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Couch: If Hating On Tim Tebow Is Right, I’d Rather Be Wrong

We’ve been waiting all week for Tim Tebow to sign his NFL-minimum contract to try out with his old coach Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Maybe he’ll do it today. But what’s the delay?  Whatever it is, it has provided plenty of time to hear about all the wrongs of Tebow, the entitlement and the unfair treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the race questions and all the other fourth-string-tight end candidates out there who are being denied opportunity by the big bad Tim Tebow. In other words: A bunch of noise. The delay seems to be that Tebow stopped to give a speech in Tennessee along the way, as Gov. Bill Lee provided a $1.2 million pledge to a ministry of the Tim Tebow Foundation to fight human trafficking. “This has to do with 40.3 million people around the world that need us, that need you,’’ Tebow said. “This is people in their darkest hour of need, that need faith, hope and love.’’ Tebow’s message to victims of human trafficking was that his foundation can be a place for them to run to, “but more than that, we’re going to come running to you. Wherever you are, wherever you’re at, […]

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.