Jacksonville’s new GM David Caldwell got straight to the point at his introductory news conference today, making it perfectly clear that he is not interested in bring in Tim Tebow next season. “I can’t imagine a scenario where he would be a Jacksonville Jaguar — even if he’s released,” Caldwell said.
Well Mr. Caldwell let me be the first of many to make this statement to you. I am not interested in the Jacksonville Jaguars next season. To give you a little bit of my background, I live roughly equidistant to the Jags, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins but have not been to a Jaguar game since I was in high school at least 15 years ago. I saw the Patriots take on the Dolphins in Miami this past season as well as the Redskins playing in Tampa, but the last time I went to a Jaguar game the big star on the field was Marshall Faulk. I have nothing against the city of Jacksonville, in fact I go there for one football game every single season.
I enjoy going to Jacksonville, I had even recently spoken with my spouse about the possibility of getting season tickets for next season. That’s how excited the people of Florida are to see Tim Tebow. I’ve never owned season tickets for a team before, but it is on every fan’s bucket list. This is exactly the type of scenario I could talk the family into. I already talked my wife into wearing a Tebow Broncos jersey to our fantasy football draft party last year and talked her into the fat head in our son’s bedroom.
But why would you want a community to be excited about your football team? Why would you want to take the tarps down from the upper deck? Why would you want to erect the bleachers in the south end zone? All those people coming to the stadium on Sunday’s is probably a logistical nightmare. Maybe game day logistics can be the analytic work you give to your bosses son. You made it pretty clear that you want him to stay around. I’m sure he will create plenty of excitement around the team. I’m sure people will flock to buy tickets to see him, MJD and **Don’t forget to look up more Jags players to use in this sentence.**
Congratulations on your new job, congrats on your upcoming #2 pick in the draft, and good luck in the next few seasons. I sincerely hope you become somewhat relevant soon because when your games get blacked out, it messes up my tv viewing on Sunday.*
*Edited to add: People are making sure I am aware that Jag games have not been blacked out. Congrats, you sold a bunch of tickets on Groupon and packaged them with Gator basketball to avoid blackouts. Being on my tv ruins my Sundays more by preventing me from watching good teams.