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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/mike-bianchi-tim-tebow-provides-nfl-with-a-special-need/ar-BBm2G5F?ocid=mailsignout

People always ask me why I root so hard for Tim Tebow to make it in the NFL.

Is it because he loves the game so much; plays with such passion; is so fun to watch; or that he's just so much different than the typical cookie-cutter pro quarterback?

It's all of those things, but mainly it's because every time I've ever seen him at a public appearance, he scans the crowd in search of kids with special needs and then immediately makes a mad dash toward those kids as if they are a touchdown pylon.

So many times these kids with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis and afflictions we can't even pronounce — let alone imagine — look up from their wheelchairs and see people avoid them and recoil at the very sight of them. Tebow is drawn to them and makes a beeline toward them, looks them in the eye, hugs them, talks to them, touches them.

"It's just a lot easier to turn the other way and ignore those with special needs," Mike Barr said. "Tim is the complete opposite. He doesn't see these kids as a burden; he sees them as a blessing."

Barr has three special-needs children he adopted with the help of Tebow and the Tim Tebow Foundation. Essentially, Tebow and his charity financially subsidize families who adopt the kids nobody else wants. Tebow uses the term Jesus used in the Bible — "The least of these" — when I asked him once about why he cares so much about special-needs children.

I'm no Biblical scholar, but "the least of these" can be defined as those who need our love and help the most. Perhaps this is why the official mission of Tebow's foundation is "To bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need."

"I want to have a life of significance," Tebow said, "and caring for the least of these is what really matters. ... I believe we can inspire and be a light to people who have been abandoned or thrown away or neglected. That is where my heart is."

One of life's great mysteries is where is the heart of so many football fans — so many critics and haters who actually root for Tebow to fail?

Why?

Why in the world?

It makes no sense.

The more visibility he has, the more good he can do; the more hope he can provide, the more smiles he can create.

Like the Tebow Foundation orphan care for more than 2,000 kids in four different countries who have been left homeless and abandoned.

Like the financial aid for those parents who have adopted special-needs children in 53 different countries.

Like the new Tebow Cure Hospital that was recently built in the Philippines, where health care is provided to kids whose families are dirt poor.

Like the nationwide prom Tebow's foundation held earlier this year for more than 7,000 special-needs kids in 26 different states and two countries. Each prom included a red-carpet entrance with paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup beauty stations, shoeshines, dinner and dancing.

"In South Carolina, I got a chance to spend some time with one young lady at one of the proms," Tebow told me at his charity golf tournament a few months ago. "As I was starting to leave, her mom came up to me crying and said, 'My daughter is never going to get married and she's never going to have kids, but tonight she felt like a princess.' That made it all worth it. That's our ultimate goal — to make these kids feel like kings and queens."

Patti Brown tells the story of when her son Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, met Tebow as part of the "Wish 15" program in which Tebow essentially provides an all-expenses-paid vacation for those with special needs and their families to come spend some quality time with him at NFL games, awards shows, Disney World or wherever he may be.

"I took this amazing picture of Tim and Dylan," Patti says. "They're looking at each other and they both have these big, beautiful smiles on their faces. That picture shows me that Tim sees things others don't. He sees the pure love and joy in people who are going through hardships."

Making the most of the least of these.

I guess you could say this is why I root so hard for Tim Tebow to succeed in the NFL.

He's not just good for the league.

He's good for the world.

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He's a terrific person and an awesome role model

I want him to succeed and demolish all the expectations placed upon him for the field. I mean, how can you not root for a guy of his caliber?

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He's a terrific person and an awesome role model

I want him to succeed and demolish all the expectations placed upon him for the field. I mean, how can you not root for a guy of his caliber?

I couldn't agree more. I don't see how anyone can not root for this guy. He's everything human beings should shrive to be.

People are starting to hate good. Tebow isn't the best QB when it comes to his throwing game, but if in the right situation...he would make a decent game manager. Surround him with a good receiving RB with decent speed, a good catching FB, two TE's who can catch and have good routes and reaction skills, then two WR's who can block...the a fantastic defense.

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People are starting to hate good. Tebow isn't the best QB when it comes to his throwing game, but if in the right situation...he would make a decent game manager. Surround him with a good receiving RB with decent speed, a good catching FB, two TE's who can catch and have good routes and reaction skills, then two WR's who can block...the a fantastic defense.

The 2011 Broncos. We saw that. The Broncos won with Tebow because they played to his strengths.

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If Tebow were a Muslim or Buddhist you would not give a **** about what a good person he was but because he wears his religion on his sleeve Christians will clamor for him to be the next Tom Brady or Joe Montana when his play is closer to Akili Smith or Eric Crouch.

This may not be the popular opinion around here but it needs to be said.

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If Tebow were a Muslim or Buddhist you would not give a **** about what a good person he was but because he wears his religion on his sleeve Christians will clamor for him to be the next Tom Brady or Joe Montana when his play is closer to Akili Smith or Eric Crouch.

This may not be the popular opinion around here but it needs to be said.

My wife was a Muslim, her family still is. I love them dearly and would risk both life and limb for them. But I digress. Let me stay on point here because we have some ignorant people around here who know nothing about me. Just a username. First of all people who check in just to raise crap are the types who just want to fight. No substance, nothing to add. Basically just trolling and spamming. Its getting old. Second of all I have mentioned many people who have done good deeds...ON THIS BOARD...FROM MANY DIFFERENT WALKS. No one cared. No one even really made a comment.

My being a Christian I guess means I can't mention the altruism of another Christian. How is that? Then again, I was a part of a movement to condemn Islam bashing in my hometown, taught awareness that Sikh's aren't Muslims, and posted several and I mean several heroic and altruistic articles of all kinds...many weren't even American...

You need to not try and think you know me. You have proven nothing except you have some serious problems. Its time for you and people like you to shut up because you have no clue on what you're talking about...especially when it comes to me man.

Thanks in advance.

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If Tebow were a Muslim or Buddhist you would not give a **** about what a good person he was but because he wears his religion on his sleeve Christians will clamor for him to be the next Tom Brady or Joe Montana when his play is closer to Akili Smith or Eric Crouch.

This may not be the popular opinion around here but it needs to be said.

That's simply not true at all. You're just trying to start trouble and it's not gonna fly.

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Good people are good people... regardless of spiritual affiliation.

Tebow is a good guy, and he is in the public eye, and a lot of people aren't comfortable with goodness, they just just use his open spiritualness as the reason to dislike him.

this sums it up very nicely, well done my good man. oops, I called you good, now people won't like you wink.png

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