Monday, January 9, 2012

Tim Tebow - #3555 - Tebow Time: Three 3:16 References - Yahoo Sports (2) Tim Tebow Effect - Echoes of the Myth

Of all the articles I have posted on Tim Tebow, this is the most amazing:
You ever feel like there's too much Tim Tebow news? Neither do I. Here's a roundup of some of the most interesting Timbits from the aftermath of the Denver Broncos 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The fact that Tebow had 316 yards passing and averaged 31.6 yards per pass in the game didn't escape notice on Sunday night. Tebow wore "John 3:16" on his eye black in the 2009 BCS Championship game and has since become identified with the famous Bible message. The coincidental stats caused millions of fans to perform Google searches on the Bible passage in the past 24 hours. Here's one more unbelievable stat: John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the final quarter-hour television rating for the Broncos-Steelers game was, you guessed it, 31.6.
(John 3:16 reads: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.")
• Will Brinson of CBSSports.com has some more fun with Tebow numbers.  Read more.........

Tim Tebow Effect - Echoes of the Myth - Why do people have a problem with Tim Tebow? The media calls it the “Tim Tebow Effect.” It is my personal suspicion that much of this TT Effect is due to the fact that he is an outspoken Christian which riles many who do not particularly care for anyone who is outspoken about religion–especially the Christian kind. I found an interesting article in the Washington Post (October 31) that confirmed my suspicion and yet encouraged me at the same time.  As one who has publicly criticized Tebow’s faith expression as simplistic and exclusive, as out of step with the real and present pluralism and tolerance we have in America, I confess to being annoyed by Tebow at times. While playing for the Florida Gators in his college days, he took the crusading, winning-for-Jesus project to its apotheosis, especially with his ‘facial evangelism’ as I call it — the practice of inscribing scriptural references [John 3:16] on his eye black, for all the camera close-ups to see…........There are no real blemishes on Tebow’s public record to suggest he’s a hypocrite or a sham… No abuse of women. No mistreatment of teammates, opponents, or fans. He does genuinely good deeds for kids and prisoners [he has a foundation that is partnering with a Christian organization - CURE, to build a children’s hospital in the Philippines.] That these often come with a dose of evangelism troubles many of us who are less religious. But by putting himself out there to help people, by resisting the temptation to abuse his stardom in the obnoxious ways certain other Christian sports stars have done, Tebow has earned the right to share his religious message more than any religious athlete who comes to mind.”s written by Tom Krattenmaker who admits that he is not a very religious person.  Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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