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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:21 PM

Guess who made Time's List of 100 Most Influential???




http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7828015/new-york-knicks-jeremy-lin-new-york-jets-tim-tebow-make-time-most-influential-list

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Reply Guess who made Time's List of 100 Most Influential??? (Original post)
joeybee12 Apr 2012 OP
RockaFowler Apr 2012 #1
trumad Apr 2012 #2
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #3
trumad Apr 2012 #6
TBF Apr 2012 #4
HuckleB Apr 2012 #5
RockaFowler Apr 2012 #7
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #8
Auggie Apr 2012 #9
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #10
Auggie Apr 2012 #11
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #12
HuckleB Apr 2012 #13

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:32 PM

1. Uh what??

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:39 PM

2. LOL---two flash in the pans.

Teblows....

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:29 PM

3. He had consistent numbers

even with the coaching change, he was still averaging better numbers than Kemba Walker who is the best player I can think of similar minutes experience(he is rookie but Lin didn't play much his first year) and that plays the same position tocompare. The coaching change didn't hurt that much even though Woodson runs the offense through his scorers while D'Antoni relied on the PG w/ heavy pick n' rolls. So you saw a lot more Iso-Melo but Lin still managed to maintain his average.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:03 PM

6. Less of a flash in a pan.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:34 PM

4. Djokovic made it but not Federer -

did they consider Grand Slams?

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. Once again, reality trumps fiction.



Not one of the league's record-setting QBs makes the list... What world is Time covering?

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:10 PM

7. And Drew Brees should be on it

Not sure what Time is smoking . . .

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. Does being one of the best QBs = influentual?

It's all subjective anyways, besides I would hope Brees isn't influential given his Guantanamo quotes.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:54 PM

9. Yeah. Tebow is there via religion, not football skill.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:21 PM

10. I'm not defending Tebow's place on the list

I not sure football ability equates to influence. I think Tebow may have more influence than most sports figures because of the following he has and the talent doesn't equate to the hype he receives unlike Brees. But, I believe Time probably could have found 100 probably more influential than Tebow. Like I said, it's subjective. I think Barkley may be someone that is a sports figure that is more influential. He probably says far more things that causes people to look at things a different way, but he also says things that are baffling like Kentucky could defeat the Raptors, but maybe not the Bobcats. (I don't think Kentucky would stay within 30 points to either team under NBA rules--longer game time and shorter shot clock than college)

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:43 PM

11. Sorry if you thought I was saying you were

'cause I know you're not. Totally agree with your assessment. Yeah -- subjective. And IMO, the "influence" tag is manifested from Tebow's public display of faith, which, it should be pointed out, has already been parodied to death. It's part of U.S. culture now, no different than Streaking or a Stooge "N'yuk."



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Response to Auggie (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. No worries

Sorry for the defensiveness, often times when I say something--people think I'm saying something for another reason than the actual reason I'm saying it and they respond accordingly. The best examples of what I mean are too personal but if I say something about cleaning my house, they think I'm criticizing their cleaning skills or lack of cleaning. Ironically, because I'm used to it I often times respond the same way to others I misunderstand because I perceive they misunderstood me. So my fault on the misunderstanding.

Agree with what you say btw.

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:04 PM

13. Yes, and just about every other starting QB in the NFL, if the former starter for the Denver ...

... Broncos is on the list.

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