When his night was done, he had racked up 363 yards, a new franchise postseason record, and the Patriots had scored more points than in any of the other 36 playoff games in their history.”
NFL Football news: Patriots Blogging is hot.
Green Bay Packers–ESPN (blog)
Denver Broncos – ESPN
NFL Standings–the latest.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.12.12~
Tom Brady Fans favorite Brady Bunch football post today is this one.
Good to see NFL fans reading. :)
In Tom Brady News: NFL hypes up a Peyton Manning and Tom Brady game meet. Bleacher writes:
“Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos dueled on the football field for the 13th time in their illustrious careers, with each passer looking to get something of a monkey off their backs where their rivalry is concerned. (more…)
Football news: “Making his debut for the Broncos after sitting out the entire 2011 season for the Colts, a mistake-free Peyton Manning threw a pair of touchdown passes and rallied Denver to a 31-19 win over the Steelers. More@TheHuck.
Meanwhile across country: New Yorks spotlight shifts to QB Tim Tebow‘s star draw. Super Bowl buzz is strong,early on with a Tebow focus.
Aren’t the Mannings such a talented football family? Too much go. Super Bowl is gonna be huge. The football buzz outweighing even the movie box office right now.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.9.12~
“Tebow in the big city will make Jeremy Lin’s New York run look like an off-Broadway play,” writes football commentator Gregg Rosenthal for NFL.Com on news that the New York Jets have traded a fourth-round and a sixth-round draft pick to the Denver Broncos for Tim Tebow and a seventh-rounder.
Big news for New York. Is Mark Sanchez ‘s leadership now feeling the humanitarian quarterback’s heat? Not likely.
“I think Tim will do great no matter what happens,” Sanchez said Tuesday on “The Petros and Money Show.”
[Photo - The Hollywood Gossip]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.3.12~
After galavanting around almost every football team, Peyton Manning 36 has opted for Colorado’s lure, signing with the Denver Broncos.
Up until he signed, Manning was billed as the the most prominent free agent in NFL history. The Denver Broncos ‘won the prize of lofty new expectations.’
USA’s break out quarterback phenomenon star of 2012, Tim Tebow, just might be feeling a bit of pressure, or, an opportunity to learn from a new teacher in his team.
USA today reports: “Manning, who turns 36 on Saturday, instantly pushes Tim Tebow out of a starting job and assumes his quest to win a second Super Bowl with the franchise hoping to repeat the glory it achieved more than 13 years ago with coach John Elway. Although the USA media are running with the story angle of ‘Tebow’s future now cloudy’ – at least it’s a ‘cloud’ full of some of the best football knowledge America can offer Tebow as a future star of the game. He’d be wise to stay under the cloud then if he can.
For more – head to USA Today.
However, young Tebow may not have that option, Business Insider is speculating today that the Bronco’s will trade Tebow in light of Manning’s signing and that Tebow won’t be released as a free agent, like Manning was on arrival to the Broncos. Read that here.
[Photo caption - Peyton Manning & Tim Tebow . Photo credit: Doug Pensinger - Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.3.12~
Denver is in the spotlight regarding the ongoing management of Tim Tebow‘s future football prospects as the eyes of America turn towards John Elway of Denver Broncos management on a very significant week for the team.
The Denver Post reports, “in a season-ending question-and-answer session with head coach John Fox, executive vice president of football operations John Elway and general manager Brian Xanders, that this offseason will be all about the football for Tebow.
Coaching goals being set for Tebow are all about not staring down receivers, improving his footwork in the pocket, being more accurate, and playing more inside the pocket than outside. Looking after Bronco’s investment, Elway said he will go as far as to jump into things himself, working some on the field with Tebow as well as in the video study.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.12~
The HuffingtonPost promo-ed Focus on The Family‘s new ad, that is said to be a John 3: 16 – Tim Tebow inspired ad. The commercial was aired during the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos football game yesterday.
Any piece of art that reminds the world to consider the needs of children in the world gets my vote, hence playing this down today. In such times where the wealthy have increased their wealth 3 fold -even in the context of the last 3 years of 1930′s styled global recession – family organizations and community organizations who are mindful of real peoples needs in communities are being increasingly more important.
On that note, Focus On The Family exists to: “help families thrive.” To learn how you can help this organization, help your community, go here if you’d like to. As long as the organization is teaching families to be strong, in order to help families beyond one’s own family – than again, it is worthy of support. I am a fan of the nuclear family as a building block of community, yet the world today is so diverse in the way families have found each other and now work together for the good of raising better people. If focus on the family can support all families towards a far reaching purpose- let’s give them some love, today.
Perhaps pitching a message of children being valued more than making… say… just another million bucks for one’s own pocket, to a football audience was a good marketing plan – yesterday. Football is a community-focused sport, as a rule. A football audience understands how important families are. Especially children. True love is all about giving more. Peace.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.12~
Guest football commentary from Barry Svrluga for the Washington Post goes like this:
“FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There may have been a time – in the middle of the week, in the hours before kickoff, even early in the second quarter, though that’s a stretch – when it seemed feasible that Tim Tebow and his Denver Broncos could have beaten Tom Brady and his New England Patriots.
