Last night’s NFL game ended with the Denver Broncos beating the NY Jets 17-13. The Broncos won the game on a fourth quarter drive that featured QB Tim Tebow’s scrambling and passing skills. Tebow accounted for 92 yards of the 95 yard drive to the end zone that put his team ahead with under a minute left in the game.
After the go-ahead score, Tim Tebow also dropped to a knee to offer a quick prayer of thanks.
The Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is not shy about showing his Christian faith on the football field. After finishing a great play or scoring a touchdown, he regularly drops to one knee and offers a prayer. This has become known as “Tebowing.”
Tebowing has given comics, late night TV hosts and sportscasters something to talk about. It has even inspired a website that includes photos of people “Tebowing” all around the country. My personal favorites include are found in the “Patriotic” section.
Let me share a couple from the five pages posted here.
As the Tebowing phenomenon grows, so does the chatter about Tim Tebow’s public displays of faith.
Two weeks ago, the ladies of The View spent a little time talking about it with Whoopi Goldberg asking correctly framing the argument, stating that the only discussion should be about Tebow’s skills as a quarterback.
Tim Tebow is now 4-1 as a starter for the Denver Broncos. His success as a quarterback and public displays of faith have also ignited a bit of a discussion as to the appropriateness of these custom jerseys offered by the NFL – featuring Tim Tebow’s number, but the name JESUS on the back.
How do you feel about Tebow’s open expressions of belief in God?
Is Tim Tebow’s faith “fair game” for ridicule by comics?
Would Tebow be mocked if he was a Muslim and shouted “Allahu Akbar” after each touchdown?
Take the poll.