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Are Athletes Ideal Role Models?

By Shaunak Godkhindi On March - 3 - 2010

The crowd's deafening roar drowns out the excitement resonating from the stadium announcer at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Camera lights flashing, shimmering, making “The Swamp” glisten like a full moon over the ocean. Tim Tebow lines up at the 15 yard line and takes the shotgun snap, keeps the option fake, and runs it in for the touchdown.


The crowd erupts as if the whole state of Florida is screaming “Tebow, Tebow, Tebow!”. He ends a magnificent career at the University of Florida with a perfect play and win over rival Florida State. It seems Hollywood-like, the way Tebow's final play and college career played out earning him the undenying craze and respect of people across the nation.


It seems as though people have always looked up to the strongest or fastest person around. In ancient Greece, Olympic athletes were treated like royalty. Any winner in those games, just as it is done today, was showered with m...

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