Then this AFC divisional playoff game started. Less than two minutes in, the Patriots were up by a touchdown. Less than six minutes later, they were up by two. Over the final 2 1/2 minutes of a freakishly good first half, they scored two more to go up by 28 points.
All that pregame dissection of Tebow’s throwing motion and Tebow’s beliefs and Tebow’s leadership and Tebow’s deficiencies seemed downright silly, because the vastly superior player, Brady, and the clearly superior team, New England, won in a never-in-doubt romp, 45-10, in which Brady tied an NFL playoff record with six touchdown passes.
SWS blog writes on Tim Tebow‘s overnight popularity as ESPN’s no1 most popular athlete from the USA in a recent poll:
“Even though Tebow has accomplished a lot, he is probably the worst athlete to be named the most popular.”
Do you agree or disagree with SWS’s comments?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.12~
Yahoo Sports on Tim Tebow‘s Popularity: “Who has a weird throwing motion, two fingers constantly pointed skyward and is the most popular athlete in America? Timothy Richard Tebow, that’s who.
The Denver Broncos quarterback finished first in an ESPN Sports Poll asking Americans about their favorite active athlete. In the survey of 1,502 sports fans over the age of 12, Tebow finished ahead of Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. The second-year veteran earned 3 percent of the vote, well ahead of Bryant’s 2 percent.
ESPN has been conducting the poll every month for the last 18 years. Tebow is just the 11th athlete to top the list and only the sixth in the past five years.”
Full article here. Phot via AP. Words: Chris Chase.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.12~
JOHN ELWAY, DEMARYIUS THOMAS, COACH JOHN FOX – DESERVE CREDIT FOR TEBOW’S BRONCO WIN – WASHINGTON POST
[Photo - John Elway, Giant Electric Blogspot Blog]
Sports writer Cindy Boren of the Washington Post writes a good article about Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Tebow’s line in the Broncos’ 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers — an eerie 316 yards passing on 10 completions for a 31.6-yard average — means, once again, that supernatural significance is being assigned to a mere football game, with the Good Book trouncing the playbook.”
On Horiwood.Com at the time of writing, John 3 16 is the no.1 search term, Tim Tebow’s favorite verse of scripture.
Boren adds, “While the Biblical tie-in makes a tidy story line, let’s give a little credit to John Elway, Demaryius Thomas, Coach John Fox, a home-field advantage and the age and injuries that caught up to the Steelers.”
Fair enough. As well as talented players, winning football is all about teamwork too.
Elway, a Hall of Fame QB and Denver Broncos VP of football operations job is to manage Tebow and be his harshest critic. Boran, along with Matthew Brooks in an earlier article, had looked at how the Broncos in a wildcard game went in against The Steelers off the back of a 3 game losing streak. Elways pre-match advice to Tebow had been, “The key thing … is to go out, put everything behind him, go through his progressions and pull the trigger.
“It doesn’t matter how you win it,” Elway said, “as long as you win it.”
After the game, John Elway said to ESPN’s Ed Werner, “He really answered the bell. He came out and played great. You know what? He pulled that trigger. He put it on the money.”
Boren writes, “Thomas, who caught the game-winning touchdown pass that covered 80 yards, also caught passes for 51 and 58 yards in regulation. The Steelers’ pass defense was dealing with the absence of Ryan Clark, as well as age and injuries. By now, though, you know where Tebow placed the credit for his stellar, no-turnover game. “First and foremost, I just want to thank my savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ,” Tebow said afterward. “I am so thankful for the platform God has given me.””
[AP Photo: January 8, 2012: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) hugs coach John Fox after the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime in an NFL wild card playoff football game--Fox Sports]
Useful sporting links stories are: More from Washington Post Sports. When Tim met Tom: Brady on Tebow. The real Tebow: ‘Everything you see is true’. Tebow and Roethlisberger: God’s QBs. On Faith: Chapter and verse. Stat sheet: Steelers-Broncos. Ask Boswell about Tim Tebow and the NFL Playoffs, the Capitals, the Redskins and all Washington sports LIVE NOW. Giants KO Falcons | Box: Giants, 24-2. NFL playoff weekend | Schedule. Sat.: Saints-49ers | Broncos-Patriots. Sun: Texans-Ravens | Giants-Packers
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aoteaora New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.12~
At the time of writing John 3: 16 is the most discussed topic in the USA.
Rant Sports writes: “Tim Tebow goes John 3:16 on the Pittsburgh Steelers“
TBL provides these video clips too, writing: “Tim Tebow wrote the Bible verse John 3:16 on his eye black at the 2009 BCS title game. Here’s video of him talking about it after his team beat Oklahoma for the title.”
