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Keller @ Large: Tim Tebow, Welcome To Massachusetts

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Tim Tebow. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Someone will have to explain to me how there can be anything bad about Tim Tebow coming here to play for the Patriots.

Expectations on the field will be low, and he may not have that hard a time exceeding them. But off the field, if you look at Tebow’s background, expectations can’t be high enough.

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He was born in the Phillipines to Baptist missionaries, who home-schooled Tim and his four siblings. And those parents apparently instilled quite the leadership impulse in their son.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

Growing up in Jacksonville, Tebow and his family fought for his right to play football for the local public high school, a breakthrough for home-schoolers that became known as the “Tebow Rule.” He spent his high-school summers working at orphanages in the Phillipines.

And while his open pride in his faith has inexplicably made him an object of ridicule to some, Tebow walks the walk with prodigious philanthropy, which includes building a new hospital for poor children.

No, I cannot see any down side in having this impressive person move here.

In fact, I don’t think we can afford to let him spend all his time on football.

It is too late for Tebow to enter the U.S. Senate race, although I wouldn’t mind moderating the first debate with Gomez and Markey.

And it’s too late for the mayoral race, although I’d buy a ticket to watch him consult with blunt-talking political guru Ed Jesser.

But there is a race for governor next year that will just be heating up when the Pats’ season ends, plenty of time for Tebow to get his signatures.

Welcome to Massachusetts, Tim Tebow.

Now hurry up and save us.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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