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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.