John 3: 16 is a verse of scripture from The New Testament written by Jesus‘ disciple who was known as John The Apostle of Love, because the book he wrote (The Book of John), has the word “love” used the most times out of the four books written by disciples - giving witness of Jesus’ life acts and life on earth. This 4 set of books is known as “The Gospels.”
Most importantly though, John 3: 16 says this:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I love the fact that the eternal God is absolutely demoratic… Whoever believes.
(I like verse 17 too, that talks about God not being a condemning God… but I guess that’s another football match, and another football lesson). We’ll have to wait for that from Tim Tebow, or another footballer with faith too. In the meantime, watch these clips.
It’s like watching a football star’s faith and destiny unfold on the football field – speaking of a legacy of everlasting love. Totally normal really if you have faith that’s real. And yet, totally surreal as well. In fact, the book of John, you could just take one verse a day, and mull it over. It’s so rich in promises of goodness to anyone who believes.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.11~
Superbowl 2012 – Indianapolis Update: Jan 1, 2012 – After 17 weeks the 32 teams that were in the running to play in Super XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium have been paired down by NFL to 12 teams. It’s now known who will play who (and when) during NFL Wild Card Weekend:
Saturday, Jan. 7
AFC: No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at No. 3 Houston Texans (10-6), 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
NFC: No. 6 Detroit Lions (10-6) at No. 3 New Orleans Saints (13-3), 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 8
NFC: No. 5 Atlanta Falcons (10-6) at New York Giants (9-7), 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
AFC: No. 5 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) at No. 4 Denver Broncos (8-8), 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Indiana SBNation.Com writes: “[Above] is the schedule for the wild card weekend. New England and Green bay earned home field advantage throughout the playoffs, while San Francisco and Baltimore each earned first round byes. As the No. 1 seeds, New England and Green Bay will play the lowest remaining seed in their conferences after the wild card round. Green Bay’s game will be played on the Sunday of divisional weekend along with Baltimore’s, while New England and San Francisco will play on the Saturday of divisional weekend.”
In addition to wild-card games, the NFL also released the schedule for divisional games:
Saturday, Jan. 14
NFC: Highest remaining NFC seed at No. 2 San Francisco 49ers (13-3), 4:30 p.m, ET (FOX)
AFC: Lowest remaining AFC seed at No. 1 New England Patriots (13-3), 8 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 15
AFC: Highest remaining AFC seed at No. 2 Baltimore Ravens (12-4), 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
NFC: Lowest remaining NFC seed at No. 1 Green Bay Packers (15-1), 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.12~
Mr. Tebow says that football is just a game—and that God doesn’t care who wins or loses.
He has led the Denver Broncos to one improbable victory after another—defying his critics and revealing the deep-seated anxieties in American society about the intertwining of religion and sports.
The Wall Street Journal obsesses about Tim Tebow’s date with destiny as a leader, via the football field. Go here to read.
In addition, WordPress blogging community also have this feature on Tim.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.12.11~
Days after getting dumped by the Denver Broncos, Kyle Orton has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. It has been a roller coaster week of football reshuffling for Orton. The Washington Post/ AP reports: “ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Kyle Orton’s departure now includes a return trip to Denver.
Orton and his new team will travel to Denver for the season finale on Jan. 1. Tim Tebow supplanted Orton after a 1-4 start and has gone 4-1 to help the Broncos climb back into the AFC West race, a game behind Oakland.
Orton has a chance to go to a place where he could wind up with the starting job, especially with Matt Cassel undergoing season-ending hand surgery and his replacement, Tyler Palko, throwing three interceptions in a loss to New England on Monday night that dropped the Chiefs to 4-6.
“Good for him. Congratulations to him,” Tebow said upon hearing the news Wednesday that Orton was staying in the division. “That will be fun to play him the last game of the year.”
The fact Orton might return to Mile High on the opposing sideline was a risk the Broncos were willing to take.” More on this story can be viewed here.
Most Popular Sports Stories in Washington today are:
- Lions, Packers relatively healthy with Detroit DE Lawrence Jackson only notewort
- Detroit RB Kevin Smith injures leg in first half against Green Bay
- Ohio wrestler Sweet Sexy Sensation
- PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kevin Smith making the most of it
- Detroit RB Kevin Smith injures leg in first half against Green Bay
[Photo caption - The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired former Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton off the waiver wire. We've heard a lot of people weigh in on the move -- some like it, some don't. Photographer - Ed Andrieski - AP]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.11~
Looking at our top ten today, you’d never know that New Zealand was days away from a general election (nobody really cares!); that Egypt’s people are in revolt against a temporary military governance model, that Syria’s leader is being an Adolph diva, that America doesn’t want China to be as best buddies with Australia as the USA is ‘allowed to be’ (the US did let Nicole Kidman be a big star, after all but what about Jackie Chan fans?); that CIA agents were taken captive in Iran, or that Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton has been axed from his team’s line up. Photo courtesy of MileHigh.
Instead, here’s what you valued as your most favorite topics today.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
In US political news:
As the Markets are not that hot today, The Washington Post’s front page news can be read here:
Wall Street Journal News Stories are: