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Tim Tebow's Biggest Fan is... Darryl Strawberry?

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USA Today - In two weeks, the Tim Tebow circus will return when the New England Patriots open training camp, and the player everyone either loves or loves to hate will offer a respite from the Aaron Hernandez murder charge saga. While Tebow’s every unremarkable move in camp will be dissected and analyzed, he will have an unlikely supporter in his corner: Darryl Strawberry. The twice-divorced baseball legend, whose Hall of Fame career was derailed by multiple battles with addiction, sees Tebow now and wishes he could have been more like him….”I look at Tebow. He gets bashed because of his faith. Let ‘em laugh. Let ‘em talk. He’s a greater man than anyone who might be greater than him as an athlete. He’s a real man. He gets challenged about his faith all of the time, but he never wavers because of opinions, or what the media is writing about him. His reward later on in life is going to be even greater because he stood in the midst of everybody criticizing him being a Christian and playing sports at the same time. I admire him more than he could ever imagine.”

The weirdest offseason the Patriots have had since the time Chuck Sullivan bankrupted the team promoting the Jackson 5 reunion tour rolls on.  I mean of all the bizarre celebrity endorsements to get, Darryl Strawberry?  When the biggest waste of natural athletic talent in the history of team sports says you’re his hero, what do you do?  Take it as a compliment, I guess?  I suppose this just speaks to the awesome, divine, holy power of Tebow.  That even a man as broken and haunted by his past as Straw flocks to him.  And helps explain that Mr. Kraft wasn’t just blowing smoke up our asses with all that “spirituality” talk.  When your locker room,s been populated with murderers, cop beaters, drunks, guys who broadcast their BJs on the Internet, guys who beat up teammates and cabbies, you it doesn’t hurt to have a Tebow around, spreading the gospel and showing them what being a real man is all about.  If he can heal a Hall of Fame degenerate like Darryl Strawberry, a garden variety kook like LeGarrette Blount should be child’s play. Praise Jesus. @JerryThornton1