Monday, December 5, 2011

#49: Tebow Time

Alright, I get that a lot of people are bashing Tim Tebow these days. Some can't stand that he's openly Christian. I have no problems with that. In fact, I think it's refreshing. Some bash Tebow because he's a running back disguised as a quarterback in the professional football league. Or perhaps it's because he doesn't even throw enough passes to be considered a quarterback on's passing stats. Those are all reasons enough to make fun of his ability (or lack thereof) as a starting QB in the NFL.

But this post isn't about him. It's not about his religion. It's not even about his lack of skills. It's about his ridiculous, cult-like following of fans. guys need to take a step back and realize that you've gone too far.

Denver Broncos fans are perhaps some of the most annoying in the NFL. "In-Com-Plete." Has there ever been a more obnoxious chant? And you'd think they'd stop saying it, now that they have a QB with the accuracy of an 8-year old. But what I don't get is this whole phenomena trying to make Tebow something he's not.
( DO know that he's not Jesus, right?) In fact, he's not even the first player to praise God after a win or a touchdown. He's not the first player to pray before, during or after a game. There have been hundreds. Literally hundreds. So why, all of the sudden, do Christians act like Tebow is the first believer to put on a football helmet? I mean, come on...they don't even call it "praying" anymore. They call it "Tebowing?"

Seriously? Did prayer really need another synonym?

Let's be honest: Tim Tebow seems like a decent fella. He's a good running back. I have no idea how he got a job as a quarterback in the NFL but he did. And his team is winning games. (Did you catch that? HIS TEAM is winning games. Last I checked, Tebow wasn't the only one on the field.) But his team also plays in the worst division of all football. It's not like they've gone head to head with the Steelers, Giants, Packers or anyone else of substance. So let's try to keep things in perspective please?

I'm fairly certain that, if the field was made of water, Tebow wouldn't be able to walk on it.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I am a Broncos fan who lives in CO. I agree that the mania is over the top. But I also understand it. There is something special about him. Is he the best quarterback out there like some are extolling? No. But it doesn't matter. He is someone worth emulating in a world that has far too much trash and ugliness. He represents what is good and right in life and unabashedly models it each and everyday, each and every game. We want him to succeed because he brings us hope....not just in the football arena but in life itself. He doesn't want people to idolize him but he does want people to understand what makes him Tim...that is a changed life in Jesus Christ. Those who vehemently dislike him for his faith don't want to be accountable to the message he brings which is their choice. But for those of us who watch him week in and week out and understand what makes him tick, we are just so proud of who he is and that he represents our state. Anything in the extreme is wrong but in this case, let us enjoy the phenomenon of Tim Tebow for however long it lasts.