Falcons @ Patriots: The Confidence Factor

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Published: September 27, 2009

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Yesterday’s college scene saw Tim Tebow go down from a hit but then… almost as an afterthought, it was mentioned that he had some otherwise undefined "respiratory issues." And while I am no fawning follower of the Gators or Mr. Quarterback, it just struck me as an insult to him and his team that someone thought it necessary to make excuses for the situation.

The reason we are beginning this Falcons rant with a story from the college ranks is indirectly related to an old Vince Lombardi quote: “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”

To be sure, the H1N1 virus was not the only contagion making an appearance. Even as Florida continued to roll and prove itself again as the team to beat in both the SEC and the BCS, someone, somewhe...

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