I grew up a Florida Gator fan because my dad is a UF alum. Even though I graduated from the University of South Carolina, I still am a huge Florida Gator fan. But even if I wasn’t, I would still be a huge Tim Tebow fan. The guy is just good and he has a workmanship, determination, and lifestyle that we should all strive to have. Its been interesting to see him grow in his faith. I’ve read his book and it is amazing to see his faith for God. But it is even more amazing to see how he really is.
Tebow is a great man of God and a pretty good football player. The man won a Heisman, won 2 BCS titles, and is a starting QB in the NFL. Say what you want about his throwing motion or that isnt a pocket passer, but he’s still getting things done in Denver. He has led the Broncos to the most road wins since his boss John Elway.
But most don’t see him like that. Every “expert” mocks him for his throwing motion and can’t wait for him to have a bad game or fail at a comeback. They are waiting for him to get frustrated and drop the F word. They have a problem with him showing his faith like he did in college with putting scripture on his eye black.
When he was a Gator, I couldn’t believe the hate that was on the Gamecock and Georgia message boards. I know that the people hate a winner when that player is beating their team, but to knock a mans Christianity when you are a Christian yourself. It was sad to see the witness some people had knocking him for his passion when UF loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game and the number of said Christians that joined in posting “Tebow Wept” in reference to John 11:34 “Jesus Wept”.
Now the trend is Tebowing. Its really hard to see if it was started out of honor or out of mockery. But its the new planking. So what it is tebowing?
Tebowing: (vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different
Now they mock him by Tebowing after they sack him, or after the score a ouchdown against Denver. Our culture is more about lifting up the bad role models who commit crimes, fail drug test, and curse on camera. Instead of lifting the man up and saying, thats someone we should model our life after. Even if you disagree with his belief in God, He still is a great role model in his work ethic, morals, and character. I’m glad to see that Tebow isn’t listening to the experts and is continuing to live the life he has been called to be. I’m glad that he doesn’t let the Tebowing mockery get to him.
If you haven’t read the his book, Through My Eyes, pick it up today. It is amazing to hear his entire story and see who he really is on and off the field!