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Against All Odds. Never Give up by Glenn Stout

By Glenn Stout

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels within the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo money owed in the course of the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the whole St. Louis Cardinals staff within the 2011 global sequence . . . What do those gamers have in universal? each one of them used to be near to a humiliating defeat. yet in the intervening time once they can have known as it quits, they did not. those 5 real-life tales, illustrated with black-and-white images, will encourage readers old and young.

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The crowd at Denver’s Mile High Stadium went crazy as Tim was surrounded by his teammates and he bent to one knee to give a silent prayer. Meanwhile, as the clock ran down and the Broncos won, 17–13, the Jets looked on, shaking their heads as if unable to believe what had just happened. Tim Tebow had done it again! ” Finally it seemed as if Tim’s critics were beginning to believe in him the same way his fans and teammates did. As the sportswriter Mike Klis of the Denver Post wrote, “All the critics are right when they say Tebow can’t pass accurately, can’t read defenses all that well, can’t operate a conventional offense.

The two players entered the huddle knowing what would happen next as Tim called the play. The Broncos lined up in the same formation they usually used on a running play. The Steelers recognized that and their defensive backs started to cheat toward the line of scrimmage. Tim stood behind the line in “shotgun” position and barked out the signals as Demaryius Thomas set up wide to the left, the only wide receiver. Then center J. D. Walton snapped Tim the ball. Tim grabbed the ball from the air and turned to his left as running back Willis McGahee approached and opened his arms as if to receive the handoff.

In the biggest game of his career he made perhaps the most memorable mistake in the history of football. But instead of making excuses, Roy admitted his error. Instead of quitting, he became determined to succeed. And because he did, he was seen not as a goat who cost his team a win, but as a person of character and integrity. Roy Riegels made a huge mistake, but he did not let that error define who he was. The way he responded proved to everyone that he was not a loser. In the end, he won a victory greater than that of any football game.

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