Saturday, December 31, 2011

To Honor God

Most of us have all seen the movie Chariots of Fire in which the Scottish runner and missionary Eric Liddell is memorialized for not running his best event, the 100m, in the 1924 Olympics because it fell on Sunday.  He chose not to run on the Christian "sabbath" to honor God.  Instead, he ran in the 400m which was not his strong race, but which he trained for, and it was thought impossible for him to win.  It was said that an American trainer gave him a note previous to the race that said, "Those who honor me I will honor." (1 Samuel 2:30). He not only won, but set a world record which stood until the 1936 Berlin games.

The movie also popularized the statement "I believe God made me for a purpose. He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel his pleasure."

Eric Liddell's triumph is well known, and stands as a witness to his Christian faith and convictions, but what about his life after sports?  Liddell was married and returned to China, where he was born, and he and his wife served as missionaries until his death in a Japanese internment camp in Weihsien, China in 1945. He was only 43.

Days before his death from an undiagnosed brain tumor and deprivation, Liddell asked that Finlandia be played for him.

Be still my soul the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross of grief and pain;
be still my soul...thy best,
thy heavenly Friend through thorny ways,
leads to a joyful end.


His final words were "it's full surrender."

A monument now stands in Weihsien commemorating his life and death.



Tim Tebow has helped popularize Phil 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  And most of us like this verse because we assume that it means that we can win, that we can be successful, and prosperous, because God will strengthen us to do so.   But "all'' includes these as well:

Winning, succeeding, prospering
Struggling, persevering, just getting by
Losing, failing, grieving

Is God more honored through victories or how we act and cope with loss?

We've seen how an international debate has been sparked by Tim Tebow's public profession of faith, his unorthodox QB skills, and the Broncos' six-game winning streak that still seems "miraculous."  What other public figure in American culture has stirred an international debate on the role of faith in daily or professional life, what God does and does not care about, or in what aspects is God willing to intervene in our lives? 

Whatever this New Year brings, joy and success or heartache and struggle, let's all make it our goal to honor Him.  Whatever talents you have, whatever your heart's desire, do your best and feel "his pleasure" like Liddell did.

And may God bless us, everyone.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Football Gurus rejoin Rich Eisen



Our favorite football gurus have returned to the Rich Eisen podcast.  Click the photo to see what they think about the Broncos-Chiefs game.  It may surprise you.  Their segment begins at the 1:20:00 mark.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior. - Roy Lessin

Game Day Verse: Broncos vs. Bills



and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Tebow and the Lessons of Hanukkah

Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, finds a corollary between the meanings of Hanukkah and the example Tebow has shown this season.  Given Tebow's sideline prayer at the Bears game, we think Mr. Eisen will be pleasantly surprised.


This brings us to Mr. Tebow. Men and women who are grateful to God for daily miracles as well as extraordinary acts of salvation may subscribe to either of the stories of Hanukkah. They may believe, with the first story, that they "won" (whatever winning means in the context of their lives) thanks to their own efforts, backed up by God Who worked on their side. But they may also believe, with the second story, that because they won, they have the chance one more time, for at least one more day, to offer blessing to God. Like the rabbis, they want everything they do, great or small, to be an occasion for thanksgiving to their Creator.
If Tim Tebow is claiming, when he gets down on bended knee and points toward heaven, that God cares about Broncos victories on the football field, his theology frankly strikes me as absurd. I hope and believe that God has better things to worry about than football, even if God's attention span is infinite and therefore able to encompass a lot that lesser beings must leave aside while they are busy doing good. But if the quarterback is not thanking God for his touchdown passes, but rather testifying to the activity of God's strong right arm in the world and thanking God for his life and his gifts, Mr. Tebow is not all that different from the Rabbis who gave credit to "Mattathias, son of Yohanan" and his family of Maccabees for fighting against "cruel power," purifying the Temple, and "kindling lights in God's sacred courts."
Hanukkah means thanking God for help in doing that kind of work -- and summoning the courage to do the work, whether or not God's deliverance is at hand. That's the lesson behind the gifts, the latkes, the dreidels and the brisket. Darkness gives way when we light candles, one after another, week after week, year after challenging and wondrous year.

