Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams, December 1770
I loved it when John Elway appeared on the NFL Network at the Jets game. He was immediately met with a chart on the screen comparing his first seven games to Tebow's first seven games -- right in front of 7 million football fans! Elway compared pretty poorly.
I am having a very tough time trying to decipher his attitude toward Tebow. With his HOF career and fame, why would he be envious or jealous of Tebow? Doesn't make any sense. But if it didn't defy all logic, that is exactly what I would believe. You would think that he would be smart enough to just keep his mouth shut about his QB who is leading his team to a winning record against all expectations, and perhaps now even into the playoffs!
People who do not like Tebow for whatever reason always come up with rationales, however strained, to muddy the water on these direct comparisons of the early Elway to the early Tebow. They would much rather compare the early Tebow to the superstar QB Elway, stacking the deck.
So I propose that we at MHR continue to compare Elway and Tebow game by game. Let's see how long it will take the early Elway to catch up with the early Tebow. We can then watch for the crossover point, and then Tebow's true progress can be measured from there with Elway as a benchmark.