By Glenn Stout
Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels within the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo accounts throughout the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the complete St. Louis Cardinals staff within the 2011 international sequence . . . What do those gamers have in universal? each of them was once near to a humiliating defeat. yet in the meanwhile after they may have referred to as it quits, they did not. those 5 real-life tales, illustrated with black-and-white photos, will encourage readers old and young.
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Once again, it would have been easy for him to quit, but that’s not who Tim Tebow is. As he later said, he didn’t listen to the criticism: “I’ve said this before, but I never thought I was a finished product. I never said I was. I never believed I was. I’m going to work every day as hard as I can, one game at a time, one day at a time. . ” Besides, Tim’s coaches and his teammates still believed in him. As Broncos linebacker Von Miller said later, “Tim Tebow? I’m buying. ” A week later, against the Oakland Raiders, Tim did just that.
They make a lot of them in football. After all, you were playing to win. And you must be a pretty good player or you wouldn’t be in there doing the job. . For many years I’ve had to go along and laugh whenever my wrong way run was brought up . . it certainly wasn’t the most serious thing in the world. I regretted doing it, even as you do, but you’ll get over it. . Let’s get back together in four–five years . . and we’ll have a good laugh together. Your friend, Roy Riegels Roy Riegels may once have run the wrong way on a football field, but off the field, where it was more important, he did almost everything else right.
Tim raised his arm to pass the ball. Pittsburgh’s defensive backs put on the brakes and scrambled to get back in position. Ten yards downfield, Thomas beat his man to the inside. Tim saw that he was open and fired the ball. The pass was perfect. Thomas caught it on the dead run and saw an open field in front of him. Pittsburgh’s cornerback reached out to try to stop him, but Thomas put out his arm, pushed him away, and sprinted toward the end zone. Each step drew him closer to victory. As the Denver crowd stood on their feet and roared, Tim and his teammates started racing upfield after Thomas.