Full post here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Timeout with Tebow Series

American Idol or Dancing with the Stars?


And would Tebow rather sing the National Anthem or Dance with the cheerleaders pregame?


And Tebow would like to star in the "Thong Show."




And he says "golly" one more time.

Photo of the Day

Confounding the Wise: Esquire

Esquire magazine wanted to give a secular perspective on Tebowmania and had four writers give their take on Tebow, his style of play, but also on his faith.  Here are two excerpts.

Chris Jones
I believe Tim Tebow might be one of the few athletes who's actually as good as he seems to be. I believe he works very hard. I believe he is genuinely grateful for everything that he has. I believe he will become better at what he does. I believe that one day he will have a Christmas-card perfect family, and he will become a very important and influential person in American society, maybe even an historic figure. Before that happens, I believe he will win a Super Bowl.
I suppose that means I believe in Tim Tebow, but that only stands to reason. I don't believe in God, but I've always been a sucker for underdogs.

Scott Raab
Tim Tebow is anything but cool. His Christian evangelism is fiery enough that even his avowedly religious peers — namely Kurt Warner and Aaron Rogers — have publicly advised him to quiet down about Jesus. It is just this facet of his persona that so many NFL fans and members of the commentariat find so ugly and repulsive. And this — this is the very thing that makes me love Tebow most of all.

I haven't seen a professional athlete hated like Tebow for the secular sin of religiosity since Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. Blasphemy, I know. But nonetheless it is true. And so I am both delighted and appalled at how many fine folks — who take pride in their embrace of ethnic diversity and would never ever tolerate any hint of bigotry as they define it — foam at their keyboards in fury at the sight of Tim Tebow kneeling in prayer on the football field.
Click through for the other two commentaries.  Be forewarned, Tom Chiarella's is particularly vitriolic.

Bills declare ties to Tebow

It is no secret to Gators that Tebow and David Nelson were and are good friends.  But we were a little surprised to find that the Buffalo Bills highlighted it on their website. 

The bond between quarterback and receiver is a natural one. On every passing play in a game both are relying on one another to make an effective connection. Denver quarterback Tim Tebow and Buffalo wideout David Nelson did that in their four years together at the University of Florida. That bond still exists today, but on Saturday they’ll be opponents.
“Not only was he a teammate of mine, but he was one of my closest friends in college,” said Nelson. “We stay in touch. Just like with any other friend I want him to succeed until we play him.”
Nelson’s first encounter with Tebow happened in the Gators weight room leading up to their freshman season, and the receiver wasn’t sure what the fiery quarterback was all about just yet.
“The first time you meet him you're kind of like, 'What's wrong with that guy? There's something off about him,'” Nelson said. “Just because of the way he went in to the locker room: it was like his first week there as a freshman and he was just jumping up and down, screaming -- just getting after it in the weight room. Most guys are in the weight room just to be in the weight room, but he was actually all about it and was as enthusiastic as you can be. We were all like 'What's wrong with this guy?'
“As we got to know who he was and what he's about, we realized it wasn't fake. It was really genuine and that's how he approaches everything in life. He goes full speed ahead in everything he does and that's why he's been so successful.”

And because it's will always be fun; the jump pass to Nelson to close the 2008 National Championship game.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tebow and Saturday Night Live


After the controversy with SNL doing a Tebow sketch, there's now news that SNL would like for Tebow to host the show.  And why not?  He's a huge ratings draw.  But do you as fans want to see Tebow host SNL?


How Tebow puts losses into perspective

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story today on how "Tebow balances football, philanthropic work."


There's a quarterback Tim Tebow can't wait to meet while in Buffalo for a pivotal late-season game. A special guest showing up at his request.

And no, it's not Bills great Jim Kelly.

