February 15, 2012 Leave a comment
He went to school, not to a home school.
He was a popular player in high school, but he was never recruited.
He went to school on the hill, not by a beach.
He did play a NCAA Division I sport, but it wasn’t for a big known sports school.
He had to pay for his school with his own money, not with a scholarship.
He set some records in College, but not enough to write a book.
He never won a player of the year, M.V.P., or a Heisman.
He never played in his respectable NCAA post-season.
He never won a National Championship, let a lone two.
He wasn’t high on anyone’s draft board, heck he was lucky enough to make the list.
He wasn’t talked about on draft shows, he just watched them.
He didn’t go first round, he went undrafted.
In his rookie season he didn’t have the league’s best selling jersey; heck they didn’t even make it.
He wouldn’t start once during his rookie season; let a lone see the floor.
Fans didn’t chant his name, heck they barely even knew he was there.
He wouldn’t stay with one team; instead, he would be passed around team by team as if he were a piece of hammy down clothing.
His coach would turn to him when there appeared to be no more hope and he too turned it around.
He wasn’t begged for by the fans to play, however he was cherished just as well by them.
Though he didn’t have seven fourth quarter comebacks, he did have one.
He doesn’t have over 1,000,000 followers on twitter, but he did get over 500,000 in one week.
He doesn’t have an all-star appearance, but he plays like he is one.
He doesn’t sleep in a bed, he sleeps on a couch.
He doesn’t bow his head on one knee; he just jumps around in joy like a kid who just got the present he wanted for on Christmas morning.
He doesn’t just lead his league’s jersey sales, but he leads the counterfeit sales as well.
He doesn’t have a social media trend of “tebowing”, but he does have a book of nicknames.
He’s beaten the best and he’s beaten the worst, he’s been cut twice, but now he’s showing the world that he’s just too nice.
His team is on a six game winning streak.
He is Jeremy Lin, not Tim Tebow.