Locker room to the Oval Office

Peyton Manning

By Daniel Hill
Sports Writer

The Oval Office is deserving of someone who never blinks in the face of adversity.

The president of the United States has to be someone who has overcome obstacles, never settled for failure, and someone who can be relied upon when the going gets tough.

I submit that of all the professional athletes out there, Manning would be the one best suited to take the office of the president of the United States.

Peyton’s work ethic is legendary.

His teammates tell tales of him arriving for work in the early hours of the morning, before 5 a.m. at times.

He forces his wide receivers to stay and continue to work on drills long after practice ends.

In the off-season, Manning works from before sunrise to after sunset.

Nobody in the NFL works harder than Peyton Manning.

Along with his work ethic, Manning’s character is also unquestioned.

He has never been involved in any scandal or any sort of legal trouble.

Manning is a generous man who has made considerable donations to charity and helping local causes in the cities he has played for, Indianapolis and now Denver.

In fact, in Indianapolis, the local children’s hospital was named after him because his foundation made a $4.3 million dollar donation.

Manning’s work ethic and character make him a perfect candidate for the office of the president of the United States.

Manning is an intelligent man.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee in only three years, but he stayed for his senior season to work on his master’s degree (much like our very own Robert Griffin III).

The main reason Manning would make for a perfect president is because he raises the level of performance of everyone around him.

Manning has the ability to make people perform at their highest level.

He demands excellence.

On the football field, Manning has made Pro Bowlers out of athletes with average talent.

Manning will not accept mediocrity and neither should America.

That’s why Peyton Manning would be the perfect professional athlete to serve as president of the United States of America.

Tim Tebow

By Krista Pirtle
Sports Editor

People of America, Tim Tebow would be really excited if you voted him as the next President of the United States of America.

Yes, I know this is not a surprising vote from me, but let me break it down for you.

No. 1, he loves Jesus.

The most important thing for me is that this country is run with God’s will before anyone else’s.

Tebow would definitely do that, and he would also be given a great platform to minister to others and give God the glory.

This country desperately needs to be led in a direction under God’s will rather than a selfish man’s desire.

Tebow’s actions and upbringing are solid proof that he is the man that would lead the country that way.

No. 2, he is totally 100 percent against abortion.

If you didn’t know, Tebow’s mom was encouraged to have an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

Obviously, she didn’t, and look how God has used him to make a difference in the kingdom.

“One nation under God” could finally be ruled by a true man of God.

Now that I’ve Jesus juked the opposition, let’s get down to business.

Tebow has the character to lead this country well. There would be no Monica Lewinsky scandals to deal with.

Check out his discipline. Tebow works out harder than anyone in the league. For example, look at what his days consisted of leading up to the NFL Draft.

Tebow graduated from the University of Florida.

He also goes down to the orphanage in the Philippines and does mission work with his family.

Selfless nature is something very evident in Tebow’s actions.

Yes, I know that he is not the starting quarterback for the Jets (but one more interception from Mark Sanchez could lead to Tebow’s rise), but look at what he’s doing as a second-string dude.

He goes in wherever the coach needs him to and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.

While Peyton Manning looks like a president and Jeremy Lin did go to Harvard, Tebow’s character and values would make him a better leader for this country.

Bottom line, Tebow would be a great leader for this country based on his values and beliefs.

It’s Tebow time.

Jeremy Lin

By Greg DeVries
Sports Writer

Out of any athlete out there, Jeremy Lin would make the best commander in chief.

Lin’s qualifications make Peyton Manning’s and Tim Tebow’s résumés look like they were written in Crayon.

Lin graduated from Harvard with a degree in economics and maintained a 3.1 grade point average while still leading the Harvard Crimson basketball team to a record number of wins.

Harvard is the pinnacle of education.

Eight presidents have graduated from Harvard, and Lin falls nicely into the ninth spot.

He is a soft-spoken, articulate individual, and he knows how to take over leadership positions.

When Lin played in the concrete jungle where dreams are made, he was thrown onto a team with two leaders, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.

Not even these big-name, max-contract players could overshadow the greatness that is Linsanity.

Jeremy Lin took over the New York Knicks.

“Uh oh,” the skeptics are thinking. “Takeover? The last thing I want is a government takeover.”

Fear not.

Lin is a leader, but he knows his role.

Lin might be on posters all over the city of Houston, but he still knows that his job is to distribute the power to others.

An overpowering central government will not be a trademark of a Lin presidency.

A guy with a degree in economics would really help America in its current financial situation.

The guy knows his dollars and cents.

A successful campaign wouldn’t be complete without a few attacks on the other candidates.

First of all, Tebow can’t even be president because he was born in Makati City, Philippines.

Lin was born in Los Angeles, so he is eligible to run for the presidency.

Manning and Tebow went to SEC schools.

No president has ever attended an SEC school at any level.

With all due respect to Tennessee and Florida, they just don’t measure up to what is possibly the greatest academic institution in America and the world, Harvard.

You know the answer to America’s problems.

Vote Linsanity for Presidentsanity.