Tebow is bringing in Jacob Rainey, a highly touted prep player from a private school in Virginia who had part of his right leg amputated after suffering a severe knee injury during a fall scrimmage.

Tebow is looking forward to chatting with Rainey before and again after the Denver Broncos' game against the Bills on Saturday.

For as dedicated as Tebow is about improving on the field, he's just as devoted to his engagements off it.
That's why losses really don't linger. He's already turned the page after falling 41-23 to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday.

"I'll move on and continue to be positive and everything," Tebow said Tuesday.

As if he knows any other way.

Jacob Rainey's story here.

Tebow gets Super Hero treatment

Tebow got the Marvel comic book treatment by noted artists Scott Koblish, Bong Dazo and Todd Nauck.

"Like the Marvel heroes who pull off last minute victories, Tim Tebow has fans around the world on the edge of their seats and believing that--in our own lives--when time is running out and all looks lost, we can dig deep inside and use our various strengths to triumph over insurmountable odds," says Bill Rosemann of Marvel Custom Solutions.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

Even though we are Christian, we are from an interfaith family, and as a result have the distinct pleasure of celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas.

Even though there is no actual mention of Jesus celebrating his own birthday in the Bible,



there is mention of him celebrating Hanukkah - the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22).

If you don't know about Hanukkah, it is a beautiful celebration, and you can learn more about it here.

We wish you all a Happy Hanukkah! (Begins at sundown.)

Tebow's Wed Presser - Pre Bills game


Tebow talks playing in the cold, the SNL sketch, Christmas shopping, and what he'd like for Christmas.
He also talks about the importance of the W15H program
to him and participants like Jacob Rainey and Kelly Faughnan.

And no word on the "broken" nose.  Definitely bruised.

Click the photo for the video.

Photo of the Day: Andre Carter and Tebow


Photo:

Confounding the Wise: "Viewing Ourselves through Tim Tebow"

 Everyone has a Tebow story, or their take on Tebow.  This one from a psychologists perspective.  The only complaint that we have is the argument that Tebow is "naive."  Does he seem to have an air of "naivete"? To a certain extent. But can a guy who has spent the better part of his life in a locker room - high school, college, and the pros- really be naive to what goes on in the world?  Can a guy who has spent time volunteering and helping orphans in the Philippines, and traveling to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, having seen first hand extreme poverty and other life's injustices really be "naive" or does it give him perspective?

As a psychoanalyst -- and avid football fan -- I view this cultural phenomenon from a particular perspective. Just as I listen for the significance and deeper meaning behind what patients talk about in my office, so do I when it comes to Tebow-talk....

You see, Tebow has an air of genuine naiveté unlike other celebrated sports figures, including those with religious interests. On and off the field, he seems to be totally unaware that as a famous person, he is constantly being observed, emulated and judged. But watch him we do. We see him smile with uninhibited glee. He celebrates his teammates' successes and offers solace and consolation when they mess up. He has this, "oh-jeez-golly" attitude that has us believing -- from the moment he runs on to the field until the last minutes of each and every game -- that we should share in his joy, hope and optimism about life.

And this, I'm convinced, is the cause of the Tebow drama. So many of us -- Christian or not -- want to believe he's the real deal, representing all that is good with human nature and the world around us. Much like the legendary horse Seabiscuit served to lift a nation during the Great Depression, so Tebow lovers look toward him to help them during these challenging times. They root for his ability to produce miracles during the fourth quarter -- and find his religiosity just part of it all. To question his attitude is to question their own.

Then there are the cynics -- or realists, as they probably call themselves. They feel it's their moral duty to bring Tebow down to earth where the rest of us live -- dragging with him all others naïve enough to believe in the powers above where he points after scoring his touchdowns. These skeptics remember the fall from grace by the likes of Tiger Woods and Brett Favre and wonder: when will this one fall too? How can Tebow be that naïve? Is he truly unaware of the power and influence he wields as an American idol? And, if he isn't, is he a fool? Is he some huge joke? Is the joke on us?

