The Curious Case of Tim Tebow

While I was at the gym, early one morning there was a man walking on the treadmill. He was wearing a MP3 player, and although I don’t know what he was listening to, whatever it was he was seriously into it. Occasionally, he would raise his arms above his head in victory and clapping. His behavior was attracting the attention and strange looks of the other patrons.

Tim Tebow is the starting quarterback for the National Football League (NFL) Denver Broncos, Tim played college football at the University of Florida. Tim was born in the Philippines to Christian missionaries. He picked up the nickname God’s Quarterback for his outspokenness about his faith.

Tim’s been the center of controversy not for any wrongdoing on his part unless you think his openness and expression of his faith criminal. Tim’s habit to go down on a knee and start praying during the game created a new phenomenon called Tebowing. To Tebow you go down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something entirely different. There even is a website where people submit pictures Tebowing at places around the world.

Here are some of his accomplishments:

* First round NFL draft pick in 2010.

* Winner of two NCAA National Football Championships.

* First-ever Sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.

* Winner of the Davey O’Brien Award.

* Two-time winner of the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top college football player.

* Winner of the James E. Sullivan Award as the พนันเว็บ ufabet มือถือ nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete in any support.

During the 2011 season, one of Tim’s accomplishments was leading four fourth-quarter comebacks in a row. On the fifth game, the Broncos finally lost to the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, Tebowmania was beginning to wear thin with other league players. Teams, like the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens, and players, like Aaron Rodgers who had an outstanding season but were not receiving the same level of media coverage as Tim Tebow.

While Tim has a relationship with God, I’m fairly sure there are players on Denver’s opponents whose faith and relationship with God is no different from Tim’s. The opposing player is probably not just as vocal or open about their faith at least on the football field. God is not a respecter of football teams or Tim Tebow, and to Tim’s credit he has not attributed the winning streak to divine intervention.

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