The Broncos though, and John Elway in particular, loved Peyton Manning much more.
Tebow was traded to the Jets.
But Tebow was grounded in New York, along with the rest of the shipwREXed franchise, and Tebow is expected to be released in the next few weeks ahead.
That’s the good news for Tebow.
The bad news is that his options in the National Football League are probably non-existent…at least if he wants to play quarterback.
After ESPN’s Chris Mortenson reported a few weeks ago that it was a near certainty that Tebow would wind up in Jacksonville next year, new Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell pretty much slammed the door shut on that possibility during his introductory presser in Jacksonville yesterday.
Tim Tebow is not just an American sports figure - he’s universal – and as such, even though the thought may taste sour to him right now — Tim Tebow needs to swallow hard and take his act to the northern terrain of the Canadian Football League.
I mentioned the city of Montreal before because it is the Montreal Alouettes who own the draft rights to Tebow in the CFL.
The Alouettes have a quarterback in Anthony Calvillo who just tuned 40 years old, he’s played a long time in the CFL, but apparently he’s not ready to call it quits having recently signed a new 2 year deal to remain with Montreal.
For as much as the Montreal Alouettes may love them some Anthony Calvillo, I’ll bet those who own the franchise would love them some Tim Tebow even more so.
If not, I’m certain that there is another CFL team that would move heaven and earth to acquire the rights to Tebow.
Tebow should explore the CFL because it would allow him an opportunity to play the quarterback position, to hone and improve his skills, to work on his mechanics which need vast improvement — and it would allow him to showcase a skill set in a wide open offensive minded Canadian Football League, while eventually having the potential to impress some NFL team in an NFL which is increasingly becoming more and more offensive driven by the second.
Not only would it be logical to assume that some CFL team would love to acquire themselves a Tim Tebow — but it would also be logical to assume that Tim Tebow can make far-far more money in the CFL right now than he could in the NFL.
Other players have gone to the CFL before to prove they could play in the NFL and have used the CFL to launch them back to the National Football League.
Those players went to Canada for a chance to play and a paycheck that was within the parameters of other CFL players.
However those players were just players looking for an opportunity.
Tebow needs an opportunity to play as well – however – unlike those other players before him, Tebow is not only a player, not only a quarterback who wants to show that he can play well, but in addition, Tim Tebow is a transcendent personality who can claim universal appeal <> that no player before him going to Canada and using that league as a proving ground was in possession of.
Tebow in many ways is a walking and talking ATM machine.
Certainly for the Canadian Football League Tebow would be a most welcomed addition <> for visibility purposes yes <> but also because Tebow would make the CFL cash registers make some beautiful music all season long.
I figure that Tebow himself would be able to take advantage of his appeal, using it as leverage to negotiate not only a player contract that would make him the CFL’s highest paid player, but also a deal that would see him possibly get a percentage of the gate, both at home, as well as on the road.
If it’s all about ‘show business’ in many respects, then Tim Tebow to the CFL makes all the sense in the world.
Hey, maybe Tebow goes to the CFL and enjoys the experience so much that he stays there the rest of his life, plays the next 15 years in the CFL, becomes a Canadian icon, gets to play football, and makes millions of dollars in the process.
Not a bad life at the end of the day…eh?