This is about our own ambivalent feelings. We are a nation divided by optimism and cynicism, fractured by intense feelings of hope and despair. While many still believe the recession will turn around, unemployment will drop and global warming will be halted, others view these same events through a much bleaker lens. As Tebow plays and prays, he embodies our ambivalence, should we continue to have faith or not -- in ourselves, in others, in our future.

Fully story here.

Photo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tebow's Post Game

How does Tebow take a loss?  What did he do after the game?  Jeff Darlington reports that Tebow caught up with an old friend, Kelly Faughnan.

"How is the strength of your faith impacted after a loss?" I started.
"It puts things in perspective," Tebow said. "God is still God. I still have a relationship with Christ, and a loss doesn't change anything. Win or lose, everything is still the same. What matters is the girl I'm about to see, Kelly Faughnan. If I can inspire hope in someone, then it's still a good day."
[...]
While Tebow stood with Faughnan on Sunday evening, I stood several feet away with her father, Jim. Last week, Jim received a call from the Tim Tebow Foundation, which works in partnership with the Dreams Come True group to grant many Tebow-related wishes throughout the NFL season. Tebow wanted to catch up with Faughnan again, so he had his foundation reach out.

With his daughter glowing as Tebow engaged her and her family nearby, Jim spoke to me about Kelly's struggles -- a conversation that jolted me far from the analysis of a football game that finished an hour earlier. We talked about the tumor that invaded her brain. About the tremor that remains unexplained by doctors. About the hearing loss that resulted from a lack of oxygen at birth.


"I can't begin to tell you the impact he's had on my daughter," Jim said. "She's very positive, and she tries so hard, but she's had a struggle. Tim Tebow has built her self-confidence up so much -- taught her to believe in herself -- that when I see people criticize him, I'm just dumbfounded. I don't get it. It's almost incomprehensible to me. I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to see an athlete use his position and platform to do good for people."

A Monkey rides a Dog at Broncos game



Somehow it's not quite as funny as a "'Baby Monkey' riding on a Pig." Or maybe it just needs the song.

Photos of the Day






And what did Tebow do after the game?  Caught up with an old friend.

Photos: Denver Post

Tebow's Post Patriots Presser


Did Tebow break his nose?
Click the photo for video.

Tebow's Post Patriots Radio Interview

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pats beat Broncos

"Tebow Magic" by DJ Steve Porter

Game Day Eyeblack: Broncos vs. Patriots


She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”

Jim Nantz interview with Tebow

Football Freakanomics: Tebow Timing



Stephen J. Dubner explains Tebow and Broncos' winning streak is due to timing, luck, and faith.

And he defines faith as having an absence of fear.

Click the photo for the video.

Brady vs. Tebow. Take your pick


Rick Reilly compares Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.

Tom is righty. Tim is lefty.

Tom is 34. Tim is 24.

Tom is second in passing yards among NFL starters this season. Tim is dead last.

Tom is third in completion percentage. Tim is dead last.

Tom has won five games in a row. Tim has won six.

Tom swears like a teamster who has stubbed his little toe. Tim says "Gosh!" and "Golly!" and calls reporters "Sir." (I hired a lip reader to monitor Tim in Week 13. The worst he said was an impassioned, "Let's go!")

Tom has a QB rating of 106.0. Tim's is 83.9.

But in the fourth quarter, Tom's is 91.0 and Tim's is 99.6.

Tom has won 77 percent of his games as a starter. Tim has won 73 percent.

Tom has the seventh-best-selling Fathead poster in the NFL this week. Tim has the best-selling one. And the second-best-selling one. And the 10th-best-selling one.

Tom is the namesake of the NFL's Brady Rule, which prohibits hitting QBs below the knees. Tim is the namesake behind the NCAA's Tebow Rule, regarding athletes wearing messages on their eye black.

Tom is on a greeting card. Tim is on a Christmas card.

