Thursday, June 18, 2009

Joe Posnanski, You're Killing Me

So Joe updated his "True To Your School" challenge with an entry for Florida, which I wrote about here yesterday with my own suggestions for Florida:

Joakim Noah? Check.
Al Rosen? Check.
Andy North (rather than my pick, Dara Torres)? Fine.

Emmitt Smith? Over my pick, Tim Tebow? ACK.

Yes, Emmitt had a Hall of Fame NFL career with multiple Super Bowls. But for college careers, Emmitt cannot compare to Tebow. OK: Maybe the point was to consider everything that player had done in their entire careers, college and pro. (See Rosen, North, Torres, etc.)

Yes, Emmitt is one of the greatest NFL players of all time -- certainly a top-5 all-time RB, but Tebow is one of the greatest college football players of all time. Ah well. I guess I see Joe's point. (BTW, Mrs. Quickie's favorite Florida football player all-time? Emmitt.)

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

(Full disclosure: As an Ohio State fan, I enjoy mocking UF fanboys when I can, and you of all people should realize my chances to do so are precious few.)

Surely you must realize the instinct telling you Tebow better than Emmitt is all kinds of foolish. Yes, Tebow is great now, but he's twenty-whatever, with an NFL career ahead of him that, no matter how blinded you are by your man-love, is statistically more likely than not to suck.

Meanwhile, Emmitt's career is behind him, and as you point out, the man is one of the top 5 NFL RBs ever, and is a lock for the Hall of Fame.

Now, married guy to married guy: please disconnect yourself from the Tebow kool-aid i.v., and listen to your wife. Emmitt's got it in the bag (but feel free to nominate Tebow again in 20 years, if he made anything of himself in the NFL).