I am LOVING the player quotes in this article.
“When I hear all those ESPN commentators say, ‘He can’t do this,’ I laugh. After the game, I whispered in his ear, ‘Let ‘em keep hating. Keep ‘em hating on you.’ “
“You know I’ve always been a Tebow man. He’s always been going through this where people didn’t believe in him. I was criticizing him his freshman year in college.”
Wait a minute. Tebow was getting knocked by his fellow Gators?
“Everybody was,” Thomas said. “But he always proved us wrong. It was the way he threw. We had Chris Leak and Tebow would come in throwing the way he throws. We’d be like, ‘Oh, man, he can’t do this.’ But everything about him is a winner. Ever since his freshman year, we all knew he was the real deal. He proved us all wrong.”
“I want to take the Comeback Kid name away from the 100 other guys who had it and give it to him.”
“I mean, the dude lit us up,” Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen said. “I would have bet my paycheck that he would not have beat us passing the ball. Hats off to him. He’s a competitor.”
That was one of the most fun Vikings games I’ve ever been to. Cheering for both sides and not coming up disappointed certainly helps. And to be honest, I was really rooting for another W for Tebow. As much as I love love love my hometown squad, I just want to see what happens.