Tom has been named his team's QB of the future. Tim has not.

Tom is 1-5 versus Tim's team. Tim has never played Tom's team.

Bradying is not an acknowledged English word, according to the Global Language Monitor. Tebowing is.

Both men would chew through a cement embankment to win a football game.

They play Sunday.
Who do you like? 
 
Full list here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Tebow" fights crime!

Tebow is everywhere, even Orlando International Airport.
Is there anything Tebow can’t do?

A Puerto Rican man is facing a federal drug charge for his alleged role in trying to smuggle a kilo of cocaine into the country via Orlando International Airport in Florida.

The plot was disrupted when a drug detection canine named “Tebow” alerted to the “odor of illegal narcotics” coming from a suitcase that Weslie Morales, 20, picked up off a luggage carousel. The suitcase had been checked on an AirTran flight from San Juan by a “Juan Garcia,” who subsequently did not get on the plane.

Full story here.

Tebow Q&A

Below is an excerpt from the Q&A Tebow had with the New York Post's Steve Serby:

Q: What drives you?
A: Several things. What drives me is in everything I do, I want to do it all through the glory of God. I want to give everything I have to glorify the Lord for what He’s blessed me with and to make the most of my talent. I also want to make my family proud and represent the Tebow name. I want to make my teammates proud, and I want to win for my teammates and coaches.

Q: Which quarterbacks do you enjoy watching, current or old, and why?
A: I liked watching Steve McNair because he was extremely tough and you could tell everyone followed him. He was a great leader. I liked watching Steve Young because he was very athletic and is left-handed. I like watching Tom Brady because he is so precise at what he does and is able carve defenses up. I like watching Peyton Manning because he is a great player who has mastered the cerebral parts of the game.

Q: What are you feeling inside when the game is on the line?
A: I try to find a peace and a calmness and a motivation to do whatever it takes and to try to find a way to go out there and play for my teammates and get it done. I try to show character and fight until the very end. Starting strong but always finishing stronger. I think that has a lot to do with your character and your training and what you put into it. You always want to finish stronger than you started.

Q: How do you feel about and how do you handle the lack of privacy when you are out to dinner or out in general? Have there been any bothersome or funny incidents?
A: It has its pros and cons. Obviously, I’d like to go out with friends and family and have a nice, private dinner. That can sometimes be hard. But, there are many positive things that come with that recognition. I can walk into a hospital room and can share with kids and have an impact on them. Or, you can meet amazing people like Kelly Faughnan, a very special and courageous girl that I’ll host at Sunday’s game. Ultimately, that platform is a lot more important than the few people who may approach you when eating dinner. Sometimes, you can also have a great effect on those people by treating them kindly or saying nice words, encouraging them or just saying God bless them.

Q: Superstitions? Good luck charms?
A: Before the game, I like to go down to the end zone and get down on a knee and pray. Then, I’ll do a few hops and sprint down the sidelines. Then I feel ready to go, but not until that.
Q: One thing you wish you could change about yourself, or worst habit.
A: I crack my knuckles all the time. And, my locker is an absolute mess.

Eye Black Challenger: Anonymous

The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.
He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn't be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.
"She told him, 'No, I'm paying for it,'" recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. "He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn't, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears."
At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers' layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn't afford, especially toys and children's clothes set aside by impoverished parents.
Before she left the store Tuesday evening, the Indianapolis woman in her mid-40s had paid the layaway orders for as many as 50 people. On the way out, she handed out $50 bills and paid for two carts of toys for a woman in line at the cash register.
"She was doing it in the memory of her husband who had just died, and she said she wasn't going to be able to spend it and wanted to make people happy with it," Deppe said. The woman did not identify herself and only asked people to "remember Ben," an apparent reference to her husband.
Deppe, who said she's worked in retail for 40 years, had never seen anything like it. 

More examples of  the trend in anonymous giving.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tebowmania

What Tebow mania looks like in Boston.

In case you’re wondering what life is like as the Patriots gear up to play the Broncos, here is a snapshot…

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Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow.

