Posted: 2:43 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
By Bill Hanstock
Perhaps you're familiar with Game of Thrones, the popular HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels. The universe depicted in Game of Thrones features warring kingdoms made up of houses of proud families. Since we're all about sports here, we can't help but equate this with American football.
Let's take a look at some of the most notable quarterbacks in the land and imagine what things would be like in Westeros.
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Reigning Lord: Prince Timothy, who is a "Prince" in name only. His claim to any sort of throne was stripped from him long ago. No sovereign recognizes his title, while only the most devout of the Sparrows praise him as royalty.
House Sigil: A pair of tiny hands clutching a cardboard sign reading "PLEASE HELP." It really drives home the plight of House Tebow, as they have fallen upon hard times and really, really, really, really could use a job.
House Words: The House Tebow words are "Winter is really cold." Because it's a lot colder out there than you'd think. Especially when you've got nowhere to go. Perhaps the most true of any of the house words. Because have you been outside lately? Brrrrrr.
Location: House Tebow has no home. They have been disenfranchised and displaced, done in by a combination of their own hubris and a lack of prowess on the field of battle. "Prince" Tebow now leads the ragged nomads of House Tebow across Westeros, from town to town, seeking a place where they may one day rebuild their seat of power.
Overview: So long as Prince Tebow draws breath, whispers and rumors will persist among the Sparrows that he is the One True King. The Chosen One. Merchants and robber barons like Lord Bayless of Bristol will seek to lure the Prince to be their figurehead at various times, to varying degrees of success. Can this encouraged groundswell of support lead to a renaissance for House Tebow?
Fate: While the Prince may one day return to the field of battle in the role of a strategist or advisor, it seems his days as a noble warrior are indeed over. Crazier things have happened, however. Not things that are MUCH crazier, however.