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Dear Santa, This Year I’d Like To Be Tim Tebow

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Picture this: It’s 4th quarter, the Broncos are down, and this is the last chance they’ll get to score to avoid a loss. The game is at home and the fans won’t forget this one if they lose. No matter who’s fault it is, one man takes the blame. Tim Tebow. But the outcome of this game isn’t all that’s resting on his shoulders. It’s the hype. When Tebow first got drafted to the NFL a Denver magazine, 5280 ran a cover with his face on it with the headline; “The Second Coming?” Three words that compare him to John Elway AND Jesus… That is hype.

That’s a lot of pressure, and you want to know what I would probably do in this situation? Well for starters I probably wouldn’t make it too far on to the field before vomiting profusely and then you might find me in the nearest corner crying in the fetal position… Yeah, I know, good thing I’m not a quarterback.

But Tim Tebow thrives in these situations. And love or hate the guy, you have to admit that he knows how to come through when the pressure is on. A trait, that is key in life, especially during what can be the most stressful time of the year: the holidays. So in lieu of the quickly approaching holidays, here are three ways to operate under pressure as good as Tim Tebow himself!

1. Be cool

First and most importantly, don’t freak out. The list of things you’re undertaking cannot be approached without a clear head. Just like when Tebow goes to snap the ball, be calm. Whatever you have to do to calm your nerves (i.e. meditate, exercise, drink chai, etc), do that and then get down to business. It’s better to resist the urge to dive into everything all at once, and prepare mentally, then to go at it with an unclear head.

2. Don’t get distracted

When Tim Tebow rushes into the end zone, he’s not thinking about the crowd, or getting his jersey dirty, he’s thinking about getting that ball through the 4 defenders doing everything in their power to tear him into pieces. As the holidays approach, one of the most important things to do is focus. Instead of thinking about the number of things you have to do, think about how you are approaching #1 on the list.

3. Be strategic!

After calming your nerves, and focusing, it’s time to strategize. Just the same as when Tebow chooses a play from his wristband playbook, you have to decide how you are going to go about tackling your challenges this season. Coming up with a specific game plan for the holidays is how you’ll get by and maximize your ability to enjoy them.

Even though the holidays often seem like more stress than joy, it’s important to keep your cool so that you can indulge in the festivities, whatever they may be for you. As for me, I might be running around my house in my pajamas with a football pretending I’m scoring the winning touchdown and then Tebowing.


Happy Holidays!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Berg Matt Berg December 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I’m going to be like Kyle Orton this holiday season. I’ll grow a neck beard and drink a bunch of whiskey. That’ll get me through.


Bryan at Pinch that Penny! December 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Great article! I’m a Chargers fan, but I am definitely growing into a Tebow admirer. If nothing else, he has been a compelling story this NFL season.


Kyle Bales Kyle December 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for reading Bryan, with all the hate Tebow is getting (even from Broncos fans) I am impressed somebody is willing to admit he is growing on them ;)


Bryan at Pinch that Penny! December 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I mean, it’s all about results in the NFL. Somehow, some way he finds a way to (or other people do stupid things to help him) win. He is fun to watch (but frustrating as a Chargers fan).


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