Sunday, January 29, 2012

I guess he didn’t pray enough, Tim Tebow didn’t make it to the Superbowl. Lots of football players have unusual ways to celebrate a touchdown in the end zone. Usually they get fined or get penalty yardage taken away from them But Tim Tebow who kneels each time and he thanks his God, never gets penalized he gets idolized.
The Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow each game famously thanked Jesus for giving him the opportunity to play football. It is only his second NFL season but he has become one of the most popular athletes in the world not necessarily for his throwing tricks but for his spirituality.
His fame and popularity could be thankful to the internet. On line Tebow performed better than he did on the field. His overtime Touchdown against the Steelers earned him a record setting 9,420 tweets per second. That represents the most tweets ever about a United States event. More than the death of Steve Jobs and more than the birth of Beyonsee’s baby.
His name and his favorite Bible text John 3:16 skyrocketed to the top of Google ’s trending searches. Also, by contributing a small $1 dollar donation to his Team Tebow Foundation, he and his fans have raised hundredes of thousands of dollars on line. He has even adopted an internet friendly slogan GB2 equals God Bless Go Broncos.
And now he has that hugely popular trend named after him called “Tebowing” He defines this at Tebowing . com as the process of getting down on one knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different. Tebowing spread throughout the internet throughout the season. It seemed that everyone with a digital camera was taking a photo of someone taking to their knee everywhere in any location and posting it on line.
When the Mayor of Pittsberg lost a bet to the Mayor of Denver he Tebowed. It is unclear if the many photos are celebrating or mocking him, Tim has tweeted that nevertheless, he loves the trend. Well, sure who wouldn’t want free advertising for him, his habits and his moneymaking Foundation?
Although his team lost, he has become a winner on the internet and in pop culture. Should the Muslem players whip our a rug and start praying to Mecca after a touchdown? How about the Jewish players, should they whip out their Torah’ s and start praying too? Lets leave religion out of politics and out of my football games. So, bring out the beer and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and leave the prayin’ to our houses of worship.

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