These are the sins of Tim Tebow: He is nice to strangers. He’s never been arrested. His body is not a canvas of unsightly tattoos. He sometimes uses the word “freak” as a euphemism for the F-bomb because he doesn’t curse. He is one of the greatest football players in college football history.
How anyone can stand him is anybody’s guess.
The venom spews daily, in the anonymity of blog posts, in cyberspace hate groups, in the voices of callers from Alabama to Alaska. Tim Tebow, party piñata. Everybody take a whack.
The chaos that surrounds Tebow is baffling. He is the most polarizing athlete of this generation, for reasons that remain murky.