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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Apparently, Tim Tebow Doesn't Like The Amazing Race

Astute readers of this blog may recall that I like CBS' reality show, The Amazing Race. After today, I am convinced that, despite any other positive attributes he may possess, Denver Broncos' Quarterback Tim Tebow doesn't share this affinity.

Without fail, the Farmstros household gathers around the rabbit ears-powered television every Sunday at 7 p.m.(Minute Maid Park time) to watch TAR host Phil Keoghan work his magic. However, during football season, viewing of the racers is regularly delayed due to the 3 o'clock NFL game on CBS running late. The delay tonigtht was extra-long due to the exploits of Tebow.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Tebow had his Broncos in range of a go-ahead touchdown, which would have given them a lead over San Diego and a likely quick end to the game(and a relatively normal start time for the racers in Belgium). However, Denver settled for a tying field goal on the drive in question and a lengthy over-time period ensued.

Tebow took his sweet time carrying out his latest miracle and as a result, fans of The Amazing Race had to delay their viewing until 7:55. As a result, bed times for at least one 2nd grader and one 3rd grader in the Houston ISD were moved back nearly an hour. Don't think this won't affect student performance in the classroom tomorrow and perhaps beyond.

I fully appreciate a miracle worker such as Tebow working on his own unique time table. It is an impressive thing to watch, even if he isn't a very good passer. At the same time, I am glad that the Broncos won't have another late Sunday afternoon game on CBS until after this season's Amazing Race finale on December 11.

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