Tim Tebow - A Hero, A Saint, A Miracle Worker, A Devote Christian, But A Pretty Average Quarterback

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is on a roll of late, leading his team to 6 consecutive victories since taking over for veteran Kyle Orton. The former Heisman Trophy winner has struggled to earn a spot as a starter in the NFL, and until recently some of his most vocal critics included his coach as well as VP of football operations and hall of fame quarterback John Elway. The Broncos recent winning streak has included a handful of dramatic 4th quarter "miracle" comebacks, thrusting Tebow into the spotlight.

The images of Tebow's on field prayers have come to be known as "Tebowing", which is now a more popular pastime than "planking". Yahoo Sports have reported that a group of high school students have been suspended for "Tebowing" in the school hallway. There are some people that believe that the NFL might want to follow the school's lead, and tell young Timmy to tone it down a notch as well. It doesn't sit well with everyone that Tebow uses his celebrity status as an NFL quarterback to spread the word of gospel, praising The Lord every chance he gets. Tebow is quoted as saying "Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I'm gonna take that opportunity."

Several former football stars have voiced their concern over Tebow's behavior, former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has said "I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I'll like him a little better. I don't hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff."

Perhaps it is time for the NFL to step in, and put an end to this whole charade. Can you imagine what people would say if one of the Muslim players started praising Allah during television interviews, I mean if Tebow is allowed to promote his religion through the NFL, how can you say to anyone else that they don't have the right to do the same? How about Muslim players celebrating touchdowns in Giants Stadium by shouting out "Allahu Akbar"? The NFL should make sure players keep their religious beliefs off the football field, before this thing get's out of hand.

The NCAA instituted a rule banning players from including any kind of message, logo, etc. on their eye-black. It's called the "Tebow Rule" by some, because of his habit of citing Bible verses on his eye black, during his playing days at Florida. Perhaps it is time for the NFL to put an end to Tebowing, and enforce their own "Tebow Rule", in an effort to keep the focus on football, and not on religion.



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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Excellent hub. When someone is that religious they need a shrink. Claiming to have an invisible friend is something most people out grow at least by middle school.


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jerseys4kids.com 4 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok Author

If you want to pray at home that is your business, but you don't do it at work. Just imagine if you worked on a job site and one of the crew was a Muslim, and he praised Allah all day long. Kneeled on the ground facing Mecca, shouting "ALLUHA AKBAR"! This type of behaviour is simply unnacceptable at the workplace, and it doesn't matter if you are Christian, Muslim or Bhuddist, you don't force your beliefs on those who you work with. What Tim Tebow is doing is totally wrong!


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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Delusional behavior.


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jerseys4kids.com 4 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok Author

Next time Tebow wants to quote verses from the Bible, he should have a look at The Book Of Matthew 6:6

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."


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Angie497 4 years ago

jerseys4kids, there IS one difference between your hypothetical Muslim and Tebow. Answering the prayer call 5 times a day is a requirement of the religion (and employers would be required to make a reasonable accommodation). I'm pretty certain, on the other hand, that there's nothing in the Bible requiring Christians to perform such an end zone display.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

jerseys4kids, how 'bout that spike in #15 Bronco jersey sales?


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jerseys4kids.com 4 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok Author

Tim Tebow is a great football player, of course his jerseys are going to sell, and so they should. I haven't got anything against Tim Tebow, just want to see him spend more time playing and less time preaching.


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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

If Tim Tebow started pointing to the Nike symbol on his shoe and mouthing "Buy Nike" to the cameras he would be fined. Selling After Life Insurance should be dealt with in the same fashion.


Caleb Roberts 4 years ago

Matthew 6:6 says in the kjv, "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." That doesn't mean u cant pray where ever u want!!! It simply means when u away from everything God will bless u more than when u pray quickly! Go get a straight Bible man! What r u using the jersey4kids book!! I mean, seriously hes a man giving glory to God for what He has done for him! Hes not committing any crime! And its not "tebowing" its praying!! R u afraid to say praying!! Come on now! And the public is the one that's making yall hate him!! Get off his back! Atleast he has the balls to stand for what he believes! And yall sit here and mock him. Get where he is at right now, get in the major leagues and then say crap about him! The man has done nothing against yall. And he isn't preaching! The definition of preaching is speaking a long period of time about ur religion! And praying and saying thank you to God after the game is preaching! Please!! Get some other subject to talk about this isn't even important.


e-pen2day 4 years ago

you know i see nothing wrong with tebow giving God thanks,or the glory,or even asking for help during a game,I mean if these muslim's can get all out in our streets and worship a rock image which is a dead idol god,I think the real God of heaven and earth deserves every bit of thanks and glory, we can give to him.If that bothers you,you have the problem not Tebow!One thing people do not get! is God is not a religion! it is not a religion to pray to God! It is not a religion to praise God! it is a one on one real thing!not a religion! period!

May God bless him,and more power of God to him and with him in all that he does,maybe others will see that trusting God and not following the crowd into a ditch is a much better way to live.


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jerseys4kids.com 4 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok Author

e-pen2day,

You missed the point, you seem to acknowlege that you don't feel totally comfortable with "these muslim's can get all out in our streets and worship a rock image which is a dead idol god"

Wouldn't you prefer if those Muslims would keep their religious views to themselves, allowing that they are free to practice any religion they wish, but there is no need for them to wave it around in your face!

That is how I feel about Tebow, he seems like a great guy, he says and does all the right things.. but at the end of the day .. he is cramming religion down my throat when I am trying to watch football ..

In my religion .. that is a cardinal SIN!


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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Any (you choose) all powerful beings, would care less if a bunch of his creations spent all they're time and effort sending him praise that he doesn't need. Don't you think something that could create entire universes would need an ego boost of constant praise? All this praying and praising are human insecurity. Its turning a god into an egotistical king. Obviously the cosmos is so vast that we humans are insignificant to any being that comes around every billions of years ago and lights a match to the cherry bomb that is the cosmos.

Most likely if there is a creator, he's overlooked what happened on just one of the zillions of planets in the universe. It would probably have a laugh (another human concept) if it happened to notice Earth among all of the zillions of "heavenly" bodies and saw a bunch of frightened people praising something they couldn't possibly understand.

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