Mar 12 2012
Analysis: Tim Tebow vs. My Mom

Let's break it down:

(You can vote over there, by the way ------->)

While Tim Tebow has excellent mobility, and a growing grasp of NFL offensive schemes, this is counter-balanced by the fact that my mom used to be our lunch lady at school.  

My mom has never struggled against the Patriots.  

My mom has not won any Heisman trophys.  Tim Tebow has.  So there's that.  But Tim cannot make homemade french fries like my mom, to my knowledge.  

Tim does a remarkable job of taking broken plays - when things don't go right, people don't do what they should, according to plan -  and making something out of them.  But, based on observation of the years she spent as a single mom, raising my brother and me through high school, so does my mom.

Tim Tebow prays a lot.  So does my mom (See "single mom with two high school boys"...)

Tim Tebow is helping pay for a CURE hospital for the poor in the Philippines.  That's pretty awesome.  My mom never wanted me to go to CURE's hospital in Afghanistan, but she put up with it, for CURE's sake.  So they're kinda on the same team, there.

Tim Tebow responds beautifully and gracefully to public criticism.  And runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.  My mom is slower, except for that one time she saw my brother and me swimming around, for the fun of it, in a drainage ditch. She has an explosive first step.

Tie-Breaker:

My mom hand-makes awesome puppets.  Tim Tebow?  ZERO PUPPETS.

 

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3/12/2012 10:17:19 AM
Diana United States
Diana
you formed an excellent arguement. I'm positive your mom is a lovely woman - and your vote is the one that will matter most to her. But this is March, baby, so Tebow all the way!
3/12/2012 10:30:28 AM
Brendt Waters United States
Brendt Waters
I voted for your mom - however, it should be noted re: the french fry argument:

The day when you really NEED homemade french fries, Tim won't even have to be in the kitchen til 2 minutes before you need them. And then you'll say, "Ya know, I could really go for some homemade fren---" and you'll look down at the table, and they'll be there. And Tim will ask the blessing.
3/12/2012 10:42:19 AM
Brooke United States
Brooke
homemade french fries FTW!
3/12/2012 12:36:15 PM
Ken Hagerman Paraguay
Ken Hagerman
You mom had me at "Drainage ditch." Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!Brant's Mom!WooHoo!
3/12/2012 12:54:54 PM
Karen United States
Karen
Well, Tim Tebow is pretty cool (especially if you are a football fan-and even more if you are a Broncos fan!), but Moms are closest to God's heart!  
3/12/2012 12:55:07 PM
lauran barthauer United States
lauran barthauer
dude what would we do without our moms i would die with out mine so i for surely voted for your mom MOMS ROCK LOL!!!!!!! =D
3/12/2012 1:03:56 PM
lauran barthauer United States
lauran barthauer
DADS ROCK ALSO LOL!!!!
3/12/2012 2:05:28 PM
Kenzie United States
Kenzie
I vote Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3/12/2012 2:26:07 PM
nick United States
nick
i vote your mom
3/12/2012 2:35:44 PM
Cheese Doodle Bandit United States
Cheese Doodle Bandit
I vote for Brant's mom!
3/12/2012 2:41:24 PM
Dale Carroll-Coleman United States
Dale Carroll-Coleman
I think perhaps your mom and Tim should get together. Not in a creepy cougar way, let's be clear. They might be able to start their own NFL team or put some serious energy into that Cure project. They both rock, but alas the vote always goes to mama. We gotta stick together.
3/12/2012 3:20:55 PM
Lela United States
Lela
I voted for mom -
cause my moms name is Linda Smith too !!! : )
3/12/2012 3:21:16 PM
Niko United States
Niko
I vote Tebow. I'm a Steeler fan, but I like Tebow. Anyways, who has heard of Brant's mom.
3/12/2012 3:22:10 PM
Karen United States
Karen
I voted for your Mom. Mom's do not get enough credit for all the hard work they do.
3/12/2012 3:34:07 PM
lindsey United States
lindsey
my mom just reminded me that moms work harder to be a great mom for their kids but to be a pro football player is easier than to be a mom so i voted for your mom
3/12/2012 3:37:45 PM
Angela United States
Angela
As a single mom with 2 high school age boys, I think it's obvious who gets my vote.

Besides, homemade puppets clearly wins over football any day.

3/12/2012 5:48:50 PM
Julie United States
Julie
Your Mom is one great Lady!
3/13/2012 5:20:34 AM
Pepe United States
Pepe
Mom of course!  I'm certain Tebo's a great guy and a super athlete and FAST...but, Mom has the endurance factor hands down.
3/13/2012 9:27:07 AM
Human Being United States
Human Being
@ Brant: One of your "brackets of awesomeness" says that Aragorn came through the gates of Isengard after everyone thought he was dead. But in LotR, Aragron never went into Isengard. Instead, in that scene, he was going into Helm's Deep.
3/13/2012 11:42:02 AM
Debbie United States
Debbie
I was too busy to comment yesterday, but as you did a lot of campaigning for your mom and very little for Tebow- I'd say the advantage is with your mom.  "Advertising is powerful magic" Mark Twain in 'Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'
3/14/2012 7:44:26 AM
cab009 United States
cab009
Sooo, since your mom makes puppets, does that mean she won?

I filled out my bracket and want to put down the correct winner. Laughing
3/14/2012 8:34:55 AM
lauran barthauer age 11 United States
lauran barthauer age 11
YUP brants mom won!
3/14/2012 9:49:16 AM
cab009 United States
cab009
Thanks Lauran!
3/15/2012 1:36:30 PM
rachel United States
rachel
your mom definently tim is an athlete not a cook
3/15/2012 1:39:03 PM
rachel United States
rachel
tim would be winning if this was on a NFL site
3/16/2012 11:52:56 AM
lauran barthauer age 11 United States
lauran barthauer age 11
no problem cab009 lol!!
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