Ok, I confess I just have to write something about Tim Tebow.  The first reason I had to write something is because he has taken the Denver Broncos from 1-4 to 8-6, winning 7 of 9 games. The second reason is because he has been attacked by NFL players and others because he is openly Christian on and off the football field and is widely mocked for “Tebowing,” praying on one knee before and during football games. It has been interesting to read: The Weird Controversy of Tim Tebow and Tim Tebow: Both the wonder and the controversy continue.

He has also been mocked by football players like Brian Urlacher who after the Chicago Bears gave the game to the Broncos said:

“He’s a good running back … He does a good job for them,”

Most importantly, I have to write something because of the way Tim Tebow lives his life. He doesn’t just talk the talk and “Tebow” on the field. He walks the walk through his contributions to help those in need. Check out the Tebow Foundation website to get the idea. In the about section, it says:

The Foundation utilizes the public platform that God has blessed Tim Tebow with to inspire and make a difference in peoples lives throughout the world.

I searched for something written about him beyond his Christian faith that might express what lawyers can learn from him. I found a Les Carpenter Yahoo Sports Post: Debunking the myths of Tim Tebow. I found this quote in the piece interesing:

The phrase most often attributed to him is not about God but rather, “Tell me how I can get better.”

I also found Chris Brady’s blog post Tim Tebow: Unconventional Just May Mean Revolutionary. I was inspired by this assessment:

There are intangibles to greatness that come from deep within, that defy the odds and mystify prognosticators, and that just simply can’t be contained.

Leadership matters.

Character matters.

Attitude matters.

The will to win matters.

Critics, however, don’t matter.

Aren’t these attributes that clients look for in lawyers? Don’t clients want to do business with lawyers constantly striving to get better?

P.S. When we received our Sports Illustrated magazine last week, Tim Tebow was on the cover. If you follow sports you know that is considered a jinx. So, I was not surprised that the Broncos lost yesterday to the New England Patriots. Darn, I wish they had not put him on the cover.