Without question the most talked about NFL player the past few weeks has been Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow has brought the Broncos from a dismal 1-4 record to a respectable 6-5 record today. However, Tebow is not just in the news for his debatable football play, but the person he is. Tim Tebow maybe one of the most powerful and followed Christians today in America, and this is why he is such a lightning rod for so many people.
Tim Tebow began his outward proclamation for God during his college career when he would put Bible verses on his eyeblack for games. This outward sign of religion was met with many critics and detractors. From then on all his interviews begin with Tebow thanking and praising God for his skill and chances to be quarterback. Now Tebow is becoming such a big deal he is having verbs named after him. “Tebowing” is becoming a household verb which many people now know. “Tebowing” is getting down on one knee and praying during something, for instance a football game. Tebow is getting made fun of it, but on the other hand there are many other football players who do the same thing.
I find it interesting that so many people dislike Tim Tebow. I can see how people think he is speaking of his beliefs from the wrong platform. People, for the most part, don’t like being told what to think or how to act, which could be the reason why he is such a polarizing figure. However, undoubtedly John Stuart Mill would be a proud supporter of Tebow and his platform to preach for his beliefs.
I personally enjoy watching Tim Tebow play football and I find him to be a well rounded human being. I like what he stands for and is a person I believe is genuine and true. In a time when many athletes are in the news for the wrong reasons it’s nice to see one that is in the news for doing good things. I do also find it interesting how so many people want to see him fall flat on his face. It might be because of his subpar ability to play the quarterback position or it could be because they don’t like what he stands for. Either way what do you think. Do you think Tebow has the right to speak about God and prayer in such a public forum? Do you agree with what he says? How is he leading the Broncos to victories week after week? Finally, have you seen someone “tebowing” today?