Yes, your statement makes my blood boil and there is nothing I would like more than to give you a piece of my mind but instead, I forgive you.
I know you thought you were doing what was best by agreeing with Coach Saban, we can't blame you for that. We wouldn't want to be on Coach Saban's bad side either. Though those are both compelling reasons to have sympathy for you, I don't. But I do forgive you because you spoke before you had all the facts.
Did you know, Mr. Tebow, that it was parents weekend and that most students sat in regular seating so they could visit and be with their parents?
Did you know, Mr. Tebow, most students didn't have a ticket?
Did you also know, Mr. Tebow, that the Monday following the game would begin the first round of midterm testing for students?
Did you also know, Mr. Tebow, that 56% of UA population is out of state and that in order to maintain most out of state academic scholarships or most scholarships, in general, you must maintain a 3.5 GPA? I'm sure you didn't because after all, you went to school on an athletic scholarship, which is a little different.
Please do not get me wrong. I attended the game and I stayed all four quarters, as I do for every game. I couldn't be more proud of the Crimson Tide and I love cheering on my team and yes I was disappointed in the student section but I also understand athletics is not everything to everyone. I admire absolutely all of the work the athletes do here at UA and I applaud them because I know I could not survive the intense workouts and countless hours of practice on top of the school. I know I could not do everything the athletes do and I respect them for that.
I really do but, Mr. Tebow, until you know what it is like to be just a student you will not understand.
Students not on scholarship and even some of those who are going hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt so they can attend this outstanding university. Many students, including myself, don't spend "daddy's money" but instead have to work not one or two but three jobs so we can afford things such as groceries, laundry, gas, and other basic necessities as well as our tuition.
So, Mr. Tebow, before you go and decide that we are all entitled here at UA get to know us first. Get to know what we have to go through. The sacrifices our families are making so we can get a degree.
I forgive you, Tim Tebow, not because you asked for it but because you didn't know what you were talking about. You have no idea what it's like to be a student at UA in today's day and age. You made a rash judgment before you had all of the facts. I hope in the future you think before you speak and that you see this article and it makes you realize how lucky and privileged you were to get a free education and that not everyone is as "entitled" as you claim. After all, you were one of the most judged men in sports because of your beliefs, so you of all people should know what it is like to be judged by someone who doesn't even know you.
So, I forgive you, Tim Tebow, not because you deserve it but because you simply didn't know any better.