Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tim Tebow
Last night the entire country drank the Tim Tebow Kool-Aid. For those who somehow managed to miss it, the Broncos beat the Steelers in the first round of the NFL playoffs when Tebow threw an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime. So, if you’re not already on board, get in a little warm-up jog and stretch properly because we don’t want you to pull a hammy jumping on the Tebow bandwagon.
First, here are some interesting tidbits about everybody’s infatuation with the NFL’s messiah:
In 2009, when he wore John 3:16 on his eye-black during the National Championship game, people searched the Bible verse once or twice in Google.
In 2011, everybody decided that they wanted Tim Tebow to be the boy next door.
He was actually at the birth of Christ, which happened to take place in Florida.
In fact, a few years ago the man inspired a line of women’s unmentionables. Hooray irony!
Someone once posted a pair of his pants on Ebay for $5,000.
The Inky’s Jonathan Gurwitz recently asked why America can’t tolerate Tebow.
Tebow Time was barely a thing when a guy got this, um, inspired(?) tattoo.
Bill Maher learned about the power of Tebow via Twitter.
Jesus told Tebow to dial it down a notch on SNL a few weeks ago.
This was all before last night’s win comeback divine intervention. To recap, the Broncos were up 20-6 at halftime but found themselves tied with time running down. The Steelers were closing in on field goal range when Ben Roethlisberger fumbled the ball and took a sack, forcing Pittsburgh to punt. On the first play of overtime, Tim Tebow threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to end the game. It also brought his passing total to 316 yards. And, since he completed 10 passes, his yards/completion was 31.6.
Tebow’s got some questioning their stance on religion while he’s reinforcing faith in others. Need proof? Here’s a roundup of Tebow-as-god stories from around the Web.
The Washington Post features a Tebow piece in the Under God section. This is probably the first sports post in that section since Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a group of angels helped Danny Glover win the pennant.
?uestlove, J-Roll and a bunch of other celebrities weighed in on Twitter. Then the rest of Twitter did the same.
Some are calling it the Mile-High Miracle.
CNN managed to notice the biblical significance.
Oh, and because it hasn’t gotten old yet: