Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tim Tebow - 3569 - I Believe in Tim Tebow - ESPN Commentary (2) Tim Tebow and the College Generation - American Thinker (3) Tim Tebow Tops ESPN's 'Fan Favorite Pro Athlete' Poll - American Thinker

I've come to believe in Tim Tebow for what he does off a football field, which is represent the best parts of us, the parts I want to be and so rarely am.  Who among us is this selfless?  Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave &; Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.  Home or road, win or lose, hero or goat.  Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow per second? When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?  Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.  Read more......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Tim Tebow and the College Generation - American Thinker - One group of readers, viewers, and consumers of popular culture appears only rarely in the extensive media conversations about Tim Tebow: America's college students.........However, the target market for sports and late-night television programming often includes the same young men and women who attend American colleges and universities, and the Tebow phenomenon has captivated them. It also has created rich opportunities for discussion in interdisciplinary classroom settings.  Students at church-related schools, major research institutions, and private colleges and universities across the United States know the Tebow story. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, students discuss Tebow when they analyze religious allusions in news and feature articles, images of the hero and the athlete in popular culture, and masculinity and the allure of sports heroes in women's and gender studies.  Read more........

Tim Tebow Tops ESPN 'Fan Favorite Pro Athlete' Poll - American Thinker - In the 18 years that ESPN has been doing the poll, only 11 athletes have been #1. And Tebow made it in only his second pro season. It took LeBron James 8 years and Kobe Bryant 11 years to achieve their #1 ranking........"To put this in perspective, Tim Tebow rose to the top before the end of his second pro season. It took Tiger Woods three years, LeBron James eight years and Kobe Bryant 11 years," Rich Luker, founder and director of the ESPN Sports Poll, said. "I think we may be at the front end of a new era in sports stars."Tebow is just the sixth different athlete to finish No. 1 in the monthly rankings since 2007. The others are Brett Favre, Manning, Woods, Bryant and James.  Read more.....

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