This reminds us of a song a friend would halfheartedly sing during the 2009 football season.

Tebow, Tebow, Tebow,
Tebow all day long.
Tebow, Tebow, Tebow,
here's your Tebow song.
Hey!

Imagine what it will be like if Tebow and the Broncos face the undefeated Packers in the Super Bowl with Madonna as the half time entertainment.  Just sayin'.


More Tebow here.

Tebowtized

From the guys that brought you the H15MAN: It's inevitable t-shirts.


Shirts here.

Photos of the Day: The Boston Herald

Tebow has been the cover boy of the Boston Herald this week.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photo of the Day: Can the Pats stop Tebow?

Earlier this season when Tebow was the "4th" string QB and then the co-second string QB, did you think this headline would be possible, much less be in anyway serious with Tom Brady at the helm?


Great article by the way.  Click here to read.

Quote of the Day: To Stay the Same

One of Tebow's prayers is to remain the same regardless of wins or losses.

“One way you definitely strengthen your faith is through obstacles, through adversity and there’s definitely been some of that so that definitely strengthens your faith,” Tebow said. “Also, something that strengths your faith is when you have praise or things go good, is how you handle it. I think for me, one of my biggest prayers is win or lose, good or bad, that I’m the same guy. I honor the Lord either way. I treat people the exact same and I’m not changing no matter what happens. That’s one of my biggest prayers.”

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tebow Mic'd Up

Tebow's Sideline Prayers

Tebow mic'd up on  Sound FX in the comeback against the Bears.

Pregame prayer
"Lord put a wall of protection around me and my teammates today
and we go out there and we can
honor you with everything we do and say. 
I love you.
In Jesus name."

Video here. ( 00:20 mark)
And the song we was (trying) singing.

4th Quarter Comeback

"Dear Jesus I need you.
Please come through for me.
No matter what happens, win or lose,
give me the strength to honor you."

Video here. (1:45 mark)

Tebow Wed Presser - Pre-Patriots Game



Click the photo for video.

And he talks about possibly singing "Our God is an Awesome God" pregame and Brady wearing Uggs.

Quote of the Day: Being Cool

Last night at the Patriots holiday party, owner Robert Kraft lauded Tim Tebow. Kraft called him a “fine young man and said he really likes how now, “the country is thinking about spirituality.

On our conference call with Tebow just now, I asked him what he thought of Kraft’s remarks.
I respect Mr. Kraft very much,Tebow said.Had the opportunity to meet him, and that was definitely a pleasure for me. I feel if that is true, I’ll take that as a huge honor. I feel if I could be a good role model. If I could make faith something cool, if I could make having a relationship with Christ something cool, then I said that would be awesome...One of my biggest prayers, moreso than scoring touchdowns and winning games is to try to be a great role model for the next generation and someone that always puts my faith first no matter what and someone that is hopefully a player, an athlete that parents can look at their kids and say, ‘You know what, that’s someone that’s trying to do it the right way,’ ” Tebow said. ” ‘He doesn’t always, he messes up, but he always tries to give credit to the Lord, he always works as hard as he can. He’s trying to do the best that he possibly can’ and that’s something that I’m definitely working on.”

Sound familiar?  This is what Urban Meyer had to say about Tebow back in Novemember 2009.

Urban Meyer on the impact Tim Tebow has had on him:

“He’s had the same impact on me that he has on college football. He’s had that on my children….the unselfishness and his mission outside of college football is unparalleled as far as I’m concerned. The impact he’s made, it’s almost like selflessness is now a cool thing. Kids realizing to give back, if you can brighten someone’s day, you do it...It's very noticeable behind closed doors more than probably what you guys see.”

Photo of the Day: TEBOW!

How many covers of SI do you think Tebow will grace during his career?


Tebowing Pics

Want a picture of Tebow "Tebowing", i.e. praying?  You can get a framed print, or a life-sized version.




Click the photos for sites.